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Pandemic delivery service extended until September 7

The government has extended the pandemic delivery service by another week in two areas in England.

Flu jabs can now be given 'anywhere in the pharmacy'

Community pharmacists will be able to provide flu vaccinations “in any appropriate space within the pharmacy” this flu season, says NHS England. 

DSHC release third list of concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care released the third list of drug price concessions for August yesterday.

Children with gastro problems should be tested for Covid-19

Researchers have called for children with gastrointestinal symptoms to be tested for Covid-19.

Pharmacies to get £36 for providing NHS Hep C tests

The Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing service is to launch on September 1 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pharmacies invited to register interest in ANI scheme

“Ask for ANI” provides a simple way for victims of domestic to signal to pharmacy staff that they need help.

NPA posts a loss for fourth consecutive year

Turnover down by 8 per cent to £10.293 million and operating losses to up £1.781m in 2019.

Urgent supply notifications go live on Sonar and PharmOutcomes

NHS Digital is rolling out electronic notifications to GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent medicine supply from a community pharmacy.

Clozapine toxicity in spotlight after two Coroners reports

Monitoring blood concentrations of clozapine for toxicity is now advised in certain clinical situations says MHRA.

PSNC asks government for 'urgent uplift' in pharmacy funding

The PSNC says it has asked health minister Jo Churchill for “an urgent uplift” in funding for pharmacy.

Priadel manufacturer walked away from pricing talks claims DH

The DHSC has told Pharmacy Network News it is disappointed at Essential Pharma’s decision to exit talks on Priadel 200mg and 400mg tablets.

Well opens pharmacy at Heathrow

Well has opened a pharmacy in terminal two at Heathrow airport.

Four Scottish health boards confirm pharmacy flu jab plans

Four of Scotland’s 14 health boards have confirmed they will involve community pharmacies in their winter flu jab service this year.

RPS appoints new director in Scotland

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Clare Morrison as its director in Scotland.

Pharmacy Show postponed to 2021

This year’s Pharmacy Show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will instead take place on October 17-18 2021 at the Birmingham NEC.

MHRA approves trial for diabetes patients with coronavirus

The MHRA has approved an advanced clinical trial exploring whether diabetes sufferers with Covid-19 could benefit from taking the glucose kinase activator AZD1656. 

People as concerned about Covid as cancer, reveals survey

People are as concerned about Covid-19 infection as they are about their cancer according to a study.

OTC drug cuts save just £6m in 18 months

Scrapping OTC prescriptions saved the Government just £6m between January 2019 and July 2020, despite hopes of saving £100m each year.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

Sore throat treatment update

Update your knowledge on treating sore throat without antibiotics with this short, interactive module.

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