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GPhC confirms provisional registration for some trainees hit by exam chaos

Eligible candidates who were affected by technical issues at the registration exam on June 29 will be granted provisional registration, the GPhC has confirmed.

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Boots UK parent company ‘open to opportunities' after sale called off

Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance will continue to “stay open to all opportunities to maximise shareholder value”, it has revealed days after calling off the sale of the UK pharmacy chain. 

Boots Businesses

The pharmacy technician who supported seven Lloydspharmacy branches through COVID-19

Pharmacy technician Lilly Eggleden juggled studying to become a pharmacy technician with a gruelling workload during the COVID-19 pandemic – and won a coveted C+D Award for her efforts

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CPCS: Surge in number of GPs referring to pharmacies after incentives

The number of GP practices with the capability of making Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) referrals grew by a staggering 463% in just seven months, according to figures shared by England’s chief pharmaceutical officer David Webb.

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PSNC ‘disappointed’ as COVID-19 jab fee lowered to £10.06

Pharmacies providing COVID-19 jabs during the upcoming vaccination season will be paid £10.06 per vaccination, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has indicated in a draft document for the service.

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GPhC exam chaos: Regulator ‘urgently’ looking into provisional registration

The GPhC is “actively and urgently” considering granting provisional registration to candidates who were affected by technical issues at yesterday’s exam, it has announced.

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Boots ‘appalled’ by Deliveroo OTC incident, as lawyers warn of consequences

Boots has vowed to investigate after a video of a Deliveroo driver handing a patient an open bag of medicine and mocking her for its contents was shared on social media. Meanwhile, lawyers have warned pharmacies of learnings from the incident.

Businesses People

Tesco Pharmacy to introduce four fixed locum rates from mid-July

Locums with existing bookings and those booking new shifts at Tesco will be paid one of four new set rates – capped at £36 per hour for emergency cover – from mid-July, C+D understands.

Businesses People

What pharmacists should know and advise about ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

Patients are increasingly presenting to pharmacies with symptoms of these gastrointestinal conditions, so what information and advice can pharmacists give? 

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‘The unpalatable message for pharmacy owners on locum bookings and temporary closures’

David Reissner delivers what might be considered an “unpalatable message” to pharmacy owners who cancel locum shifts last minute or temporarily close branches due to staff shortages

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Asda to cut operating hours across 80 pharmacies from May

Asda will reduce the operating hours in 80 of its pharmacies across England and Wales from next month, a spokesperson for the supermarket chain has told C+D.

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Asda pharmacy: Self-checking prescriptions necessary on ‘rare occasions’

Asda has explained its policy on pharmacists self-checking prescriptions, following a tweet suggesting it may be a requirement in some branches.

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