Community Pharmacy Scotland has recently acquired a further four-point-five million pounds of funding from the Scottish government, in recognition of additional staffing costs for May and June 2020.
Under the payment scheme, each contractor will receive a flat payment of one thousand and two hundred pounds, and the remaining three million pounds will be distributed from March to May 2020 as a share of the total dispensing.
“Community Pharmacy Scotland acquires a further £4.5m of funding from the Scottish government.“
Director of Operations, Community Pharmacy Scotland, Matt Barclay stated that the support is: “in recognition of captured costs to the pharmacy network as a direct result of the pandemic and the tremendous community pharmacy response to it. To keep the pharmacy network going, costs were incurred to maintain services for the public at an important time. Scottish government recognise that this was the case. We are still negotiating with them on areas where we believe further recognition is appropriate.”