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DH includes 63 drugs in first concession list for May

The first wave of drug price concessions for May were announced by the Department of Health and Social Care yesterday.

Change laws to stop pharma ‘pay for delay’ deals say economists

Systemic change is needed to stop pharmaceutical companies paying off rivals to keep cheaper generic drugs out of the market, UEA academics have warned.

Superdrug antibody test sells out hours after launch

A coronavirus antibody test launched by Superdrug earlier today is already listed as unavailable on the company’s website due to high demand.

Well reports doubling capacity at online facility

Well Pharmacy says it has doubled capacity at its online dispensing facility in Stoke-on-Trent in the wake of high demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bank holiday: NHS 'not directing all pharmacies to open'

NHS England & Improvement has confirmed it will not require all pharmacies to open on the Monday May 25 bank holiday.

DHSC to increase medicines reimbursement prices by £15m next month

PSNC says the DHSC will increase medicine reimbursement prices by £15 million next month.

Boots says Covid-19 volunteer testing not commercial

Boots says its attempt to recruit hundreds of volunteers to conduct coronavirus testing was not a commercial activity.

100 MPharm students working in Lloyds stores during crisis

LloydsPharmacy currently has around 100 MPharm students working in its stores to support teams during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pharmacies may not have to open on May 25 bank holiday

Community pharmacies may not be required to open on the late May bank holiday, NHS England & Improvement has said.  

Alphega provides range of coronavirus support for UK members

Alphega introduces resources to help members cope during the coronavirus pandemic including face visors and mental health support.

Tesco climb down after pharmacist ‘not NHS' storm

Tesco told a pharmacist he was “not NHS” and not entitled to “jump the queue” with other key workers using its priority shopping hours.  

Pharmacies forced to spend £5.5k on Covid measures

Pharmacies have spent £5,503 on average on Covid-19 related costs before medicines spend is accounted for, a new survey shows, with deliveries and staffing costs taking a particular toll on finances.

P2U nears 500k patients as lockdown boosts nominations

Online pharmacies have seen an increase in EPS nominations since the Government introduced lockdown measures.

LloydsPharmacy launches lockdown wellness videos

LloydsPharmacy is helping people during the coronavirus lockdown with a series of wellness videos.  

GPhC should explain rise in premises fees, says PDA

The PDA has urged the GPhC to explain the rationale behind its increased registration fee of £365 for pharmacy premises.

Pharmacy UTI company starts marketing to patients at home

Healthy.io has begun marketing its UTI test and treat service directly to patients in their homes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Welsh Government rolls out medicines delivery app

App rolled out to pharmacies in Wales to help them identify shielding patients and use volunteers to deliver medicines. 

Pharmacies receive £250 per hour to open on Friday bank holiday

NHSE&I announce the terms for opening on the May 8 bank holiday is the same as Good Friday and Easter Monday.

EDF to deliver medicines to LloydsPharmacy patients

LloydsPharmacy strikes an agreement with EDF that will see volunteer engineers deliver medicines to patients in England.

NHS Covid-19 app to be tested in Isle of Wight

App offers automated rapid symptom reporting, ordering of swab tests, and sending alerts to other app users.

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