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Government pledges to reduce cost of repeat HRT prescriptions

Government says women could save up to 200 but RPS warns move does not go far enough.

Pharmacies give over 3 million flu jabs in eight weeks

Pharmacies in England smash last year's record figure in just eight weeks.

McKesson sells Lloyds to Aurelius group as part of £477m deal

LloydsPharmacy is to be sold to asset management group Aurelius along with the rest of McKesson’s UK operations, it has been announced today.

Over 92 pc of adults in England test positive for Covid antibodies

Over 90 per cent also returned positive antibody results in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Pharmacies need to raise awareness of NHS services

NPA survey shows nearly half of those surveyed see pharmacies as first contact point for minor illnesses, but a third unaware they offer flu jabs

PEPS failed to generate projected NHS savings reveals NAO report

The scheme failed to save the NHS 100 million a year after ministers were advised it would by Lex Greensill.

MHRA updates guidance on licensing e-cigarettes

DHSS press release leads to media reports that UK could be the first country in the world to prescribe medicinally licensed e-cigarettes

RSG rejects claims LPC vote will disenfranchise independents

Burdon says two-thirds majority rule will ensure high voter engagement.

Budget 2021: Minimum wage increase threatens England's pharmacies

Pharmacies will have to invest less in services to pay for increase, AIMp warns.

Net closure of 215 pharmacies sees total reach 5-year low

BSA report shows closures rose while items fell during the worst months of Covid.

NICE publishes delayed guideline on ME/CFS

Guideline covers every aspect of ME/CFS from identification and assessment to management, monitoring and review

Tory MP: We need to tell public when to visit pharmacies

We need "better communication" on what symptoms can be seen in pharmacy says Simon Fell MP.

NI pharmacies demand three-year deal after 'years of underfunding'

The sector has battled with inconsistent funding for years, warns CPNI.

MHRA recalls five batches of bimatoprost eye drops

Class 3 recall issued due to faulty containers in some batches.

Well Pharmacy sends flu jab vans around England

Yesterday the multiple launched two mobile health clinics that will reach 35 locations.

EPB chair criticised for registration revoke comments

Govind criticised for comments on pharmacists who refuse emergency supply.

Two million more invites for Covid boosters to go out this week

Text and letters will be sent to individuals due to have a booster at least six months after their second Covid jab.

Every Boots branch to have a cancer advice pharmacist

Boot Macmillan information pharmacists working in every branch, the company announces.

53pc of pharmacists support mandatory jabs for health workers

RPS publishes survey as it warns against making jabs mandatory.

Boots pharmacists reject 2pc pay increase, consider industrial action

The PDA is pushing for pharmacists to get an extra 3.25 per cent to cope with inflation.

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