The National Pharmacy Association and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee have come together to create an online tool so that pharmacies can see data and monitor what they should be paid. Check34, which is available for free to NPA members, is aimed at stopping pharmacists being underpaid. Salim Jetha, CEO of Avicenna, has claimed that […]
Pharmacies that provide services at a distance, such as over the Internet, must comply with new requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council. The pharmacy regulator wants to ensure pharmacy owners, staff and superintendents identify and manage risks when a patient is not present. The guidance looks at risk assessments, regular audits and managing websites, and […]
NHS England is phasing out the top-up funding it offers at a national level for pharmacies that are more than 1km away from other pharmacies and have low prescription volumes. The funding will stop by the end of March. Pharmacists who benefit from the Essential Small Pharmacies Local Pharmaceutical Services (ESPLPS) scheme have been told […]
The Department of Health is consulting on whether to decriminalise dispensing errors made by pharmacists. The position of pharmacists being guilty of a crime for a deliberate act would remain. This issue has long been a concern for members of the pharmacy profession.
Paul Gershlick, Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare at Matthew Arnold & […]