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Examined: Covid-19 pharmacy funding across the UK

The UK's four nations have responded differently to pharmacy's cashflow challenge. 

Exclusive: Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated

Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated over concerns they may be infected with Covid-19.

Pharmacists ‘lambs to the slaughter’ reveals Covid-19 survey

The past two weeks have seen workload issues push community pharmacists to breaking point, a new survey reveals.

Exclusive: 77% of pharmacists report rise in abusive behaviour

A new survey reveals the extent of the worrying trend of abuse towards pharmacy teams.

GPs asked to maximise use of eRD

General practices are being asked to increase the use of eRD as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

PSNC: Pharmacies on a ‘cash flow cliff edge’

The PSNC has said it is pushing for an urgent cash injection from the government before the weekend.

Pharmacies could sell COVID-19 tests to public ‘within days’

Community pharmacies may be able to sell rapid COVID-19 tests to the public within days.

Govt announcement on medicine deliveries 'irresponsible'

A contractor is critical of the communities minister for announcing a medicines delivery service that's yet to start.

Coronavirus Bill gives authorities wide-ranging powers

Government aims to have measures in the Bill in place by end of March.

Welsh Government acts to relieve COVID pressure on pharmacies

CPhO Andrew Evans: “I remain incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication of every community pharmacy team in Wales."

Pharmacy 111 referrals up 10% due to CPCS

Pharmacy 111 referrals have risen by 10 per cent since October 2019.

'False fears' prevent smokers using e-cigarettes to quit

Vaping prevalence in England has remained stable since 2014.

Poorest women’s life expectancy falls in England’s ‘lost decade’

Women living in England’s poorest neighbourhoods have seen a decline in life expectancy since 2011. 

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

FtP concerns hit a record high for second quarter running

GPhC received record 765 complaints in last three months of 2019.

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a number of concerns were identified. 

Health checks - vital for illness prevention

The community pharmacist consultation service could see the roll-out of more health checks through pharmacies.

GPhC data points to net rise in pharmacy closures

Figures provided by the regulator suggest there may have been a net decrease of 166 community pharmacies last year.

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