PSNC has raised concerns about the impact of the new GP contract on the community pharmacy network in England.
The number of admissions is 6% higher than 2017/18 and 19% higher than a decade ago, according to the Statistics on Alcohol, England 2020.
An NHS electronic system which enables pharmacies to immediately check if a patient is eligible for free prescriptions is being rolled out nationally.
The decision to refuse an application submitted by Pharmacy2U for its new Leicester hub is significant not only for the wider NHS pharmacy network.
Following an investigation by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) a man from north London has been sentenced to 6 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court.
Greater Manchester LPC (GMLPC) have made their first appointment following their well-publicised restructure. Luvjit Kandula, current Head of LPC Engagement and Collaboration at PSNC will be leaving the national body to take up the role of Director of Pharmacy Transformation (DoPT) at GMLPC in the New Year.
NHS England has announced it has secured a definitive agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to make available all three of their UK-licensed cystic fibrosis medicines.
All prescriptions across England will be digitised to make staff and patients’ lives easier, Primary Care Minister Jo Churchill has announced.
The electronic prescription service (EPS) will be rolled out nationally next month, following testing involving 60 GP practices and hundreds of pharmacies.
Almost 70% of all prescriptions are already being prescribed and dispensed through EPS. Once the roll-out of the final stage is completed, nearly all prescriptions will be sent electronically.
I have worked as a Community Pharmacist for 22 years and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of those years. I love my job. I love the interaction with patients and the bond formed with my team as we strive every day to provide an efficient and caring service to our community. Unfortunately, I feel that this has started to change in the last few years since the funding to Community Pharmacy was drastically reduced.
Following negotiations between PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I, HM Government has agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. The deal secures funding of £2.592bn per year for community pharmacies. The agreement also sets out a vision for the expansion of clinical service delivery through pharmacies over the next five years, in line with the NHS Long