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Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

A petition urging the government to cover costs incurred by pharmacies during Covid-19 is gathering pace.

DHSC announces second wave of December concessions

The DHSC has today announced the second wave of price concessions for December.

Pharmacy mole scanning services ‘relieve GP pressure’

Community pharmacy mole scanning services can help identify cases of melanoma and relieve pressure on other parts of the health service, a study finds.

Pharmacists 'can tackle vaccine concerns among BAME patients'

Sandra Gidley says pharmacists have “enormous role” in giving patients confidence to take Covid-19 vaccines.

Community pharmacists prescribe Covid vaccine in Kent

Community pharmacists in Kent have been prescribing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the area at the request of their local CCG.

Nurses and psychiatrists lack training to help patients quit smoking

Mental health nurses and psychiatrists are not being trained adequately to help patients give up smoking, says a charity.   

Lateral flow antigen tests being rolled out for pharmacy staff

Patient-facing staff will be asked to test twice-weekly and report results through an online platform.

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

One in five women in England may have an eating disorder

Almost one in five women in England may have an eating disorder according to a study.

Cold storage: never more important

The logistical challenges involved in rolling out a Covid-19 vaccine should not be underestimated, says Lec Medical's Mike Butt

Ho, oh, no

Outsider’s been good this year, so there’s lots on his Christmas wish list. He just needs a pharmacy Santa to deliver

Easing congestion

A blocked nose, painful sinuses and earache: causes and latest treatment advice

Focus on dry eye

Increased home working and mask wearing are adding to the problem of dry eye 

The Covid diaries Part II

Lindsey Fairbrother's has some reflections now she's back at work after a period of self-isolation. 

Numark video hails pharmacy successes during Covid-19

Numark has produced a short film depicting their member pharmacies' successes during the pandemic.

AAH axes pharmacy surcharges following critical NPA report

AAH says it will stop surcharges following a report that shed light on the problems they were causing.   

Half of contractors fear closures due to financial pressures

MPs and Lords warn that “irreversible damage” will be done to England’s pharmacy network unless the Government offers urgent financial support.

Constipation: Making effective recommendations

Learn how to help customers with constipation and find out how even brief conversations can have a positive influence on their health. 

Primary care covid jabs start this week

Vaccine being delivered to more than 100 sites across England as PGD for vaccination published.

Use research to help get things right

Professor of social pharmacy Claire Anderson's passion for research has taken her around the world, but she says UK pharmacy is slower on the uptake 

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