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Dispensing GP value raised in Parliament

Dispensing is an incentive for service excellence

May 15th 2019

Tagged: political news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The value of dispensing GPs has been raised in a parliamentary debate on provision of local healthcare in the East Midlands.

Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford and North Hykeham, Con) said: “GPs at dispensing practices receive a revenue increase, so they have both an incentive to provide an excellent one-stop service to their patients and a financial incentive to work in a rural area that offers such a dispensing service.”

She also urged the health minister to look at dispensing patient eligibility.

  • Following lobby by pharmacy organisations PSNC and Community Pharmacy Wales, the Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy has recommended that Government should also take steps to improve rural pharmaceutical services. This might include reopening the Essential Small Pharmacies and Local Pharmaceutical Services (ESPLPS) scheme, a report says.

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