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a northern ireland mapJanuary 30 2018

The Ulster Chemists’ Association has discussed proposals with its members regarding forming a closer working relationship with pharmacy negotiating body Community Pharmacy NI (CPNI).

A special meeting took place on January 25 to consult members on a proposal to change the UCA’s structure to facilitate this. Members debated the proposals with the Executive Committee of the Association.

UCA President Cliff McElhinney said: “The Executive Committee are delighted to receive unanimous backing from members at tonight’s Special General Meeting, allowing the next stage of negotiations with Community Pharmacy NI to proceed. This was a very positive meeting on the back of very positive discussions between UCA and Community Pharmacy NI on how we can work together to deliver greater benefits for community pharmacy going forward.”

CPNI represents community pharmacy contractors in negotiations on services, the pharmacy contract and remuneration and reimbursement with the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS). The UCA is a not for profit organisation, which promotes and protects community and primary care pharmacy across Northern Ireland.

Links:
UCA statement            
CPNI    

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