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Ask Your Pharmacist Week "more important than ever"

As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

Independents unhappy with wholesaler service levels

Independents are unhappy with wholesaler service standards and feel they are sometimes treated unfairly.

 

PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

NPA: Community pharmacy already delivering on services agenda

The NPA's Helga Mangion said new public health agendas formalise ways of working that are already happening in pharmacies. 

PCN integration guidance published today

Guidance to help LPCS and pharmacy contractors engage with primary care networks is being issued today.

Community pharmacies more likely to fail GPhC inspections

Community pharmacies are more likely to fail a GPhC inspection but also account for all pharmacies rated excellent.

GPhC publishes pharmacy inspection reports for first time

The GPhC said this would improve transparency and “drive improvement in pharmacy services.”

Landmark NHS 111 referral scheme to launch on October 29

The first details have been released about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Hannbeck leaves NPA to become new AIM boss

NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck has left the NPA after 10 years to become the new chief executive of AIM.

“A curate’s egg” - responses to funding deal come in

Community pharmacy's unprecedented five-year funding deal has been met with a range of responses.

NPA: Check status of CBD products or risk insurance cover

NPA members must ascertain the contents of any CBD products they intend to sell or risk losing their indemnity.

Nitin Sodha leaves NPA board

Nitin Sodha leaves the NPA board following allegations of NHS price fixing at Lexon UK where he is a director. 

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

Interview: Mark Lyonette

Pharmacy has been an eye-opener for Mark Lyonette since he arrived as chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association.

Govt won’t ease non-EU pharmacist hiring rules

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided not to add pharmacists to a list of occupations eligible for relaxed rules around hiring non-EU workers

NPA chair steps aside amid CMA allegations

Nitin Sodha is stepping aside immediately while the CMA investigates allegations of collusion against Lexon UK, a company of which he is a director

NPA: Self-checking still posing risk to patients

Pharmacists having to check their own prescriptions continues to lead to patient safety incidents, the National Pharmacy Association has reported

Scotland funding package “not quite” what CPS hoped for

A 2019-20 financial package for pharmacy in Scotland with a £2.6m uplift from last year is “not quite” what CPS hoped for due to “one outstanding issue”

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