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‘Soul destroying’: C+D survey reveals contractors in crisis mode

Pharmacy owners are crushed by work as C+D’s annual Salary Survey reveals that more than four in ten contractors want out of the profession

Businesses People

‘Financially inequitable’: NHSE switches off 111 referrals to DSPs

Community Pharmacy England (CPE) has branded an NHSE move to turn off online 111 referrals for consultations to distance selling pharmacies (DSPs) without notice as “totally unacceptable”.  

Businesses Services

Coroner: Vitamin D packs should outline ‘serious risks’ after overdose death

A coroner has raised concerns over vitamin D packaging after an 89-year-old man died from “vitamin D toxicity”, among other causes. 

Vitamins People

‘A lot of failures’: Less than 40% of Pharmacy First consultations secure fee

An Avicenna poll has revealed that pharmacies in the group are experiencing long Pharmacy First consultations, most of which do not reach the gateway criteria for payment.

Services Common Conditions

Pharmacies to ‘supplement’ childhood vaccination drive but GPs preferred

Pharmacies are just “an option” for integrated care boards (ICBs) looking to increase uptake of childhood vaccines because parents are “more comfortable” getting their children jabbed at GP practices, government officials have said.  

Vaccination Services
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C+D Awards 2024 are now open for entries - with a heroic new category

The C+D Awards are back for 2024 and are now open for entries – with a new category to nominate your Unsung Heroes.

CD Awards Businesses

‘No realistic prospect’ of proper payout in Lloydspharmacy redundancy row

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has warned that there is “no realistic prospect” of a decent payout for former Lloydspharmacy employees who worked in Sainsbury's stores, even if they were to win their ongoing redundancy dispute in court. 

Lloydspharmacy Money

Long-awaited NHSE pharmacy economic review to begin in March

A healthcare data company and consultancy will jointly run the NHSE-commissioned economic review of the pharmacy sector, it has been revealed.

Funding Commissioning bodies

Pharmacy domestic abuse disclosures rise by 32% in a year

Pharmacists have helped almost 200 patients to get support for domestic abuse since 2021, the government has revealed.  

People Services
EXCLUSIVE

Average salary of non-manager pharmacists sees dramatic uplift

The average salary for non-manager community pharmacists has dramatically increased after seeing a dip in 2021, new C+D data has revealed.

Businesses Money

Man ‘smashed up pharmacy’ after being refused antibiotics

A pharmacy is fighting for security guard funding after a man caused £5,000 worth of damage and hit a member of the public when he was denied antibiotics without a prescription. 

Crime People

GPhC proposes new three-tier system to register overseas pharmacists

Pharmacists trained in “similar” countries like Australia, New Zealand and Ireland could register after 3-4 months, according to new proposals from the GPhC.

GPhC Education
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