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PSNC issues Budget warning to Sunak as closures loom

PSNC writes to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement to warn him that “many pharmacies” could be forced to close.

Pharmacy leaders condemn ‘exasperating’ Sunak budget

Community pharmacy’s representative bodies have expressed their disappointment with a new Government budget described as “exasperating".

‘Incredibly disappointing’ start to CPCS referrals from GPs

The GP referral arm of the consultation service has got off to an “incredibly disappointing” start says PSNC chief Dukes.

DHSC extends SSP for Salazopyrin until March 8

The serious shortage protocol for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg has been extended until March 8.  

Pharmacy technicians invited onto PPE panel

Pharmacy technicians and dispensing staff have been invited to join a panel that assesses the quality of PPE.

Prescription charge rises by 20p in England

NHS prescription charges will rise to £9.35 per prescription item from April 1, an increase of 20p on the current charge. 

PSNC: Deprived areas hit by pharmacy closures

Over 600 pharmacies in England have closed since 2016 and 200 in the last year alone, with those in deprived areas worst affected says PSNC chief.

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

1k jabs per week rule to stay ‘until supply improves’

The Government won’t relax rules preventing smaller pharmacies from taking part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme until “supply allows".

DH activates shortage protocol for thyroid drug

The Government has issued a serious shortage protocol for levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets in response to “significant ongoing disruption” to supply.

PSNC 'forced' to go public on 'irritating' DH negotiations

Negotiator forced to air grievances in public due to the unwillingness of policy makers to engage on key issues, says Simon Dukes.

GPs bypassing consultation service, PSNC reports

The PSNC has said it is concerned that some general practice teams are referring patients to pharmacies “informally”.

Pharmacies can use DHSC flu stock from Friday

Pharmacies can deliver flu vaccines using the DHSC's centrally procured stock from tomorrow.  

Plans for ‘wider involvement’ of pharmacies in vaccinations

Plans are underway to look at how more pharmacies can be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the PSNC has said.

Government under fire over pharmacy vaccine ‘snub’

Government under intense criticism for failing to deploy England’s community pharmacy network to help deliver Covid vaccinations on a wide scale.

February deadline for PPE reimbursement claims

PSNC and DHSC agree mechansim for PPE reimbursement claims

PQS requirements in England relaxed to create extra capacity ahead of DMS

Changes will provide additional capacity for contractors to implement the Discharge Medicines Service in February, says PSNC

Discharge Medicines Service to become Essential Service in February

Regulations guidance has been published to support pharmacy contractors in providing the service

PPE claims for 2020 – announcement expected soon says PSNC

Any PPE purchased up to 31 December will be covered by reimbursement mechanism

DHSC announces second wave of December concessions

The DHSC has today announced the second wave of price concessions for December.

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