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NI pharmacy “light years behind”, facing “indiscriminate” closures

The funding crisis facing the community pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland will cause widespread closures, CPNI has said

Steve Brine appointed new pharmacy minister

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester, has been appointed pharmacy minister, it has been confirmed

FMD should be at ‘minimum cost’ to contractors

The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy says the process, which comes into effect in 2019, should have minimal impact on pharmacy working practices

These are challenging times

Mike Smith puts the world to rights... These are challenging times, but there may be help out there. I could have used this headline in many of the articles I have written over recent years, but this time it seems particularly relevant. These are really challenging times for community pharmacy and it is now clear that we have to change our approach to funding. I have practised in community pharmacy for almost 50 years and have seen crises come and go. However, this crisis is clearly more significant than many I have seen before, but the fact remains that we do have to work with the DH to achieve these savings. It is really encouraging that we now have one million signatures on the National Pharmacy Association petition, which Alliance Healthcare was pleased to help to distribute. The petition clearly demonstrates how important community pharmacies are to the patients and customers they serve. This is not just about the supply of medicines, prescription and OTC, and the provision of healthcare advice. Community pharmacy also provides a most important social function, as well as a plethora of services for which we are not paid. We need to raise awareness of these activities, which the DH appears to choose to ignore.

New NHS Alliance calls for pharmacy ‘forward view’

A Department of Health strategy is needed for community pharmacy to enable the sector “to deliver its potential

Government delays plans on hub and spoke

Pharmacy minister halts planned legislation change

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.

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