Sector leaders have joined forces to launch a new election manifesto calling for an expansion to the recently launched Pharmacy First service.
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”.
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.
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.
The shadow health secretary plans to make enlistment into clinical trials at community pharmacies “easier”, he has announced at the Sigma conference.
A coroner has raised concerns that pharmacies have “no apparent obligation” to report when a patient stops collecting methadone, after a man died when a pharmacy’s warnings were ignored.
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.
CPE has announced that negotiations for the next one-year pharmacy funding deal have begun but admitted that a new contract may not be in place by April or could be imposed by the government.
Pharmacists have helped almost 200 patients to get support for domestic abuse since 2021, the government has revealed.
A Welsh pharmacy has been left feeling “powerless” after the local council threatened to enforce parking sanctions on its delivery vans “out of the blue”, it told C+D.
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.
New data from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Pharmacist Support has found that 93% of the community pharmacy workforce are at risk of burnout, compared to 86% of pharmacy staff in general practice.
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