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Covid-19: Pharmacies get free access to video consultation software

EMIS Health is making its video consultation software available to community pharmacies free of charge for a limited period.

Increased availability for Covid safety notices

By popular demand, we have increased the production run of our series of impactful Covid-19 safety notices, sold at cost price to pharmacies.

Huge spike in dispensing over Easter

Pharmacies in Scotland processed six times as many items on Easter Monday than they normally would, CPS has said.

Questions remain on pharmacy volunteer indemnity

Recent assurances for pharmacies on the use of volunteers to provide services only apply to issues of misconduct, lawyers have said.

Interview: PSNC ‘shares contractor frustrations’ says Dukes

In a pharmacy trade press exclusive, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has spoken of his frustration with NHS England.

Pharmacist arrested for selling Covid-19 tests to public

A Croydon pharmacist has been arrested on suspicion of illegally selling Covid-19 testing kits and had £20,000 seized.

CPS clarifies funding for Easter opening in Scotland

...and allocates £700 per pharmacy to cover costs of PPE and protective measures

Boots announces temporary closure of 60 pharmacies

London sees 25 temporary store closures with another 35 across the UK

One in five LloydsPharmacy staff self-isolating

LloydsPharmacy boss calls for Covid-19 testing for pharmacy staff

EDF engineers lend Boots a hand with deliveries

Over 70 EDF engineers volunteer to help with prescription deliveries

NHS mental health hotline open to pharmacy teams

A Covid-19 NHS mental health hotline will be open to pharmacists and their teams after successful lobbying by the RPS.

Wholesaler sets out its Covid-19 efforts

Alliance Healthcare has released a video illustrating the role pharmaceutical wholesalers are playing during the pandemic.

Birmingham pair sentenced for selling medicines illegally online

Sentences follow a three-year investigation by MHRA into the illegal sale of medicines through website.

Frustration at Easter opening instruction to pharmacies

All pharmacies in England are to open from 2pm to 5pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday without any additional payment, said NHSE&I.

Pharmacists’ anger at sertraline price hike

Pharmacists outraged as the price of sertraline rockets past the £13 mark before falling again. “It’s a scandal,” says one.

Cost worries mount as Easter opening confirmed

Some community pharmacies must open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, NHS England & Improvement confirmed last night.

Scrap the prescription charge during pandemic, Government urged

Pharmacy bodies are urging the Government to scrap all prescription charges in England for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boots to donate over 200,000 toiletries to NHS workers

Boots UK has said it will donate over 200,000 essential toiletries to NHS workers and charities that support vulnerable people.

NHSE gives pharmacies £300 for social distancing barriers

Pharmacies in England will receive a £300 payment for installing protective barriers in order to reduce teams’ risk of Covid-19 infection.

£300m Covid-19 downpayment for pharmacies ‘not new money’

The Government has signed off on £300 million in advance funding for community pharmacies in England over the next two months.

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