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Community pharmacy video consultations piloted in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales are to join GPs in being allowed to offer their patients remote video consultations.

50 organisations demand Government backing for mental health

A coalition of over 50 voluntary and social sector organisations and charities have urged the Government to create a 'mental health renewal plan'.

Half a million cancer sufferers 'too scared to leave the house'

Half a million people with cancer in the UK have been too scared to leave the house since lockdown started on 23 March, a survey shows.

Over half of adults increased screen time during lockdown

A survey of 2,000 people has shown that 55 per cent of UK adults have spent more time on the internet and social media during lockdown. 

Court refuses GPhC application to suspend zopiclone pharmacists

The High Court has refused an application to extend a suspension order against two pharmacists accused of illegally supplying controlled drugs.

PDA urges employers to report workplace Covid exposure

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to report any cases of occupational exposure to coronavirus. 

Coeliac 'can be diagnosed with just a blood test'

Coeliac can be diagnosed in some adults with just a blood test, says the British Society of Gastroenterology.

Lloyds embarks on restructure with possible redundancies

Hit by rising costs and falling income, LloydsPharmacy has told staff it will soon embark on a restructuring process that could spell redundancies. 

Flu jabs rise 20 per cent in 2019/20 season in England

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019-20 – a 19.6 per cent jump on the previous year.

Analytics company helps pharmacies secure advanced payments

A data analytics company is offering pharmacies advanced payments on the prescriptions they will dispense.  

Face coverings to be compulsory in Scottish pharmacies

From Friday it will be compulsory for members of the public to wear a face covering in community pharmacies in Scotland.

PSNC pushing for shop floor flu jabs to be allowed

PSNC is seeking flexibility from the Government and NHS regarding where in the pharmacy patients can receive their flu jab.

Covid-19 sparks increase in use of electronic prescription service 

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a significant increase in the use of the electronic prescription service.

Fitness app nears 1 million downloads during lockdown

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads. 

Pharmacy Schools Council pledges greater BAME support

The Pharmacy Schools Council promises to provide more support for black and minority ethnic students and colleagues.

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

Remdesivir gets EU approval as Trump hoovers up supplies

The European Commission granted a conditional marketing authorisation for the drug earlier today

Get behind the Pharmacist Support ACTNow campaign

ICP is proud to support the Pharmacist Support ACTNow campaign to raise awareness about well-being.

Delayed NHS Pharmacy First goes live end of July

Scotland's NHS Pharmacy First service is one of the biggest changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework in recent years.

Wales pilots advanced framework for pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy technicians on the pilot will be mentored to develop a portfolio evidencing their advanced level of practice

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