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Superdrug has sought to protect its pharmacy locums from COVID-19 as well as its employees, an executive said in a C+D podcast
03/09/2020 1 Features
Locums should be able to offer the services patients need, the multiples said
Locum pharmacists who are accredited to administer flu jabs will be “prioritised” for shifts over those who are not this winter, Lloydspharmacy and Well have said.
03/09/2020 14 News
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following four items for August 2020 prescriptions.
03/09/2020 0 News
A pharmacy worker who was “mocked” by younger members of her team has been awarded £15,000 by an employment tribunal after winning her claim for age and disability discrimination.
03/09/2020 3 News
Patients ordering their NHS prescriptions online with Superdrug will have access to a multiple medication pouching service, the multiple has announced.
02/09/2020 13 News
Universities are being “as flexible as possible” in helping pharmacy students secure a place following the A-levels algorithm controversy, the Pharmacy Schools Council has said.
02/09/2020 4 News
Commissioners could understand which health needs to prioritise by surveying pharmacy teams
National and local commissioners should “take proactive steps” to ensure the public and other healthcare providers understand the value of community pharmacy, Nice has said.
02/09/2020 6 News
Removing pharmacists from dispensaries to supervise remotely feels like a recipe for patient safety disasters, says Laura Buckley
02/09/2020 1 Views
What implications will the recent lithium drug safety update have for patients currently prescribed lithium?
01/09/2020 0 CPD
C+D has revealed the full shortlist for its thirteenth annual awards, taking place in London on December 14.
01/09/2020 0 News
PSNC is “pushing hard for an uplift to funding”
Remuneration for this year’s community pharmacy flu vaccination service has yet to be confirmed - despite the programme launching today, PSNC has said.
01/09/2020 9 News
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 16 items for August 2020 prescriptions.
01/09/2020 0 News
The extension only applies to those on the shielded patients list
The pandemic delivery service has temporarily been extended further in parts of England that are under local lockdown, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) has announced.
01/09/2020 2 News
As honorary consul for India, Raj Aggarwal promotes trade with Wales
A pharmacist received the title of honorary captain in the navy after helping a ship celebrate a Hindu festival with coloured lights
28/08/2020 0 Features
Pharmacies that have had a “standards not all met” inspection outcome are now able to be re-inspected by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the regulator has said.
28/08/2020 3 News
Pharmacies will receive a payment of £36 per point-of-care testing performed
A community pharmacy hepatitis C service will launch in September after it was postponed due to COVID-19, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has announced.
28/08/2020 1 News
GPhC: Employers should use their “judgement” in deciding when to report COVID-19 cases.
Pharmacy contractors must “keep up-to-date” and follow health and safety guidance when it comes to reporting COVID-19 cases, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has said.
28/08/2020 2 News
The Pharmacy Show 2020 has been postponed until October next year, its organiser has said.
27/08/2020 1 News
Well’s latest branch to open is located within a WHSmith store at Heathrow Airport in west London, offering patients the opportunity to buy pharmacy-only medicines ahead of travel.
27/08/2020 7 News
In the first of two follow-up podcasts since C+D’s anti-racism webinar, we spoke to Alima Batchelor and Mohammad Hussain to address further questions from the audience
27/08/2020 0 Features
The funding model should be changed to reimburse pharmacies for “supporting patients” to self-manage conditions, rather than incentivising dispensing volume, the PDA has said.
27/08/2020 2 News
The UK government is “working closely” to ensure access to medicines
It will be “challenging” for manufacturers and suppliers to increase their stock of medicines by the end of the Brexit transition period, the Scottish government has said.
27/08/2020 0 News
The term “chemist” is outdated and doesn’t describe what modern pharmacy teams do, so the word should be removed and C+D’s name changed, says David Reissner
27/08/2020 5 Views
What do pharmacy teams need to know about the appropriate use of stimulant laxatives in light of the recent drug safety update restricting sales of these medicines?
27/08/2020 0 CPD
Colne Health Centre Pharmacy in Lancashire, which is part-owned by Rowlands, will close on August 28, after discussions with the NHS failed to result in a rent reduction.
26/08/2020 24 News
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has redesigned the cap of its Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 100g gel (2.32%) to allow patients to open it in one click.
26/08/2020 0 News
Community pharmacies in Scotland that participate in this year’s flu vaccination programme will receive a one-off payment of £250, the Scottish government has announced.
26/08/2020 2 News
Community pharmacy was behind GP surgeries in reacting to COVID-19, says the GP Pharmacist
25/08/2020 36 Views
Community pharmacists do not need to wear gloves and aprons when they administer flu jabs and other vaccinations, according to updated guidance by the UK public health bodies.
25/08/2020 9 News
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that independent bricks-and-mortar pharmacies must learn and adapt digitally to beat distance-selling says Numark’s Jeremy Meader
25/08/2020 3 Views
Guidance was published in 2018 that changed the way OTC medicines are prescribed
The NHS has saved £32 million since scrapping over-the-counter (OTC) medicines from the prescription list in 2018, according to a Conservative peer.
25/08/2020 7 News
A pilot showed “the potential for community pharmacy” to offer the service to healthcare staff
Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland will be able to give free NHS flu jabs to healthcare professionals, including pharmacy staff, as part of a new service launching this year.
24/08/2020 0 News
Community pharmacy has largely come out in favour of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s (PSNC) calls for contractors to stop providing unfunded free services.
24/08/2020 7 News
Simon Dukes: "Simply not possible" for many pharmacies to offer services for free
Community pharmacies should stop offering services that “fall clearly outside” their contractual obligations for free, the PSNC has said.
21/08/2020 37 News
Naina Chotai, NAWP’s 48th president, will "work tirelessly to raise the profile of women pharmacists"
The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) has elected Naina Chotai as its 48th president.
21/08/2020 15 News
Essential Pharma will ensure “sufficient supply” of Priadel 200mg and 400mg until April 2021
Manufacturer Essential Pharma has made the "difficult decision" to discontinue its Priadel (lithium carbonate) 200mg and 400mg prolonged-release tablets from April 2021.
21/08/2020 5 News
A succession plan will be announced in the coming weeks, Lloydspharmacy said
Professor Steve Howard, LLloydspharmacy's superintendent pharmacist and clinical standards director at McKesson UK, will retire on December 31 after 35 years with the company.
21/08/2020 11 News
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 25 items for August 2020 prescriptions.
21/08/2020 0 News
Medication prescribed through Lloyds' Online Doctor can be collected from a Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy’s Online Doctor has reported a 126% increase in the number of STI tests it dispensed between March and June 2020, compared to the same period last year.
20/08/2020 10 News
NPA: “Significant change needs a significant and unequivocal mandate”
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has called for a “triple lock” approval process on reforms to pharmacy representation to ensure proposed changes work for all contractors.
20/08/2020 1 News
C+D spoke to allergy expert, Dr Elizabeth Angier, on the importance of improving allergy care in community pharmacy
20/08/2020 0 CPD
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer have merged the parts of their companies selling retail and over-the-counter products into one business.
19/08/2020 0 News
Pharmacies can order the cards from Primary Care Support England from September 1, PSNC said
English pharmacies have been asked to “source and supply” steroid emergency cards, to offer them as replacements to patients who have lost or damaged theirs.
19/08/2020 6 News
A drop in prescriptions could render pharmacies “unviable”, one contractor said
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a concerning drop in footfall and dispensing volume, contractors and the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) have warned.
19/08/2020 13 News
The programme is for the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists
The new interim foundation pharmacist programme (IFPP) is now open for registrations for pre-regs, Health Education England (HEE) has announced.
18/08/2020 3 News
The MHRA has introduced new restrictions on over the counter sales of stimulant laxatives in a bid to reduce misuse of the products, including for weight loss purposes.
18/08/2020 12 News
DH: We must “learn the right lessons” from COVID-19 crisis
Public Health England (PHE) will be scrapped and replaced by a pandemic-specific body known as the National Institute for Health Protection, according to The Telegraph newspaper.
17/08/2020 2 News
There could be more than 1,000 claims from the first month of the CPCS that were not submitted in time for contractors to receive the service payment, C+D has learned.
17/08/2020 1 News
Community pharmacies in England that signed up to provide the CPCS were paid an average of just under £48 a month for offering the service in its first six months.
14/08/2020 32 News
Written evidence has been submitted to the APPG inquiry on COVID-19
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has submitted evidence to the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for COVID-19, highlighting pharmacy's role in the pandemic.
14/08/2020 5 News
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.
13/08/2020 21 News
Can you differentiate between different gastrointestinal infections presenting in the pharmacy?
13/08/2020 0 CPD
RPS: Government should confirm that pharmacy teams will have access to appropriate PPE
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.
13/08/2020 4 News
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
13/08/2020 0 Views
Well is aiming for its all its branches to be managed by pharmacists where possible
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).
12/08/2020 202 News
C+D readers can now choose their favourite story of a pharmacy professional going the extra mile for their patients.
12/08/2020 2 News
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).
11/08/2020 2 News
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
11/08/2020 3 Features
The Coronavirus Act 2020 grants temporary powers to healthcare professionals to give vaccines
All community pharmacies in Scotland will this year be able to give out flu vaccinations under a national service, C+D has learned.
11/08/2020 0 News