14 Aug Feeling the pressure in independent pharmacy?
After several announcements, it soon became clear that the government intended to implement what is in effect a 12 per cent cut in funding between December and March 2017 – a move that may reduce the number of pharmacies in England by up to 3,000.
There is more to come. In the next financial year (2017/18) the global sum will be further reduced by £95 million, which equates to an additional 7.4 per cent cut. Combined with Brexit, this may suggest there are many stages of change on the way in the regulatory landscape, which will inevitably impact on community pharmacy.