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Coronavirus: 2019-20 outbreak

The latest news and information about the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic as it relates to community pharmacy.

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Coronavirus: 2019-20 outbreak

Ms Morrison: Near Me could "really transform how patients and pharmacies interact”
NHS Scotland’s video consulting service ‘Near Me’ will be made available to all community pharmacies in Scotland by mid-June, it has been announced.
01/06/2020 3 News
The man coughed and spat at pharmacy staff after being refused a weekend's supply of methadone
A man has been charged and remanded in custody after threatening staff in a Glasgow pharmacy, the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC...
01/06/2020 2 News
Many pharmacy professionals say patients have verbally abused them
Pharmacy teams reveal why abuse received from patients has soared during the COVID-19 outbreak
29/05/2020 15 Features
GP surgeries and small care homes can order PPE for free through the DH's new portal
Pharmacies should continue to order personal protective equipment (PPE) from their usual wholesalers, the DH has said as it launches a new ordering...
29/05/2020 5 News
Pharmacy professionals said abuse was chiefly due to patients having to wait longer to be seen
Waiting longer for medicines has been the most common trigger for abuse from patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, a C+D survey of pharmacy...
29/05/2020 6 News
Simon Dukes: Cash injection "should help to ease some of the immediate cashflow pressures"
Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50 million in “advance funding” in recognition of the “cashflow crisis” they are facing due...
28/05/2020 10 News
PSNC: Refund or return scripts with incomplete patient exemption declarations to contractors
The DH and NHSBSA should change their processes around the switching of paper prescriptions during the pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Services...
28/05/2020 2 News
Mark Voce: GPhC will ensure pre-reg online exam is “as robust as it possibly can be”.
The GPhC has said it was already considering moving the pre-registration exam online before the COVID-19 outbreak, but the pandemic “brought forward...
28/05/2020 2 News
C+D spoke to Regan McCahill, president of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, on how COVID-19 has affected pre-reg students
28/05/2020 3 CPD
McKesson: UK "has had some of the more severe social restrictions applied"
Lloydspharmacy’s parent company expects a profit decline across its European business this financial year, partly due to “severe social restrictions...
27/05/2020 3 News