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Analysis

Half of pharmacists on temporary register unsure about returning

Just over half of pharmacists on the General Pharmaceutical Council’s temporary register are unsure whether they wish to return to pharmacy during the Covid-19 crisis.

Massive leap in GP online consultation capability

Vdeo consultation now available from nearly 100pc of GP practices

PSNC to explore Covid-19 antibody testing in pharmacies

PSNC will explore with NHS England and the government the possibility of pharmacies carrying out Covid-19 antibody testing.

ONS on health workers' Covid-19 risk

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are in the top 20 occupational groups with potentially the highest exposure to coronavirus, says the ONS.

Revealed: PPE shortages worse in independent pharmacies

Independents report worse shortages of PPE items including surgical masks, but there are worries across the entire sector. 

Survey: Pharmacists ‘treated like dirt' by Government

Community pharmacists feel badly let down by the Government and NHS bodies during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey shows.

Black adults four times more likely to die from Covid-19

The risk of death from coronavirus is “significantly higher” among some ethnic groups than others, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Pre-reg delays 'could lead to crisis in NI pharmacies'

Failure to allow Northern Ireland pre-reg students to join the workforce this summer could 'lead to another crisis' says CPNI.

Anger at DH position on Covid-19 life assurance

Pharmacy teams express anger at news they will not be included automatically in the new life assurance scheme.

Revealed: Covid-19’s mental health toll on pharmacists

Workload, safety fears and rising costs are taking a huge toll on community pharmacists’ mental health as they grapple with the pandemic.

Pharmacies getting 40 delivery requests a day

Community pharmacies are being inundated with requests for deliveries regardless of whether patients are shielding.

Opinion: What are the risks of using volunteers to deliver medicines?

Solicitor Noel Wardle considers the concerns raised by community pharmacists about liabilities when using volunteers to deliver medicines.

Exclusive: 60% of pharmacies running out of masks

Sixty-two per cent of pharmacists report they won’t have enough face masks to last the next seven days.

Covid-19: Pharmacies must help patients arrange own deliveries

The long-awaited service launched on Good Friday, but there are still concerns around administrative workload and patient safety.

Echo institutes wait list as online pharmacies benefit from pandemic

The pandemic is giving a boost to online pharmacies; the latest data shows an acceleration in EPS nominations to the market leaders.

PSNC concerns around 'fraudsters' delivering medicines

Pharmacies may now use an ‘army’ of NHS volunteer responders to deliver medicines – but many are concerned about the safety implications.

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.

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