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End funding austerity, Rowlands tells Government

Rowlands Pharmacy has added its voice to pressure on the government to write off £370 million in loans.

Scottish Government pays pharmacies £4.5m for staffing costs

Pharmacies in Scotland are to receive a financial support payment for staffing costs between May and June of this year.

Scottish pharmacy workers get £500 payment from Government

Community pharmacy staff in Scotland are to receive a one-off payment of £500 from the Scottish Government as thanks for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacies go ‘way beyond’ for dementia patients during pandemic

Community pharmacies have exceeded the usual expected level of service for dementia patients during the Covid-19 crisis, a new study suggests.

Pharmacists can alleviate Covid vaccine fears, BBC told

Pharmacists can alleviate people's fears about taking the Covid-19 vaccine, Thorrun Govind told the BBC. 

Pharmacy teams ‘must receive Covid jab as a priority’

Community pharmacy teams must receive the Covid-19 vaccination at the same time as other health professionals, the RPS has said.

GPhC: Online registration exam must be sat in person

The GPhC has confirmed that its first online registration assessment will be held in mid-March, with candidates travelling to Pearson VUE test centres.

Efficient needles could make vaccines go further

Dutch needle manufacturer TSK Laboratory is to allow vaccine manufacturers to freely use their patented Low Dead Space technology for administering Covid-19 vaccines. 

Covid treatment trial to look at inhaled corticosteroid

The inhaled corticosteroid budesonide has been added to Oxford University’s PRINCIPLE trial looking at potential Covid-19 treatments that prevent hospital admission.

‘Selected’ pharmacies to offer on-site Covid jabs, NHS confirms

NHS England & improvement has confirmed that “selected” community pharmacies will be invited to take part in England’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Covid test kit distribution pilot in Bradford pharmacies

Details of the pilot and how long it will last are still being worked on, says PSNC.

Scotland to pay pharmacies £12.58 per Covid-19 jab

Pharmacies in Scotland who take part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme will receive £12.58 for every dose of vaccine they administer.

NHS ‘reservists’ could work in pharmacies under new measures

Matt Hancock has endorsed a new bill that could see the creation of a permanent ‘NHS reservist system’ placing volunteers in pharmacies.

PSNC seeks urgent clarity on Christmas opening

The PSNC is seeking urgent clarity from NHS England & Improvement on the opening requirements for pharmacies over the Christmas period.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Boots, Alliance donate dexamethasone tablets to NHS

Boots UK and Alliance Healthcare have donated 500,000 dexamethasone tablets to the NHS to help treat patients hospitalised with Covid-19.

Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Stevens

The NPA has urged Rishi Sunak to set aside some of the £3 billion for the NHS to support pharmacies.

Plea for calm in pharmacies during second wave

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges the public to show pharmacies patience during the second wave of Covid-19.

Cervical cancer charity reaches out to patients

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched two new support services in response to increasing demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

CPS: Pharmacies forced to close due to PPE failures

Scottish pharmacies have been forced to close by the country’s Test and Protect programme because staff were not wearing appropriate PPE.

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