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PDA ’extremely concerned’ by Sewell report on racial inequality

The PDA said it is “extremely concerned and disappointed” by the conclusions of the Sewell Report into racial inequality.

Massive rise in mental disorders among health workers in Covid peak

The first peak of the Covid pandemic last year saw a 300 per cent rise in healthcare workers suffering from mental health problems.

GPhC announces 88% pass rate in first online exam

Eighty-eight per cent of candidates sitting the online registration assessment in March achieved a pass, the GPhC announced this morning.

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Pharmacy capable of delivering millions of Covid jabs, survey finds

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacists would be eager to take part in an annual Covid-19 booster vaccination programme similar to the flu jab service given the right funding and support, a new survey shows.

Urgent action needed to stop violence in pharmacies says PDA

Action is needed to prevent violence in pharmacies, the PDA has said as disturbing video footage emerged of an assault on a pharmacist. 

Community pharmacists ‘should prescribe beyond minor ailments’

Community pharmacists could play a valuable role in prescribing for a wide range of common and long-term conditions, says the RPS. 

Nine PDA Union reps appointed at LloydsPharmacy

Nine PDA Union representatives have been appointed for LloydsPharmacy following a voluntary agreement between the multiple and the union. 

RPS could lease out office space at London HQ

The Society has said it is "re-evaluating" the use of its London headquarters and is actively considering renting out office space.

RPS Wales issues pharmacy manifesto ahead of elections

The Welsh arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a pharmacy manifesto ahead of the May 6 elections.

'Urgent need' for evidence on discontinuing antidepressants

There is an “urgent need” for better evidence on the safest and most effective ways to discontinue antidepressants, a review finds. 

Independent prescribing ‘a game changer’ for Scotland

Independent prescribing training for pharmacists will be a “game changer” for the NHS in Scotland, the sector negotiator has said. 

Covid app used over three million times

An app revealing the number of Covid cases within one to 10 miles of someone’s home has been used over three million times.

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

Key points reminder for Pharmacy Collect customers

Critical that pharmacies remind people of the importance of reporting their results, whether positive or negative, says PSNC.

People from deprived areas most likely to suffer diabetes complications

People living in socially deprived areas of Scotland are more likely to experience life-threatening complications of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study.

NI protocol ‘already disrupting medicine supply’

Some medicines are already becoming unavailable in Northern Ireland because of the Brexit protocol, an industry spokesperson has said.

Covid pill could be available by the autumn says Johnson

Boris Johnson said people could take a pill at home to reduce the symptoms of Covid or stop them getting it.

Class 2 recall for Ennogen Pharma trimethoprim 200mg tablets

100mg tablets found in sealed packs of trimethoprim 200mg 

SNP pledges to create state-owned generics manufacturer

The Scottish National Party has said that if it wins the May 6 election it will create a state-owned pharmaceutical agency.

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