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Pharmacists who work in care homes, even on a part-time basis, will be required to have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination under plans announced today (June 16).
Prices of sertraline have now “halved and stabilised”, the BGMA has told C+D, as NHS BSA data shows how prices increased by 307% in just a year.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is urging patients to return a batch of Zentiva co-codamol effervescent tablets due to safety concerns.
From questions around painkiller habits, to recommending alternative treatment options, C+D asks two pharmacists how best to help patients manage chronic primary pain
The Innova COVID-19 tests have been rigorously assessed for use in the UK and are available via the Pharmacy Collect service. So why has the FDA advised US citizens to bin them?
High levels of interest, size and location are some of the factors determining a pharmacy’s sale price, a pharmacy broker has told C+D.
Community pharmacist Nigel Dugmore and Scotland’s former chief pharmacist Rose Marie Parr have been recognised for their services to healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Lloydspharmacy is hoping to offer free type 2 diabetes tests this week to “at least” 3,000 people, it has announced.
Janice Perkins will stand down as Well Pharmacy’s superintendent this month, handing over the role to her deputy Ifti Khan, the multiple has announced today (June 14).
Northern Ireland’s Medicines Optimisation and Innovation Centre shares what it has learned from pharmacists during the first two months of offering COVID-19 vaccinations
Community pharmacy-led COVID-19 vaccination sites and primary care networks (PCNs) across England will receive a £20m cash injection to boost their vaccination efforts.
Serious shortage protocols (SSPs) are “beneficial” for managing medicine shortages and saving time, a Department of Health and Social Care (DH) review of the policy has concluded.
Do you struggle with understanding the GPhC framework and how to apply it effectively to your upcoming registration exam?
A mail-order pharmacy model may be handy for patients, but it might spell the end of community pharmacy without adequately replacing the care they provide, cautions Leyla Hannbeck
A coroner has called for greater communication between local healthcare providers and for all pharmacies to be involved in medication safety plans for mental health patients.
What has been updated in the recent guidelines issued by the Resuscitation Council UK for basic life support?
Around 13,000 patients were referred from GP practices to community pharmacies over a seven-month period, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) data has shown.
MHRA officers in the UK have seized over three million illegal medicines and medical devices worth more than £9 million and closed 43 websites as part of a global police operation.
Manufacturer Chiesi has decided to discontinue Vertab® SR 240mg tablets in the UK, it announced yesterday (June 8).
The founder of The Locum App, winner of Online Initiative of the Year at the C+D Awards 2020, talks about why he started the business and how it's grown since 2016
Entries for the C+D Awards 2021 open today (June 9) and winners will be announced at the in-person ceremony at the O2 Intercontinental in London on Friday, November 19.
The University of Nottingham has recorded the highest first-attempt pass rate in the March registration exam sitting, the GPhC's first ever online assessment.
The GPhC needs more feedback from those who sat the online exam before making “final decisions” on the format of future exams, its director of education and standards has told C+D.
The freehold of fifteen Sheppards Pharmacy branches is to be sold via auction, two months after independent support group Avicenna acquired the chain.
The PDA has called on community pharmacy employers to commit to improving sector working conditions, after a report highlighted recruitment and retention issues.
The profession’s charity Pharmacist Support is looking to appoint four trustees to its board as part of a push towards greater diversity of experiences in its leadership.
The myth that GPs shut during the COVID-19 pandemic only serves to widen the divide between surgeries and pharmacies – and the NHS isn’t helping, says the GP Pharmacist
Pharmacy2U is partnering with Royal Mail to offer same-day deliveries of some medication and healthcare products, following a surge in demand for deliveries during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccination minister has paid special thanks to more than 500 community pharmacies that have administered more than five million vaccinations in England.
Prescribers can specify a particular generic manufacturer for EPS reimbursement purposes, EMIS has told C+D, avoiding pharmacies losing out fulfilling more expensive prescriptions.
I instantly regret sharing my religion with those I work with. That’s why when I walk into the pharmacy, I leave parts of who I am at the door, says The Dispenser
A lateral flow device distribution service for community pharmacies will launch across Scotland on June 7, the Scottish government has announced.
A survey by the Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group (CPWDG) has shed light on the struggles faced by employers with retaining pharmacy staff and unfilled positions.
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The future of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS) is under consideration, following the collapse of the scheme’s funding provider, Greensill Capital.
What action should you take if a patient presents in the pharmacy with a medical emergency?
The MHRA has approved the application to reclassify Nasacort Allergy 55 micrograms/dose nasal spray from a pharmacy (P) medicine to general sales list (GSL) item.
GPhC guidance tolerating the supply of dispensed items in an emergency when the responsible pharmacist is away will not “survive” the pandemic, CEO Duncan Rudkin has told C+D.
Boots' parent company has today completed the majority share sale of its wholesaling arm Alliance Healthcare to AmerisourceBergen for £4.43 billion ($6.275bn) in cash.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating an anticipated merger between AstraZeneca and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, it announced last week (May 25).
Community pharmacist Thorrun Govind shares her advice on how to use social media in a positive way to promote pharmacy services
Improving the exam-booking experience and sending out more regular updates are some of the lessons the GPhC says it has learned from its first-ever online exam.
Well Pharmacy’s operations director Nigel Swift will leave the multiple next week to join the Phoenix Group as assistant CEO UK.
How can 3D printing improve medicines adherence and improve drug efficiency for patients with complex chronic conditions?
Rowlands pharmacy managing director Mark Bather is to stand down after two-and-a-half years in the post, parent company Phoenix UK announced today (June 1).
Hemant Patel has retired from his post as NEL LPC secretary after more than 25 years following a "long period of illness and reaching his retirement age", the LPC has confirmed.
The RPS is taking part in a collective social media blackout this weekend to challenge racism, harassment and abuse online.
Proposals for a pharmacist apprenticeship may have been kicked into the long grass for now, but pharmacists’ concerns will have to be addressed if they come back, says Toni Hazell
Pharmacies in England provide as many as 58 million free consultations a year, according to a sector audit from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).
The GPhC revalidation changes have been extended – so what does this mean for your 2021 submission?
The PPV23 vaccine will be supplied centrally for the national immunisation programme from next month to manage the impact of “intermittent supply issues”, the UK governments said.
Knights Pharmacy superintendent Pete Horrocks was personally invited to attend a thank-you reception for NHS staff this week, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
New MHRA guidance about prescribing levothyroxine could leave contractors with the choice of being “out of pocket” or face telling prescribers to re-issue scripts, pharmacists say.
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has increased the number of independent prescribing training places for community pharmacists from 50 to 60, C+D has learned.
Two patient group directions (PGDs) to support the treatment of shingles and skin infections will be added to the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service next month.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will introduce a more “risk-based and proportionate routine inspection programme” later in the year, it has said on its website.
The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) pharmacists reported to be working for PCNs was 1,929 as of March 2021, experimental data from NHS Digital has shown.
Laura Buckley has a lot of questions that need to be answered about the hub-and-spoke dispensing model. Will it mean patients will lose that connection to local pharmacists?