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Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

Government 'must involve pharmacy in winter season planning'

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to ensure pharmacies are involved in its preparations for the winter. 

Government PPE portal open to pharmacies for first time

A Government PPE ordering facility is now accepting orders from community pharmacy teams for the first time.

More than 1 in 10 pharmacists told not to wear PPE, says PDA

More than one in 10 pharmacists have been asked to re-use PPE, with similar numbers saying they were actively discouraged from wearing it. 

Get your PPE sourced before busy flu season

Disposable face masks, full face visors, nitrile and vinyl gloves, and sanitizer available from Protective Equipment Limited.

PSNC pushing for shop floor flu jabs to be allowed

PSNC is seeking flexibility from the Government and NHS regarding where in the pharmacy patients can receive their flu jab.

Facemasks make up 40% of Lloyds online sales

Facemasks accounted for 40 per cent of products sold over the LloydsPharmacy website in May, the multiple has said.

Public should wear face coverings in pharmacies says RPS

Matt Hancock announced it will be compulsory for all hospital visitors and outpatients to wear face coverings “at all times”.

Contractors ‘should review test & trace readiness’

Pharmacy owners should carry out risk assessments and review their business continuity plans to prevent closures, says the GPhC.

‘Confusion’ over Rowlands’ PPE policy for locums

Rowlands Pharmacy says that a message apparently sent by the company to locum pharmacists advising them they would need to bring their own PPE to bookings was the result of “confusion”.

Boots uses lockdown learnings with new measures

Boots is introducing a raft of new safe shopping and working measures for its customers, patients and staff as the public returns next month to the high street.

RPS ‘disappointed’ pharmacies not included in PPE rollout

A new Government PPE portal allowing health and care workers to order supplies online is not yet open to pharmacy teams.

Opinion: Government divorced from reality on PPE with tragic results

By Graham Phillips, Manor Pharmacy Group. I am so saddened by the tragic loss of life of my colleagues. And with every additional life lost I have become incandescent with rage that NHS England continues to insist that community pharmacy teams don’t need PPE. Here’s why.

Revealed: PPE shortages worse in independent pharmacies

Independents report worse shortages of PPE items including surgical masks, but there are worries across the entire sector. 

Exclusive: 60% of pharmacies running out of masks

Sixty-two per cent of pharmacists report they won’t have enough face masks to last the next seven days.

PHE ‘must revise PPE guidance for dispensary staff’

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on Public Health England to revise its position on PPE for pharmacy dispensary staff.

Interview: PSNC ‘shares contractor frustrations’ says Dukes

In a pharmacy trade press exclusive, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has spoken of his frustration with NHS England.

Masks ordered from wholesalers a Covid cost

All major wholesalers are being restocked with surgical masks - purchases will be recognised as Covid-related

All pharmacies in Northern Ireland receive PPE visors

All community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are being issued with protective visors to provide “an extra level of protection”.

Uncertainty about masks protecting against Covid-19

Doubts have been raised about the effectiveness of face masks in preventing Covid-19 transmission, according to two new studies.

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