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Health Minister James Bethell: "Prescription charges are an important source of income for the NHS"
In a consultation launched yesterday (July 1), the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has proposed aligning the upper age exemption for...
02/07/2021 32
PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes: The government expects pharmacy teams to be tax collectors
The price of a three-month prescription pre-payment certificate (PPC) will increase by 60p to £30.25 and a 12-month PPC will increase £2.20 to £108....
24/02/2021 2
NPA, PSNC and RPS: Everyone should have access to treatments from their local pharmacy
Commissioning more national pharmacy services, such as minor ailments and smoking cessation, as well as expanding the number of vaccinations...
19/11/2019 4
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Jeremy Corbyn: "Scrapping prescription charges for everyone is simple common sense"
Ninety-three (55%) of the 169 respondents to the poll – which ran on the C+D website from September 26-October 20 – think prescription charges should...
21/10/2019 11
Public Accounts Committee: The PCN system neglects clear evidence of abuse by repeat offenders
The process of issuing penalty charge notices (PCNs) – fines sent to patients who have incorrectly claimed exemption from prescription charges or...
20/09/2019 20
The panel faced criticism from MPs over the "complicated" prescription exemption system
Pharmacists have a duty to provide “patient-centred care”, Keith Ridge stressed, which includes guiding patients “through the system” to help them...
05/07/2019 44
Pharmacies still had to perform standard exemption checks in more than half of piloted cases
The real-time exemption checking (RTEC) system – which is currently being used in four pharmacies in Manchester, Oldham, Leeds and Cleethorpes –...
17/05/2019 13
NHS estimates it lost £212m in 2017-18 from people incorrectly claiming exemption
The number of prescription checks has “significantly increased” over the past five years – from 750,000 in 2014-15 to 24 million by 2018-19 –...
14/05/2019 13
The DH has enlisted pharmacists to check whether a patient is exempt before dispensing
Earlier this month (October 14), the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) announced a pilot – due to begin next year – which would see “data-...
26/10/2018 20
DH: Fraudsters who scam the NHS will be exposed and brought to justice
A pilot – due to begin next year – will see “new smart data-matching technology being deployed on the frontline” so pharmacists can check whether a...
15/10/2018 16

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