The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has opened a consultation on proposals to update legislation around the supervision of activities by a pharmacist in a pharmacy. The consultation sets out proposals to amend the Medicines Act 1968 and The Human Medicines Regulations 2012, which would allow: pharmacists to authorise (not directly supervise) pharmacy technicians to carry out, or supervise [...]
Community Pharmacy England met in London for a full Committee Meeting on 22nd and 23rd November 2023. Committee Members spent time discussing important matters such as the implementation of Pharmacy First and their core asks for the future Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), informed by sector polling. The packed two-day meeting agenda included action planning [...]
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The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) has urged new Health Secretary Victoria Atkins to properly support GPs after suggesting that pharmacies will be paid significantly more per consultation than GPs through the new Pharmacy First service. As under the new service pharmacists will be paid £1,000 a month plus £15 per consultation, DAUK spokesperson Dr Steve [...]
Following the news about the divestment of LloydsPharmacy branches, we have been asked about our Committee’s composition. Community Pharmacy England’s Committee is made up of 24 representatives from across the community pharmacy sector, and a non-executive chair. It has been a principle of the Committee for some time, and was affirmed by pharmacy owners in [...]
The Pharmaceutical Journal Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) often comes up as a concern with regards to giving community pharmacists the ability to prescribe antibiotic via PGDs. The Government has indicated an awareness of this in the announcement of the new national Pharmacy First service, saying that it will “be closely monitoring the Pharmacy First service post-launch, particularly [...]