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Contractors reclaiming their COVID-19 costs by the August 15 deadline must ensure they claim for “everything” that falls under the criteria, a regulatory lawyer has advised.
The government published its proposed overhaul of health and care in England yesterday. Healthcare lawyer Noel Wardle picks out some of the key takeaways for community pharmacy
TePe has launched 100% recyclable packaging for its interdental brushes, as it aims to achieve carbon neutrality with its products and packaging in 2022.
Nigel Clarke is to stand down as chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) next March, as the regulatory body seeks an “inspirational leader” to replace him.
Boots director of healthcare services tells C+D how the multiple aims to be the UK’s “first port of call for non-urgent primary care” as it launches a private digital health suite.
The multiple’s Echo app will now be known as Lloydsdirect by Lloydspharmacy “to reflect how the business has evolved” since joining McKesson in 2019.
It is “vital” that staff and patients continue to wear face masks in pharmacies beyond July 19 when the legal requirement to do so is lifted, the RPS has stressed.
Legally requiring NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 would make the job of navigating the post-pandemic workplace a minefield for pharmacies, says lawyer Benjamin Bull
About a fifth of pharmacies in England are receiving Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) referrals from hospitals, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has announced.
Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill has said that the government is committed to a vision of pharmacy as being “at the heart of primary care”, despite a change in health secretary.
Boots UK's chief executive Seb James has apologised for suggesting primary care workers had “disappeared” during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has pledged to support its members working for Morrisons’ pharmacies following the supermarket chain's agreement to a takeover deal.
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has celebrated its centenary year with a charity walk and a “100 cheers for 100 years” event to raise awareness for mental health.
NHSE&I is planning to commission a further 1,000 pharmacy-led COVID-19 vaccination sites in the run-up to September to help deliver booster jabs, it has said.
People aged 60 and over could have to pay for their prescriptions in England as part of government proposals.
An increase in demand for pharmacy services contributed to a 3.7% rise in Boots UK’s pharmacy sales in the three months to May, parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has said.
A group of Day Lewis pharmacists scooped the C+D COVID Hero Team Award 2020 for running a mile every day in November, collecting for a food bank as they did. Where are they now?
Allevia 120mg (fexofenadine) tablets “are not currently marketed in the UK”, despite the hayfever product switching from POM to GSL at the end of last year, Sanofi has told C+D.
Healthcare professionals, including pharmacy teams, could be offered a booster dose of COVID-19 jab from September, following interim advice from the JCVI.
Thirty-three community pharmacies in Wales have delivered more than 16,000 consultations through independent prescribing (IP) services, CPW has announced.
A new report has found that in the past decade pharmacy workloads in Northern Ireland have increased by almost half as costs rise. South Antrim MLA Pam Cameron wants this to change
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Manx Healthcare has launched a new senna-based product, CenLax 7.5mg tablets 12 Years Plus.
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating news at breakneck speed, C+D presents all the essential information on the topic to help pharmacists manage the crisis
The multiples are getting ready to administer the national flu vaccination from September, with demand expected to rocket.
Pharmacy student and new BPSA president Bella Shah says it’s important that students grab the opportunities that knock at their door
Racist microaggressions are often overlooked, despite occurring frequently. Just because they are small, we shouldn’t ignore them, says locum pharmacist Aisha
The Herefordshire and Worcestershire local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) is “very pleased” one of their local MPs has been appointed as health secretary, it has told C+D.
Community pharmacy contractors in England are on track to claim a £300 engagement fee for the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) GP pathway, C+D has learned.
Former chancellor Sajid Javid has been appointed health secretary after Matt Hancock resigned for breaching social distancing guidelines in an affair with a government aide.
Lloydspharmacy’s turnover in 2019/20 was down on the previous year, which the multiple has “largely” attributed to the reduction in the number of its branches in England.
Pharmacists may be required by law to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawyer Susan Hunneyball explores whether already existent regulations help or hurt the case for the move
PSNC has accepted a revised and “much improved” offer from the UK government on pharmacy's COVID-19 costs, but the sector will have to pay back the £370m advance funding.
There will be limited supplies of dexamethasone (Maxidex®) 0.1% eye drops in a multi-dose container until early August, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has announced.
Thirty medicines are no longer available in Northern Ireland because of rules enforced at the border with the Republic of Ireland following Brexit, the Prime Minister has said.
Boots pharmacist Shabbir Mellick explains how he adapted his multi-C+D Award-winning mental health initiatives during COVID-19 and why they continue to be important
Pharmacies in Wales will start distributing COVID-19 lateral flow testing kits from early July, C+D has learned.
Independent pharmacies across England “fared far better” than those operating under corporate ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic, property brokers Christie & Co have said.
Matt Hancock has said he wants this winter’s COVID booster vaccinations and flu service to be delivered by pharmacy, as “we need GPs to be back in surgeries practising medicine”.
Manufacturer Chiesi has announced the release of additional batches of Clenil Modulite (beclometasone) to meet the increased demand for asthma inhalers.
The Rohto Dry Aid eye drops are formulated to relieve dry eye symptoms and help restore, hydrate and protect the tear film, manufacturer Rohto Pharmaceutical Company has said.
The High Court has upheld an appeal against a GPhC fitness-to-practise (FtP) hearing which concluded that a pharmacist had made “grossly offensive”, but not antisemitic, remarks.
The Phoenix Group – Rowlands’ parent company – is rumoured to be a potential buyer for McKesson’s European business, Bloomberg has reported.
Training company PrimaryHD has set aside £7,275 in bursaries for five black African pharmacy foundation trainees, to help “reduce the GPhC registration assessment attainment gap”.
Well Pharmacy has launched a new click-and-collect service that allows patients to pick up their prescriptions from more than 570 of its branches in England.
Supplies of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine have been reallocated away from London pharmacy-led sites, the chair of Pharmacy London has claimed.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has announced the national pharmacy board election results, including new chairs for England, Wales and Scotland.
PharmOutcomes and Outcomes4Health were both “unavailable” due to a “third-party network outage” until 7am this morning, NHS Digital has told C+D.
The GPhC, PDA and the RPS have criticised a satirical article on the political blogsite Guido Fawkes, which portrays MP and pharmacist Taiwo Owatemi as a drug dealer.
C+D has launched its second annual survey on racism in pharmacies, which aims to find out how attitudes towards race in pharmacy have changed over the past 12 months.
Champix (varenicline), manufactured in 0.5mg and 1mg tablets, is experiencing supply disruption that will last “for several weeks”, Pfizer has told C+D.
Patients with an appointment for a vaccination at a pharmacy or NHS vaccination clinic could be given health checks at the same time from this autumn, NHSE&I has announced.
The employer group behind the pharmacist apprenticeship proposal is seeking to “reassure” the sector, as it prepares a second draft and public consultation.
C+D Awards 2020 Pharmacy Team of the Year winners, the Well Pharmacy PMR and CF implementation team, share how they rolled out a new system just months before a global pandemic hit
The DH may invite representatives from the pharmacy sector to discuss its plans to make COVID vaccines for care home workers mandatory – though nothing has been confirmed yet.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered more widely in those aged under 40 years. But are you up to date on the reconstitution and drawing up technique?
The MHRA has authorised Lupin Healthcare UK to market the first branded generic of Fostair in the UK.