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Public health

Ten-year vision to increase community pharmacy’s healthcare role published today

The report was published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

19 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Flu and Covid vaccination programmes brought forward

This year’s “shambolic” booster campaign will now start on September 11 because of variant warning.

31 Aug 2023 , 6 Min Article

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NHS England could face compensation claims over flu service delay

The NPA has written to NHS England saying contractors can claim compensation if they suffered financial losses.

22 Aug 2023 , 2 Min Article

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Pharmacy team

New training programme for pharmacy technicians

NHS England is offering fully funded training places for up to 840 pharmacy technicians to “broaden” their skills.

17 Aug 2023 , 3 Min Article

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PDA: Pharmacy’s funding uplift must improve staffing levels

The union said it hopes the money “will translate” into investment for safe staffing, better working conditions and good quality training.

10 May 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Public health

Pharmacy London: We can only advise contractors on contraception

Chair Ray Matharu said a letter to nearly 1,500 pharmacy members was designed to help contractors make an “informed” decision.

05 May 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Monthly fee for 101 dispensed items to start next month

The DHSC and NHS England warned the £533 monthly payment will reduce “if clinical service volumes grow beyond" its forecasts.

30 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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BMA anger over imposed GP contract for 2023-24

The BMA has expressed its anger over an imposed contract for GPs in England for 2023-24 that ‘does nothing to support general practice’.

07 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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NHSE unveils new plan to tackle inappropriate prescribing

Patients will have a review with GPs and pharmacists to determine if the prescribing of painkillers and other medicines should be reduced.

02 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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PSNC chief slams ‘irresponsible’ NHSE minor ailments campaign

Janet Morrison accused NHS England of "often acting to make" the pressures pharmacy teams are under "worse."

27 Feb 2023 , 1 Min Article

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APPG report calls for better recognition and more funding of pharmacy

The report calls on Number 10 to immediately put in place a fully funded Pharmacy First service in England.

23 Jan 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Public health

Public visits independents more than multiples, reveals NHSE study

Members of the public "overwhelmingly positive" about advice they receive in pharmacies, survey finds

03 Jan 2023 , 2 Min Article

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Integrated care

BMA: GPs have 'nowhere to put' pharmacists recruited from community

CCA chief Malcolm Harrison said BMA England GP Committee chair Farah Jameel made the revelation to him.

16 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Temporary closures linked to job satisfaction, says chief pharmacist

Closures not driven by funding issues alone, says CPhO David Webb at the NPA conference

20 Oct 2022 , 1 Min Article