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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

Opportunity in adversity

Far from being grim, the future is looking brighter for pharmacies that are prepared to think outside the box and consider expanding into new areas of business  

The community pharmacy economic model is broken

The community pharmacy economic model is broken, says Celesio UK’s managing director Cormac Tobin. Over eighteen months ago we learnt of the imposition of draconian cuts to the global sum. An inevitable – desired, even – outcome of this is surely community pharmacy closures? When the news became public, a profession not known for its activism mobilised forces and galvanised the public to consider its plight; two million signatures demonstrated the public support for our industry. Despite challenge in the courts the cuts were imposed and then it went quiet… Celesio’s place in the pharmacy market is pretty unique given our national LloydsPharmacy network, as well as independent customers through AAH and our Careway partnership model. I know what is happening at the coalface and, let me tell you, whether you have 1,000 outlets or two, the view is the same; the community pharmacy economic model is broken.

Can community pharmacy survive the challenges ahead?

Numark's Mandeep Mudhar comments on the resilience of community pharmacy. If we’ve learned anything over the past few months, it is that pharmacy needs to work much, much harder to be heard – and considered – in an extremely noisy, politically charged environment. Just when the sector thought that the judicial decision not to reverse the funding cuts was the height of its misfortune, a number of pharmacy representatives and prominent industry gures lost their clout in Government.   Oliver Colvile, Conservative MP and vice-chair of the All-Party Pharmacy Group, lost his seatin Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, and Jason McCartney, who was the only Conservative MP to vote against the funding cuts in pharmacy last year (when 299 of his party peers did the opposite), lost his seat in Colne Valley. Signifcantly, we also witnessed the exit of pharmacy minister David Mowat MP, opening the doors to the appointment of a new minister.

Just how hard are the pharmacy cuts biting?

How are contractors in England coping with the cuts to pharmacy funding so far? Could some contractors reach tipping point with their business finances?

Working together for pharmacy’s future

P3 speaks to the NPA’s Ian Strachan about unity in the sector and the fight for the future of independents

Should you cut your way to growth?

Pharmacies under pressure have a choice of cutting costs, or improving productivity – which works?

All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

The All-Party Pharmacy Group makes seven recommendations from a series of evidence sessions looking at the impact of government cuts on community pharmacy  

Pharmacy cuts judicial hearing: Day 1

The long-awaited high court hearing relating to the October 2016 funding package begins Tuesday 21 March, with PSNC and the NPA bringing their cases jointly

Is your pharmacy at risk of closure?

As many as 2,400 community pharmacies in England may be at moderate risk of closure, and 315 are at high risk, finds research

Next four months will be "very difficult" warns Sharpe

Sue Sharpe says funding for contractors over the coming months will be “very, very difficult” before improving slightly

Strachan hammers DH over “misguided” reforms

The Government’s pharmacy reforms are misguided and show a basic lack of understanding, says NPA chairman

Pharmacists could get money back if legal action succeeds

Contractors may get reimbursed if the judicial reviews by PSNC and NPA against the Government are successful

Expect 2017 to be a ‘testing’ year

Financial stringencies biting across the public sector will continue for several years, warns PSNC

NPA applies to High Court for Judicial Review

The NPA has applied for a Judicial Review of the DH decision to cut community pharmacy funding in England

Cuts to pharmacy already having an impact

Effects of the imposed funding cuts in England are already showing themselves

Pharmacy cuts are a 'big step in the wrong direction'

As the pharmacy cuts hit England, the NPA has warned that the NHS is taking 'a big step in the wrong direction'

PSNC seeks judicial review to challenge pharmacy cuts

PSNC is seeking a judicial review of the decision to implement cuts to community pharmacy funding in England

APPG to investigate impact of funding cuts

The impact of the Government’s funding package for community pharmacy will be examined in a series of evidence sessions

Mowat meets with APPG to discuss the future of pharmacy

A range of topics were discussed at the meeting, including eligibility for PhAS funding and plans to integrate pharmacy with other care providers
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