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Simon Dukes

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Dukes to leave PSNC in September

PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes will leave his post at the end of September after just over three and-a-half years in the role.

DMS sees 13k consultations in first 3 months

Around a fifth of community pharmacies have dealt with over 13,000 DMS referrals in the first three months of the service, NHSE reveals.

The PSNC's call on the Government to write off the £370m advance "was never going to be agreed" by the Treasury, says chief exec Simon Dukes. 

Pressure on Government over Covid costs ramps up

APPG cross-party letter sees "dozens of MPs and peers from all parties" wading into the pharmacy funding row, according to the Sunday Times.

Garry Myers resigns from PSNC

PSNC seeking a new regional representative for East Midlands and South Yorkshire following resignation of Garry Myers after 16 years in the post.

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

PSNC issues Budget warning to Sunak as closures loom

PSNC writes to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement to warn him that “many pharmacies” could be forced to close.

PSNC: Deprived areas hit by pharmacy closures

Over 600 pharmacies in England have closed since 2016 and 200 in the last year alone, with those in deprived areas worst affected says PSNC chief.

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

PSNC 'forced' to go public on 'irritating' DH negotiations

Negotiator forced to air grievances in public due to the unwillingness of policy makers to engage on key issues, says Simon Dukes.

Government under fire over pharmacy vaccine ‘snub’

Government under intense criticism for failing to deploy England’s community pharmacy network to help deliver Covid vaccinations on a wide scale.

PSNC: Let’s put a stop to GP flu jab competition

Simon Dukes says he is hopeful the Covid-19 pandemic will help put an end to competition between pharmacies and GP surgeries over flu jabs.

PSNC and government 'still far apart' on Covid funding

The PSNC and the Government are still far apart on agreeing the Covid-19 costs incurred by contractors during the pandemic.

Flu jab demand up threefold on 2019 levels

Community pharmacies vaccinated more than 650,000 NHS patients in the first three weeks of this year’s flu jab service.

PSNC Dukes: ‘We’re not the rolling over committee’

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said the negotiator will be prepared to walk away from any inadequate funding deal proposed by the Government.

Refuse to provide free deliveries, PSNC urges contractors

Community pharmacies should stop providing free services, the PSNC has warned.

At least 139 pharmacies have closed since 2018-19 warns PSNC

There has been a net decrease of at least 139 community pharmacies in England since 2018-19, the PSNC has warned.

Interview: PSNC ‘shares contractor frustrations’ says Dukes

In a pharmacy trade press exclusive, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has spoken of his frustration with NHS England.

PSNC concerns around 'fraudsters' delivering medicines

Pharmacies may now use an ‘army’ of NHS volunteer responders to deliver medicines – but many are concerned about the safety implications.

PSNC: Pharmacies on a ‘cash flow cliff edge’

The PSNC has said it is pushing for an urgent cash injection from the government before the weekend.

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