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C+D Awards 2021: Paydens scoops two trophies and your Above and Beyond winner revealed

Paydens Pharmacy was recognised in two categories at the C+D Awards 2021, while Shoaib Hussain received the most votes from C+D readers to be crowned the Above and Beyond winner.

General Business People

Revealed: Locations of the 60 Well pharmacies offering COVID booster jabs

Well Pharmacy has confirmed the locations of the 60 branches where patients will be able to get their COVID-19 booster jab.

Premises Services

Revealed: The most commonly dispensed medicines under SSPs over 18 months

A C+D investigation can reveal the medicines that were most commonly dispensed as alternatives to drugs in short supply between October 2019 and April 2021.


Revealed: BAME staff face high levels of racism from patients

The majority of pharmacy workers from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background have experienced racial abuse from patients in the past six months, a C+D survey has revealed.

Politics Money

Freestyle Libre and Apo-Go among first NI post-Brexit supply issues

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland have reported issues accessing at least three lines since the post-Brexit border agreement was enforced at the start of the year, C+D can reveal.


Contractors ‘potentially’ missed out on £34k in CPCS fees in 5 months

Contractors “potentially” left more than £34,000 in CPCS fees unclaimed for transactions that had taken place in the initial months of the service.

Services Funding

PSNC to NHS: Up local funding and incentivise GPs to help CPCS rollout

Introducing incentives in the GP contract could potentially increase GP practices’ engagement with the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), PSNC has told C+D.

Services Commissioning bodies

Pharmacy sector cashes just over £6m in first year of CPCS referrals

More than £6 million was paid to pharmacy owners who were signed up to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) in 2019-2020, C+D can reveal.

Services Politics

Revealed: The top 10 areas for CPCS consultation claims in 2019/20

A C+D investigation has revealed which areas submitted the most Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) claims in the first 12 months of the service.

Services Funding

Revealed: 43% of locums found it harder to get shifts in 2020

More than two in five locum pharmacists found it more difficult to find work in 2020 compared to 2019, the C+D Salary Survey 2020 has revealed.

Locums Money

Revealed: The average locum pharmacist pay rate across the UK in 2020

The average hourly locum pharmacist pay rate across the UK rose by 35p last year, making it the highest since 2012, according to the C+D Salary Survey 2020.

Locums Money

BAME pharmacists remain over-represented in FtP concerns, data shows

GPhC data has shown that ethnic minorities continue to be over-represented in fitness-to-practise reports, C+D has learned.

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