Prescription charge is to rise to £8.20

    The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 15 pence, to £8.20 per prescription item. This change will come into effect from 1st April 2015. The cost of prescription pre-payment certificates (PPCs) has remained the same for a further...

Travel Clinic

Travel medicine has evolved out of a need to keep the traveler safe and healthy without destroying the joy of travelling.  Health professionals including pharmacists, GP’s and nurses are well placed to ensure that the traveler is well informed about the health risks...

Information Governance Update

NHS England has confirmed that community pharmacies will be granted an exemption from the business continuity requirements within the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit. The exemption will apply for 2014/15, but not for next year. Contractors will still need to...

CQC Update

CQC is introducing new registration application and registration variation forms for providers! The new forms have been developed to take account of the changes to regulations from 1 April, including the introduction of the fundamental standards. They will also...