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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.

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.

Half of all UK pharmacies provide domestic abuse scheme

The Ask for ANI initiative has provided support to 100 people during its first 12 months.

NHS 111 to boost pharmacy referrals as CPCS scope widens

Three new condition types have been added to the NHS 111 referral arm of the CPCS.

Boots commits to maintaining palliative drug supplies at 2,000 stores

Boots partners with Macmillan on scheme aimed at improving access to end-of-life drugs.

Omnicell acquires Hub and Spoke Innovations

Automated systems provider picks up Pharmaself24 prescription collection kiosks for undisclosed sum.

A team approach to tackling tough times

Independent Pharmacist of the Year John-Paul Mackie has invested in automation to greatly improve patients' experience. 

Minister wants a 'direct' Pharmacy First model for England

Caulfield indicates the need for patients to be referred to pharmacies may come under review.

Pharmacy-led Covid sites delivered 22 million vaccines in 12 months

There was a 50 per cent rise in pharmacies providing boosters between October 2021 and January this year.

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