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The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 18 items for January 2021 prescriptions.
Fferyllfa H L Taylor Pharmacy in Llanbedrog, north-west Wales, is the first to have started administering COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, as part of a pilot.
Domestic abuse victims will be able to use a coded message to discreetly alert pharmacy staff that they need help as part of a new government-backed scheme.
Pharmacies in Merton, south-west London, will receive £14 per COVID-19 swab test given to key workers – and a further £10 for a “public health intervention” – as part of a pilot.
Nice has published a rapid guideline to identify, assess and manage the long-term effects of COVID-19, often described as ‘long COVID’
The government must rethink its “incomprehensible” decision to limit the number of pharmacies that can administer COVID-19 vaccines, says Phoenix UK’s Steve Anderson
Boots, Superdrug and four independent pharmacies are the first six of “hundreds” of community pharmacies in England that will start administering COVID-19 vaccinations from today.
The Labour party is calling on the government to commission England's community pharmacies to help deliver a 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination programme by the end of February.
Contractors hoping their pharmacies would become designated COVID-19 vaccination sites have told C+D of the “disheartening” experience of being rejected from the service.
Boots will open its first COVID-19 vaccination site in its Halifax branch later this week, with aims to begin vaccinations “before Friday”, the multiple has announced.
A C+D petition demanding that NHSE&I removes the red tape preventing the majority of pharmacy teams from offering COVID-19 vaccinations has amassed more than 3,000 signatures.
Pharmacies will play a “particularly important role” at a later stage of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, health secretary Matt Hancock has suggested.
Two pharmacies reveal the details of the hard work behind the creation of their COVID-19 vaccination sites, which can start seeing patients from today
Pharmacies are “integral parts of local communities”, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has said, as it outlines its COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan.
More community pharmacies will be involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination service “in due course”, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has said.
Provisionally-registered pharmacists must not act as responsible pharmacists (RPs) for the pharmacy-led COVID-19 vaccination sites, the GPhC has stipulated.
Representatives from across pharmacy have asked the government to mobilise more of the sector to vaccinate in the fight against COVID-19
Boots' parent company has assured C+D that no pharmacy roles will be included in its plans to reduce the workforce by 6,500, or 11% in the UK.
Knights Pharmacy and M W Phillips Chemists have confirmed to C+D that they are among the 200 pharmacy-led sites to begin COVID-19 vaccinations from next week.
Boots’ parent company, Walgreen Boots Alliance, has attributed a 11.5% profit drop in the UK to “COVID-19 related impacts”.
Here’s what pharmacists and their teams need to know following the reclassification of Allevia 120mg (fexofenadine)
Boots' parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has sold the majority share of its wholesaling arm Alliance to healthcare company AmerisourceBergen for £4.7 billion ($6.5bn).
C+D has launched a petition urging NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) to let more pharmacy teams across England pitch in with national COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
In an open letter to NHS chief Simon Stevens, C+D editor Beth Kennedy says that pharmacies shouldn’t have to jump through unnecessary hoops to join the COVID-19 vaccination effort
Pharmacy2U will use 50 Morrisons supermarket car parks to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, C+D has learned.
A hospital pharmacist describes how a little research allayed his apprehension about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
The Welsh government has announced a service specification for the administration of COVID-19 in community pharmacies in Wales, setting the remuneration at “£12.58 per vaccine”.
The sector is “ready, willing and able” to help deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to patients across the country, but pharmacists are concerned by their overall lack of involvement.
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has pledged to resolve an issue faced by pharmacists applying to sign up to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.
A C+D Awards winner, a dispensing technician and a CCG medicines management lead have all been recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list.
After receiving the first of his COVID-19 jabs, Xrayser ponders why pharmacy teams haven't been at the top of the NHS's list to receive their vaccinations
Pharmacies approved to deliver the local enhanced service (LES) COVID-19 vaccination programme will begin administering vaccines "from next week", NHS England has said.
After an unforgettable year, pharmacy teams must recognise the positive impact of their work, says Laura Buckley
With 2020 almost over, C+D spoke to two leading voices in community pharmacy to find out what they considered the biggest highs and lows for the sector over the past 12 months.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 17 items for December 2020 prescriptions.
The first COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered across the UK but finding a treatment for those who contract the virus remains paramount
As 2020 comes to an end, we look back at the top stories from a year that was dominated by COVID-19 and its impact on community pharmacy – both teams and patients.
Mounting workload and staffing issues left Xrayser struggling to keep his head above water during the COVID-19 pandemic
Welsh community pharmacies have administered over 73,000 flu jabs since the start of the 2020/21 vaccination programme, already topping last year’s total by 15%, C+D has learnt.
Pharmacies in Dudley have this week started offering free COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic residents as part of a national pilot scheme.
Avicenna is training pharmacy technicians in its own branches and member pharmacies to offer vaccinations and has filed interest in delivering COVID-19 vaccines, C+D has learnt.
Independent prescribing (IP) community pharmacists in Kent last week became among the first in England to help in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination programme, C+D has learnt.
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The RPS has sought assurances that the price of bipolar drug Priadel will not soar again once the five-year agreement between the government and the manufacturer expires.
“Interim measures” could help foundation year pharmacists “move quickly into prescribing” after they qualify in 2022, the GPhC has told C+D.
Former pharmacy minister Steve Brine says the intervention of chancellor Rishi Sunak in pharmacy’s funding struggle could make a “world of difference”
A campaign calling on the government to waive the need for English pharmacies to repay the £370 million in advance COVID-19 funding has gained nearly 40,000 signatures.
A Conservative MP has presented a petition in parliament to stop the closure of a pharmacy in the village of Binley Woods, Warwickshire after it lost its LPS contract.
The number of antidepressants prescribed in the first seven months of the pandemic rose by almost 5% compared to the same period last year, NHSBSA has found.
Pharmacist expertise is crucial if the UK is to deliver tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccines, says lawyer Susan Hunneyball
Manufacturer Sanofi has launched BuscoMint Peppermint Oil 0.2ml capsules for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Almost half of contractors in England fear it is “likely” they will be forced to close their pharmacy “within a year” due to financial pressures, an APPG survey has found.
Applications to register temporary pharmacy premises from which COVID-19 vaccines will be administered are likely to be prioritised by the GPhC, the regulator has said.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 22 items for December 2020 prescriptions.
Welsh pharmacies are “exhausted” after weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, despite being better prepared for the second wave, and are looking for more funding, insiders reveal