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COVID crisis: Wales announces flexible opening hours

Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething has said that pharmacies in Wales can amend opening hours to manage demand.

COVID-19 crisis: Medicines can be collected in absence of RP

In highly challenging circumstances health professionals may need to depart from established procedures, say regulators.

In your words: Pharmacy on the frontline

Pharmacy teams are tired yet determined after their first full week on the pandemic frontline.

Pharmacy teams named as ‘key workers’ after backlash

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff members are to be explicitly named on the Government's list of ‘key workers’.

GPhC begins calling up retired pharmacists to tackle COVID-19

Those who have left the register in the past three years to be contacted.

RPS: Give pharmacists protection from coronavirus

The RPS has drawn up a series of recommendations to protect pharmacists from the coronavirus pandemic.

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

GPhC stops inspections to support pharmacies

The GPhC says it will stop its inspections of pharmacies and shift its focus to supporting pharmacy's fight against coronavirus.

Pharmacists ‘not protected’ against COVID-19, fear closures

Pharmacists have been critical of the response from the government to the coronavirus epidemic.

‘We are guinea pigs’ – pharmacists’ COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

PSNC: Pharmacies urgently need COVID-19 funding

PSNC chief Simon Dukes warns government funding is needed if pharmacies are to avoid closure as the coronavirus crisis escalates. 

Coronavirus: GPhC may call retired pharmacists back to work

The GPhC has agreed a new policy that could see thousands of retired pharmacists asked to return.

97% of pharmacists expect work pressures to increase

Ninety-seven per cent of pharmacists taking part in a recent survey said they expected to come under greater pressure in 2020.

PDA: 300 pharmacists have joined NAWP since its relaunch

The PDA says over 300 pharmacists have joined the National Association of Women Pharmacists since its relaunch.

“Vast majority” of students prefer hospital for pre-reg training

Pharmacy students overwhelmingly prefer to carry out their pre-registration training in the hospital sector, a study finds.

Scottish pharmacies receive £4.6m global sum boost

Community pharmacies in Scotland have been offered a three-year funding package for the first time.

Pharmacists to strike as funding pressures 'reach end game’

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland last night voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

FtP concerns hit a record high for second quarter running

GPhC received record 765 complaints in last three months of 2019.

Common pre-reg exam across UK from 2021

A common pre-registration exam for pharmacy graduates in Great Britain and Northern Ireland is to be introduced.

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