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Many pharmacy professionals say patients have verbally abused them
The deluge of demand for healthcare items following the outbreak of COVID-19 has loaded unprecedented pressure on community pharmacies. The impact of...
29/05/2020 13
Ajay Berry says his team handled what felt like "three Christmases" worth of patient demand
Medicine shortages are a longstanding problem in pharmacy - and it’s an issue that’s only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Paracetamol had...
21/05/2020 7
Pharmacy teams have been shorter on time over the last couple of months than ever before, battling through a tide of demand for medicines during the...
21/05/2020 0
Hitesh Tailor owns The Village Pharmacy in Harlington, west London
A surge in demand for prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic has put other daily tasks in the pharmacy, including clinical services, on hold...
15/05/2020 14
The recent deluge of scripts, up to triple the usual volume, has pushed some pharmacies to breaking point during COVID-19. Some have had to buy so...
07/05/2020 5
Antibody tests are not currently recommended for use in the community by Public Health England
One Saturday in April, a pharmacist in south London was arrested under the Fraud Act 2006. Officers from the National Crime Agency seized around £20,...
06/05/2020 3
Shropshire LPC says many pharmacies are at "breaking point"
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant pressures to community pharmacy, with patients rushing to stock up on over-the-counter medicines and...
01/05/2020 3
C+D's letter highlights the ramifications of failing to recognise pharmacists
C+D has written a letter for pharmacy professionals to send to their local MP requesting they raise in parliament how pharmacy teams have not been...
29/04/2020 2
Dear Mr Hancock, I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to discuss your announcement on Monday (April 27) that a £60,000 life assurance...
29/04/2020 9
The use of volunteers to deliver medicines has sparked debate across pharmacy
Community pharmacies have been handling a massive increase in demand for medicines deliveries as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 22, the...
24/04/2020 4