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CCA tells LPC members to promote its views on representation

CCA tells its local pharmaceutical committee representatives they are to promote the views of member companies on the Wright review. 

Covid infection rates were falling in early July

REACT-1 study results give snapshot of Covid situation in late June and early July as lockdown started to ease.

PDA asks GPhC if it will examine non-reporting of Covid infections

The PDA writes to the GPhC to ask if it will investigate why no pharmacy employer has reported occupational Covid infections.

Community pharmacy vaccinations on the rise worldwide

Community pharmacy-based vaccinations are rapidly increasing worldwide, with almost twice as many people able to be immunised in a pharmacy compared to four years ago.

LPC reforms may spark power struggle, warns NPA integration lead

Michael Lennox, the NPA's local integration lead, is concerned professor Wright’s reforms could lead to a power struggle. 

GPhC lacks power to pursue pharmacy owners, says PDA

The PDA says it is still concerned the GPhC does not have “adequate powers” to regulate pharmacy owners.

Scottish pharmacists ‘failing to exploit skills’ says report

Scotland’s cross-party health and sport committee has published a damning report of the country’s system of supply and demand for medicines.

Parents happy with pharmacy for childhood vaccinations

Nearly half of parents – 44 per cent – said they would be happy to visit their local pharmacy for vaccination services, a new survey reveals

Four in five prefer a local pharmacy for medicines

Attitudes towards online health consultations are changing, according to a new survey, but local pharmacies continue to enjoy a high level of confidence among patients

PSNC/LPC reforms 'will not give multiples more power'

Professor David Wright says he does not believe his proposals on reforming PSNC and LPCs will give the multiples more power.

Covid-19 deaths continue to decrease

Deaths involving Covid-19 fall to lowest level in eight weeks.

Test & trace: Pharmacy teams 'exempt if PPE worn'

The DHSC says no pharmacy team member needs to isolate for 14 days if they were wearing PPE at the time of Covid-19 contact.  

Covid infections in England stable at around 133,000

New infections still running at around 54,000 a week

Massive leap in GP online consultation capability

Vdeo consultation now available from nearly 100pc of GP practices

PSNC to explore Covid-19 antibody testing in pharmacies

PSNC will explore with NHS England and the government the possibility of pharmacies carrying out Covid-19 antibody testing.

ONS on health workers' Covid-19 risk

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are in the top 20 occupational groups with potentially the highest exposure to coronavirus, says the ONS.

Pharmacies getting 40 delivery requests a day

Community pharmacies are being inundated with requests for deliveries regardless of whether patients are shielding.

Exclusive: 60% of pharmacies running out of masks

Sixty-two per cent of pharmacists report they won’t have enough face masks to last the next seven days.

The month that changed pharmacy

The Covid-19 pandemic has put pharmacies on the frontline like never before. Can this lead to lasting change for the sector?

Echo institutes wait list as online pharmacies benefit from pandemic

The pandemic is giving a boost to online pharmacies; the latest data shows an acceleration in EPS nominations to the market leaders.

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