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Boots retail sales slump 18% due to lockdown

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Two-thirds of pharmacies in Northern Ireland giving Covid jabs

Almost 350 community pharmacies are taking part in Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, health minister Robin Swann announced.

Covid lateral flow test service announced today

Contractors will be able to claim up to £450 for signing up to a new service involving the distribution of lateral flow tests to asymptomatic individuals.

Growth of pharmacy flu jabs "far surpasses" general practice

Community pharmacies have vaccinated over one million more patients against influenza in the 2020-21 flu season than in the previous year.

Over 90% of pharmacists want yearly Covid jab service

Pharmacists want to lead on an annual service similar to flu jabs, but have concerns around capacity and policymakers' attitudes, new data shows.

Two new preventative Covid trials get government funding

Trials will evaluate prophylactic treatments for Covid-19 in care homes and for the immunocompromised

GPhC commissions research on impact of Covid on trainees

The GPhC has commissioned Keele University researchers to look into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on trainees. 

Technical issues stop "small number" sitting GPhC exam

A “small number of candidates” experienced technical issues that prevented them from sitting the first online registration exam, says GPhC. 

EPB chair: Pharmacy must receive share of new Covid funding

The Government has pledged £7 billion to continue supporting the NHS' fight against Covid.

Pandemic delivery service extended until June 30

NHSE&I has extended the pandemic delivery service until June 30 for people who are self-isolating.

MHRA speaks out on Oxford jab blood clot reports

MHRA says it is closely reviewing reports from Europe of precautionary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

Hub & spoke could be ‘stitch up’ says ex pharmacy minister

Allowing hub and spoke dispensing to operate across separate pharmacy businesses could have “unintended consequences" says Steve Brine. 

Provisional registration extended to January 2022

The GPhC will extend provisional registration to January of next year as it pushes back the dates for its summer and autumn exams.

Revalidation requirements eased due to Covid-19

Those submitting their records between 1 May and 30 November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account.

Pharmacies urged to use non-HCP vaccinators in Covid campaign

Pharmacies should consider using staff who are not registered healthcare professionals to administer Covid vaccines, a training company has said. 

MP ‘disappointed’ by budget’s pharmacy snub

A Labour MP has told the commons he was “disappointed” that last week’s budget statement did not offer any financial relief to pharmacies.

Vaccine side effects generally mild, MHRA confirms

Most reports relate to injection site reactions and generalised symptoms reflecting a normal immune response to the vaccine.

Phoenix: Budget 'a slap in the face' to pharmacies

Anderson warned that 30 to 50 per cent of pharmacies “could close in the next few years".

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