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NPA to give 'hard-hitting' response to Covid inquiry

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette says his organisation will give a 'hard-hitting' response to a Covid-19 inquiry. 

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

Boots & PDA in arbitration over £1k lump sum proposal

Negotiations between the PDA Union and Boots UK have been referred to ACAS after they were unable to reach an agreement on a lump sum.

Nabumetone 500mg tablets stock now available says PSNC

The PSNC has said stock for Nabumetone 500mg tablets is now available.

GPhC to look at concerns over hormone scripts to pharmacies

The GPhC will look into concerns that an online clinic is offering to send hormone medication prescriptions to pharmacies.

Lloyds in spotlight once more after locum EHC refusal

LloydsPharmacy has come under criticism after a pharmacist refused to provide emergency hormonal contraception.

Allow pharmacists to make direct NHS referrals say health bodies

Community pharmacists should be able to refer patients directly to other parts of the NHS, pharmacy and healthcare organisations have said.

High demand for pharmacy-run flu jab centre in Preston

A community pharmacy run, offsite flu vaccination centre has proved popular with patients after kicking off its 14-day run in Preston last Monday.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Lorazepam in extremely limited supply until December

Lorazepam will be in limited supply until December, the PSNC has warned.

Priadel supplies to continue after watchdog probe launches

Essential Pharma has agreed to continue supplying the drug to the NHS after the UK competition watchdog launched an investigation.

Rowlands to reduce working hours for ‘many’ employees

Rowlands Pharmacy is planning to reduce working hours for “many” of its staff across the UK and slash opening hours for most branches in England.

Pharmacies denied drugs if not 'first line' wholesale customers

The PSNC said wholesalers allegedly denied pharmacies the supply of a drug if they were not a first-line customer.  

Health during Covid the focus for latest Living Well campaign

The latest Living Well campaign - “Looking after your health and wellbeing during Covid-19” – gets underway through pharmacies in Northern Ireland this week.

Selling single-use plastic cotton buds is now an offence

It is now an offence for businesses such as pharmacies to supply or offer to supply single-use plastic straws or plastic stemmed cotton buds.

GPhC exam update not good enough say bodies

GPhC updates on the forthcoming online registration assessment fall short of giving trainee pharmacists the clarity they need, says the BPSA. 

PSNC and government 'still far apart' on Covid funding

The PSNC and the Government are still far apart on agreeing the Covid-19 costs incurred by contractors during the pandemic.

Pharmacies could be used for phlebotomy services says NHS

Community pharmacies in England could be used to provide community phlebotomy services, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Independent Pharmacy Awards finalists revealed

ICP has announced the finalists for the Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons.

Priadel accusations 'unfounded' manufacturer tells BBC

Drug company stands to make millions from NHS after announcing plans to stop making lithium product programme claims.

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