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RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

The RPS welcomed the promise of additional funding but said some of this money must be used to help pharmacy support "the best use of medicines"

Welsh government moves care into the community

A new document says people “will only go to a general hospital when it is essential,” with community-based services to “create even better care locally” 

NAO investigates generic price hikes

Higher wholesaler margins and a fall in the value of sterling are among the factors cited as potentially contributing to the dramatic price hikes seen last year

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Getting on top of your monthly income forecast

Cash flow remains an issue, and looking again at some good housekeeping points is worth the effort

NI politicians lobby for community pharmacy funding

The health spokesmen of the main political parties in Northern Ireland have highlighted the current funding crisis in community pharmacy

Pharmacists feel more confident but concerns remain, survey suggests

Optimism around profit growth is offset by widespread concerns related to mounting financial pressures, a new survey suggests

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

Personal health budgets to be extended

The DHSC is consulting on proposals to give more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Alphega members report above average QPS payments

Alphega Pharmacy UK has reported that its members earned on average 4.3 more Quality Payments points at the first review point than other pharmacies

Female NHS workers earn almost a quarter less than men

The average full time female worker in the NHS is paid £28,072 annually versus £37,470 for the average man, NHS Digital figures reveal

Strong results from Quality Payments scheme says NHS England

Figures show that a majority of community pharmacies in England are now offering improved care for patients with asthma and dementia

Hammond Spring Statement: no more money for NHS – yet

While Mr Hammond hinted at spending increases in this year’s Autumn Budget, his March announcement made no provision for additional funds for public services

SMEs looking to spend more on marketing in 2018/19

Many small businesses are looking to up their marketing spend in the next financial year, with the average SME planning to allocate 16% of overall budget

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.
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