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Pharmacy contractors in England will receive a single activity fee of £1.29 per item from August 1 following a revision, according to an update from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

The 2p increase is based on the PSNC’s “analysis of funding delivery and the latest projections for the year,” it said.

Contractors receive a single activity fee for every item dispensed including medicines and appliances. It was first introduced in England in December 2016, and replaced payouts for dispensing, practice payments and the electronic prescription service.

At the time of introduction, the single activity fee was £1.13 per item.

“Fee levels are kept under constant review in order to ensure the full delivery of funding agreed under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework,” PSNC said.

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