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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. 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.

NHS “top priority” for Tories following landslide win

Boris Johnson said the NHS will be the “top priority” for his government after the Conservative's sweeping victory.

NPA: Home Office CBD guidance ‘hard to interpret’

The National Pharmacy Association has called for clear guidance on the sale of CBD products.

General election 2019 #VotePharmacy

NPA, PSNC and the RPS launch the Community Pharmacy Manifesto.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week "more important than ever"

As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

Independents unhappy with wholesaler service levels

Independents are unhappy with wholesaler service standards and feel they are sometimes treated unfairly.  

PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

PCN integration guidance published today

Guidance to help LPCS and pharmacy contractors engage with primary care networks is being issued today.

Neighbourhood health watch

Community pharmacies are a lifeline for people who need healthcare the most, says NPA vice chair and chair of policy and practice, Andrew Lane.  

The great CBD oil conundrum

Consumer interest in CBD oil is growing fast but should pharmacists embrace the market as a new opportunity or run for the hills? 

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