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PSNC: Don’t give colleague names to Test & Trace

Pharmacy staff who test positive for coronavirus should not give their colleagues’ names to NHS Test and Trace, the PSNC said.

Pharmacy Brexit forum airs supply chain worries

At a recent meeting of the PSNC's Brexit forum the focus was on medicines supply and the risk that doctors may issue extended prescriptions.

Elevated INR seen in patients on anticoagulants during pandemic

MHRA warns that acute illness may exaggerate effect of warfarin tablets and necessitate dose reduction.

60 in 100,000 now infected with Covid across England

Latest REACT report warns current levels of infection in north of England could replicate across the rest of the country in a few weeks' time.

Asda launches 'UK's first drive through flu jab service'

Supermarket chain Asda has launched a drive through flu jab service operated by pharmacists.

Pharmacy bodies urge Churchill to address test & trace concerns

Pharmacy bodies contact Jo Churchill about a glitch with test and trace that could force a pharmacy to close for two weeks.

Boots & PDA in arbitration over £1k lump sum proposal

Negotiations between the PDA Union and Boots UK have been referred to ACAS after they were unable to reach an agreement on a lump sum.

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

NPA to give 'hard-hitting' response to Covid inquiry

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette says his organisation will give a 'hard-hitting' response to a Covid-19 inquiry. 

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

High demand for pharmacy-run flu jab centre in Preston

A community pharmacy run, offsite flu vaccination centre has proved popular with patients after kicking off its 14-day run in Preston last Monday.

Allow pharmacists to make direct NHS referrals say health bodies

Community pharmacists should be able to refer patients directly to other parts of the NHS, pharmacy and healthcare organisations have said.

Has behaviour shifted for good?

UK Meds medical director Shyam Morjaria suggests lockdown has broken some of the stigma surrounding online pharmacies

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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