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Boots urged to clarify if pharmacists can work elsewhere as it cuts hours

Some pharmacists are to have their hours cut by more than 10 per cent, the PDA claims.

Government must abandon conversion therapy altogether, says PDA

The PDA's LGBT+ Network says a consultation on plans to ban the therapy has not gone far enough.

Pharmacist antibiotic prescribing rose when testing rules were dropped

Prescribing rates more than doubled in Welsh STTT service when testing requirements were dropped.

So who’s heard of the new chief pharmaceutical officer?

It is sad that, like all CPhOs for England in living memory, the current incumbent has had little to do with community pharmacy.

NPA Essential: February 2022

All the latest news from the National Pharmacy Association.

Sheffield pharmacy celebrates 70 years of offering daily service

Wicker Pharmacy has opened seven days a week since January 21 1952.

We're suffering from a shortage of pharmacies, says Tory MP

The Conservative MP for North Devon Selaine Saxby believes there is a lack of pharmacies and dentists.

Keep wearing masks in pharmacies, patients urged as Plan B dropped

The UKHSA guidance on masks in healthcare settings will continue to apply.

Pharmacy group sells branch in Essex to first-time buyer

Allcures plc, which has branches in Essex, London and online, has sold Southchurch Pharmacy.

London pharmacies delivered five million Covid jabs last year

Cullimore Chemist in Barnet was the first pharmacy in London to deliver a Covid vaccine.

HSCB secures new tech to improve prescribing decisions in NI

The resource will ensure information such as when a medicine might be inappropriate is displayed on an IT system.

New POCT guidance for community pharmacy

Outlines standards and safe environment required for use of point of care testing equipment.

NHS survey paints complex picture of pharmacist vacancies

Vacancies have doubled, but the number of FTE pharmacists per pharmacy has also risen.

Smoke free living starts with pharmacy

Understand your vital role in supporting smokers to quit with appropriate NRT recommendations

Insomnia and stress – unwanted bedfellows

Sleep is essential for humans to function while chronic stress can be the enemy of good health. 

Boots to cut 'supplementary' trading hours across a number of stores

Boots confirms plans to cut back on hours outside contractual obligations with NHS in some stores.

Women across UK failing to get menopause support at work, study shows

Over one million women said they are struggling in the workplace because of symptoms.

GPhC urges 63 'provisional' pharmacists to apply as deadline approaches

The provisional register is to close in less than two weeks, the regulator warns.

Meningitis rates rise sharply after 'historic low' during pandemic

The return of face-to-face teaching saw the rate increase between September 1 and November 30 last year.

Appetite for lending in pharmacy sector remains strong, says new report

Christie & Co's price index for pharmacy rose 4.3 per cent in 2021, its new report shows.

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