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Erythromycin alert for patients with prolonged QT interval

Potential drug interaction between rivaroxaban and erythromycin resulting in increased risk of bleeding identified

EPS nominations and NHS app usage on rise during Covid

There were 41.34 million EPS nominations by 11 December this year, up by 8.27m over 12 months, according to NHS Digital

Gomez Campos elected to head up PDA BAME Network

Elsy Gomez Campos first president of the PDA's Black and Minority Ethnic Pharmacists' Network

Asthma significantly impacts mental wellbeing, report finds

Nearly half of adults with asthma also diagnosed with a psychological condition, according to a new survey. 

PPE claims for 2020 – announcement expected soon says PSNC

Any PPE purchased up to 31 December will be covered by reimbursement mechanism

PDAU signs agreement to represent pharmacists in NI GP federations

PDAU negotiate pay, leave, pensions and other issues for more than 300 pharmacists who work for GP federations  

Dudley pharmacies offer lateral flow Covid tests to public

Community pharmacies in Dudley are offering rapid lateral flow tests for Covid-19 to the public in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

Patients can access bipolar drug Priadel for next five years

Bipolar disorder drug Priadel will be made available to patients at a reasonable price for the next five years.

Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

A petition urging the government to cover costs incurred by pharmacies during Covid-19 is gathering pace.

DHSC announces second wave of December concessions

The DHSC has today announced the second wave of price concessions for December.

Pharmacy mole scanning services ‘relieve GP pressure’

Community pharmacy mole scanning services can help identify cases of melanoma and relieve pressure on other parts of the health service, a study finds.

Pharmacists 'can tackle vaccine concerns among BAME patients'

Sandra Gidley says pharmacists have “enormous role” in giving patients confidence to take Covid-19 vaccines.

Community pharmacists prescribe Covid vaccine in Kent

Community pharmacists in Kent have been prescribing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the area at the request of their local CCG.

Nurses and psychiatrists lack training to help patients quit smoking

Mental health nurses and psychiatrists are not being trained adequately to help patients give up smoking, says a charity.   

Lateral flow antigen tests being rolled out for pharmacy staff

Patient-facing staff will be asked to test twice-weekly and report results through an online platform.

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

One in five women in England may have an eating disorder

Almost one in five women in England may have an eating disorder according to a study.

Numark video hails pharmacy successes during Covid-19

Numark has produced a short film depicting their member pharmacies' successes during the pandemic.

AAH axes pharmacy surcharges following critical NPA report

AAH says it will stop surcharges following a report that shed light on the problems they were causing.   

Half of contractors fear closures due to financial pressures

MPs and Lords warn that “irreversible damage” will be done to England’s pharmacy network unless the Government offers urgent financial support.

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