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Nominations open for RoE Awards 2021

The Recognition of Excellence Awards are back and open for nominations from community pharmacy.

£5m for temporary delivery service in Scotland

A new time-limited funded medicines delivery service will support highly vulnerable patients in Scotland until at least the end of March.

Employers ‘cancelling prov-reg study leave’ claims PDA

Some employers are allegedly cancelling study leave for provisionally registered pharmacists, the PDA claims. 

Numark MD: 'Red tape' preventing pharmacy vaccinations

Numark MD Jeremy Meader says he wants community pharmacies to have “fairer clinical recognition.” 

Covid vaccines rolled out to over-70s

From today, the NHS is inviting people aged 70 and over to have a coronavirus vaccine in areas where the first priority groups have had their jab. 

Men especially vulnerable to Covid-19, study confirms

Men almost three times more likely to be admitted to intensive care with coronavirus, a new study confirms. 

NHS publishes details on discharge medicines service

Pharmacies have been told they must read up on the NHS Discharge Medicines Service, which will become an essential service within weeks. 

Wales: Pharmacy Covid vaccinations 'must be sped up'

Community pharmacies in Wales need to be involved at scale in providing the Covid-19 vaccine, the country's pharmacy negotiator has said.

Pharmacies can use DHSC flu stock from Friday

Pharmacies can deliver flu vaccines using the DHSC's centrally procured stock from tomorrow.  

Six pharmacies begin Covid-19 vaccinations

A Boots branch, a Superdrug store and four independents have kicked off the community pharmacy arm of the coronavirus vaccination campaign.

Lamotrigine and levetiracetam safest antiepileptics in pregnancy

Safety review by MHRA concludes lamotrigine and levetiracetam safer than other antiepileptics for pregnant women.

Pharmacies in code word scheme to help domestic violence victims

Domestic abuse victims can turn to pharmacies for help as part of an initiative that launches today.  

Reciprocal EU healthcare arrangements confirmed

EHIC/E111s remain valid but will be replaced by new Global Health Insurance Card on expiry.

Naturally acquired immunity to Covid lasts at least five months

Naturally acquired immunity provides at least 83 per cent protection against reinfection, SIREN study shows

Extremely vulnerable patients told to shield once more

The Government has written to people who are defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable, outlining updated guidance on shielding.

New guideline for long Covid care

The guidelines look at symptom management, when to refer and how to follow up patients in the longer term. 

APTUK welcomes technician role in vaccine protocol

Pharmacy technicians are included in the new national protocol introduced to support the expanded influenza and Covid-19 vaccination programmes. 

ASH releases film to help smokers quit

Pharmacy teams can direct those thinking about quitting smoking to a new film, commissioned by Southend Borough Council.

PDA urges zero tolerance approach to violence

The PDA warns it is “long overdue" pharmacy employers take a zeo-tolerance approach to violence in pharmacies.

Largest ever vaccination plan involves community pharmacy sites

The government has started the “largest vaccination programme in British history” in the fight against Covid.

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