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PDA: Pharmacies should use track & trace app

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to encourage staff to support the government`s coronavirus track and trace programme. 

Exclusive: Day Lewis 'would do Covid testing with Government support'

Day Lewis director Jay Patel says his branches could test the public for coronavirus but only if the government provides support. 

Stop selling Covid antibody test kits, companies asked

Companies providing Covid-19 antibody testing services involving fingerprick blood samples have been asked to put the service on hold.

NPA launches video highlighting pharmacy's Covid-19 role

A National Pharmacy Association video highlights the role pharmacy teams in the UK are playing during coronavirus pandemic.

Test and trace: ‘Same rules apply’ to pharmacy teams

Health workers including community pharmacy teams are “essentially” subject to the new self-isolation guidelines in the Government’s test and trace scheme, the comments of a DHSC spokesperson suggest.

Charity: Don't ignore pancreatic cancer signs during Covid-19

A leading charity has warned people against putting off seeking help if they experience symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Pharmacy receiving up to 20 mental health calls a week during crisis

A pharmacist says he gets about 20 calls a week during the coronavirus pandemic from people with mental health problems.

GPhC shifts to 'anticipatory regulation' in 5-year strategy

The GPhC plans to shift to a more "anticipatory" regulatory style and use data to "focus on getting ahead of issues before they happen".

DHSC to increase medicines reimbursement prices by £15m next month

PSNC says the DHSC will increase medicine reimbursement prices by £15 million next month.

Boots says Covid-19 volunteer testing not commercial

Boots says its attempt to recruit hundreds of volunteers to conduct coronavirus testing was not a commercial activity.

PDA urges Hancock to talk to unions about pharmacy safety

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to hold talks with unions and employers on pharmacy workers' safety as lockdown eases.

PSNC to explore Covid-19 antibody testing in pharmacies

PSNC will explore with NHS England and the government the possibility of pharmacies carrying out Covid-19 antibody testing.

Boots rolls out training resources to swamped care homes

Boots has rolled out its online learning and training resource for carers and nurses to all care homes in the UK.

Revealed: PPE shortages worse in independent pharmacies

Independents report worse shortages of PPE items including surgical masks, but there are worries across the entire sector. 

Alphega provides range of coronavirus support for UK members

Alphega introduces resources to help members cope during the coronavirus pandemic including face visors and mental health support.

MHRA shuts down more 'bogus' Covid sites

The MHRA is continuing to crack down on websites and social media accounts selling fake or unlicensed Covid-19 health products. 

Government 'risking pharmacy teams by easing restrictions'

The government’s easing of restrictions could risk pharmacy teams contracting covid-19, the PDA warns.

LloydsPharmacy launches lockdown wellness videos

LloydsPharmacy is helping people during the coronavirus lockdown with a series of wellness videos.  

GPhC should explain rise in premises fees, says PDA

The PDA has urged the GPhC to explain the rationale behind its increased registration fee of £365 for pharmacy premises.

Welsh Government rolls out medicines delivery app

App rolled out to pharmacies in Wales to help them identify shielding patients and use volunteers to deliver medicines. 

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