Pharmacy Council’s small fee hike provokes flurry of dissent

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Pharmacy Council’s small fee hike provokes flurry of dissent

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
People disagree
Pharmacy Council chief executive Michael Pead says the council is due to release its decision on whether to increase the APC fee by the end of October
The Pharmacy Council received 79 responses to its consultation on raising the annual practising certificate fee, and most of them disagree with the ri

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It wouldn't be so bad, if I had a pay rise, if the cost of living wasn't also going up, and if I even felt like the council were doing anything for the average community pharmacist like myself. Perhaps I am ignorant to what they are achieving, but the one thing they need to be absolutely charging ahead against is discount pharmacies. It's frustrating to imagine most of the money I pay is going toward aspects of pharmacy that don't have anything to do with me, and the main issue addressing all community pharmacy, and making a lot of us scared for our careers, feels like it's barely being addressed. There's not going to be a pharmacist job for me if this pharmacy closes down due to pressure from the discounters nearby. The council won't get a cent from me if I'm no longer a pharmacist.