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SCR alert deemed a success but more tests to follow

A Reasonable Adjustment Flag on the SCR to indicate a learning disability or other impairment could be rolled out by the end of the year

RPS publishes inclusion and diversity strategy

Long-awaited RPS strategy on inclusion and diversity outlines three priorities: to create a culture of belonging, champion inclusive leadership, and challenge inclusion and diversity barriers

Shielding guidance to be relaxed from 6 July

From 1 August vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield

Lockdown shifts online shoppers towards medicines

Medicines among top categories for first time purchase on Amazon

New app coming to help those with type 2 diabetes

NHS England appoints a Newcastle-based tech company Changing Health to deliver diabetes support programme

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  

Covid-19 saliva test being piloted in Southampton

A weekly coronavirus testing model using a new ‘no-swab’ saliva test is being piloted over four weeks

Lloyds offers £38k for those on provisional register

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

PSNC/LPC reforms 'will not give multiples more power'

Professor David Wright says he does not believe his proposals on reforming PSNC and LPCs will give the multiples more power.

Simon Stevens visits pharmacy to mark CPCS milestone

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

Report: PSNC needs radical overhaul to gain leverage with DH

A report into the effectiveness of PSNC and LPCs recommends a radical overhaul of existing structures to strengthen the negotiator's hand.

Pharmacy staff could be first in line for Covid vaccine

Frontline health and social care workers are at increased personal risk of exposure to infection, says the JCVI.

Hancock visits pharmacy to praise sector's Covid efforts

Health secretary Matt Hancock visited a London pharmacy yesterday to give his thanks for the sector’s role in supporting local communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists 'should be given training in suicide prevention'

A pharmacist and academic has called for pharmacists to be given formal training on suicide prevention.  

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.

Pandemic delivery service could be scrapped in July

PSNC to discuss the future of the pandemic delivery service if the Government's shielding policy is rolled back.

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. 

RPS: Government must act on second BAME Covid report

EPB chair Claire Anderson urges the government to “urgently” act on a report on Covid-19`s impact on BAME communities.

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