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Ask Your Pharmacist week returns in November

This year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week will take place in November, the National Pharmacy Association has said.

Pharmacist tells PM more funding needed during visit

Boris Johnson has taken time out to visit a pharmacy and hear about the challenges a pharmacist and his team have faced.

NHS to train community pharmacists in mental health drive

The Government has announced plans to train and recruit 50 community-based mental health pharmacists in England as part of the new NHS People Plan.

Public perception of pharmacy improved during Covid-19

The public’s perception of pharmacy improved during the coronavirus outbreak, according to an NPA survey. 

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

Hancock visits pharmacy to praise sector's Covid efforts

Health secretary Matt Hancock visited a London pharmacy yesterday to give his thanks for the sector’s role in supporting local communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPA: Give MPs oversight of hub & spoke bill

The NPA says a Bill allowing changes to the law on medicines supply must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

Love Island pharmacist reaches 250k followers with plea for sector

Love Island contestant Anna Vakili encourages the public to support their local pharmacies in a widely seen social media video.

NPA View: What changes do we want to stay?

By NPA vice chair Nick Kaye. There needs to be a debate about the changes that have occurred in pharmacy practice during the Covid crisis. The world over, people are asking if things can ever be the same again after this coronavirus pandemic. At the end of it all, will the way we live have changed fundamentally and permanently?

NPA launches video highlighting pharmacy's Covid-19 role

A National Pharmacy Association video highlights the role pharmacy teams in the UK are playing during coronavirus pandemic.

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

Returned medicines 'could put staff at Covid-19 risk'

The NPA says pharmacists should consider the safety of pharmacy teams when deciding whether to accept unwanted medicines.

NPA announces board election results

The National Pharmacy Association has announced that Andrew Lane has been re-elected as chair for two more years.

It took a crisis for pharmacy to be noticed

By Mark Lyonette, chief executive, NPA. The crucial work of pharmacy teams during the current Covid crisis must be recognised in a meaningful way. Pharmacies are on the frontline of the national effort to limit the impact of coronavirus and keep people well, but there will come a time – let us hope soon – when the current situation is under control and people’s thoughts can turn to the future. When that time comes, the crucial work of pharmacy teams during the crisis must be recognised in a meaningful way, by the NHS, Government and other stakeholders. We will remind them that, in the country’s hour of need, pharmacy teams stepped up, did their duty and saved lives.

Cost worries mount as Easter opening confirmed

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

Advice on breaking down bulk paracetamol for retail sale

The NPA sets out labelling and other requirements for breaking down bulk packs.

Evidence lacking for hub & spoke says NPA

There is little existing evidence that hub and spoke saves money or improves patient safety, the NPA claimed.

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.

Squeezed margins ‘the biggest threat facing pharmacy’ in 2020

Pressures on gross margins are the biggest threat facing community pharmacies in 2020, according to a new survey.

Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

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