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ECHO pulls ‘invite a friend’ email over inducement 'confusion'

LloydsPharmacy parent McKesson UK has stopped an email campaign highlighting a reward scheme for patients who refer a friend.

Serious shortage protocols extended by DHSC

SSPs for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets have been extended.

Pharmacy in PM’s constituency stages funding protest

Pharmacies in the prime minister and chancellors’ constituencies have appealed to the Government on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies. 

LPC levies will not rise because of Wright reforms

The CCA's Stephen Thomas says LPC levies will not increase to subsidise the Wright reforms. 

Online platform helps pharmacy generate £83k turnover

A pharmacy group claims an online appointment booking service has generated almost £100,000 in turnover. 

No slowdown in UK investment say T&R parent

T&R's parent company unveils double digit growth, and revenues over €3 billion

Ridge launches plan for tackling inequalities in pharmacy

NHS England has teamed up with professional pharmacy bodies on a new plan to ensure workplaces are more inclusive.

Lung Cancer Symptoms campaign extended

Public Health England (PHE)’s ‘Help Us Help You – Lung Cancer Symptoms’ campaign has been extended and will now run until late May 2021.

Revalidation requirements eased due to Covid-19

Those submitting their records between 1 May and 30 November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account.

National stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” relaunched

The national stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” has been relaunched by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and Improvement.

Quit smoking to improve mental health, urges charity

Smokers who quit for six weeks or more are happier and have better mental health than those who carry on smoking, new research shows. 

Frontline Pet Health Learning

These comprehensive learning resources from Frontline® will help you get the most from your pet health category, by increasing your knowledge of the products available and offering advice to improve your customer conversations 

MP ‘disappointed’ by budget’s pharmacy snub

A Labour MP has told the commons he was “disappointed” that last week’s budget statement did not offer any financial relief to pharmacies.

Pharmacies urged to use non-HCP vaccinators in Covid campaign

Pharmacies should consider using staff who are not registered healthcare professionals to administer Covid vaccines, a training company has said. 

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.

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