The NPA aims to ensure that the legislative, regulatory and contractual environment promotes the profitable, sustainable expansion of community pharmacy services.
Pharmacy needs sustained investment and stable cash flows to underpin confidence to invest in its future and step up to the opportunities frequently assigned for it by Government across the UK. Erratic claw backs knock pharmacists’ confidence to invest in new services, so it is important that the systems that govern fair return must be reliable and predictable.
Meanwhile, we caution Government against cumulative regulatory burden that could gradually choke pharmacists’ ability to expand and improve services.
As to the regulatory parameters for models of service delivery (for example Supervision regulations) we believe that any new models should enable pharmacists to take on new roles and services, yet ensure patient safety, quality of service, patient access and public confidence is maintained.
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