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Pharmacy should be viewed as an equal partner on ICBs – Peers agree with CPE

Peers supported measures such as generic medicine substitution as a short-term means to ease some issues Community Pharmacy England (CPE) highlighted the insufficient representation...

NHS England awards £8.5m FDP contract to KPMG

Controversy sparked in November 2023 when NHS England awarded a £330 million contract for the FDP to US spy tech company Palantir  NHS England has...

164 pathfinder sites sign up to trial independent prescribing

The most common prescribing service is for minor ailments and it will be offered at 93 pathfinder sites.   All 42 integrated care boards (ICBs)...

Coeliac UK raises ‘grave concerns’ over withdrawal of gluten free prescriptions in West Yorkshire

The charity has urged the ICB to reconsider their policy which poses an additional challenge for people living with the condition NHS West Yorkshire...

Record number of medicines face supply issues amidst spiralling VPAS rebate, warns BGMA

Rising generic medicine supply issues impact four out of five NHS prescriptions The British Generic Manufacturers’ Association (BGMA) has renewed its criticism of the government's...

Rising drug taxes may necessitate ICBs to secure an additional £37 million annually, says BGMA    

The spiralling tax rates will raise NHS costs and affect pharmacy contractors cashflow The British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) has warned that England's 42 integrated...