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As the DH looks towards rolling out hub-and-spoke across community pharmacy, C+D looks back at how the sector’s attitude towards the dispensing model has changed over the years
Negotiations on the 2021/22 pharmacy funding contract in England have begun, but no agreement can be reached without clarity on COVID costs, PSNC has stressed.
Former Boots’ pharmacy director Richard Bradley has left the multiple after 23 years in various roles, he has announced on LinkedIn.
The government hopes to have “a steady state” of 500 pharmacy-led COVID vaccination sites in England, the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has said.
Two pharmacists have worked alongside other healthcare professionals to vaccinate the homeless and undocumented migrants against COVID-19 in central London.
From flu vaccines to travel health services, and now COVID vaccinations, injections are becoming part of the daily routine in community pharmacy. Is your technique up to scratch?
Pharmacy staff should remind patients who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to continue social distancing, says Shilpa Patel
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following seven items for April 2021 prescriptions.
Most community pharmacies in London are yet to receive a GP CPCS referral, with the city “languishing” at the bottom of an NHS GP referrals table, an LPC has claimed.
The Welsh government will work with Community Pharmacy Wales on a potential Welsh Pharmacy Collect model, C+D has learned.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is considering leasing some “floor space” at its headquarters in east London and reinvesting the funds into its products and services.
Xrayser ponders whether CBD remedies have a place in modern pharmacy
Half of the HDA’s wholesaler members have expressed an interest in supplying lateral flow devices for the Pharmacy Collect service, as the DH looks to scale-up testing.
One strength of Bayer’s nifedipine prolonged-release tablets are back in supply in the UK after over a year of many preparations being unavailable, the manufacturer has told C+D.
Somerset LPC tells C+D how it forged bonds with its ICS through years of working with PCNs and CCGs
Ranitidine continues to be out of stock, one year after the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) said some products would be unavailable “until further notice”.
The representation of community pharmacy must become more sophisticated, passionate and courageous if it is to influence the government, says Ian Strachan
Nice has published a new rapid guideline, bringing together all existing recommendations for managing COVID-19 in all care settings
What is the best method to approach pharmacoeconomic calculation questions?
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is engaging with the community pharmacy sector as part of preliminary work that will inform its hub-and-spoke consultation.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has never had to use its “covert surveillance” powers since they were authorised in 2018, it has revealed.
One pharmacy in Cumbria explains in a C+D podcast how it refused to give up its mission to create a COVID-19 vaccine service despite four months of delays
The “extremely sad case” of a patient’s methadone overdose provides pharmacy teams an “opportunity to reflect” on their substance misuse services, a patient safety lead has said.
Avicenna has bought 34 Sheppards Pharmacy branches for an undisclosed sum, retaining all 259 staff, the group has announced.
Private electronic prescription company signatureRx has said it manages thousands of prescriptions per month.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 13 items for April 2021 prescriptions.
Pharmacy2U is “currently not able” to offer rapid lateral flow tests, but it is “working closely” with the NHS to be able to supply them “soon”, it has said on its website.
"Over nine in 10 pharmacies" are now distributing lateral flow device test kits across England as part of the Pharmacy Collect service, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.
Thea Pharmaceuticals is relaunching its successful Thealoz Duo eye drops TV advert to highlight how the product relieves symptoms of dry eye.
A fundraiser started in the name of a pharmacist who died of COVID-19 has raised two thirds of the money needed for a new school in Pakistan in just three days.
Work on a five-year pharmacist apprenticeship scheme, which had already been paused two times, is now “on hold” again due to COVID-19, C+D has learned.
Community pharmacists could achieve more funding through banding together, like junior doctors did in 2016, but without striking, says Reece Samani
The SNP could introduce a new body to source medicines, a pharmacy contraceptive service and legislative changes to let pharmacists vaccinate if it wins the elections next month.
The DH is “delighted” at the level of interest from pharmacies in signing up to the new lateral flow device distribution service, it said, as the early sign-up fee expires soon.
How has the infant mortality rate been affected by COVID-19 and what can pharmacists advise patients about it?
Provisionally registered pharmacists cannot continue to work in this capacity after 9am on April 29 if they learn they did not pass the GPhC exam, the regulator has announced.
The profession’s charity has unveiled a number of wellbeing partnerships, including a new counselling service, to mark 180 years supporting pharmacists.
Pharmacists working in care homes in England and those who visit to provide “close personal care” might have to prove they have had their COVID-19 jab under DH proposals.
Pharmacies in Northern Ireland have reported issues accessing at least three lines since the post-Brexit border agreement was enforced at the start of the year, C+D can reveal.
A yearning for developing more clinical skills led pharmacist Paul Scott-Harris to move from the UK to Canada
Well is offering a paid day off to its provisionally registered pharmacists who are expecting their GPhC registration exam results on April 29, C+D has learned.
UKBPA president Elsy Gomez Campos reveals how she worked her way up in pharmacy after moving to the UK from Cuba in the latest A Coffee With...podcast
NHS England has asked pharmacies in several “priority locations” to register their interest in joining the COVID-19 vaccination service by this Sunday, April 18.
Lloydspharmacy will introduce a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-pharmacy test across its pharmacies “in the next few weeks”, it has told C+D.
A pharmacy in south Wales has a new addition to its automated family: a robot that uses ultraviolet rays to deactivate microbes in the air and on surfaces.
UK pharmacies should maintain stock levels of inhaled budesonide to meet routine use as well as fulfil off-label prescriptions for the treatment of COVID-19, NHSE&I has said.
One contractor ran the equivalent of five marathons over a month to buy PPE for care homes
The NHS Wales Video Consulting Service has been rolled out to pharmacies in the country, but less than 140 out of the eligible 713 have completed the training so far.
Bricks-and-mortar pharmacies should ensure they respond to patients’ needs, as rumours suggest Pharmacy2U is looking at “strategic options” for the business, a broker has said.
There are “ongoing” FtP cases, the GPhC has said in response to an inquest into the death by “excess consumption of codeine” of a former healthcare professional.
A pharmacy lateral flow device distribution service has been launched in England. C+D unpacks what the Pharmacy Collect service entails.
Data suggests there is a higher risk of extremely rare blood clots following the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
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The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHS CFA) is reviewing “some possible threats and vulnerabilities within the pandemic delivery service”, it has told C+D.
Some customers may be concerned that getting the vaccine will invalidate their fast during Ramadan – what advice can you give them?
A man who damaged items and a Perspex COVID screen in a Well pharmacy on two separate occasions last year has pleaded guilty to the offences.
From bespoke delivery services to running a food distribution hub from the consultation room, meet the pharmacy teams who became COVID heroes during the pandemic