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Pharmacists need to be ‘better funded’, MP tells BBC’s Question Time

The former Conservative MP – who stepped down in February to join the newly-formed Change UK party – used the BBC One programme last night…

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61% of pharmacists want MURs scrapped, rather than cap of 400 amended

When asked whether the cap on the number of paid MURs should be amended, 61% – 68 of the 112 respondents to a poll, which…

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Record 96 price concessions raise generics shortage concerns

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) director of pharmacy funding Mike Dent told C+D that, “while there have always been fluctuations” in the number of…

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Conservative MP ‘deeply regrets’ pharmacy funding cuts

The Conservative MP and vice chair of the all-party pharmacy group (APPG) said in years to come, the 2016 decision to cut pharmacy funding in…

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Lloydspharmacy owner buys company supplying GP practice pharmacists

McKesson UK announced it had acquired Prescribing Support Services and Optimed Healthcare – which operates under Prescribing Support Services – both of which “work with…

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Patients favour pharmacy over GPs for minor ailments, research finds

Of the 1,121 Scottish patients who accessed the national pharmacy minor ailments service and responded to a survey – which ran from June-July 2018 –…

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Lloydspharmacy owner expects further branch closures across Europe

US company McKesson, which owns Lloydspharmacy, referred to “expected further closures of retail pharmacy stores across Europe”, in slides to accompany its 2018-19 financial results,…

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Pharmacy minister faces mounting concerns over epilepsy drug shortage

Seema Kennedy was responding to a parliamentary question from Labour MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston Justin Madders on Tuesday (May 7), who said his…

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Welsh government invests £100k in pharmacists’ minor ailments training

Minister for health and social services Vaughan Gething made the announcement during his speech on delivering a healthier Wales at the Welsh Pharmacy Conference last…

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Minor ailment referrals to be discussed, as funding talks start

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) and NHS England have agreed a set of proposals for the 2019-20 pharmacy contract “and beyond”, the…

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