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PSNC urges Government to support all pharmacies through COVID-19 booster push

PSNC has warned HM Government and the NHS of the need to provide further support for all community pharmacies as we head into what will be an extremely challenging winter period. Contractors are already reporting mounting pressures, particularly with ongoing workforce problems and the associated capacity issues and rise in staffing costs, and PSNC is...

By |December 3rd, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC urges Government to support all pharmacies through COVID-19 booster push

Health Secretary backs expanded minor ailments role for pharmacy

The Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid, has today backed a bigger role for community pharmacy teams in providing medicines to help people with minor conditions. PSNC will discuss the details with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) but sees this an opportunity both to expand pharmacies’ role and to press for...

By |October 14th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Health Secretary backs expanded minor ailments role for pharmacy

PSNC hosts cross-sector meeting on medicines supply chain resilience

PSNC today brought together stakeholders from across the supply chain, including the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), to share intelligence and consider the impact of the ongoing problems with fuel supply. Attendees broadly agreed that the situation has started to improve. But it was acknowledged that...

By |October 1st, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC hosts cross-sector meeting on medicines supply chain resilience

PSNC CEO Simon Dukes steps down

PSNC is seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation from October 2021, following the resignation of Simon Dukes. Simon joined PSNC in 2018 from counter-fraud organisation CIFAS and he has steered the organisation and pharmacy through a critical period. This has included leading the negotiations that led to the agreement of the five-year...

By |July 20th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC CEO Simon Dukes steps down

PSNC calls on Chancellor to write off pharmacies’ COVID loans

Ahead of today’s (3 March) Budget, PSNC has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to intervene in the ongoing COVID-19 funding negotiations and ensure that pharmacies do not have to pay back any of the £370m in emergency loans they received last year. Warning that paying back the loans could put many pharmacies at...

By |March 3rd, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC calls on Chancellor to write off pharmacies’ COVID loans