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Community pharmacists prescribe Covid vaccine in Kent

Community pharmacists in Kent have been prescribing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the area at the request of their local CCG.

Nurses and psychiatrists lack training to help patients quit smoking

Mental health nurses and psychiatrists are not being trained adequately to help patients give up smoking, says a charity.   

Lateral flow antigen tests being rolled out for pharmacy staff

Patient-facing staff will be asked to test twice-weekly and report results through an online platform.

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

One in five women in England may have an eating disorder

Almost one in five women in England may have an eating disorder according to a study.

Numark video hails pharmacy successes during Covid-19

Numark has produced a short film depicting their member pharmacies' successes during the pandemic.

AAH axes pharmacy surcharges following critical NPA report

AAH says it will stop surcharges following a report that shed light on the problems they were causing.   

Half of contractors fear closures due to financial pressures

MPs and Lords warn that “irreversible damage” will be done to England’s pharmacy network unless the Government offers urgent financial support.

Constipation: Making effective recommendations

Learn how to help customers with constipation and find out how even brief conversations can have a positive influence on their health. 

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. 

Government must stop the shallow platitudes and back pharmacy

Let's hope the APPG can help the PSNC secure some desperately needed Covid-19 funding, says ICP editor Neil Trainis.  

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.

CPD module: digestive disorders

We review the gut microbiota and its role in gut health and gastrointestinal disorders.

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.

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