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The panel faced criticism from MPs over the "complicated" prescription exemption system

It is “good practice” for pharmacists to “sit down” with patients and explain the prescription exemption process with them, England's chief pharmaceutical officer has said.


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Pharmacies can use their accessible position in the community and links with local services to tackle the mental health crisis, says locum dispenser Benjamin D’Montigny in his latest blog:

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RT @CandDGrace: .@NPA1921 told C+D it “sees the merit” in many of the @DHSCgovuk's proposals to change drug reimbursement, but “we don’t see any serious effort to properly address the ongoing deeply unfair problem of dispensing at a loss”. #pharmacy #drugpricing

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RT @CandDGrace: Sounds like PCNs were a hot topic at this year's #APTUK19, with @RichardCattell1, @HemsworthAlison & @wasimbaqir touching on what pharmacy technicians' role could be within them. Have you started engaging with PCNs in your area? #pharmacy @CandDValeriaFio @luvjitkandula

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.@NHSEngland : 'Only matter of time' before technicians join PCNs

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EXCLUSIVE: @NPA1921 criticises @DHSCgovuk's failure to tackle dispensing at a loss

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