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Analysis

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.

Kent pharmacies rocked by staffing issues during crisis

Ninety-five per cent of Kent pharmacies experienced problems with staffing levels during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid transmission no longer fastest in north of England

Covid infections doubling every nine days and R number up to 1.56.

Sharp drop in pharmacy safety reports during pandemic

Pharmacies may not be reporting incidents due to Covid-19 work pressures, the NPA has warned.

Rise in the number of children likely to have mental health problems

The number of children who are likely to have experienced a mental disorder in the last three years has risen.

Marked rise in mental health prescribing

The number of people receiving psychopharmaceuticals in England increased between 2015/16 and 2019/20.

60 in 100,000 now infected with Covid across England

Latest REACT report warns current levels of infection in north of England could replicate across the rest of the country in a few weeks' time.

R number falling suggests latest data from REACT-1 coronavirus study

Study indicates R number could have fallen from 1.47  between 20 August to 26 September to around 1.06.

Male suicide rate highest in 20 years

The male suicide rate in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest since 2000, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The role of community pharmacy in social prescribing

Community pharmacists and their teams can play an important role in ensuring that social prescribing delivers the greatest possible value to the NHS by tackling the social determinants of health.

STIs rising in England

There were 468,342 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England in 2019, a 5 per cent increase since 2018.

Study: More patients relying on pharmacies in pandemic

Consumers increasingly turned to pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic for OTC and health advice.

People from deprived areas visit A&E in larger numbers

Nearly twice as many people who went to A&E came from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas

Revealed: Impact of remote GP consultations on pharmacies

Virtual GP consultations are causing a massive spike in pharmacy workload and sparking patient safety concerns, an exclusive survey shows. 

Pharmacy conducts 1m consultations a week but more evidence needed

A report published by the PSNC today shows pharmacies in England carry out one million consultations each week.

Most pharmacies to be loss-making within four years

Three quarters of English pharmacies are on course to be loss-making in four years unless the sector receives an urgent funding boost, a report finds.

PSNC Dukes: ‘We’re not the rolling over committee’

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said the negotiator will be prepared to walk away from any inadequate funding deal proposed by the Government.

Tackle competition over flu jabs, Hancock urged

Hancock should seek to minimise competition between GP practices and community pharmacies over the provision of flu jabs, a Tory MP says. 

PSNC overhaul must be agreed by indies and multiples says NPA

The NPA is calling for a ‘triple lock’ approval process to ensure that any changes to pharmacy representation do not favour one set of contractors.

Webinar: The Wright Review - What next for LPCs

Our speakers and presenters reflected on the main findings, highlighted some of the key themes of the debate so far, looked at what lessons can be learnt from other sectors, and explored the direction of travel and anticipated next steps. 

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