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Simon Dukes: We are very concerned about the difficult financial position many contractors are in
The price rise is “to correct a predicted shortfall in the margin delivery rate for the current financial year”, the Pharmaceutical Services...
15/07/2019 5
Simon Dukes: It would be irresponsible of me not to tell the DH what state the sector is in
PSNC CEO Simon Dukes said the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) “needs to understand what the state of the sector is”. “I visit a lot of...
28/05/2019 15
Any pharmacy owners who have been reading C+D will know by now that the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s (PSNC) negotiations with the...
16/05/2019 3
Funding negotiations for the 2019-20 pharmacy contract officially began last month
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has spent the past year “rebuilding constructive relationships” with the Department of...
16/05/2019 10
Simon Dukes: We welcome the £10 million monthly increase in category M prices
Funding for England’s pharmacies will remain at its current level of £2.592 billion on an interim basis, but category M prices will increase "as...
08/03/2019 4
NHS England has called the contract the “first major pillaring of the NHS long-term plan”
GP funding has been increased by £4.5 billion, some of which will be used to recruit an “army” of staff to help practices work together as part of...
31/01/2019 29
"Whatever 2019 brings, C+D will inform, champion and support pharmacists and pharmacy staff"
Community pharmacy underwent such a dramatic journey over the past 12 months that it made England’s World Cup adventure look positively dull. While...
02/01/2019 1
What’s in a name? Quite a lot, judging by the outrage of some community pharmacists when they see the phrase “clinical pharmacist” being used to...
18/10/2018 8
PSNC CEO Simon Dukes (left) told the LPC conference he will take a "fresh approach" to talks
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) met with government officials twice this week to begin formal talks for a funding settlement...
28/09/2018 12
PSNC’s estimate marks a steep increase in pharmacy closure rates since late 2016
The closures all occurred between October 2016 and July 2018, PSNC said. Over half were multiples, and the closures were spread across the country...
28/09/2018 6

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