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Some pharmacies in 'quite severe financial straits'

How does Numark's Jeremy Meader see the current funding crisis in community pharmacy, and what can be done about it?

Small firms still waiting on rates support

The Federation of Small Businesses has hit out at a failure by some councils to pass on funds aimed at helping small businesses cope with last year’s rates hike

PhIF funding for post-registration pharmacist training

Pharmacy Integration Fund moneys will finance masters-level training courses to help pharmacists make best use of their skills in diverse NHS settings

Boots parent company reports YoY loss

Walgreen Boots Alliance reported a 22.1 per cent fall in profits in quarterly profit despite seeing overall sales rise by almost eight per cent

Alphega members report high Quality Payment attainment

Members reportedly earned an average 2.7 more points than non-members by the April 2017 review point – equating to at least £173.80 per pharmacy

Rules, regulations and sanctions

Proposed legislation will safeguard pharmacy professionals from prosecution and bring an approach that is more unified with other healthcare professions, says Noel Wicks It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have a legal defence from criminal sanctions for pharmacists and staff who make inadvertent dispensing errors. It’s been more commonly referred to as ‘decriminalisation’ or ‘dispensing error defence’, but whatever term you use, it represents a major change for pharmacy.

NPA issues guide to FMD for contractors

Community pharmacy needs clarity from the government on the funding that will be made available for FMD implementation, the NPA said

NPA chairman: November "worst month" in decades for pharmacy

National Pharmacy Association chairman Ian Strachan has issued a statement to members on the serious financial strains faced by pharmacy contractors

PRUK announces recipients of £85k research funding

Topics such as the use of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD and the role of community pharmacists in breast cancer services received a share of the £85k funding

DH spent fraction of pharmacy integration budget in 2016/17

Just £2 million of £42 million available for PhIF was spent in 2016/17 – and no details for 2017/18 will be released until March

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Quality Payments declaration portal open

The Quality Payments online declaration portal is open on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Councils face funding crisis, LGA warns

Squeezed councils may need to spend almost 60p in every £1 of council tax on social care by 2020, the Local Government Association predicts

190 LloydsPharmacy stores to close

LloydsPharmacy has said it is to cease trading in approximately 190 of its stores in England and will do 'all it can' to support staff and patients who will be affected

Avicenna pharmacies show growth in company’s 25th year

Avicenna pharmacies have increased their number of prescription items by two per cent across the company against a national reduction of one per cent

‘Unprecedented’ 15p per item rise in November advance payments

The Department of Health has confirmed community pharmacy contractors will receive an additional 15p per item in advance payments received on 1 November

Don’t risk catching a commercial chill

RPS Ltd’s Dennis Reid on how to keep your business in good health this winter

NHS England praises pharmacy as new QP guidance issued

Keith Ridge said he “welcomed the excellent response” to the Quality Payments Scheme as new guidance was issued for the November review point

Pharmacies asked to provide MUR evidence

NHS Business Services Authority is to run post-payment spot checks on pharmacies claiming payments for medicines use reviews
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