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Community pharmacists leading mosque vaccinations in Birmingham

A pharmacy group in the West Midlands is running two pharmacist-led Covid-19 vaccination sites, including one in a Birmingham mosque.

RPS urges government to immediately de-list DNP products

RPS chief pharmacist Gino Martini has called on the government to immediately de-list DNP products. 

NICE approves PLASMA system for enlarged prostate

PLASMA offers lower risk of serious complications, and shorter hospital stay and cost savings to NHS.

Pharmacy flu jabs up almost 40% in Wales year on year

The number of flu jabs administered in a community pharmacy in Wales has risen by 37 per cent in the current flu season compared to last year.

More money for GPs as 2021/22 contract details revealed

Funding increases for GP practices and PCNs have been agreed as details of the GP contract for 2021-22 were unveiled last week.

Heartburn and Indigestion

Learn how to identify and help customers manage heartburn and indigestion, from recommending the right products to ease symptoms, to self-care advice and identifying red flags for referral

Interview: Ten Minutes With... Rob Elliott of Viatris

We interview Rob Elliott, healthcare marketing director at Viatris, about erection problems, Viagra Connect and how pharmacists can help.

It is a privilege to serve the community pharmacy sector

The NPA’s 100th anniversary this year coincides with a period of time that may well be seen as pharmacy’s proudest hour, says chairman Andrew Lane.

Pregabalin formulations included in January concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday announced the second wave of price concessions for January.

Moderna vaccine not suitable for pregnant women warns WHO

The World Heath Organisation warns that pregnant women should not take Moderna's Covid vaccine.

2020 saw increase in sales of pharmacies

More pharmacies were bought and sold in 2020 than in the previous year, in part due to the sector's high public profile during the Covid-19 crisis.

Constipation the cause of over 200 hospital admissions a day

In 2019/2020 approximately 81,000 people in England forecast to be admitted to hospital suffering from constipation

Community pharmacists vaccinating housebound patients

A team of 22 community pharmacists in South Tyneside have begun vaccinating housebound patients against coronavirus in a new local scheme. 

Locums want to join Covid vaccination effort

An agency has found that nearly all of the locums on its books are willing to administer the Covid vaccine.

Funding for CPCS IT system extended until September 30

Funding for pharmacy CPCS IT systems has been extended until September 30.

Running Covid vaccinations ‘hugely rewarding’ for pharmacist

A pharmacist running Covid-19 vaccinations in Brighton describes her involvement in the national immunisation programme as “hugely rewarding”.

Opioid prescribing varies widely across England

Opioid prescribing varies considerably across England and is especially marked in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, a study shows. 

Urgent plea from NI pharmacies for support from colleagues

Northern Ireland’s CPhO Cathy Harrison has urged pharmacists “with any spare capacity” to assist colleagues in community pharmacies. 

RPS launches survey on diversity & inclusion

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wants to know if its membership base is representative of the profession as a whole. 

Vaccine roll-out should not be politicised

The JCVI's decisions should not be used as a political football, says Dr Anthony Cox of Birmingham University School of Pharmacy 

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