Community pharmacy owners and teams across England are facing unprecedented financial and operational challenges and raising this with Government and the NHS remains PSNC’s top priority. Together with the other national pharmacy organisations we are working both to show policy makers the severity of the problems and to lobby for Government and NHS action to [...]
A collective of community pharmacy national representative bodies, together with England’s largest pharmacy chains, have written to the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. In the joint letter the Chief Executives of AIM, CCA, NPA and PSNC, along with Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Well and Rowlands Pharmacy, say they are pleased to see Government now recognising the key role [...]
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A report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pharmacy today calls for “urgent action” to relieve the significant funding and workforce pressures on community pharmacy and to deliver on the full potential of pharmacy teams. The Future of Pharmacy: Manifesto report calls for a new “strategic vision” for pharmacies and highlights the opportunity [...]
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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has decided to reduce the Transitional Payment to zero from February 2023. PSNC’s Negotiating Team refused to accept this on the grounds that any reductions in payments at this point will be impossible for community pharmacy contractors to manage financially. We are also continuing to be clear [...]
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The Government’s scheme providing free personal protective equipment (PPE) to health and care providers, including community pharmacies in England, has been extended for another year. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that it will continue to supply all categories of PPE, free of charge, for frontline health and social care staff [...]
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