THE Independent Pharmacy Federation is merging with the National Pharmacy Association and will cease to exist from March 31. In a statement, the organisation said: “The IPF Board has decided that we can do more for independents if we have a stronger sector and a bigger organisation. Both organisations will work to maximise the expertise, insights, relationships […]
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CLAIRE Ward, the chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation (IPF) and former MP and Government minister, has been appointed as the new chair of Pharmacy Voice for a three year period. Aged 24, Claire became the country’s youngest female MP in Parliament in 1997 representing Watford for 13 years in which time she served in Government, […]
“THE Government is yet again missing the point,” said Rob Darracott, chief executive of Pharmacy Voice in response to today’s announcement that prescription charges in England were being increased to £8.20 per item. “The charge should not be there in the first place. Pharmacy Voice would like to see the whole system overhauled and do […]
THE Royal Pharmaceutical Society is looking for examples of campaigns or resources that raise awareness of pharmacy services . “Raising awareness with patients, carers and the public about the services that pharmacists and their teams can and do provide is a key challenge for the profession. Whilst patients, carers and the public readily identify pharmacists with […]
FROM 1st February 2015, PSD will commence automation of payment for electronic instalment dispensed claims. Community Pharmacy Scotland has produced a key facts document to help explain the implications of the change.
“WE have to modify our profession to adapt to changing needs,” said Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie, Chair of the Prescription for Excellence steering board at the NHS Education for Scotland Pharmacy Conference. He explained that working with other professional colleagues and being part of a team meant more could be achieved and urged closer working […]