02 April 2020 – Financial aid given to community pharmacies

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Department of Health and Social Care
NHS Business Services

Overview: Community pharmacies are receiving a £300 million cash boost to ensure they can continue to carry out essential services during the coronavirus outbreak.
The advanced funding injection will support pharmacies to provide critical services to protect community health, including supplying medicines and providing medical advice to patients, during a period of unprecedented demand.
£200 million was paid on 1 April to pharmacy contractors, alongside their normal monthly payments from the NHS Business Services Authority, and a further £100 million will be allocated on 1 May 2020.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/300-million-announced-for-community-pharmacies-to-support-them-during-coronavirus-outbreak

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government