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Parents told to keep child vaccine appointments during second lockdown

Parents have been urged to ensure children receive routine vaccinations during the latest lockdown.

MHRA asks pharmacists for views on acne medicine risks

The MHRA has asked pharmacists for views on the possible risks associated with the acne medicine isotretinoin.

All pharmacy staff to be tested twice a week for Covid-19

Pharmacy teams are included in NHSE&I’s new plans to send health workers home testing kits for coronavirus twice a week, PNN has learned. 

RPS: Government 'must involve pharmacies' in Covid jabs

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to employ pharmacies to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

NPA "won’t stop lobbying for funding support"

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

NHS in urgent talks with PSNC on Covid jabs

Pfizer/BioNTech says its vaccine candidate is more than 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19.

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast - Talking Pharmacy 6/11/20

This week's podcast pores over all the current big issues in pharmacy including calls for EHC to be made GSL, another own goal for NHSE in its relations with the pharmacy press, good week for Mark Lyonette and Andrew Lane of the NPA, bad week for GPhC over its fitness to practise processes – plus pharmacy technicians, patient safety reporting, Covid testing (again), the US presidential election (again) and lots more.

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Boots settles for 6 figures with asbestos cancer sufferer

Boots UK has reached a six-figure settlement with a former supervisor who has terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

One in 50 scripts need to be modified by pharmacists

Community pharmacists modify almost one in 50 prescriptions to avoid a potential drug-related problem (DRP), according to a Dutch study.

Long road to recovery for some Covid sufferers

Researchers are asking why some people are finding they still haven’t fully recovered weeks and months after having Covid-19.

The pharmacist volunteering with Test & Trace

Pharmacist Gurinder Singh is playing his part in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 by volunteering for the NHS Test and Trace service.

GPhC seeks to tackle overrepresentation of BAME cases

The GPhC says it plans to understand and tackle the overrepresentation of BAME individuals in fitness to practise concerns.

Over 1.7m reached by Test and Trace claims Government

The government claims over 1.7 million people have been reached through its test and trace programme.  

Pandemic delivery service resumes in England

The pandemic delivery service resumes in England with new patient groups added.

Pharmacies could administer Covid jabs before Christmas

Pharmacies in England could potentially be administering a Covid-19 vaccine before the end of 2020, an NHS chief’s comments suggest.

Pharmacies should sell EHC as a GSL, urges charity

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is calling for EHC to be switched to GSL, citing privacy concerns in pharmacies.

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