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Breaking: High Court will deliver verdict on funding cuts tomorrow

By Neil Trainis

PUBLISHED: May 17, 2017 | UPDATED: May 17, 2017

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Community pharmacy will discover whether its attempt to halt the government’s funding cuts has been successful tomorrow morning when the high court delivers its verdict on the controversial measures which have enraged the profession.

After weeks of waiting community pharmacy will finally know whether the judicial review, brought by the PSNC and National Pharmacy Association and heard over three days in the High Court in March, has succeeded.

The PSNC’s legal action was based on its belief that the government failed to carry out a lawful consultation on its proposals while the NPA’s action was underpinned by their belief that the Department of Health failed to properly consider the impact of the cuts on the poor, elderly, disabled and people from black and ethnic minorities.

Mr Justice Collins will deliver his verdict at 10.30am tomorrow. Follow Pharmacy Business editor Neil Trainis who will be reporting live from the High Court.