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We don’t deserve the uncertainty!

I'm worried about investing in my business because of the threat of the £370 million in advanced payments. 

Doing business in the pandemic 

I have been exploring business opportunities during the pandemic without much success.

Government makes it easier to recruit overseas pharmacists

The Government has made it easier for overseas pharmacists to come to the UK by adding the profession to the Shortage Occupation List.

SSP for Levothyroxine extended to March 12

The serious shortage protocol for Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets has been extended by the DHSC.

NPA Essential: March 2021

This month's news from the National Pharmacy Association. 

Pharmacists' body slams 'callous' NHS pay rise offer

The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists has attacked the government's proposed one per cent NHS pay rise.

Vaccine side effects generally mild, MHRA confirms

Most reports relate to injection site reactions and generalised symptoms reflecting a normal immune response to the vaccine.

Repaglinide out of stock until early May

Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets will be out of stock until early May.

NHS forced to pay pharmacy advances as bank collapses

NHS BSA is in talks with the Government to protect the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme as finance company Greensill faces collapse. 

CPD module: Long Covid

We look at long Covid and viral fatigue treatment and management.

Interview: Mark Koziol

The pandemic is a chance for pharmacy to persuade the government it is integral to the NHS, says Mark Koziol.  

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

Phoenix: Budget 'a slap in the face' to pharmacies

Anderson warned that 30 to 50 per cent of pharmacies “could close in the next few years".

Pharmacy leaders condemn ‘exasperating’ Sunak budget

Community pharmacy’s representative bodies have expressed their disappointment with a new Government budget described as “exasperating".

Pharmacy manifesto for next Scottish government

With a general election in Scotland coming up in May, Commumnity Pharmacy Scotland has launched a manifesto for the next Government.

Avicenna more than doubles pharmacy estate with acquisition

Pharmacy chain Avicenna has increased the size of its estate from 44 to 101 with the acquisition of Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd. 

NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests

Medicspot partnership will help member pharmacies comply with new guidance on supplying test kits, says NPA

PSNC issues Budget warning to Sunak as closures loom

PSNC writes to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement to warn him that “many pharmacies” could be forced to close.

Sale of GP surgery operator sparks concern over NHS privatisation

AT Medics acquisition makes US-owned Operose largest GP surgery operator in UK.

Warts and verrucas

Warts and verrucas heal themselves but pharmacists can offer a range of home treatments. 

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