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Wales sets extra funding aside to up pharmacy students’ placement days

Undergraduate pharmacy students in Wales will get extra days of supervised placements in the next academic year, under an agreement between the Welsh government and pharmacy schools.

Education Pharmacy schools

Lack of funding and workforce issues to blame for temporary closures, say LPCs

Factors including inadequate investment and workforce shortages have contributed to a rise in temporary pharmacy closures, local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) chiefs have told C+D. 

Businesses Contracts

Temporary pharmacy closures: PDA urges Scottish health minister to act

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has urged the Scottish health minister Humza Yousaf to take urgent action to stop temporary closures, in a bid to protect patients’ access to pharmacies.

Businesses Contracts

Morrisons Pharmacy latest multiple to change opening hours

Morrisons is set to introduce new opening hours in “a number” of its pharmacies from November this year in a move it says is designed to give employees a better work-life balance, C+D has learned.

Businesses Multiples

Manchester LPC warns pharmacists about local lithium prescribing incidents

Local incidents involving lithium prescriptions have prompted Greater Manchester local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) to remind pharmacists of good practice and the right protocols to follow.

People Prescriptions

Pharmacy clawbacks are a perverse windfall tax

With the outcome of England's community pharmacy contract still up in the air, let's hope the government doesn't decide to impose another clawback on an already beleaguered sector, says Andrew Lane

Businesses Contracts

Pharmacies to get £15 per consultation in pilot to tackle COVID-19 jab fears

A new pharmacy walk-in consultation service has been commissioned in Tower Hamlets, east London, to help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in some communities.  

Contracts Services

London pharmacy forced to close temporarily as water main bursts

A pharmacy in Islington, north London was forced to close for a day after a burst water main caused flooding of up to three feet and two sinkholes.

Businesses Premises

Boots to launch new locum management system amid pharmacist shortage row

Boots is planning to launch a new locum management system later this year, as it continues to experience “some challenges with pharmacist resource”, it has revealed.

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Off their trolley: Has Tesco Pharmacy pushed the locum rate row to new highs?

Reports that the supermarket chain is threatening locums with cancelled shifts if they do not agree to lower pay show the nasty side of the rate debate, says C+D editor Beth Kennedy

Businesses General Business

Pharmacists launch company to aid pharmacy ownership and stop temporary closures

Two locum pharmacists have partnered to launch a new company, to help locums and employed pharmacists buy their own pharmacy in a bid to combat temporary closures. 

Businesses Closures

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

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