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Indigestion update

Update your knowledge on indigestion with this short video and discover a new dual-action product you can recommend 

Interview: Andrew Lane

Talk of strike action in a national newspaper was a carefully crafted way of getting the government's attention, says Andrew Lane.   

Alphega joins Covid vaccination drive

Around 60 members of the virtual chain will soon be offering Covid-19 vaccinations in locations throughout the country.

Ministers and officials know 'little' about pharmacy

NPA chairman Andrew Lane says conversations he has had with ministers have led him to realise how little they still know about community pharmacy.

PEPS suspended for new applications

The Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme has been suspended until further notice for new contractors wishing to join from March 18.  

EPB chair: Pharmacy must receive share of new Covid funding

The Government has pledged £7 billion to continue supporting the NHS' fight against Covid.

Technical issues stop ‘small number’ sitting GPhC exam

A “small number of candidates” experienced technical issues that prevented them from sitting the first online registration exam, says GPhC. 

Pandemic delivery service extended until June 30

NHSE&I has extended the pandemic delivery service until June 30 for people who are self-isolating.

Pharmacies in Wales to get £500 bonus

Pharmacies in Wales will receive a bonus payment next month of £500 from the Welsh government.

Sheffield pharmacy claims it is first to go fully paperless

Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield claims it has become the first pharmacy in the UK to go paperless, having switched to a cloud-based system.

Welsh government launches plan to transform hospital pharmacy

The Welsh government has pledged to invest £67 million to improve the way medicines are prepared.

PCT Healthcare acquires Murray’s pharmacy group

Peak Pharmacy parent company PCT Healthcare acquired the Murray’s pharmacy group on Monday March 15.

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

MHRA speaks out on Oxford jab blood clot reports

MHRA says it is closely reviewing reports from Europe of precautionary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

NPA concerned about Pharmacy2U advertising tactics

NPA members are concerned about Pharmacy2U's “potentially misleading advertising" on the ES directory. 

Roz Brewer succeeds Pessina as WBA chief executive

Stefano Pessina who moves to the role of executive chairman of the board of WBA.

Batches of Itraconazole recalled by MHRA

Batches of Itraconazole 10mg/ml oral solution have been recalled by the MHRA.

Superdrug launches home test kit for UTIs

Superdrug Online Doctor has launched a £9.99 test and treat service for urinary tract infections in partnership with medtech company TestCard. 

Five arrested on suspicion of selling prescription drugs online

Five people are suspected of selling unlicensed medicines through illegal websites.  

Hub & spoke could be ‘stitch up’ says ex pharmacy minister

Allowing hub and spoke dispensing to operate across separate pharmacy businesses could have “unintended consequences" says Steve Brine. 

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