The latest news from the PDA Union
The government recently announced a cut of £170m to the community pharmacy global sum for England, to be applied over six months. This is equivalent to a 12.2% cut. The pharmacy minister has said he expects 1,000 to 3,000 pharmacies to close as a result.
‘Look at the margins of wholesalers and vertically integrated multiples before cutting patient services’
In November 2014 John Murphy PDAU General Secretary warned Boots pharmacist employees that the plan to introduce Market Based Pay (MBP) was the thin end of the wedge