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Over 130 NI pharmacies using PDM for volunteer deliveries

Pro Delivery Manager has been integrated into the volunteer delivery scheme to ensure people shielding get their medicines.

CPNI appalled by racist abuse of pharmacists

CPNI chief executive Gerard Greene said his organisation is “appalled” that pharmacists are being racially abused.

Lockdown shifts online shoppers towards medicines

Medicines among top categories for first time purchase on Amazon

GPhC: review risk assessments in light of BAME Covid-19 risk

GPhC reminds pharmacy owners that they have a responsibility to identify and manage risks

Rosemont sold to private equity firm Inflexion

Private equity firm Inflexion has bought liquid medicines specialists Rosemont Pharmaceuticals from Perrigo  

Lloyds offers £38k for those on provisional register

LloydsPharmacy offers pharmacy pre-regs eligible for provisional registration £38,480 plus a clinical support programme

Simon Stevens visits pharmacy to mark CPCS milestone

NHS chief Simon Stevens marked the fact pharmacies in England have processed over 300k CPCS referrals. 

Welsh pharmacies get extra £18m in three-year deal

Multi-year deal and more money for community pharmacy contractors in Wales as transformation programme gathers pace after Covid pause.

Upfront payment scheme for antibiotics underway

Two contracts out to tender to develop new medicines which will be paid for by a ‘subscription-style’ payment model.

AZ does distribution deals for Oxford Covid vaccine

AstraZeneca has reached an agreement to supply up to 400 million doses of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine currently being trialled. 

NPA: Give MPs oversight of hub & spoke bill

The NPA says a Bill allowing changes to the law on medicines supply must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

Jersey pharmacy 'first to launch Covid antibody testing'

A Jersey community pharmacy claims it has become the first in the UK to launch a coronavirus antibody testing service.

Love Island pharmacist reaches 250k followers with plea for sector

Love Island contestant Anna Vakili encourages the public to support their local pharmacies in a widely seen social media video.

‘Confusion’ over Rowlands’ PPE policy for locums

Rowlands Pharmacy says that a message apparently sent by the company to locum pharmacists advising them they would need to bring their own PPE to bookings was the result of “confusion”.

Contractors ‘should review test & trace readiness’

Pharmacy owners should carry out risk assessments and review their business continuity plans to prevent closures, says the GPhC.

Pharmacies partly to blame for quota crisis, wholesalers claim

Pharmacists with wholesale dealer licences may be partly to blame for the growing impact drug quotas are having on UK pharmacies, the head of the Healthcare Distribution Association has claimed.

DHSC releases final 17 concessions for May

The Department of Health and Social Care released the final list of drug price concessions for May on May 29.  

Numark takes to radio to promote #saveourpharmacies campaign

Numark today launches a radio ad campaign to promote its #saveourpharmacies campaign.

Pharma director disqualified for breaking competition law

A director of a pharmaceutical manufacturer has been barred from holding a directorship at any UK company after admitting to his role in two separate anticompetitive agreements.

Lexon appeals against £1.2m nortriptyline fine

CMA says it will defend an appeal brought by Lexon against a £1.2m fine for allegedly sharing commercially sensitive information.

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