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Government delays plans on hub and spoke

Pharmacy minister halts planned legislation change

Prepare a five-year forecast to face pharmacy cuts

Put together a business plan and a cash flow forecast as a priority

Focus on the value that pharmacy offers says RPS president

Pharmacy must focus on demonstrating the value it offers to the public

Look to streamline your pharmacy processes

Small, practical changes can add up to make a difference to your pharmacy business

Independent pharmacies could be first to exit market

Independents are most at risk, Avicenna's Salim Jetha has told conference delegates

Pharmacy cuts petition delivered to 10 Downing Street

Yesterday saw the petition against the pharmacy cuts – with 1.8 million signatures – delivered to 10 Downing Street

PSNC to launch second prescription analysis tool

CheckRx, from PSNC, allows contractors to interpret their Px prescription item report in a user-friendly way.

PSNC to assess the social value of community pharmacy

PricewaterhouseCoopers is conducting an independent assessment of the social value of community pharmacy on behalf of PSNC

Pharmacists should extend role says Nuffield Trust

The NHS should equip pharmacists, nurses community and support staff with additional skills to deliver care says a report.

Well trials new retail concept: ‘The Pharmacy Shop’

Well has unveiled a new retail concept – ‘The Pharmacy Shop’ – as the chain looks to trial new ideas for its 780 stores.

Contractors get double dose of bad news

Contractors in England facing a "very difficult" year, warns PSNC

Questions raised over DH hub and spoke proposals

England's chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Keith Ridge has offered a clarification on data presented on dispensing errors.

50 per cent with diabetic foot ulcer die in five years

Foot complications are common in diabetics seven per cent having a foot ulcer or related condition

NPA to present No.10 with petition to stop pharmacy cuts

At over one and a quarter million signatures so far, the petition is now the largest healthcare petition of all time in the UK.

Flu service back for winter 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million more people benefited from vaccinations in 2015/16

Pharmaceutical industry supports UK in Europe

The UK pharmaceutical industry is more likely to thrive if the UK remains part of the EU, says the sector.

General practice workload grown by 15 per cent

GP workload has grown "hugely" due to changes in the system and population increases says The King's Fund

A million people say No to pharmacy cuts

The Support Your Local Pharmacy Campaign petition has collected its millionth signature.

Pharmacy bodies plan a Pharmacy Forward View

Pharmacy Voice, PSNC, and other pharmacy organisations, are working on a Pharmacy Forward View proposal.

Polio immunisation success masks care needed for post polio syndrome

Only 74 cases of polio were reported worldwide last year according to charity The British Polio Fellowship
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