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Government to consult on legal changes to permit widespread centralised dispensing


IF the Hub Pharmacy is not directly contracted to NHS England, then has anyone considered how one can apply the discount deductions from dispensing remuneration via the Drug tariff discount scale--- (which must be applied to each separate place of business,)---because a non NHS contracted HUB purchases all the items and is not subject to the drug tariff scale. This would mean infinite profit for the HUB Pharmacy and only a smaller discount deducted from the remuneration claimed by the "spike" Pharmacy. -----and yet the "Spike" never actually purchased or dispensed anything .yet is apparently getting paid as having done so. What is needed is a much more detailed explanation as to how HUB and Spike pharmacies work and EXACTLY who, and how, they gets paid for doing what---the present explanation merely arouses my suspicions as to the real reason for HUB and Spike Pharmacies which in my opinion has nothing to do with freeing up Pharmacists time

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21 OCT 2015

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