Community Pharmacy England will be hosting a webinar on price concessions to help to explain how the concessions system works and what happens when pharmacy owners report increased prices to us, and to answer your questions and hear further feedback for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). While the concessions system is designed [...]
Today, the Pharmacy Supervision Practice Group has published a report that makes recommendations to reframe legislation, regulation and professional standards and guidance around the future of supervision in community pharmacy. The group includes organisations from across the community pharmacy sector, with members from the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), the Association [...]
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Pharmacy owners will be required to have a business continuity plan dealing with temporary closures from the end of this month, and Community Pharmacy England has issued guidance to help support this. Following changes to the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 that were imposed earlier this year, from 31st July 2023, it [...]
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PAGB, the consumer health care association, has released a report on the economic value of the over-the-counter sector. The report suggests that encouraging people to take a more a proactive approach to their health by promoting self-care could save the NHS over £1.7 billion per year by eliminating 25 million unnecessary GP appointments and five [...]
The Pharmaceutical Journal Community pharmacies in England dispensed a record number of items using Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) in December 2022, following the publication of eight SSPs for antibiotics, data analysis by The Pharmaceutical Journal has revealed. Data from the NHS Business Services Authority showed that pharmacists dispensed 12,858 items using an SSP in December 2022, [...]
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