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When the time came to make the transition from working in a community pharmacy to becoming a primary care network (PCN) pharmacist earlier this year...
27/05/2020 3
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PDA: NHS reimbursement will not fully cover employment of a PCN pharmacist of "suitable seniority"
From April, NHS England will reimburse GP practices 100% of what it considers the “actual salary” costs and “defined on-costs” – an additional outlay...
26/02/2020 1
Proposals to retrain pharmacists as doctors have, quite frankly, disappointed me. Had I decided to become a doctor, I would have submitted the...
03/02/2020 26
RPS: Community pharmacies can contribute to the PCNs’ “enhanced health in care homes” specification
In its response to NHS England’s consultation on draft contract service specifications for PCNs – networks of GP surgeries covering around 30,000-50,...
20/01/2020 1
Hemant Patel: Pharmacist's absence requires locum cover, which is a minimum of £200 per day
As part of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS), community pharmacies are being encouraged to engage with PCNs – networks of GP surgeries covering...
02/12/2019 0
Andrew Lane called for a funding structure to help pharmacies engage with PCNs
The funding contract for England  –  which saw the global sum frozen for five years – “won’t be enough to keep the doors open” of some pharmacies, Mr...
27/11/2019 2
Since starting my role as one of the first PCN pharmacists in the country, I have been asked countless times what this new role offers compared to...
26/11/2019 12
Bruce Warner (right): We need to understand what CVD service elements can be scaled up
Detecting undiagnosed CVD is one of the services that will be piloted and could be funded as part of the five-year pharmacy contract, with referral...
17/10/2019 0
Graham Stretch: Without investment in pharmacy technicians we can't make PCNs "whole"
It is “only a matter of time” before pharmacy technicians are recruited to PCNs – groups of local GP practices covering an average of 50,000 people...
11/10/2019 1
Adam Irvine (second from right) spoke at a Pharmacy Show panel on service development
Adam Irvine, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral, explained that getting pharmacies who have traditionally been competitors to...
11/10/2019 2