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  PSNI freezes pharmacist registration and retention fees for 2023/24

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The Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI)’s Council has decided to freeze the annual registration fee for the current financial year 2023/24.

The annual registration fee is considered each year by the PSNI’s council. At its meeting in November 2022, Council members in recognition of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the personal and professional impact of the cost of living crisis on pharmacists, and the overall cost of regulation agreed to maintain registration fees at their current level for the next financial year.

Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Chief Executive Michaela McAleer said: “I am pleased with Council’s decision to continue the freeze on registration fees for the 7th successive year. We are acutely aware of the pressures facing the pharmacy profession and hope this can provide some reassurance to the profession as we deal with these financially difficult times.

“We will continue to look at ways of absorbing the loss of income this represents to the society in real terms, ensuring PSNI has the income required to deliver high quality regulation in line with its statutory duties.  We also are examining ways in which can support Pharmacists to pay their registration fees in stages and hope to have a system in place for the 24/25 fee.”

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