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Employee with a conviction?

Non-disclosure of a criminal conviction is not grounds for dismissal.

Lorazepam in extremely limited supply until December

Lorazepam will be in limited supply until December, the PSNC has warned.

Priadel supplies to continue after watchdog probe launches

Essential Pharma has agreed to continue supplying the drug to the NHS after the UK competition watchdog launched an investigation.

Rowlands to reduce working hours for ‘many’ employees

Rowlands Pharmacy is planning to reduce working hours for “many” of its staff across the UK and slash opening hours for most branches in England.

Pharmacies denied drugs if not 'first line' wholesale customers

The PSNC said wholesalers allegedly denied pharmacies the supply of a drug if they were not a first-line customer.  

Health during Covid the focus for latest Living Well campaign

The latest Living Well campaign - “Looking after your health and wellbeing during Covid-19” – gets underway through pharmacies in Northern Ireland this week.

Buyers (and sellers) beware

The Landlord and Tenant Act has traps for those looking to buy or sell a pharmacy property

Selling single-use plastic cotton buds is now an offence

It is now an offence for businesses such as pharmacies to supply or offer to supply single-use plastic straws or plastic stemmed cotton buds.

GPhC exam update not good enough say bodies

GPhC updates on the forthcoming online registration assessment fall short of giving trainee pharmacists the clarity they need, says the BPSA. 

PSNC and government 'still far apart' on Covid funding

The PSNC and the Government are still far apart on agreeing the Covid-19 costs incurred by contractors during the pandemic.

Independent Pharmacy Awards finalists revealed

ICP has announced the finalists for the Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons.

Pharmacies could be used for phlebotomy services says NHS

Community pharmacies in England could be used to provide community phlebotomy services, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Priadel accusations 'unfounded' manufacturer tells BBC

Drug company stands to make millions from NHS after announcing plans to stop making lithium product programme claims.

1 in 8 in England tested for coronavirus

One in eight people in England have now been tested for coronavirus “at least once” since the Government testing service was launched.

R number falling suggests latest data from REACT-1 coronavirus study

Study indicates R number could have fallen from 1.47  between 20 August to 26 September to around 1.06.

Male suicide rate highest in 20 years

The male suicide rate in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest since 2000, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Well criticised for causing prescription ‘panic’ with text message

Well has been criticised for sending a text message to patients warning them to prepare for coronavirus disruption "as soon as possible".

Don’t boast about flu jab numbers, PDA warns pharmacists

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has said some pharmacists are “making irresponsible remarks” on social media regarding the flu service. 

STIs rising in England

There were 468,342 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England in 2019, a 5 per cent increase since 2018.

100 new products added to DND list in October Tariff

Ensure liquid, Fortisip Compact Protein liquid and Aptamil Pepti 1 powder among products where discount no longer deducted.

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