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Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

Consumers get ready for “a summer of love”

Pharmacists can expect an increase in footfall and queries about sexual health this summer including men with erection problems.

Former Scotland CPhO receives RPS award

Rose Marie Parr has been given a Royal Pharmaceutical Society Charter Award for her contribution to pharmacy in Scotland. 

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 19/5/21

In this week's pint-sized pod, GPs up in arms over NHSE guidance on the need to prioritise face-to-face appointments as pharmacy teams look on frankly baffled, the NPA fires up the battle bus over Boris funding promise and big questions for the RPS as membership numbers slide – all in the time it takes to enjoy a nice cup of tea. Get the kettle on.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Five ways to boost your CPCS referrals

What can you do to give things a kick start for your Community Pharmacist Consultation Service referrals? 

Tackling barriers to independent prescribing

Pharmacist independent prescribing is billed as the key to a more clinical future but there are many hurdles still to be overcome.

Pharmacy lung health services 'essential' for 95% of patients

Majority of people living with lung disease who access a community pharmacy service to help manage their condition describe it as "essential".

Hospitals faced over one million obesity-related admissions

Hospitals in England had to deal with more than one million admissions where obesity was a factor in 2019-20. 

NI pharmacists voice concern about impact of Protocol

The UK and European Union must engage in constructive talks to ensure the continued supply of medicines in Northern Ireland, says Gerard Greene.

Lloyds updates locum booking policy after EHC controversy

Lloyds superintendent says company has updated its locum booking system after high profile incidents where patients were refused EHC.

Chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland is Awards keynote speaker

Interim chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Alison Strath will be the keynote speaker at the Independent Pharmacy Awards.

Garry Myers resigns from PSNC

PSNC seeking a new regional representative for East Midlands and South Yorkshire following resignation of Garry Myers after 16 years in the post.

Data suggests 10% drop in RPS membership

This year’s elections saw 22,679 ballots issued to its membership compared with 25,117 ballots for the previous election in 2019.

Numark and Rowlands branches pilot heart health service

The service will give people a heart age score and cardiovascular risk assessment based on height, weight, blood pressure and BMI.

RPS announces results of board elections

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has today (May 14) announced the results of its national board elections.

Antihypertensives prevent CVD even when BP normal

Antihypertensives can prevent serious cardiovascular disease (CVD) even among adults with normal blood pressure, new research suggests. 

Insight: Independents still need the NPA

The NPA is a bit like Marmite in terms of how independents view it but regardless of pharmacy owners’ personal views, the sector needs a strong trade association in order to thrive

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

MHRA consults on Nuromol P to GSL switch

The MHRA has launched a consultation on whether Nuromol should be available to patients without having to visit a pharmacy. 

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