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Independent pharmacies have told C+D that restrictions on purchases and stock shortages make it difficult to reach Alliance’s minimum monthly spend, leading to a £350 surcharge.
The NHS must have “robust plans” in place for this winter, with a need for pharmacy’s role to be “clearly defined”, the RPS has said.
Accounts of racism in the pharmacy raised during C+D’s webinar highlight the urgent need for ways for victims to report racism, says Naimah Callachand
Well plans to remove the non-pharmacist manager position from its stores entirely, with all branches to be managed by pharmacists, it announced yesterday (August 11).
C+D readers can now choose their favourite story of a pharmacy professional going the extra mile for their patients.
The RPS supports “tougher sentences” for those who assault community pharmacy teams, its president Sandra Gidley wrote in a letter to the justice secretary last week (August 7).
Experts from across pharmacy reveal how pharmacy professionals can assist victims of racism in C+D's webinar – catch up in full by listening to the podcast
All community pharmacies in Scotland will this year be able to give out flu vaccinations under a national service, C+D has learned.
Pharmacy broker Christie & Co has registered a 46% increase in pharmacy buyer interest since the UK began easing lockdown after April 27.
Lloydspharmacy’s parent company McKesson has reported a 300% revenue rise for its prescription management app Echo, compared to before the outbreak of COVID-19.
How pharmacists should handle a coroner’s request for information about a death, revealed by Thorrun Govind and James Down
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has urged the government to allow pharmacists in England to make changes to prescriptions if there are medicines shortages.
Representatives from across the sector unpacked how pharmacy professionals can handle racism in the pharmacy in C+D’s racism webinar
The Prime Minister has visited a community pharmacy in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency to hear about pressing matters for pharmacy and its role during COVID-19.
Boots has opened its winter flu jab booking early to meet increased demand, already receiving 80,000 bookings, while Lloyds has seen “thousands” of bookings, the multiples said.
The GPhC restricted the practice of 17 online pharmacies in 2019-20 following concerns including unsafe working practices and their supply of high-risk medicines, C+D has learned.
The CMA and GPhC have warned pharmacies against profiteering during COVID-19, says Susan Hunneyball
This year’s flu vaccination programme has been extended to enable community pharmacies in England to vaccinate care and nursing home residents and staff, it has been announced.
Nice has warned against prescribing a number of “commonly used drug treatments”, including paracetamol and ibuprofen, for chronic primary pain as they have “possible harms”.
Lloydspharmacy is proposing to close a “small number” of community pharmacies following “increasing financial pressures” from factors including COVID-19, the multiple has told C+D.
Suppliers should prepare for the end of the transition period by stockpiling six weeks’ worth of medicines as a “buffer” against “potential disruption”, the government has said.
Now is the time to start a conversation in earnest around racial discrimination faced by many in the sector, says Beth Kennedy
Two-thirds (66%) of community pharmacy staff believe racist colleagues should face disciplinary action, a C+D survey can reveal.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 15 items for July 2020 prescriptions.
The pandemic delivery service has been extended in parts of England affected by local outbreaks of COVID-19, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) has announced.
Pharmacies in England are now able to receive free deliveries from the government’s PPE portal after initially being excluded from the service, it has been announced.
The new service in Scotland for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) and impetigo could help pharmacists get recognised, says Rose Marie Parr
Nearly two-thirds of pharmacy team members have experienced racism from patients in the last six months, a C+D survey can reveal.
Fifty-one per cent of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) pharmacy staff have left or have considered leaving their job due to racial discrimination, a C+D survey has found.
Emollient creams that are used to treat dry skin conditions can “easily dry onto bedding and bandages, making them more flammable”, the MHRA said last week (July 29).
Pharmacy staff are not happy with the awkwardness of personal protective equipment (PPE), despite knowing its importance, says Xrayser
Experiences of racism among pharmacy professionals changes between those from Indian, African and Pakistani backgrounds – C+D explores how
LPCs and pharmacy contractors in England are worried the pandemic delivery service ended with too “short notice” and that the decision has not been well communicated to patients.
56% of pharmacy workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds have suffered racial abuse from a colleague in the last six months, a C+D survey can reveal.
The health secretary has praised community pharmacies for showing “how much more” they can contribute to the health service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A quiet, rural pharmacy in Devon shares how its team has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic so far
Community pharmacies in Scotland provide “advice only” to approximately 2,100 people every hour, a new study has found.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following eight items for July 2020 prescriptions.
Stefano Pessina will be stepping down as chief executive of Boots’ parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance after five years in the post, it was announced this week.
Newly registered pharmacists could qualify as independent prescribers when completing the one-year foundation training expected to replace the pre-reg year in 2021.
The shift to 24-hour online pharmacy exams will help some students during a stressful period, says Chau Nguyen
Three charities have opted to pay pharmacies the full fees for supervised consumption, even if they were forced to pause the serviced due to COVID-19, C+D has learned.
The CCA is working to increase flu vaccination uptake from community pharmacies despite the accompanying challenge of COVID-19
Public Health England (PHE) has told pharmacies to “be alert” after evidence of hospitalisations, seizures and deaths linked to people taking illicit drugs sold as benzodiazepines.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has urged the government to make pharmacy central to its new strategy for tackling obesity.
It is key to ensure BAME team members “feel safe” in the pharmacy, including “getting people to be more mindful, Pharmacy Forum NI chair Sheelin McKeagney has told C+D.
One pharmacy found wholesalers were delivering the wrong medicines and refusing to take returns
The pre-reg year could be replaced by a one-year foundation programme from summer 2021, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) and Health Education England (HEE) have said.
It is recommended that pharmacy staff wear face coverings if social distancing cannot be maintained, Public Health England (PHE) said in updated guidance last week (July 23).
Lloydspharmacy has introduced a weight loss programme designed to reduce rising obesity levels in the UK, the multiple has announced.
The government has expanded the flu jab programme to “ready the NHS” for winter pressures and a potential second peak of COVID-19 by extending eligibility for free vaccinations.
Without locums, the NHS test and trace service could wipe out whole teams in pharmacies that have to stay open, says Laura Buckley
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has approved proposals to increase pharmacy premises fees from £262 to £365, starting from April next year.
C+D spoke to Mikin Patel, lead gastroenterology pharmacist at Imperial College NHS Trust, to learn more about the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease.
A Cheshire-based pre-registration pharmacist has received a letter of commendation for his work during COVID-19 from the Queen’s representative in the county.