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GPhC registration exam: concentrations calculations masterclass

Are you confident with conversion of units, the various definitions of concentration, as well as the concept of displacement volume ahead of your General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration exam?

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Up to government and GPs to tell patients when to use pharmacies, MP says

Both the government and general practices have a “responsibility” to make it clear to people “why, under what circumstances, and how they need to use” pharmacies and NHS 111, a Conservative MP has said.

Politics Politicians

Lloydspharmacy pauses rollout of new PMR system in ‘lead up to Christmas’

Lloydspharmacy has paused the rollout of its new patient medication record (PMR) system – LS Retail – into any new branches until January, it has told C+D. 

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Pharmacies in England smash 2020/21 flu vaccination record in under two months

Community pharmacies in England have administered almost 2.9 million flu vaccines since the 2021/22 programme began less than two months ago.

Flu Contracts

Well pharmacists offer flu jabs and health checks via mobile health clinics

Well Pharmacy has converted two long wheelbase vans into mobile health clinics, in a bid to combat health inequalities by making healthcare services such as flu vaccinations more accessible to local communities.

Flu Vaccination

NHSE&I’s palliative care pharmacy pilot set to launch in early 2022

A palliative and end of life care (PEoLC) community pharmacy pilot could be introduced in England as early as January 2022, an NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) director has announced. 

Funding Contracts

Boots ‘disappointed’ by PDA Union members' rejection of pay proposal

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

Boots Multiples

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.

Businesses People

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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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.  

Well Money

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.

Businesses People

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. 

Sexual health Services

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.

Businesses Money

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

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