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Beth Kennedy: Checking script exemptions is unnecessary bureaucracy during the crisis
In a letter to health minister Matt Hancock, C+D editor Beth Kennedy makes the case for England’s prescription charge to be put on hold during the COVID-19 crisis
01/04/2020 5
One patient smashed a pharmacy window in London after being asked to queue outside
Pharmacy teams reveal escalating levels of abuse from patients during the COVID-19 outbreak
27/03/2020 6
The evidence behind whether face masks can stop viral spread is mixed
Public Health England (PHE) does not recommend the public wear protective face masks, but pharmacy teams can share their effective use with those who ignore that advice
23/03/2020 3
Brierfield Pharmacy, Lancashire was in a deprived area. Credit: © 2020 Google, image capture: May 2019
Almost one in five (18%) of the pharmacies that have closed most recently served patients in the highest areas of deprivation, a C+D investigation reveals
12/03/2020 1
Contractor Graham Phillips says underfunding prevented investment in service development
A pharmacy was forced to close after the funding cuts made it impossible to continue, reflecting the uncertain future of its group
05/03/2020 27
Four items from the Evorel range were out of stock in February 2020
C+D asks manufacturers why hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medicine shortages have become such a problem
27/02/2020 9
Soenaid Anderson presented data on the sensors to Holyrood MSPs
One pharmacist campaigned successfully to make a blood sugar level sensor available to patients with type 1 diabetes on the NHS in Scotland.
27/02/2020 0
The 2020 GP contract, announced earlier this month, has £1.5 billion attached to it. C+D explains what it means for community pharmacy in England
21/02/2020 1

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Pharmacist / Manager
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
To be negotiated + benefits