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New fees for NHS pharmacists

22nd February 2007

The government has published proposals to charge chemists to dispense NHS prescriptions in England.

Pharmacists need to be on a PCT list before they can dispense NHS prescriptions or provide NHS pharmaceutical services.

But processing applications costs the NHS around £3m a year.

Now the Department of Health is proposing changes to allow PCTs to charge chemists a ‘reasonable’ fee of up to £750 for processing the applications under the Health Act 2006.

The DH is calling for comments on the proposals, which includes draft legislation and details of the proposed fees.

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Christopher Brant

Friday 23rd February 2007 @ 15:11

Just want to clarify that these fees are for permission to open a Pharmacy or change ownership and do not affect existing Pharmacies

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