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‘Very positive’ but ‘not perfect’: Contractors on recovery plan reforms

Despite generally welcoming the raft of upcoming changes to community pharmacy services in England, contractors who spoke to C+D raised concerns about consultation thresholds, IT developments and core funding. 

People Services

The problem unveiled: Reporting medicine shortages

Debra Ainge unpacks the problems leading to medicine shortages and offers some recommendations on what should be done to address the issue

General Business Manufacturers

All the headlines: Primary care recovery plan funding details revealed

Find out everything you need to know about how the government will split its £645 million investment into community pharmacy services – plus, the launch dates for Pharmacy First and a new contraception service.

Commissioning bodies Contract

CPCS to be ‘replaced’ by Pharmacy First service from February

Contractors who don’t sign up to offer the new Pharmacy First service will be “de-listed” from the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS), the pharmacy negotiator has said. 

Contract Funding

‘Huge vote of confidence’: Sector reacts to the primary care recovery plan details

Pharmacy leaders have broadly welcomed the long-awaited details of the government’s primary care recovery plan reforms – although some have warned that core pharmacy funding remains a concern.

Funding Services

Pharmacy First funding breakdown: Upfront, monthly and consultation fees

Pharmacies will receive multiple payments for the new Pharmacy First service, which is set to launch on January 31, Community Pharmacy England (CPE) has announced.  

Funding Contract

Leadsom: ‘Laying the foundations for better-supported pharmacies’

In an exclusive opinion piece for C+D, new health minister Andrea Leadsom shares her thoughts on today's primary care recovery plan reforms and what they mean for community pharmacy

Commissioning bodies Contract

Victoria Atkins: What is the new health secretary’s history with pharmacy?

As Conservative MP Victoria Atkins is appointed health secretary, C+D looks back at her voting record and previous brushes with the pharmacy sector

Businesses General Business

UPDATED: GPhC rubberstamps plans to hike registration fees by 7.5%

The pharmacy regulator has taken the "difficult decision" to increase its fees by 7.5% across the board, it has revealed.

GPhC General Regulation

‘Musical chairs gone wrong’: We need a pharmacy minister to stay the course

Beth Kennedy looks back over a tumultuous few years in healthcare policy as yet another pharmacy minister bites the dust

Businesses General Business

Xrayser: Vision docs are everywhere – but can we see the wood for the trees?

It seems there’s always a new vision document for community pharmacy these days – but are we losing sight of what’s important, ponders Xrayser

Businesses General Business

Explained: Making your career in pharmacy work for you

There’s no one right way to have a successful career in pharmacy, as C+D found when it spoke to pharmacists and recruitment experts about their experiences

Businesses General Business
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