Friday, 2 October 2009

UK - Pharmacies to Receive Increased Funding

Pharmacy funding is to increase by 3.9% in 2010, following negotiations between the Department of Health and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) in September 2009.

The extra £87 million will bring total funding for primary care pharmaceuticals services to £2.3 billion.

The government has also agreed to make additional provisions to help pharmacy contractors cope with one-off costs, such as the implementation of the second stage of an electronic prescription service.

Further reading - An in-depth analysis of the UK pharmaceutical market, including some background information on pharmacies, is available from Espicom: The Pharmaceutical Market: United Kingdom (published June 2009)

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