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Avicenna seeks to sell freehold on 15 branches

The freehold on 15 pharmacies recently acquired by Avicenna will be up for auction next week. 

Govt & employers 'must tackle root causes of burnout'

The Government, NHS bodies and employers must tackle the root causes of burnout in the health and care sector, the RPS has said. 

P2U partners with Royal Mail on same-day deliveries

Pharmacy2U has announced it is partnering with Royal Mail to provide same-day deliveries for “some” products. 

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 4/6/21

Good Week, Bad Week (or even Decent Week?) for.... PSNC for deciding to delay regional rep elections so RSG can do its work, recruitment and retention in the pharmacy workforce, the end of an era and the start of a new one for the successor to UniChem and, finally, the P category. We dish out the plaudits and the brickbats, but do you agree? Plus Thorrun Govind on inclusion and diversity.

Question mark over pharmacy early payment scheme

The future of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme is “under consideration,” the PSNC has said.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

Record numbers of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS, provisional figures indicate. 

Atopic dermatitis linked to learning disabilities

Atopic dermatitis (AD) shows a “dose-dependent association” with learning disability, American researchers report.

The long wait for a diabetes diagnosis

On average patients live with type 2 diabetes for more than two years before being diagnosed, according to new research.

Sharp rise in antidepressant use in pandemic

Researchers say mental health safeguards are needed to prevent people suffering harmful side-effects of antidepressants.

Over half of UK adults have now had second Covid vaccination

Vaccination programme remains on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July.

Pharmacy LFD test service launched in Scotland

Contractors will receive a participation fee of £450 to cover initial set-up costs and a distribution fee of £2 per kit.

Pay concerns 'driving retention issues in pharmacy'

Concerns around pay and workload are partly behind growing retention issues among the community pharmacy workforce, a new report warns. 

First LGBT pharmacists’ network president elected

Scott Rutherford has been elected as the first president of the PDA’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pharmacists’ Network. 

Well completes acquisition of pharmacy in South Wales

Well Pharmacy has continued its recent acquisition of community pharmacies by completing the purchase of one in South Wales.

AmerisourceBergen completes deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare

The American wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corporation has today completed a deal to acquire Alliance Healthcare.

Invest in NI pharmacy network, negotiator urges

The negotiating body for Northern Ireland’s pharmacies has called on the Department of Health to rethink its approach to primary care "bottlenecks".

Rowlands MD to step down in August

Rowlands managing director Mark Bather will step down in August having decided to retire.  

Use of drug shortage protocols rising rapidly, FOI data reveals

Exclusive: The use of SSPs is rising rapidly according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act. 

GPhC wants ‘more effective booking process’ after exam chaos

The GPhC has said it will seek to “arrange a more effective booking process” for future registration exams after many faced difficulties in March. 

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 28/5/21

The CIG editors are back with Good Week Bad Week: PSNC advice audit, Recognition of Excellence Awards, FOI on SSPs, the retirement of a leading pharmacy personality, possible associate membership of the RPS for pharmacy technicians and, yes, recent seismic events in Westminster all feature. Oh, and some terrible cheese puns, for which we can only apologise...

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