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Seqirus flags ‘remodelled’ flu vaccine delivery plan following delay to orders

Flu jab manufacturer Seqirus has “remodelled” its flu vaccine delivery schedule to minimise delays, it has told pharmacies.

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Superdrug increasing sites for COVID-19 booster jabs as more pharmacies confirmed

Superdrug is increasing the number of locations that will administer COVID-19 vaccinations for this autumn's booster programme, while several AIMp member pharmacies have also had the go-ahead.

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‘Community pharmacy should be front-and-centre during the COVID-19 inquiry’

Next year’s inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is pharmacy’s opportunity to show what it did well, and to suggest what might be done differently in the future, says pharmacy lawyer Noel Wardle.

Legal COVID-19

UPDATED: Maggie Throup appointed primary care minister as pharmacy minister Jo Churchill moved to Defra

Maggie Throup has been appointed the new health minister with responsibility for primary care*, as former pharmacy minister Jo Churchill is moved to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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12 Lloydspharmacy branches confirmed for COVID-19 booster jab programme

Twelve Lloydspharmacy branches will join the COVID-19 booster programme as soon as possible, C+D has learned.

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‘Terrible’: 2.4k medicines at risk of withdrawal in Northern Ireland

More than 900 medicines are no longer “readily available” in Northern Ireland, with many more on track to be withdrawn, British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) CEO Mark Samuels has revealed.

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When will pharmacies in NI, Wales and Scotland start to offer COVID-19 booster jabs?

Some pharmacies in England could start administering COVID-19 booster vaccinations under an updated PGD from next week, but if and when will those in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland follow suit?

Services COVID-19

What sector employers are doing to tackle rising violence against pharmacy staff

The CCA, AIMp and the NPA* are taking measures to ensure greater protection for pharmacists and pharmacy staff facing increased levels of violence at work, they have told C+D.

Businesses Crime

Podcast - Pharmacists After Hours Ep.5: Crocheting rays of sunshine to brighten up a dark lockdown day

In the latest episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, pharmacy professor Parastou Donyai speaks to C+D about how knitting helped provide silver lining through the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GPhC registration exam results – what are your next steps?

Community pharmacist* Thorrun Govind shares her advice on what to do after receiving your registration exam results

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Practical advice for pre- and prov-regs after your GPhC exam results

After a turbulent year, pre- and provisionally registered pharmacists have now received their GPhC exam results. Pharmacist* Thorrun Govind gives her advice on next steps to take

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The award-winning dispenser giving haircuts to homeless women

Dispenser Kate Grant won Staff Member of the Year at the C+D Awards 2020 for her work in a women’s refuge, as well as helping the homeless and supporting patients to quit smoking


Well Pharmacy CEO: ‘To find out what's going on, go to the frontline'

Well Pharmacy CEO Seb Hobbs discusses how the multiple has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, its competition and how he sees the company’s internal culture

Podcast – Pharmacists after Hours Ep.1: Why I took up microlighting

In the first episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, Birmingham pharmacist Jennifer Smith talks about her high-flying passion for microlighting.

Under investigation: 15 potentially inappropriate claims for pandemic delivery service

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHS CFA) is investigating 15 cases of potentially inappropriate claims relating to the pandemic delivery service, C+D can reveal.

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Phoenix pauses OTC orders and Trident delays deliveries due to staff shortages

Wholesaler Phoenix has suspended all orders of over-the-counter (OTC) items while Trident has implemented a 24-hour delivery delay of its products, owing to “labour market shortages” and “challenges in driver recruitment and retention”.

Businesses Services

Healthcare provider told to meet pharmacy standards after missed medicine deliveries

Healthcare at Home, which delivers specialist medicines and provides nursing staff to administer them, has been told to improve after it failed to deliver medicines in time to thousands of patients, causing “a number of incidents where harm had occurred”.

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Tesco pharmacy: Get your £9 flu jab with your weekly shop

Tesco pharmacy is encouraging patients to get their £9 flu jab in the 2021/22 season by pledging to make getting vaccinated "as easy as your weekly shop".

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Pain management in the pharmacy: new Nice guideline for chronic pain

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