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UPDATED: Maggie Throup appointed primary care minister as pharmacy minister Jo Churchill moved to Defra

Maggie Throup has been appointed the new health minister with responsibility for primary care*, as former pharmacy minister Jo Churchill is moved to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Politics Politicians

APPG looks for ‘written evidence’ in inquiry on post-pandemic pharmacy

The all-party pharmacy group (APPG) has launched an inquiry into the future of the sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Services

New pick-up methods and fee increase for England’s Pharmacy Collect service

People will be required to register for a 16-digit code to collect lateral flow device test kits from pharmacies in England from next month, while contractors will receive an increased service fee under a revised Pharmacy Collect service.

Services COVID-19

Pharmacy2U reports 'dramatically improved' financial results for 2020/21

A combination of factors “dramatically improved [Pharmacy2U’s] profitability” in the 12 months to March 31, 2021, its financial documents have suggested. 

Businesses Funding

COVID-19 test kit distribution service launches in 420 NI pharmacies

A lateral flow device distribution service – Pharmacy Collect – has launched across 420 pharmacies in Northern Ireland, the country’s health minister Robin Swann has announced.

Services COVID-19

Pharmacy’s COVID cost claims ‘significantly higher’ than initial £120m cap

The total cost of COVID-19-related expenses pharmacy owners have claimed for is “significantly higher” than the £120 million cap the government had originally offered, PSNC has said.

Businesses Contract

NPA urges competition watchdog to ‘look into’ hub-and-spoke dispensing

The NPA has called on the government’s competition watchdog to “look into” the hub-and-spoke dispensing model, to make sure it can exist without “undermining choice in the medicines supply chain and disadvantaging independent pharmacies”.

Regulatory bodies General Regulation

PSNC’s requests for extra funding for pharmacy PCN leads ‘dismissed’

PSNC's requests for additional funding for pharmacy primary care network (PCN) leads were "dismissed" in its most recent round of negotiations with the government, CEO Simon Dukes has written.

Contract Commissioning bodies

160 Boots and 130 Lloydspharmacies among those eligible for monthly funding top-ups

More than a quarter of the pharmacies eligible for monthly funding top-ups under the revised PhAS belong to the four biggest multiples, however, a new payment scheme is designed to “encourage growth for smaller pharmacies”.

Contracts Contract

PSNC: All pharmacies can access early advance payments from November

All community pharmacy contractors, not just those who were previously using the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS), will be able to access an earlier advance payment from November, PSNC has announced.

Businesses Money

‘Critical’ transitional payments extended by another year in 2021/22 contract

PSNC has lauded the extension of transitional payments to pharmacies in England for another year as a “financial win”, following the government’s rejection of its demand for a funding boost.

Commissioning bodies Contract

Pharmacy 2021/22 funding stays at £2.592bn, as PSNC’s demand for increase rejected

The total budget for the community pharmacy sector in England will not change for the third year in a row, PSNC has announced, following HM Treasury’s “flat rejection” of its demand for a funding uplift.

Commissioning bodies Contract
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