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The pharmacy group also rolled out a Parkinson’s specific MUR in 2018
Paydens pharmacy group, which operates more than 100 pharmacies across the south-east of England, has raised over £100,000 for charity Parkinson’s UK, the multiple has announced.
09/09/2020 4 News
Hancock: Pharmacies will have an “important role to play” in the flu vaccination programme rollout
The government wants this year’s flu vaccination programme to be the “biggest in history”, with pharmacies playing an “important role”, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.
13/07/2020 5 News
Malcolm Harrison: Pharmacies "need to innovate" to vaccinate larger numbers of patients
The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) has called for ‘urgent change’ to the 2020/21 flu service following COVID-19, including the supply of PPE to all pharmacy providers.
13/07/2020 4 News
Regulations that allow pharmacies to be supervised remotely by a pharmacist are appropriate, says Rowlands' superintendent pharmacist Margaret MacRury
13/07/2020 16 Views
The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has announced that this year’s first registration assessment will take place on August 11 across three venues.
13/07/2020 0 News
Community pharmacy must fight the systemic racism in the sector instead of staying silent, Mohammed Hussain says
10/07/2020 8 Features
GPhC: Current FtP model is “too often cumbersome, lengthy and inefficient”
FtP processes will only be initiated when “absolutely necessary”, the GPhC has suggested under proposed changes to an “often adversarial, cumbersome and inefficient” model.
10/07/2020 3 News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak should reimburse community pharmacy for the costs incurred due to COVID-19, says National Pharmacy Association (NPA) chair Andrew Lane
10/07/2020 1 Views
The UK’s lockdown measures were blamed for the financial impact on the business
Boots' parent company has put a $1.6 billion (£1.3bn) operating loss primarily down to “deteriorated business conditions” in the UK market, including the impact of COVID-19.
10/07/2020 5 News
77% of respondents said face-to-face contact with a pharmacist is important
Nearly nine in 10 people believe community pharmacies are playing a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic, a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) survey has revealed.
10/07/2020 10 News
How has the pandemic increased the risk of abuse towards elderly people and towards parents by their children?
09/07/2020 0 CPD
The health and beauty giant is cutting 4,000 jobs, or 7% of its overall workforce, to “mitigate the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the business”, it has announced.
09/07/2020 10 News
The Office for National Statistics has reported high levels of anxiety during COVID-19 lockdown
09/07/2020 1 CPD
CMA: The companies colluded to keep the price of life-saving Addison’s disease treatment high
Manufacturers Aspen, Tiofarma and Amilco have been fined a total of £2.3 million by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for colluding to keep a drug price high.
09/07/2020 3 News
The PDA has called on pharmacy employers to report cases of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace, after it was revealed that zero such cases have been flagged by the sector.
08/07/2020 1 News
Pharmacies must have compassionate risk assessments to ensure that employees feel safe to identify risk, says Kemi Gibson
08/07/2020 2 Views
Pharmacists will be able to offer video consultations for common ailments and emergency contraception
Video consultations are being piloted in Welsh community pharmacies this month to help the sector support patients following an “increase in demand for additional services”.
08/07/2020 0 News
The company will also standardise employee terms and conditions across its business
Lloydspharmacy has announced proposed changes, including possible redundancies, to keep the business viable in “a volatile marketplace” and in the face of COVID-19.
07/07/2020 17 News
English pharmacies who bought faulty Cardinal Type IIR face masks from wholesalers will receive free replacements from them, the DH has told C+D.
07/07/2020 0 News
The NHS Pharmacy First service will formally commence on July 29
Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland will begin receiving a base payment of £1,250 a month from October for the provision of the new NHS Pharmacy First scheme.
07/07/2020 1 News
The massive number of fitness to practise (FtP) concerns the GPhC has received are likely to be the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, says lawyer Andrew Andrews
07/07/2020 4 Views
The PSNC is proposing “moving to a verbal consent model” for patient agreement to the flu jab
PSNC is proposing “increased flexibility” for this year’s flu service, including administering vaccines outside consultation rooms and removing the need for written consent.
06/07/2020 2 News
As lockdown continues to ease, Xrayser looks back at the trials and tribulations pharmacy teams have faced during COVID-19 in a virtual pub quiz
06/07/2020 4 Views
Members of the public will have to wear a face covering in pharmacies in Scotland from July 10
As of this week, wearing a face covering will be mandatory for customers in shops in Scotland – including community pharmacies – the Scottish government has announced.
06/07/2020 5 News
The RPS and Pharmacist Support have helplines for pharmacy professionals to call
Reporting racial discrimination in the pharmacy can result in a conversation with your manager or an employment tribunal
03/07/2020 10 Features
The NHS in Scotland should reimburse community pharmacies on the “same payment terms” established by the wholesalers, according to a Health and Sport Committee’s report.
03/07/2020 4 News
Lloydspharmacy has partnered with Deliveroo to deliver a range of OTC medicines and healthcare products to patients, the multiple has announced.
03/07/2020 5 News
GSK expects that demand will “continue to outpace manufacturing capacity” this flu season
COVID-19 has seen demand for flu vaccines rise ahead of the 2020/21 season, with one manufacturer warning it expects demand to keep outpacing how quickly it can make new doses.
03/07/2020 9 News
NPA: Reduction may be linked to an “increased workload and pressures due to COVID-19”
There has been a “marked decrease” in the number of patient safety incidents flagged to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) during the pandemic, the organisation has said.
02/07/2020 3 News
C+D spoke to Dr Mahendra Patel about the risk assessments required to protect BAME pharmacy staff
02/07/2020 3 CPD
The extra funding is to help pharmacies meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This funding for community pharmacy in Northern Ireland is in addition to existing funding and will be available until March 2021, health minister Robin Swann said yesterday.
02/07/2020 2 News
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following nine items for June 2020 prescriptions.
02/07/2020 0 News
Wearing personal protective equipment can increase the risk of heat stress in the pharmacy
02/07/2020 0 CPD
DH: “Currently no confirmed resupply date” for phenelzine sulphate 15mg tablets
The antidepressant phenelzine sulphate (Nardil) in 15mg tablets continue to be unavailable and are not likely to be back in stock until the end of next year, the DH has said.
01/07/2020 0 News
Paying back advanced funding released by the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) to tackle COVID-19 could cause pharmacies in England to close, sector bodies have warned.
01/07/2020 7 News
Mr Williams said the project commemorates pharmacy’s role in the COVID-19 response
Pharmacist Ade Williams has been photographed by Rankin in an NHS England campaign to highlight individuals who have played a critical role in the COVID-19 response.
01/07/2020 1 News
The rescheduling of Epidyolex from Schedule 2 to Schedule 5 will affect dispensing, administration and revenue in pharmacies, says Susan Hunneyball
01/07/2020 0 Views
The £20m brings the total advance funding for English pharmacies to £370m
Community pharmacies in England will receive an additional £20 million in “advance funding” by the beginning of July to aid with COVID-19 cashflow problems, the PSNC has announced.
30/06/2020 4 News
The impact of COVID-19 could encourage permanent legislative change to allow pharmacists to make minor prescription changes, says Dr Toni Hazell
30/06/2020 6 Views
A “small minority” of pharmacies are seeking to profit from the pandemic, the GPhC and CMA said
The GPhC and the CMA have issued a joint warning to pharmacies after receiving reports of some businesses allegedly charging over the odds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
30/06/2020 7 News
Manufacturer Strides Pharma UK’s range of cholecalciferol capsules for treating vitamin D deficiency is available in three strengths.
29/06/2020 0 News
PSNC is “concerned about the higher COVID-19 risks identified for BAME individuals”
NHS England and Improvement has asked community pharmacy contractors to complete COVID-19 risk assessments for BAME employees and other at-risk groups in the next few weeks.
29/06/2020 5 News
Allowing re-registration pharmacists to provisionally join the register without an assessment raises questions about the exam, says Laura Buckley
29/06/2020 2 Views
The Welsh government will be “engaging with key stakeholders, including pharmacies”
Community pharmacies in Wales will be consulted about plans to ask patients to “phone first” before attending A&E this winter, the Welsh Government has said.
29/06/2020 0 News
Pharmacy owners have had to "beg, borrow and steal" personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their teams from COVID-19, say contractors
26/06/2020 6 Features
Scottish pharmacies will be sent emails containing patients' in-depth clinical information to help with remote prescribing, NHS 24 has announced.
26/06/2020 0 News
RPS president Sandra Gidley described the survey’s findings as “shocking”
More than two-thirds of pharmacy workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups haven’t had COVID-19 risk assessments from their employers, according to a survey.
26/06/2020 2 News
Superdrug pharmacies now offer a cream and trial kits for patients with erectile dysfunction
Superdrug is expanding its erectile dysfunction portfolio after demand for services increased by 13% between May and June, it has announced.
25/06/2020 10 News
The report outlined a “COVID-19 recovery roadmap” for the life sciences sector
The role of community pharmacy in primary care must be expanded to help the life science industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical bodies have said in a report.
25/06/2020 9 News
C+D speaks to an expert on how pharmacists can identify patients who have poor asthma control and intervene to reduce the risk of severe symptoms of COVID-19
24/06/2020 0 CPD
The government believes there is ‘currently no risk’ of a second peak of COVID-19 infections, according to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson
24/06/2020 6 News
Dexamethasone identified as the first drug to improve survival rates in certain hospitalised COVID-19 patients
24/06/2020 0 CPD
Community pharmacy's leading role during the COVID-19 pandemic has affirmed its place in society, says contractor Ian Strachan
24/06/2020 3 Views
The data compares the median pay of white and BAME employees
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) published its ethnicity pay gaps for the first time alongside gender pay gap information, with the ethnicity pay gap figure for April at 12%.
24/06/2020 4 News
The salary for provisionally registered pharmacists is based on a 40-hour work week
Lloyds Pharmacy will pay all pharmacists eligible for provisional registration a salary of £38,480, the multiple has confirmed.
24/06/2020 19 News
Claiming the £60,000 NHS life assurance payment shouldn’t be difficult for families of eligible pharmacy professionals, says lawyer Andrea James
23/06/2020 1 Views
Although patients are advised to “consider wearing face coverings” in pharmacies, it is not a requirement, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) said last week (June 1).
23/06/2020 17 News
The pandemic delivery service, which makes pharmacy contractors ensure “shielded” patients can still receive their medicines, is expected to run until July 31, PSNC has said.
23/06/2020 1 News
Well is carrying out risk assessment and ensuring its health messaging is culturally sensitive
Well Pharmacy is making health risk assessments available to its teams to help protect them against COVID-19, it has said.
22/06/2020 2 News
The report recommended that considerable changes be made to PSNC
The CCA, AIMp, RPS and NPA have broadly welcomed the findings of a review of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs).
22/06/2020 3 News

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