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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Press Release Archive: 2011


December 2011

Pharmacy services could prevent diabetes deaths 

No improvement in supply situation for 91 per cent 

November 2011

PSNC responds to NHS Operating Framework 2012-13

PSNC Responds to Medicines Shortages Debate

New Medicine Service launch a resounding success 

Healthy Living Pharmacy progress

Obesity epidemic requires a mixed response 

Pharmacy to protect patient care under funding pressure 

October 2011

Consultation on an end to market entry woes

Pharmacy services to tackle obesity crisis  

Turn to pharmacy to fill Health Checks gap 

September 2011

Legal framework for programmes to improve use of medicines published today 

NHS could save £5 - £11 million per year by reviewing gluten-free food supply 

PSNC 'speed dates' councillors at party conferences  

Funding Settlement for 2011-12

August 2011

PSNC responds to diabetes figures

PSNC welcomes opportunity in listening exercise phase two

Working Group provides additional New Medicine Service resource and calls for crucial communication between Pharmacy and GPs

PSNC advice on riots in London

Improving medicine use and cutting wastage to be tackled

Twenty Healthy Living Pharmacy pathfinder sites announced

Andrew Lansley on Long Term Conditions - PSNC Response

NHS Employers and PSNC release key information on service developments

July 2011

PSNC responds to RPS and RCGP paper: Breaking Down the Barriers

Any Qualified Provider Guidance ‘Encouraging’, says PSNC

PSNC on Value Based Pricing

PSNC welcomes the creation of a Pharmacy and Public Health Forum

Put your questions to PSNC on COSI and contract changes

June 2011

Pharmacists ready to tackle diabetes timebomb

Pharmacy bodies join together to represent community phamacy at LGA conference

Pharmacists best placed for expert advice on over-the-counter medicines

Stakeholders show clear enthusiasm to implement changes to Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework

Government adopts Future Forum's recommendations - PSNC response

PSNC responds to the NHS Future Forum's report

PSNC responds to David Cameron's NHS speech

Become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Pathfinder Site

May 2011

New services should prompt business reviews 

PSNC statement on Healthy Living Pharmacies

PSNC calls for national commissioning ahead of public health inquiry

Further details of new pharmacy services launched to the pharmacy community

April 2011

Pharmacies across England complete DH Information Assessment

PSNC welcomes representation for community pharmacists on NHS future forum panel

PSNC's response to listening exercise will trumpet value of Pharmacy

Pharmacies well placed to relieve pressue on A&E

NHS future forum panel must contain community pharmacy representative

Pharmacy welcomes Nursing's call to tackle medicines waste

Ministers defer decision on market entry based on PNAs

PSNC will use Health Bill pause to restate Pharmacy's central role in NHS

March 2011

Department of Health confirms changes to Category M prices and fees

New developments in pharmacy contract will deliver improved outcomes for patients

PSNC appoints Sir Peter Dixon as Chair 

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Prescription charge hike will hurt the most vulnerable

Nine out of ten patients rate community pharmacy flu vaccination service 'excellent'

February 2011

Healthy Living Pharmacies progress after national summit

PSNC responds to publication of best practice guidance on supply chain management

PSNC announces work programme for 2011 and beyond

January 2011

Conclusions of morning-after pill study shaky and unfounded

PSNC responds to RCGP Chair's call to prevent "worried well" from obtaining flu jab

Pharmacy bodies express concerns around MHRA medicines regulation review

PSNC warns that stop smoking promotions are no substitute for properly funded pharmacy delivered NHS smoking cessation services 

PSNC: Health bill to be welcomed but real work begins with implementation