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Which areas in Scotland could start supplying COVID antivirals through pharmacies?

Thirteen pharmacies in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have been contracted to supply the COVID-19 antiviral molnupiravir, while more pharmacies in Scotland could be commissioned to provide a similar service in the future.

Services COVID-19

New CPCS conditions: scratches and grazes, teething, and sinusitis

The number of Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) referrals from NHS 111 could grow by over a quarter of a million following the addition of three new conditions, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has announced. 

Services Common Conditions

Priti Patel visits Boots pharmacy on first anniversary of scheme for abuse victims

The Home Secretary has visited the Piccadilly Circus branch of Boots to mark one year since the launch of a domestic abuse codeword scheme in partnership with the Home Office.

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Numark pledges to ‘refine’ Hey Pharmacist app following concerns

Numark is committed to “continually refining and improving” its Hey Pharmacist app based on the feedback it receives from its members, it has told C+D, after some pharmacists raised concerns about the app’s current setup.

Businesses Premises

Extra £2.5m for pharmacies in Wales to relieve COVID-19 pressures

Pharmacies in Wales will benefit from an extra £2.5 million in funding to improve access to pharmacy treatment and advice and help them cope with COVID-19 pressures, the Welsh government has announced.

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Boris Johnson visits Boots pharmacy-led COVID vaccination site in Uxbridge

The Prime Minister has visited a pharmacy-led COVID-19 vaccination site at a Boots in his constituency as the multiple celebrates one year since it joined the national immunisation programme. 

Businesses People

Locations of 44 pharmacies piloting NHS contraception service in England

Forty-four pharmacies in England are now signed up to pilot the NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service, allowing patients greater access to ongoing oral contraception.

Contract Services

Gove: Lateral flow tests to remain free for ‘as long as we need them’

The government will do “whatever it takes” to ensure free lateral flow tests remain in place for “as long as we need them”, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, Michael Gove, has said. 

Politics Politicians

Online petition calling for greater RPS transparency hits almost 500 signatures

A former Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) board member has launched a petition asking the organisation “to take material steps to be transparent”, showing members and the wider pharmacy profession how it is governed. 

General Regulation Politics

Brexit: NPA ‘encouraged’ by EU’s proposals on Northern Ireland medicines availability

The European Commission’s proposed changes to the Northern Ireland protocol are encouraging, the National Pharmacy Association's (NPA) policy manager has said. 

Politics Medicines
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Revealed: Community pharmacy's biggest successes and challenges of 2021

With 2021 almost at a close, C+D spoke to community pharmacy funding negotiators from around the UK to discover what they consider the biggest successes and challenges the sector has faced over the past twelve months.

COVID-19 Vaccination

NHSE&I appoints first-ever pharmacy technician advisor to CPhO team

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has appointed its first-ever pharmacy technician to the chief pharmaceutical officer’s team, it has been announced.

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