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Repaglinide back in stock but Voriconazole supplies delayed

The PSNC has reported that Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets are back in stock.

Pharmacy Magazine: In Conversation With - Victoria Steele

In this episode of our In Conversation With podcast Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas talks to Victoria Steele, six months into her role as LloydsPharmacy’s first female superintendent pharmacist, about how the company is looking after the mental health of its pharmacy teams in the wake of the pandemic, the rapid growth of its Echo prescription delivery service and the unacceptable side of social media in a frank and wide-ranging interview.

NPA launches mental health initiative to mark centenary

The NPA has joined forces with charities to create awareness of mental health services provided by pharmacies.

Sigma starts providing lateral flow tests to pharmacies

Community pharmacies can now order lateral flow tests from Sigma Pharmaceuticals to use as part of the Pharmacy Collect service.

Record number of urgent cancer check referrals in March

Over 230,000 people with suspected cancer were seen as the NHS began to recover after a winter surge in Covid cases.

MS charities 'disappointed' by NICE decision on new drug

Multiple sclerosis charities have expressed their disappointment at NICE’s decision not to recommend ozanimod for patients in England and Wales. 

Diabetes diagnoses double in 15 years

Cases of diabetes diagnoses have doubled in the last 15 years, according to charity Diabetes UK. 

RPS wants legal restrictions on CDs in research removed

The RPS has called for legal restrictions on the use of controlled drugs in research to be removed. 

Hayfever affects almost double estimated number of sufferers

The number of people suffering with hayfever is almost double the amount that was previously estimated, Allergy UK has said. 

Calorie labelling to be introduced on restaurant menus

Large restaurant businesses with over 250 employees in England to display the calorie information of non-prepacked food and soft drinks.

Scottish provregs get NHS funding to resit exam

Provisionally registered pharmacists in Scotland who failed the March registration assessment are to receive financial support from the NHS to resit. 

Independent pharmacies highlighted as awards return

The Independent Pharmacy Awards return in October to highlight how independents meet the needs of their patients.

Queen's speech: Pharmacy bodies call for clarity

Community pharmacy’s representative bodies are demanding greater clarity on the Health and Care Bill set out in today’s speech.

Boots launches £65 home PCR test for holidaymakers

Boots UK has launched a £65 home-use PCR coronavirus test aimed at those looking to travel abroad this summer. 

Depression doubles in over-70s during pandemic says Age UK

A brand new guide has been created to help improve older people’s access to talking therapies.

GSK fined £22m over paroxetine ‘pay for delay’ deal

A tribunal has upheld a previous finding that GlaxoSmithKline paid generic drugs companies £50m to delay bringing paroxetine to the market.

Funding 'urgently' needed for pharmacy education and training

RPS president Sandra Gidley said more funding for the eduction and training of pharmacists will support their “enhanced clinical role.”  

Contractor survey ‘will inform NHS investment decisions’

HEE is calling on community pharmacy contractors to complete a workforce survey it says will help to inform decisions on planning and investment. 

Alliance Healthcare trains up mental health first aiders

Alliance Healthcare has trained some of its staff to provide employees with mental health support.

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 7/5/21

Good Week Bad Week returns in a new format: the departure of Simon Stevens, dispensing doctors, the mental health of female care providers and contractors’ broken NHS payments system all feature. Plus toxic Twitter and an extract from an exclusive interview with LloydsPharmacy’s superintendent pharmacist, Victoria Steele. The full interview will be released next week. The Talking Pharmacy podcast is sponsored by Aronix from Dr Reddy’s.

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