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NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Over 90% of pharmacists want yearly Covid jab service

Pharmacists want to lead on an annual service similar to flu jabs, but have concerns around capacity and policymakers' attitudes, new data shows.

Ministers and officials know 'little' about pharmacy

NPA chairman Andrew Lane says conversations he has had with ministers have led him to realise how little they still know about community pharmacy.

We can reach into communities to boost jab uptake

Pharmacies are vital in the battle to beat Covid so it is exasperating that we are still having to argue for fair funding, says NPA board member Reena Barai.

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests

Medicspot partnership will help member pharmacies comply with new guidance on supplying test kits, says NPA

Pharmacist safety reports plummet by 43%

A distinct trend towards reduced reporting of patient safety incidents by pharmacies has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic says the NPA.

Johnson urged to back up words of support with cash

Numark and Phoenix UK have urged Boris Johnson to back up his words of encouragement for pharmacy.

NPA members considering strike action over funding

NPA chairman Andrew Lane said members are considering striking over Treasury's reluctance to write off £370 million in advanced funding.

Funding too low, NPA board member tells Sunak

Rishi Sunak was told by NPA Board member Raj Patel that pharmacy funding must improve.

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.

Another 65 pharmacies begin Covid vaccinations

Sixty-five community pharmacy-led vaccination sites have this week become part of the coronavirus vaccination programme in England.

Pharmacies in code word scheme to help domestic violence victims

Domestic abuse victims can turn to pharmacies for help as part of an initiative that launches today.  

NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries

Both the National Pharmacy Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society have begun celebrations for key milestones.

Vulnerable communities will get vaccine says minister

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has said people at risk of missing out on a Covid vaccine will get one.

Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

A petition urging the government to cover costs incurred by pharmacies during Covid-19 is gathering pace.

Half of contractors fear closures due to financial pressures

MPs and Lords warn that “irreversible damage” will be done to England’s pharmacy network unless the Government offers urgent financial support.

Let’s all wish for a new and happier chapter in 2021

By NPA chairman, Andrew Lane. This has been a year most of us would like to forget but there are some rays of hope for community pharmacy as the news came through that the first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been administered to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan in Coventry. So in the spirit of optimism that seems appropriate on this ‘V Day’, I have identified some rays of hope for community pharmacy too.

NPA creates 400 placements for unemployed youth

A month after launching a new scheme entitled ‘Kickstart’, the NPA has already reached 400 placements.

Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Stevens

The NPA has urged Rishi Sunak to set aside some of the £3 billion for the NHS to support pharmacies.

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