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Pharmacies forced to spend £5.5k on Covid measures

Pharmacies have spent £5,503 on average on Covid-19 related costs before medicines spend is accounted for, a new survey shows, with deliveries and staffing costs taking a particular toll on finances.

P2U nears 500k patients as lockdown boosts nominations

Online pharmacies have seen an increase in EPS nominations since the Government introduced lockdown measures.

LloydsPharmacy launches lockdown wellness videos

LloydsPharmacy is helping people during the coronavirus lockdown with a series of wellness videos.  

GPhC should explain rise in premises fees, says PDA

The PDA has urged the GPhC to explain the rationale behind its increased registration fee of £365 for pharmacy premises.

Pharmacy UTI company starts marketing to patients at home

Healthy.io has begun marketing its UTI test and treat service directly to patients in their homes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Pharmacies receive £250 per hour to open on Friday bank holiday

NHSE&I announce the terms for opening on the May 8 bank holiday is the same as Good Friday and Easter Monday.

EDF to deliver medicines to LloydsPharmacy patients

LloydsPharmacy strikes an agreement with EDF that will see volunteer engineers deliver medicines to patients in England.

NPA announces board election results

The National Pharmacy Association has announced that Andrew Lane has been re-elected as chair for two more years.

Paracetamol and hand sanitiser top price complaints

The CMA’s Covid-19 Taskforce received almost 21,000 complaints between 10 March and 19 April.

Boots offers safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse

GPhC and RPS give support to initiative and encourage other pharmacies to offer a safe space.

Avicenna partners with EDF on medicines deliveries

Independent group Avicenna has teamed up with energy company EDF to deliver medicines to vulnerable patients.

Concession prices agreed for sertraline

Sertraline has been added to the list of price concessions for April in PSNC’s fourth update for the month.

Pharmacies to open for three hours on early May bank holiday

Pharmacies will be expected to open for three hours on the May 8 bank holiday, NHS England has confirmed.

RoE Awards: New Covid-19 category launched

In light of the inspirational stories emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new RoE Awards category has been launched.

Covid-19: Boots announces further temporary closures

Boots has announced the temporary closure of a further 6 stores in addition to the 60 branches shuttered earlier this month.

NHSE gives 'fair warning' on May bank holiday opening

NHS England & Improvement is again seeking to have more pharmacies open on this year’s May Bank holidays than would normally be required.

Boots offers video consultations to self-isolating patients

Boots UK is to trial a new service allowing self-isolating patients to have online video consultations with pharmacists and GPs.

Rapid recruitment drive sees Boots hire 500 drivers

Boots UK has hired more than 500 extra drivers to deliver prescriptions to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Self-isolating pharmacists taking NHS 111 calls from home

A number of Boots pharmacists who are self-isolating have begun taking calls from patients via NHS 111.

CCA: Our members will not tolerate abuse

All eight CCA companies have a zero tolerance approach to violence in community pharmacies.

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