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‘Financially inequitable’: NHSE switches off 111 referrals to DSPs

Community Pharmacy England (CPE) has branded an NHSE move to turn off online 111 referrals for consultations to distance selling pharmacies (DSPs) without notice as “totally unacceptable”.  

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Coroner: Vitamin D packs should outline ‘serious risks’ after overdose death

A coroner has raised concerns over vitamin D packaging after an 89-year-old man died from “vitamin D toxicity”, among other causes. 

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‘A lot of failures’: Less than 40% of Pharmacy First consultations secure fee

An Avicenna poll has revealed that pharmacies in the group are experiencing long Pharmacy First consultations, most of which do not reach the gateway criteria for payment.

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Pharmacies to ‘supplement’ childhood vaccination drive but GPs preferred

Pharmacies are just “an option” for integrated care boards (ICBs) looking to increase uptake of childhood vaccines because parents are “more comfortable” getting their children jabbed at GP practices, government officials have said.  

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‘No realistic prospect’ of proper payout in Lloydspharmacy redundancy row

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has warned that there is “no realistic prospect” of a decent payout for former Lloydspharmacy employees who worked in Sainsbury's stores, even if they were to win their ongoing redundancy dispute in court. 

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HSCC: ‘Nonsensical’ that pharmacists lack generic substitution powers

HSCC chair Steve Brine has said that allowing pharmacists to supply a different type of the same medicine could be a “potentially simple solution” to shortages, in a video address to the Sigma conference.

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What’s the law on pharmacy supervision?

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Wes Streeting: Pharmacies to host clinical trials under Labour plans

The shadow health secretary plans to make enlistment into clinical trials at community pharmacies “easier”, he has announced at the Sigma conference.

Man ‘smashed up pharmacy’ after being refused antibiotics

A pharmacy is fighting for security guard funding after a man caused £5,000 worth of damage and hit a member of the public when he was denied antibiotics without a prescription. 

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