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Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Over 1.7m reached by Test and Trace claims Government

The government claims over 1.7 million people have been reached through its test and trace programme.  

Pharmacies could administer Covid jabs before Christmas

Pharmacies in England could potentially be administering a Covid-19 vaccine before the end of 2020, an NHS chief’s comments suggest.

Pharmacies should sell EHC as a GSL, urges charity

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is calling for EHC to be switched to GSL, citing privacy concerns in pharmacies.

Pandemic delivery service resumes in England

The pandemic delivery service resumes in England with new patient groups added.

Wholesaler talks still holding up flu jab orders

Pharmacies received guidance on Friday explaining how to order flu jabs - but are still unable to place orders. 

Ask Your Pharmacy week highlights pharmacy's role in NHS

Ask Your Pharmacist week (November 2-9) kicks off today with the aim of raising awareness of pharmacy services.

Script signing requirements waived due to Covid infection risk

As of November 1, the Government has temporarily suspended the requirement for patients to sign the back of NHS prescription forms.

Covid transmission no longer fastest in north of England

Covid infections doubling every nine days and R number up to 1.56.

GPhC to review its stance on Covid testing in pharmacies

The GPhC is reviewing its position on Covid-19 testing in pharmacies, citing “significant interest across community pharmacy” in providing tests.

One in 10 pharmacists flouting GPhC antibody test ban

Exclusive: Just under eight per cent of pharmacists are currently offering a Covid-19 antibody testing service despite the GPhC's prohibition. 

Covid-19 antibody response wanes over time

Over three months the proportion of people who tested positive for antibodies declined by 26.5 per cent.

Oxford trial asks pharmacies to refer possible Covid patients

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

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.

Sharp drop in pharmacy safety reports during pandemic

Pharmacies may not be reporting incidents due to Covid-19 work pressures, the NPA has warned.

Intranasal spray may offer Covid protection, study suggests

An intranasal spray product using a mucoadhesive gel may offer some protection against coronavirus infection, new research suggests.

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.

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.

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.

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