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Boots retail sales slump 18% ‘due to lockdown’

Boots stores continue to suffer as a result of lockdown restrictions with retail sales down 17.9 per cent on the previous year, says WBA.

E-referral added to NHS app to reduce missed appointments

Patients have been given easier access to the NHS e-referral service after it was integrated into the NHS app.

Patient signature exemption extended to 30 June

Script charges go up on April 1, while flu vaccination and pandemic delivery services end

NPA Essential: April 2021

This month's news from the National Pharmacy Association. 

NPA funding petition nears 90k signatures after protests

Just over 89,000 people have signed an NPA petition calling on the Government to reimburse pharmacies’ Covid-related expenses.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eight per cent of non-communicable diseases attributed to inactivity

Physical inactivity is found to be responsible for up to eight per cent of non-communicable disease and deaths worldwide.

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This NPA-accredited module will enable you to have confident conversations with customers, helping them manage fleas and ticks both on their pets and in the home.

SMA® Nutrition Infant Feeding Champions Programme

Work through the programme and complete NPA-accredited e-modules on all aspects of infant feeding to develop your expertise and access exclusive learning resources, benefits and prizes

SMA® Nutrition Infant Feeding Champions Programme

Work through the programme and complete NPA-accredited e-modules on all aspects of infant feeding to develop your expertise and access exclusive learning resources, benefits and prizes

Two-thirds of pharmacies in Northern Ireland giving Covid jabs

Almost 350 community pharmacies are taking part in Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, health minister Robin Swann announced.

Growing calls for diversity in national RPS elections

The deadline for nominations for the national pharmacy board elections closes in two days' time.

The certainty of the five-year contract is disappearing

We are all tired and so are our teams. This makes the additional financial pressures and uncertainties cruel, says Nick Kaye.

Office of Health Promotion takes over from PHE

New body will lead national efforts to tackle obesity, improve mental health and promote physical activity.

Covid lateral flow test service announced today

Contractors will be able to claim up to £450 for signing up to a new service involving the distribution of lateral flow tests to asymptomatic individuals.

Growth of pharmacy flu jabs ‘far surpasses’ general practice

Community pharmacies have vaccinated over one million more patients against influenza in the 2020-21 flu season than in the previous year.

Rowlands joins Covid vaccine programme

A branch of Rowlands Pharmacy in north Wales has started administering Covid vaccines.  

Managing hay fever: help meet your customers' needs

This module will improve your hay fever knowledge, helping you to understand its impact on sufferers and recommend the right products to ease symptoms

Pharmacists need to prove their worth 

The pharmacy profession needs a much more comprehensive social media strategy and media infrastructure, says Peter Kelly.

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