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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...

Funding Money

Wegovy: 'I really hope the NHS crack down on this. I am forever traumatised by what happened'

My symptoms landed me in hospital. I was shaking uncontrollably on the floor shivering cold and blacking out. I couldn’t put any food in my mouth or even sip water because I was so nauseous for the first three days.

Womens health GPhC
EXCLUSIVE

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

Man found dead after pharmacy worker raised alarm over missed methadone

A Stoke-on-Trent man was found dead after a pharmacy staff member raised concerns that he had not collected his methadone prescription. 

People Substance abuse

#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
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Asda pays pharmacists incentive to accept reduced hours

Asda pharmacists will be asked to “work compressed contracted hours” and “fewer days” in new “voluntary” contracts, C+D has learned.

Multiples Supermarkets

Tourist town pharmacy ‘lifestyle business’ sold to first-time buyer

A Scottish pharmacy in a “picturesque” area with a “high influx of visitors” has been acquired by a first-time buyer, a broker has announced.

Businesses Premises

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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Coronavirus News

Flu programme dates announced but pharmacies to source Sanofi alternatives

NHS England (NHSE) has revealed the autumn adult flu vaccination programme start date, while instructing pharmacies to secure alternatives to one unavailable vaccine.  

Flu Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination fees stagnate despite negotiator pleas

Confirmation of the unchanging fees comes as NHS England (NHSE) has asked pharmacies to prepare for the autumn flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes to start in October, or September for pregnant women.  

COVID-19 Vaccination
EXCLUSIVE

Novavax COVID jab delivered by indie pharmacy in UK first

The new private COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Novavax and delivered for the first time in the UK by an independent pharmacy, is almost half the price of the Pfizer jab offered by Boots.

COVID-19 Vaccination
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Wegovy: 'I really hope the NHS crack down on this. I am forever traumatised by what happened'

My symptoms landed me in hospital. I was shaking uncontrollably on the floor shivering cold and blacking out. I couldn’t put any food in my mouth or even sip water because I was so nauseous for the first three days.

Womens health GPhC

'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

Pharmacist-run private clinics to be regulated in Scotland from June 19

The Scottish government has introduced “particularly urgent” legislative amendments to regulate private clinics run by pharmacists or pharmacy technicians.

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Clinical News

Wegovy: 'I really hope the NHS crack down on this. I am forever traumatised by what happened'

My symptoms landed me in hospital. I was shaking uncontrollably on the floor shivering cold and blacking out. I couldn’t put any food in my mouth or even sip water because I was so nauseous for the first three days.

Womens health GPhC

Man found dead after pharmacy worker raised alarm over missed methadone

A Stoke-on-Trent man was found dead after a pharmacy staff member raised concerns that he had not collected his methadone prescription. 

People Substance abuse

#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
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Education News

Trainee prescribers: GPhC to allow ‘virtual supervision’ by DPPs

The pharmacy regulator will allow designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) to virtually supervise trainee prescribing pharmacists “where appropriate” as it tries to ensure there are “enough” supervisors ahead of 2025/26, it has revealed.

GPhC Pre-reg

CCA urges NHSE to publish full list of DPPs amid ‘risk’ to trainee placements

The membership body has warned that a lack of designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) could leave a “significant number of graduates” struggling to find employment.  

Education Pharmacy organisations

NHS rolls out free cancer diagnosis training to Scottish pharmacists

A free online cancer education platform has been rolled out to pharmacists in Scotland, following a “successful launch” across England and Wales, the negotiator has announced.

Malignant disease Education
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Funding News

‘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...

Funding Money
EXCLUSIVE

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
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Politics News

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.

Politics Funding
EXCLUSIVE

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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