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Briefing MPs on COVID-19 costs

PSNC is continuing its work to brief Parliamentarians on the financial pressures facing community pharmacies. Ahead of the Budget, PSNC had called upon the Chancellor to intervene in ongoing COVID-19 funding negotiations and ensure that pharmacies do not have to pay back the £370 million in emergency loans they received last year. The letter was...

By |March 5th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Briefing MPs on COVID-19 costs

COVID-19 vacs: Collaborative working between pharmacy and local football stadium

Contractors who are considering applying to become part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme may be interested in the story of a pharmacy team in Bolton, who are leading a mass vaccination site at the University of Bolton Football Stadium. Whilst only small numbers of community pharmacy-led vaccination sites have been able to open so far,...

By |February 26th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on COVID-19 vacs: Collaborative working between pharmacy and local football stadium

Prime Minister backs community pharmacy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled his support for community pharmacies and for reimbursing their COVID-19 costs, recognising the importance of their role in the pandemic response. During yesterday’s (10 February) Downing Street press briefing, the Prime Minister was asked about community pharmacies and whether they would have their additional costs from the pandemic reimbursed.  Nigel Praities, Executive Editor of the Pharmaceutical...

By |February 11th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Prime Minister backs community pharmacy

PSNC Video Message from CEO Simon Dukes

PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes has recorded a new video message for community pharmacy contractors and their teams. In the video Simon reflects on the extraordinary year just passed and looks to the challenges ahead, noting in particular the stoicism and commitment of community pharmacy teams and calling for an end to the slow responses...

By |January 15th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC Video Message from CEO Simon Dukes

APPG issues report warning of pressures on pharmacies

The All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) has today published a report following its inquiry into the pressures of COVID-19 on the pharmacy sector, which has warned that some pharmacies could be forced to close unless further Government support is pledged.   The aim of the inquiry was to examine the impact of the pandemic on the pharmacy sector,...

By |December 14th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on APPG issues report warning of pressures on pharmacies