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Primary care covid jabs start this week

Vaccine being delivered to more than 100 sites across England as PGD for vaccination published.

Pandemic boosts short term outlook, but long term concerns remain

Uptick in short term business confidence, but long term outlook remains poor, according to a survey. 

Day Lewis: Pharmacists must meet Brexit challenges head on

The post-December 31 Brexit landscape presents a number of challenges for Britain's community pharmacy network, Jay Patel of Day Lewis has said. 

All new pharmacists to prescribe as GPhC approves plans

The GPhC has approved the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.  

Avicenna launches free prescription app

Avicenna has launched a free prescription ordering app called Manage My Meds.

Mental health inequality mirrors economic gaps

The final report of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health has found that mental health inequalities mirror wider economic and social inequalities. 

Help Us, Help You highlights NHS 111 in next phase

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched the next phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

NPA creates 400 placements for unemployed youth

A month after launching a new scheme entitled ‘Kickstart’, the NPA has already reached 400 placements.

Pharmacy minister describes 'tough' funding talks

Jo Churchill has confirmed the Government is considering additional funding to meet the costs incurred by community pharmacy during the pandemic.

Antidepressant prescribing on the increase in England

The number of antidepressant drugs prescribed in England is on the rise according to new NHSBSA data.

DHSC increases PPE order limit by 25% over Christmas

The DHSC has increased its PPE order limit by 25 per cent over Christmas. 

Pharmacy flu vaccine service finder going live on NHS website

Pharmacies asked to complete survey to find out how many staff have had a flu jab since September.

Pharmacy network voted Top Team at Scottish Health Awards

CPS chief executive Harry McQuillan said it was ‘absolutely great’ to see those on the frontline recognised

Liberty safeguards for dementia patients coming in April 2022

Roll out planned for October 2020 delayed 18 months due to impact of Covid-19.

Well offers safe space to domestic abuse victims

Well Pharmacy has said it will offer support and advice for victims of domestic abuse in all of its 750 pharmacies in the UK.

Smoking cessation prescriptions fell over 1.5m in a decade

The number of smoking cessation items dispensed in England fell by over 1.5 million over a decade.

New legislation needed for pharmacy data access say bodies

Pharmacies must continue to have the enhanced access to patient data that has been available to them during the Covid-19 pandemic, sector bodies have said.

Self care on the rise among under-60s

People under the age of 60 have increasingly engaged in self-care during the Covid-19 crisis according to new market research.

Conference explores exciting future for medicine

The event heard about developments in areas such as cell and gene therapies, genomics, personalised medicine and CAR-T.

Independents hit by unfair wholesaler surcharges, survey finds

Most independents think their mainline wholesalers are unfairly hitting them with surcharges, an NPA survey indicates. 

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