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SSP issued for Competact with immediate effect

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a serious shortage protocol for anti-diabetes medicine Competact with immediate effect

Smokers need help with basic tasks 10 years before non-smokers

A report by ASH revealed smokers rely on support to do the most basic things by the time they are 63. 

Groundbreaking antipsychotic drug withdrawal paper released

Academics believe the paper is the first to outline how patients can reduce their intake and risk of relapse.

UK-wide exam deferred as PSNI says delays ‘unacceptable’

Plans to introduce a common registration exam across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been pushed back to autumn “at the earliest”.

LloydsPharmacy launches two Covid vaccination sites

Pharmacists at branches in Carterton and Cramlington are delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

Alphega joins Covid vaccination drive

Around 60 members of the virtual chain will soon be offering Covid-19 vaccinations in locations throughout the country.

Ministers and officials know 'little' about pharmacy

NPA chairman Andrew Lane says conversations he has had with ministers have led him to realise how little they still know about community pharmacy.

PEPS suspended for new applications

The Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme has been suspended until further notice for new contractors wishing to join from March 18.  

EPB chair: Pharmacy must receive share of new Covid funding

The Government has pledged £7 billion to continue supporting the NHS' fight against Covid.

Technical issues stop ‘small number’ sitting GPhC exam

A “small number of candidates” experienced technical issues that prevented them from sitting the first online registration exam, says GPhC. 

Pandemic delivery service extended until June 30

NHSE&I has extended the pandemic delivery service until June 30 for people who are self-isolating.

Pharmacies in Wales to get £500 bonus

Pharmacies in Wales will receive a bonus payment next month of £500 from the Welsh government.

Sheffield pharmacy claims it is first to go fully paperless

Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a cloud-based system.

Welsh government launches plan to transform hospital pharmacy

The Welsh government has pledged to invest £67 million to improve the way medicines are prepared.

PCT Healthcare acquires Murray’s pharmacy group

Peak Pharmacy parent company PCT Healthcare acquired the Murray’s pharmacy group on Monday March 15.

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

MHRA speaks out on Oxford jab blood clot reports

MHRA says it is closely reviewing reports from Europe of precautionary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

Roz Brewer succeeds Pessina as WBA chief executive

Stefano Pessina who moves to the role of executive chairman of the board of WBA.

Batches of Itraconazole recalled by MHRA

Batches of Itraconazole 10mg/ml oral solution have been recalled by the MHRA.

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