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New Pharmacy Quality Scheme agreed by PSNC

A revised pharmacy quality scheme for the first part of 2020-21 has been agreed.

A further £20m cash advance for English pharmacies

Contractors are to receive a further £20 million cash advance at the end of June, bringing the total cash injections from Government to £370m.

Brexit drug stockpiles running out due to Covid-19

Medicines stockpiled by in preparation for a no deal Brexit are running out due to the pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry has warned.

Test & trace: Pharmacy teams 'exempt if PPE worn'

The DHSC says no pharmacy team member needs to isolate for 14 days if they were wearing PPE at the time of Covid-19 contact.  

DHSC to increase medicines reimbursement prices by £15m next month

PSNC says the DHSC will increase medicine reimbursement prices by £15 million next month.

Contact with ‘suspected’ Covid a requirement for scheme

More details have been made available on the eligibility criteria for the Government's controversial new life assurance scheme.

DH not yet planning to release pandemic stockpile

There are no plans to release medicines from the DHSC's reduced Essential Medicines Buffer Stockpile.

Technology shaping community pharmacy

Patient apps, a new take on dispensary IT and the ongoing saga of hub-and-spoke are among the elements shaping the development of technology in community pharmacy.

Community pharmacies to receive facemasks

Chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge has told community pharmacies they are to receive facemasks.

Wholesalers hold supplies of cannabis-based drugs after import change

Pharmacy wholesalers can now hold supplies of cannabis-based medicines for future use by patients.

Prescription charge to increase from April 1

The DHSC has announced the prescription charge in England will increase from April 1.

Coronavirus: Retired NHS staff may be called back to duty

A worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK could see retired NHS staff called back to duty to prop up the health service.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

Pharmacists may be included in new prescribing powers bill

A new bill set before Parliament today aims to extend prescribing powers to more health professions.

Pharmacists offered ‘fast-track’ medical degrees under Brexit plans

The government is planning to offer pharmacists and paramedics a fast-track conversion course to retrain as doctors.

No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

Prescribing rates of vitamin D high for children

Prescribing rates of high doses of vitamin D are at an all-time high for British children.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Export ban for four more medicines

Four more medicines have been added to the list of those that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

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