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NPA vice-chair: Five-year deal may fail to stop pharmacies closing

NPA vice-chair Andrew Lane warns the five-year community pharmacy settlement may fail to prevent the closure of pharmacies.

National bodies highlight expanding role of pharmacists in PCNs

The RPS, BMA and RCGP have called for the greater use of community pharmacists across primary care networks.

Diabetics encouraged to talk about hypoglycaemia risk

Many people who have a diabetic relative have told them to speak to a healthcare professional about their hypoglycaemia risk.

Twenty-fold rise in prescription penalties being overturned

The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) that are overturned has risen almost twenty-fold in the past five years.

New tool 'will help pharmacies identify their PCN'

A mapping tool to help pharmacies identify which primary care network they should work with is in development.

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

RPS: Chancellor Javid must "look beyond one year"

The government must take a long-term approach to the recruitment and training of pharmacists, the RPS tells Sajid Javid.

NEL LPC launches financial tool amid concern for pharmacy owners

Pharmacies will need to do 1,871 CPCS interventions to reclaim a £26,200 shortfall in revenue, warns Hemant Patel.

Over-65s flu jab supplier on track to meet “agreed times”

The manufacturer of influenza vaccines for over-65s says it is on track to deliver stock to pharmacies on time.

Boots trials in-store GP video service

Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.

Pharmacists should dispense high-strength statins OTC says NHS

High-dose statins could be made more easily available without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Boots introduces electric vehicles to delivery fleet

Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.

Phoenix opens hub and spoke facility

The new dispensing facility will eventually assemble around 16 million repeat prescriptions a year for the Rowlands group.

PSNC: No update on pharmacy PCN funding

Questions remain over how much funding LPCs will receive to allow pharmacists in their areas to take part in PCNs.

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Lloyds launches Dementia Connect service

LloydsPharmacy has launched Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service in seven of its pharmacies. 

Back to school asthma warning

Children are up to three times more likely to need medical help for their asthma at the start of the school year.

RPS avoids high court over removal of elected official

Sid Dajani says his attempt to secure a judicial review of the way the RPS removed him from the EPB has failed.    

Landmark NHS 111 referral scheme to launch on October 29

The first details have been released about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Finalists announced for 2019 Independent Pharmacy Awards

The finalists for this year’s Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons have been announced.

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