Given the increasingly inept performance by our beleagured Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team were unsuprised to read that a new opinion poll today showed he was becoming more and more out of touch with the average voter. We wonder how many fresh blows he can survive before he gets the message that the electorate, business leaders and the media want him to step down?
Archive for September, 2008
PRimage client, The Company Chemists’ Association, has welcomed the announcement of new funding proposals for the pharmacy contract.
Rob Darracott, CCA CEO commented:
“This settlement recognises that the current funding model has not provided acceptable returns on the significant investment our members have made, in good faith, to deliver contractual framework. And we predict that the very welcome cost of service review will reinforce this fact. These transitional increases should help stave off further disinvestment, but the uncertainty that pharmacy owners have been forced to live with has taken its toll. It has been a bitter pill to swallow.
To ensure our members can deliver the quality of pharmaceutical care they aspire to, and that patients deserve, there is a clear need for significant investment by the NHS in pharmacy services in line with the Pharmacy White Paper vision. The CCA has consistently commented that further funding will be a welcome opportunity to deliver real progress in the vision for pharmacy, and will help secure the long-term financial stability for the profession. Thus, we will be supporting PSNC in its dialogue with Government to ensure this happens in the coming months.”