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Boots stops flu bookings for over-65s as stock worries mount

Boots has stopped taking new bookings for its flu vaccination service for people aged 65 and over.

Hub & spoke still poses risks, report finds

The hub and spoke model poses significant risks that need to be addressed, sector stakeholders have found.

Jo Churchill gets flu jab in London pharmacy

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy.

Boots facing lawsuits over unpaid lockdown rent

Boots UK is facing multiple lawsuits from landlords over allegedly refusing to pay rents at some of its stores during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Rowlands’ losses more than double ‘due to Category M changes’

Rowlands attributes a £71.3m financial loss to Government decisions including changes to Category M reimbursement prices. 

Boots pauses flu vaccines for under-65s amid high demand

Boots has paused its flu vaccines for the under-65s and its private service amid high demand.

RPS and RCGP launch plan to improve flu vaccination roll-out

The RPS and RCGP have encouraged GPs and pharmacists to work together to ensure people get a flu vaccine this year.

DHSC announce first concessions list for September

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the first list of concessions for September.

Some batches of Neupro and Vimpat PIs subject to Class 2 recall

Six parallel distributors involved in recall of batches of Neupro 4mg/24 hour patches and Vimpat 100mg tablets

LloydsPharmacy launches 'community immunity' flu campaign

Early indications suggest a 50 per cent increase in uptake of flu vaccination this year, says company

Contractors get £10.08 per flu vaccination in 2020-21

PSNC finally reaches agreement on flu jab fee with additional money for out-of-pharmacy vaccinations.

Government consults on Covid vaccine role for pharmacists

Government consults on changes to the Human Medicines Regulations to support the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Six pharmacies forced to stop selling codeine P-meds

The GPhC has taken enforcement action against six pharmacies stopping them from selling or supplying codeine linctus preparations without a prescription. 

Echo prescription app ad ‘kick in the teeth’ for pharmacies

Lloyds apologises for ad discouraging patients from visiting pharmacies after Numark MD's strongly critical remarks. 

Pharmacy employers encouraged to give staff flu jabs

It is important that staff in vulnerable groups, such as Black and Ethnic Minority employees, are adequately protected this winter

'Almost all' 6.7k Well staff Covid risk assessed

Well Pharmacy says it has completed Covid-19 risk assessments for “almost all” of its 6,700 employees, including those on furlough. 

PDAU wants talks over contractual changes at LloydsPharmacy

The PDAU wants talks with McKesson UK over plans to change the contracts of pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy.

Final concessions for August announced by DHSC yesterday

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday announced the final list of drug concessions for August.

Superdrug uses robots for new medicine pouching service

Superdrug has launched a new automated medication pouching service, using a dispensing robot to assemble patients’ pills.

Office-based pharmacists provide remote support during Covid-19

Office-based pharmacists have been working closely with GPs to provide patients with remote consultations.

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