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‘Save Our Pharmacies’ protest: as it happened

Community pharmacists around England took part in the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) “day of action” by dimming their lights, wearing black, and spreading their message across the UK...

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New pharmacist contract ‘in effect an increase in pay’, Asda says

Asda’s full-time salaried pharmacists will work one hour less a week for the same salary, the multiple has told C+D.

Supermarkets Multiples

#SaveOurPharmacies petition tops 100k as two-thirds slash opening hours

The cross-sector #SaveOurPharmacies petition has garnered more than 100,000 signatures as pharmacies across the UK take part in an “unprecedented” day of action today.

Pharmacy organisations Businesses

Britannia Pharmacy bitten by inflation as it reveals 96% profit drop

Britannia Pharmacy reported pre-tax profits of just under £23,000 despite rising revenue, according to its 2023 annual report.

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NHS expands pharmacy MMR jabs to 16-25s amid rising cases

A local commissioner has expanded its pharmacy MMR jab catch-up campaign to young people aged 16-25, it has announced.

Vaccination Infection

Reform UK manifesto pledges ‘tax incentives for new pharmacies’

The Reform UK Party has promised to offer “tax incentives” for new pharmacies in its manifesto for the upcoming general election on July 4.

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'I'm terrified someone is going to die' - Wes Streeting demands tighter regs around Wegovy after C+D story

The shadow health secretary has said that a Labour government will look “very carefully” at changing weight loss drug regulation after C+D revealed that a “young girl” who bought Wegovy from Boots ended up in A&E. 

Politics Digital

PDA to launch own ‘campaign’ after June 20 pharmacy lights out protest

The pharmacy union has revealed that it is now “supportive” of the upcoming June 20 protest action, despite previously raising safety concerns.  

Funding Pharmacy organisations
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C+D election tracker: Sector poll sees rise of the significant ‘other’

Support for “other” parties has lifted as Labour maintains the lead despite a fall in support in week three of C+D’s election sentiment tracker.

Political parties Politics

Plaid Cymru pushes for drug tariff reform ahead of July 4 general election

Plaid Cymru leader Rhun ap Iorwerth has said that the party offers “a real alternative for Wales” as it promised drug tariff reforms.

Political parties Medicines
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Private services steam ahead with pharmacy technician PGD use

A private services provider has updated its service specifications to allow pharmacy technicians to use patient group directions (PGDs) ahead of the June 26 law change, as NHS services look set to lag behind.

Medicines Services
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UPDATED: Labour promises 'community pharmacist prescribing service'

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to ease GP "pressure" by granting pharmacists more "prescribing rights" as he launched the Labour Party manifesto today.

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