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NPA: Give MPs oversight of hub & spoke bill

The NPA says a Bill allowing changes to the law on medicines supply must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

Pharmacy risk assessment survey launched

The Black Pharmacists Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are investigating whether pharmacies are carrying out risk assessments.

Involve technicians in Covid vaccination programme says APTUK

Pharmacy technicians should be allowed to administer Covid-19 vaccinations, says APTUK president.

PDA prepared to take employers to court over Covid-19 measures

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has warned employers it may pursue them in the courts if they fail to implement their employees’ suggestions on reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection.

NHS: Pharmacies ‘must ensure Test & Trace does not impact service’

Community pharmacy contractors need to take steps to ensure service provision in their area will not be impacted by the Government’s new Test and Trace scheme, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Jersey pharmacy 'first to launch Covid antibody testing'

A Jersey community pharmacy claims it has become the first in the UK to launch a coronavirus antibody testing service.

Scottish pharmacies to roll out video consultations

All Health Boards in Scotland are being asked to roll out the use of the NHS Near Me video consultation service to community pharmacy in the coming weeks.

Covid-19 deaths continue to decrease

Deaths involving Covid-19 fall to lowest level in eight weeks.

Hydroxychloroquine 'ineffective in treating Covid-19'

Preliminary results from RECOVERY trial show hydroxychloroquine has no effect on mortality.

Love Island pharmacist reaches 250k followers with plea for sector

Love Island contestant Anna Vakili encourages the public to support their local pharmacies in a widely seen social media video.

Brexit drug stockpiles running out due to Covid-19

Medicines stockpiled by in preparation for a no deal Brexit are running out due to the pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry has warned.

17-year weight study points to crucial role

Weight management role highlighted in 17-year study

‘Confusion’ over Rowlands’ PPE policy for locums

Rowlands Pharmacy says that a message apparently sent by the company to locum pharmacists advising them they would need to bring their own PPE to bookings was the result of “confusion”.

Guidance for pharmacy teams on making hand sanitiser

Commonwealth Pharmacists Association's training video supports production of WHO formula hand sanitiser. 

Contractors ‘should review test & trace readiness’

Pharmacy owners should carry out risk assessments and review their business continuity plans to prevent closures, says the GPhC.

Public should wear face coverings in pharmacies says RPS

Matt Hancock announced it will be compulsory for all hospital visitors and outpatients to wear face coverings “at all times”.

Independent Pharmacy Awards open for entries

The Independent Pharmacy Awards return this year to highlight the ways community pharmacy teams up and down the UK are improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

Pharmacies partly to blame for quota crisis, wholesalers claim

Pharmacists with wholesale dealer licences may be partly to blame for the growing impact drug quotas are having on UK pharmacies, the head of the Healthcare Distribution Association has claimed.

DHSC releases final 17 concessions for May

The Department of Health and Social Care released the final list of drug price concessions for May on May 29.  

SSP for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets extended until September

A serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg tablets has been extended until September 11.

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