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GPhC faces calls to scrap this year’s exam

The GPhC is facing calls to scrap the requirement to sit a registration exam this year. 

Study: More patients relying on pharmacies in pandemic

Consumers increasingly turned to pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic for OTC and health advice.

Growth in employee whistleblowing reports to GPhC

The number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians whistleblowing to the GPhC continues to grow.

HCPs asked to issue ‘stronger warnings’ on opioids

The MHRA is asking healthcare professionals to give patients “stronger warnings” on the risks of opioids.

First increase in MMR vaccine coverage for six years

The number of children aged 24 months given the first dose of MMR increased for the first time since 2014.

We will run out of flu vaccines next week, warns independent chain

A superintendent pharmacist has warned his stores will need to start turning away flu jab patients.

Hub & spoke still poses risks, report finds

The hub and spoke model poses significant risks that need to be addressed, sector stakeholders have found.

Dermatology patients 'need better psychological support'

Almost all skin disease patients report an impact on mental wellbeing but support is lacking, a study finds. 

London bus driver graduates with pharmacy degree

A former London bus driver has graduated from the University of Wolverhampton’s MPharm course after deciding to make a career change.

FIP: ‘Clear advantage’ to vaccination training in undergrad

There is a “clear advantage” to offering future pharmacists vaccination training as part of their degree, says the FIP.

Pharmacists concerned about ‘rising tide of panic from patients’

Some pharmacists are concerned about the rise in the number of patients as Covid-19 infections rise.

GPhC comes under fire over registration exam delays

GPhC comes under criticism for lack of clarity on exam date but says process has been "extremely complicated".

Pharmacy employers 'must learn lessons of first wave'

RPS director of pharmacy Robbie Turner warns employers must ensure staff are risk-assessed for Covid-19.

Jo Churchill gets flu jab in London pharmacy

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy.

People with Covid and flu twice as likely to die, warns PHE

People infected with flu and Covid-19 are twice as likely to die than those with coronavirus.

Digital tech improves the lives of dementia sufferers and carers

A project that assessed the impact of digital technology on dementia found it can improve the lives of people.  

Boots facing lawsuits over unpaid lockdown rent

Boots UK is facing multiple lawsuits from landlords over allegedly refusing to pay rents at some of its stores during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Rowlands’ losses more than double ‘due to Category M changes’

Rowlands attributes a £71.3m financial loss to Government decisions including changes to Category M reimbursement prices. 

Boots pauses flu vaccines for under-65s amid high demand

Boots has paused its flu vaccines for the under-65s and its private service amid high demand.

RPS and RCGP launch plan to improve flu vaccination roll-out

The RPS and RCGP have encouraged GPs and pharmacists to work together to ensure people get a flu vaccine this year.

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