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Pharmacy teams ‘must receive Covid jab as a priority’

Community pharmacy teams must receive the Covid-19 vaccination at the same time as other health professionals, the RPS has said.

Pharmacies go ‘way beyond’ for dementia patients during pandemic

Community pharmacies have exceeded the usual expected level of service for dementia patients during the Covid-19 crisis, a new study suggests.

Pharmacists can alleviate Covid vaccine fears, BBC told

Pharmacists can alleviate people's fears about taking the Covid-19 vaccine, Thorrun Govind told the BBC. 

Pharmacy saves 35k GP consultations a week in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales conduct an average of 15.5 advice consultations a day – a total of 11,000 per day – according to a new audit.

Scottish pharmacy workers get £500 payment from Government

Community pharmacy staff in Scotland are to receive a one-off payment of £500 from the Scottish Government as thanks for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

GPhC: Online registration exam must be sat in person

The GPhC has confirmed that its first online registration assessment will be held in mid-March, with candidates travelling to Pearson VUE test centres.

Efficient needles could make vaccines go further

Dutch needle manufacturer TSK Laboratory is to allow vaccine manufacturers to freely use their patented Low Dead Space technology for administering Covid-19 vaccines. 

RPS president slams Poundland over ’irresponsible’ paracetamol offer

RPS president Sandra Gidley calls Poundland “irresponsible” for its multi-buy offer on paracetamol.

Digital flu vaccine notification service expanded

Pharmacies and GP surgeries using Sonar and EMIS Web can now access a digital flu information resource.

Covid treatment trial to look at inhaled corticosteroid

The inhaled corticosteroid budesonide has been added to Oxford University’s PRINCIPLE trial looking at potential Covid-19 treatments that prevent hospital admission.

Covid test kit distribution pilot in Bradford pharmacies

Details of the pilot and how long it will last are still being worked on, says PSNC.

‘Selected’ pharmacies to offer on-site Covid jabs, NHS confirms

NHS England & improvement has confirmed that “selected” community pharmacies will be invited to take part in England’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Esomeprazole on final list of November concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the final list of concessions for November.

New structures could take on CCG commissioning role

Views sought on options for giving ICSs “a firmer footing in legislation" from April 2022.

PDA urges caution when handling opiate prescriptions

The PDA has called on GP pharmacists to review the way they handle prescriptions for opiates.

NHS ‘reservists’ could work in pharmacies under new measures

Matt Hancock has endorsed a new bill that could see the creation of a permanent ‘NHS reservist system’ placing volunteers in pharmacies.

Scotland to pay pharmacies £12.58 per Covid-19 jab

Pharmacies in Scotland who take part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme will receive £12.58 for every dose of vaccine they administer.

MHRA recalls batches of betahistine dihydrochloride tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of betahistine dihydrochloride tablets.

EEA pharmacy qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Government guidance published for pharmacists who want to practice in the UK after Brexit.

PSNC seeks urgent clarity on Christmas opening

The PSNC is seeking urgent clarity from NHS England & Improvement on the opening requirements for pharmacies over the Christmas period.

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