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DDA takes dispensing funding pressures to national stage

Rural Services Network hears of effect on dispensing GPs of insufficient rural proofing

February 4th 2022

Tagged: DM Zone news Pharmacy owners' news Rurality England Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The DDA has highlighted pressures on dispensing income in Wales and England in the February 2022 Rural Services Partnership Spotlight.

Published by the Rural Services Network, the newsletter highlights proposed changes to community pharmacy funding that will also affect dispensing GPs.

The DDA article explains the implications for dispensing GPs of the review of dispensing volumes in community pharmacies in Wales, which could see dispensing fees halved.

England has also proposed a review of community pharmacy drug reimbursement which, as in Wales will impact on those areas of funding that are shared with dispensing GPs.

The DDA believes such pressures come about as a result of insufficient rural proofing.