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Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Stevens

The NPA has urged Rishi Sunak to set aside some of the £3 billion for the NHS to support pharmacies.

Boots, Alliance donate dexamethasone tablets to NHS

Boots UK and Alliance Healthcare have donated 500,000 dexamethasone tablets to the NHS to help treat patients hospitalised with Covid-19.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

CPCS pilot shortlisted in NHS Parliamentary Awards

CPCS pilot in the South West of England makes the shortlist in the “Excellence in Primary Care” category of the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

Pharmacist interventions prevent pregnancy after EHC

Pharmacist interventions result in a significant increase in effective use of a contraceptive pill following emergency hormonal contraception.

Plea for calm in pharmacies during second wave

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges the public to show pharmacies patience during the second wave of Covid-19.

Priadel manufacturer 'can't withdraw supply' under new terms

Essential agrees to continue to supply lithium drug in UK for at least five years.

The role of pharmacy in tobacco harm reduction

In an effort to accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence and smoking-related population harm, the tobacco harm reduction approach has been increasingly recognised by public health organisations. 

Covid treatment for people who can't have vaccine on horizon

People who can't have a vaccine because they are immunocompromised may get access to a Covid-19 treatment.

CPS: Pharmacies forced to close due to PPE failures

Scottish pharmacies have been forced to close by the country’s Test and Protect programme because staff were not wearing appropriate PPE.

Lloyds loses key battle in PDA union talks

The CAC sides with the PDA Union on the proposed bargaining unit, rejecting Lloyds' claim that all store workers should be included. 

Cervical cancer charity reaches out to patients

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched two new support services in response to increasing demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DHSC announces second list of November concessions today

The DHSC has today announded the second wave of price concessions for November.

Hospitals receive £16m to introduce digital prescribing

NHS Long Term Plan is to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024.

Lloyds demands 25% rent reduction on 300 pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK is “insisting” on a 25 per cent discount from its health centre landlords.

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

Kent pharmacies rocked by staffing issues during crisis

Ninety-five per cent of Kent pharmacies experienced problems with staffing levels during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over-50s flu jabs to begin on December 1

DHSC will advise which wholesalers have been allocated stock via the NHSBSA website.

Most LPCs think relationship with PSNC improved this year

The majority of LPCs think their relationship with PSNC has improved over the past year despite the turmoil of Covid-19, according to poll.

Number of pharmacies hits lowest point in five years

The number of community pharmacies in England dropped to its lowest level in five years by the end of March 2020.

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