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Boots ‘disappointed’ by PDA Union member’s rejection of pay proposal

Boots is “disappointed” by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union’s decision to turn down a proposal comprising what the multiple has dubbed a “substantial pay and development package”, a spokesperson has told C+D.

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RPS: Give employers ‘clear guidance’ on unvaccinated pharmacists’ eligibility to work

Pharmacy employers should receive “clear guidance” to ensure “consistency” when dealing with unvaccinated staff, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said.

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PDA: Boots pharmacists reject 2% pay rise offer, increasing ‘likelihood’ of industrial action

Boots pharmacists have rejected the multiple’s offer for a 2% pay rise and have called on their union the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) to refer the matter to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).

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NPA fears multiples could ‘outvote’ independents in pharmacy representation review

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has raised concerns over the voting mechanism that will be used to decide on potential reforms to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs).

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Pharmacist struck off for stealing more than £8k in cash from employer

A Halifax pharmacist has been removed from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) register for stealing more than £8,000 over a three-year period from his long-time employer. 

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Numark CEO: Hub-and-spoke ‘very successful’ for Rowlands but independents should find ‘different solution’

The hub-and-spoke model has “proved very successful” for Rowlands, but independents or small pharmacy chains may find an alternative solution “easier”, Numark managing director Jeremy Meader has said.

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NHS ‘working through constraints’ to enable online pharmacy nominations on app

NHS Digital is “working through some technical constraints” to give patients the option of nominating an online pharmacy via the NHS App, its head of operations for the NHS App David Hodnett has said.

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NHSE&I 'excited' by pharmacy contraception pilot, as it extends scheme

The NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service pilot will extend to two-years and involve more pharmacies across England, an NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) director has announced. 

Sexual health Contracts

NHSE&I allocates funding to develop ICS pharmacy leads

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has allocated money from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) to pay for the development of ICS-based community pharmacy integration leads.

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Vote now for these 10 stories of pharmacists and pharmacy staff going ‘above and beyond’

C+D readers can now choose their favourite story of a pharmacy professional or team going the extra mile for their patients and the sector.

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6,000 Well Pharmacy employees to receive up to £150 COVID-19 ‘recognition payment’

Well Pharmacy will award a second one-off payment this Thursday to all frontline workers, in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has announced.  

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GPhC reflective account: remote consultations during COVID-19

Registrants submitting revalidation records between May 1 and November 30 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when renewing registration


Workforce group pledges to review wording on pharmacist salary prospects following criticism

The Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group (CPWDG) has pledged to review the much-disputed wording on salary information for newly registered pharmacists on its website, it has told C+D.

'From job highs to personal lows – how my experiences have shaped my varied pharmacy career'

From hospital to community, from high-profile national leadership roles to starting her own business – Harpreet Chana explains how her personal highs and lows have shaped her pharmacy career

‘I couldn’t have survived the pandemic without pharmacy colleagues, family and a positive mindset’

Pharmacy London’s CEO Amit Patel may have had a very different 18 months to many, but his own personal wellbeing journey has been supported by colleagues, friends, family and a positive mindset

Lloydspharmacy responds to claims new PMR is causing patient backlogs and cancelled locum shifts

Lloydspharmacy’s new PMR system has been experiencing technical issues and is causing patient backlogs, as well as prompting some locums to refuse to work in the branches operating the new functionality, C+D readers have claimed.

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Lloydspharmacy sends sweets to competitors’ employees to attract ‘best talent’

Lloydspharmacy has sent sweets and a card to pharmacists currently working for competitors in a bid to attract new employees.

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Pharmacies to be paid £18.50 per consultation in NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception pilot

Community pharmacies across seven PCNs have been selected to join the NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service pilot, allowing patients greater access to ongoing oral contraception. 

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Current pharmacy funding model preventing Rowlands from realising ‘positive bottom-line’

Rowlands has reported losses of £11.6 million in the year ending January 31, 2021, blaming “current funding” for its inability to “realise a positive bottom-line result”, a spokesperson has told C+D.

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

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