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GPhC issues flu jab statement amid ‘bullying’ reports

Owners need to make sure there are enough qualified staff members on site at all times, the GPhC has stressed amid 'bullying' concerns.

Oxford trial asks pharmacies to refer possible Covid patients

Community pharmacy teams are being asked to signpost patients to PRINCIPLE, an Oxford University trial.

Pharmacists 'blocked from seeing SCR details'

The NPA has said some pharmacists still don’t have access to basic patient record details.

Boots launches £120 Covid test with 12-minute turnaround

Boots UK has launched a new in-store swab testing service it says will tell people whether or not they have coronavirus within 12 minutes.

One more week to support charity fundraiser for pharmacists

Pharmacist Support, the charity for UK pharmacists, has made a plea for donations to its annual TEAMGreen fundraiser in its final week.

Unlicensed US flu jab approved for temporary use in UK

An unlicensed flu vaccine used in the US for the past three winters has been granted temporary authorisation for the UK.

Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

Vitamin D use grows eight per cent during pandemic

The use of vitamin D has risen by eight per cent in the last 12 months, making it the fastest-growing vitamin in the supplements market.

Alphega launches repeat prescriptions app

Alphega Pharmacy has launched an app to help its members offer an online repeat prescription service to their patients.

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules out of stock until December

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules are out of stock until mid-December, the PSNC has warned.

Let pharmacies re-use unopened medicines says BMA chair

Regulations should be relaxed to allow community pharmacists to re-use unopened medicine returns, says Dr Richard Vautrey.

Government PPE portal now main provider for pharmacies

The portal – once intended as a top-up system only – is now to be the primary source of PPE for community pharmacies.

‘Incredible contribution’: Keith Ridge praises technicians

The CPhO congratulates pharmacy technicians for helping to support “excellent patient care" throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Epilepsy teen gets cannabis care plan in NHS first

A teenager with severe epilepsy has been prescribed cannabis oil as part of the first NHS care plan of its kind.

Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

New regulations will change contractors' terms of service

The PSNC has informed contractors that new NHS regulations laid before parliament will change their terms of service.

Covid-19 pandemic sees increase in pharmacy sales

The Covid pandemic has seen an 11 per cent increase in the sale of pharmacies compared with the same period last year.   

Once-promising Covid drug has ‘little to no survival impact’

Remdesivir – hailed in May as a potential breakthrough – has little impact on survival rates for patients hospitalised with the virus, says WHO.

NPA backs temporary use of unlicensed Covid vaccines

The NPA supports plans for a temporary authorisation allowing health workers to provide tested but unlicensed Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid blamed for further dip in Boots sales in Q4

The Covid-19 pandemic continued to hurt Boots UK’s profitability between June and August this year, parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has said.

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