HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 08 April 2016

RPS: ‘Frustrating’ lack of detail about hub-and-spoke plans

07 April 2016, Chemist + Druggist, Beth Kennedy


Sarah Gidley, RPS English Pharmacy Board chair, described as “frustrating” the fact that the government had not published the data used to predict the benefits of hub-and-spoke dispensing. She added that without this data it was difficult to know whether or not the Government’s predictions were accurate.


NPA petition set to reach half a million signatures

07 April 2016, Chemist + Druggist, Annabelle Collins


The petition to battle against the pharmacy funding cuts, launched on February 18 by the NPA, has now reached more than 400,000 signatures. The NPA is confident it will reach half a million by the end of the week and is making “intensified efforts” to mobilise public and political opinion on the issue.


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HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 08 April 2016

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