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Final concessions for August announced by DHSC yesterday

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday announced the final list of drug concessions for August.

‘Immediate NHS action’ to safeguard hydrocortisone after Covid study

Seriously ill coronavirus patients have a better than 90 per cent chance of improved recovery when given a seven-day course of hydrocortisone.

Superdrug uses robots for new medicine pouching service

Superdrug has launched a new automated medication pouching service, using a dispensing robot to assemble patients’ pills.

Tackle competition over flu jabs, Hancock urged

Hancock should seek to minimise competition between GP practices and community pharmacies over the provision of flu jabs, a Tory MP says. 

Online CPCS workshops to start from next month

The RPS will run online workshops to help pharmacists improve face-to-face and remote discussions with patients.

Office-based pharmacists provide remote support during Covid-19

Office-based pharmacists have been working closely with GPs to provide patients with remote consultations.

Pandemic delivery service extended until September 7

The government has extended the pandemic delivery service by another week in two areas in England.

Flu jabs can now be given 'anywhere in the pharmacy'

Community pharmacists will be able to provide flu vaccinations “in any appropriate space within the pharmacy” this flu season, says NHS England. 

DSHC release third list of concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care released the third list of drug price concessions for August yesterday.

Pharmacies to get £36 for providing NHS Hep C tests

The Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing service is to launch on September 1 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Children with gastro problems should be tested for Covid-19

Researchers have called for children with gastrointestinal symptoms to be tested for Covid-19.

Pharmacies invited to register interest in ANI scheme

“Ask for ANI” provides a simple way for victims of domestic to signal to pharmacy staff that they need help.

NPA posts a loss for fourth consecutive year

Turnover down by 8 per cent to £10.293 million and operating losses to up £1.781m in 2019.

Urgent supply notifications go live on Sonar and PharmOutcomes

NHS Digital is rolling out electronic notifications to GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent medicine supply from a community pharmacy.

Clozapine toxicity in spotlight after two Coroners reports

Monitoring blood concentrations of clozapine for toxicity is now advised in certain clinical situations says MHRA.

PSNC asks government for 'urgent uplift' in pharmacy funding

The PSNC says it has asked health minister Jo Churchill for “an urgent uplift” in funding for pharmacy.

Priadel manufacturer walked away from pricing talks claims DH

The DHSC has told Pharmacy Network News it is disappointed at Essential Pharma’s decision to exit talks on Priadel 200mg and 400mg tablets.

Four Scottish health boards confirm pharmacy flu jab plans

Four of Scotland’s 14 health boards have confirmed they will involve community pharmacies in their winter flu jab service this year.

Well opens pharmacy at Heathrow

Well has opened a pharmacy in terminal two at Heathrow airport.

RPS appoints new director in Scotland

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Clare Morrison as its director in Scotland.

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