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Public celebrates its pharmacy heroes

Patients and the public have their say about the great job being done by their community pharmacies.

Wear masks where distancing not possible, pharmacies told

PHE says pharmacy workers should wear fluid resistant surgical masks when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of two metres or more.

Pharmacies could issue CDs without a prescription

Emergency measures would allow pharmacists to supply without a script, use SSPs and adjust instalments.

Examined: Covid-19 pharmacy funding across the UK

The UK's four nations have responded differently to pharmacy's cashflow challenge. 

Inhalers and insulin dominate new export ban products

Asthma medications and insulin products make up the vast majority of the medicines newly added to the DHSC’s parallel export ban list.

Covid-19: Spanish pharmacists commemorate lost colleagues

A minute’s silence was held yesterday for the five Spanish pharmacists who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Pharmacists’ anger at sertraline price hike

Pharmacists outraged as the price of sertraline rockets past the £13 mark before falling again. “It’s a scandal,” says one.

NPA: Volunteers in pharmacies 'uncharted territory'

Using volunteers to provide community pharmacy services is “uncharted territory” said the NPA.

Cost worries mount as Easter opening confirmed

Some community pharmacies must open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, NHS England & Improvement confirmed last night.

Covid-19: Pre-reg trainees assigned new roles 'must be protected'

New guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacy professionals has been issued in England, Wales and Scotland.

Scrap the prescription charge during pandemic, Government urged

Pharmacy bodies are urging the Government to scrap all prescription charges in England for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boots to donate over 200,000 toiletries to NHS workers

Boots UK has said it will donate over 200,000 essential toiletries to NHS workers and charities that support vulnerable people.

NHSE gives pharmacies £300 for social distancing barriers

Pharmacies in England will receive a £300 payment for installing protective barriers in order to reduce teams’ risk of Covid-19 infection.

Asthma UK clarifies who is at high risk from Covid-19

Preventer inhaler plus preventer oral medication plus continuous oral steriods equals high risk.

New Covid-19 guidance for PTs rejoining the register

APTUK has issued new guidance for pharmacy technicians returning to their roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

£300m Covid-19 downpayment for pharmacies ‘not new money’

The Government has signed off on £300 million in advance funding for community pharmacies in England over the next two months.

Thornton & Ross provide free skincare cream for NHS staff

Thornton & Ross is offering skincare products to health staff to combat the discomfort of Covid-19 safety measures.

Social distancing 'best protection for pharmacies' say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have signed a joint statement on the importance of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Exclusive: Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated

Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated over concerns they may be infected with Covid-19.

PDA defends right of locums to set their rates

PDA warns off companies which threaten to report locums who raise rates to GPhC.

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