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Community pharmacy: the forgotten frontline against drug-related deaths

Despite a coalition of pharmacy bodies and drug and alcohol charities calling for national funding for locally commissioned service provision to tackle rising drug-related deaths, a national review made no mention of pharmacy. What more can be done?

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DH 'looking at' allowing pharmacy technicians to administer COVID-19 jabs under a PGD

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is “looking at” adding pharmacy technicians onto the list of healthcare professionals able to administer COVID-19 vaccinations under a patient group direction (PGD), the pharmacy minister has confirmed. 

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PDA: Boots proposes ‘improved’ pharmacist pay offer

Following internal pay negotiations and conciliation meetings, Boots has proposed “an improved” pay offer to its pharmacists, which is “the best available through discussion”, PDA Union director Paul Day has told C+D. 

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50 Northern Ireland pharmacies to offer walk-in COVID jabs to boost uptake

50 community pharmacies across Northern Ireland will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations over the next two days as part of a ‘Big Jab Weekend’ campaign, the country’s Department of Health (DoH) has announced.

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AIMp: Government’s 114 million COVID jab order reassuring for pharmacies keen to get involved

The government’s “important” order of 114 million additional Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, to be used in 2022 and 2023, “reduces our worry for pharmacies”, AIMp chief Leyla Hannbeck has told C+D.

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GPhC condemns ‘worrying’ reports of abuse and violence against pharmacy teams

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has condemned violence towards pharmacy teams as “completely unacceptable” after NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) flagged mounting instances of abuse across primary care.

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Pharmacy supervision: The DH seems committed to changing the law; we must set the terms

With the government seemingly determined to change legislation on pharmacy supervision, the sector must get on board to avoid unwanted changes being imposed on it. But what could change look like?

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‘Outstanding’ pharmacist praised for saving teenager from anaphylactic shock

A Berkshire pharmacist has been praised for his “outstanding duty of care” to a 16-year-old patient suffering from an anaphylactic reaction on Bonfire Night weekend.

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More pharmacies set to offer COVID-19 jabs as NHSE&I boosts vax fee to £15

The number of pharmacies in England delivering COVID-19 vaccinations will rise “to more than 1,500”, while the £12.58 fee pharmacies currently receive per jab will also increase, the government and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have announced.   

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‘Outstanding’ pharmacist praised for saving teenager from anaphylactic shock

A Berkshire pharmacist has been praised for his “outstanding duty of care” to a 16-year-old patient suffering from an anaphylactic reaction on Bonfire Night weekend.

 

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‘The sector may rue Boots’ decision to cease pharmacy provision in 22 stores’

The news of Boots’s recent decision to cease pharmacy services in a number of stores may have passed some by, but the sector may regret the day patients become too comfortable not visiting bricks-and-mortar premises, warns The Area Manager

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Locations of 55 Boots branches offering COVID boosters, while 55 Well pharmacies also confirmed

Boots has confirmed the locations of 55 of its branches where patients will be able to receive their COVID-19 booster jab from October 4, while Well has also had 55 pharmacies approved to join the booster programme.

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