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NPA wants competition watchdog to weigh in on hub & spoke

CMA should “look into” hub and spoke dispensing to ensure fairness, says NPA.

Charity attacks plans to raise free prescription age to 66

The Government plans to increase the age for prescription exemptions to 66 years.

Dukes to leave PSNC in September

PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes will leave his post at the end of September after just over three and-a-half years in the role.

DH sets ambitious targets for winter flu programme

The Department of Health and Social Care announces that it aims to vaccinate 85 per cent of people aged 65 and over against influenza.

PSNC: Use 'best judgement' in claiming Covid costs

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has urged contractors to "use their best judgement" when putting together their Covid costs evidence.   

Queen's speech: Pharmacy bodies call for clarity

Community pharmacy's representative bodies are demanding greater clarity on the Health and Care Bill set out in today's speech.

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

SSP issued for Competact with immediate effect

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a serious shortage protocol for anti-diabetes medicine Competact with immediate effect

Serious shortage protocols extended by DHSC

SSPs for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets have been extended.

SSP for Levothyroxine extended to March 12

The serious shortage protocol for Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets has been extended by the DHSC.

Repaglinide out of stock until early May

Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets will be out of stock until early May.

DHSC extends SSP for Salazopyrin until March 8

The serious shortage protocol for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg has been extended until March 8.  

Pharmacy technicians invited onto PPE panel

Pharmacy technicians and dispensing staff have been invited to join a panel that assesses the quality of PPE.

DHSC secures extra supplies of flu vaccine for pharmacies

The Government hopes additional supplies will boost the largest ever flu vaccination programme in 2020-21.

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

Pharmacies can use DHSC flu stock from Friday

Pharmacies can deliver flu vaccines using the DHSC's centrally procured stock from tomorrow.  

DHSC announces second wave of December concessions

The DHSC has today announced the second wave of price concessions for December.

Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

A petition urging the government to cover costs incurred by pharmacies during Covid-19 is gathering pace.

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.

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