A senior figure in the pharmacy world has called for community pharmacies to have their business rate tax reimbursed by the NHS in the same way as GP practices and dental surgeries.
According to pharmaceutical businesses, “ongoing supply issues” due to manufacturing delays are causing the UK to have a shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications, and this is leading to problems for GPs and pharmacies.
A growing number of family doctors are reducing the hours they work in order to avoid a huge pension tax bill, according to a recent survey.
The Government has announced that it will be consulting on whether doctors should have the option of reducing their normal contributions toward their pension pots by half in exchange for receiving half the amount of their pension.
According to the Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA), a no-deal Brexit would make medicines in the UK “less safe”, as it would ‘unplug’ the country from having to comply by the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).