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Independents concerned about Wright review 'steering group'

LPCs have expressed concerns to the PSNC about independents' place on the Wright review steering group.

Trainees pharmacists ‘must do 90 hours’ prescribing training’

Trainees will be required to complete 90 hours’ training in independent prescribing as part of their foundation year, the GPhC has indicated.  

Parents told to keep child vaccine appointments during second lockdown

Parents have been urged to ensure children receive routine vaccinations during the latest lockdown.

MHRA asks pharmacists for views on acne medicine risks

The MHRA has asked pharmacists for views on the possible risks associated with the acne medicine isotretinoin.

CPD module: Chronic primary pain

Our latest CPD module looks at chronic primary pain.

All pharmacy staff to be tested twice a week for Covid-19

Pharmacy teams are included in NHSE&I’s new plans to send health workers home testing kits for coronavirus twice a week, PNN has learned. 

RPS: Government 'must involve pharmacies' in Covid jabs

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to employ pharmacies to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

NHS in urgent talks with PSNC on Covid jabs

Pfizer/BioNTech says its vaccine candidate is more than 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19.

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

Boots settles for 6 figures with asbestos cancer sufferer

Boots UK has reached a six-figure settlement with a former supervisor who has terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

One in 50 scripts need to be modified by pharmacists

Community pharmacists modify almost one in 50 prescriptions to avoid a potential drug-related problem (DRP), according to a Dutch study.

NPA Essential: November 2020

This month's news from the National Pharmacy Association.

GPhC seeks to tackle overrepresentation of BAME cases

The GPhC says it plans to understand and tackle the overrepresentation of BAME individuals in fitness to practise concerns.

Over 1.7m reached by Test and Trace claims Government

The government claims over 1.7 million people have been reached through its test and trace programme.  

Pandemic delivery service resumes in England

The pandemic delivery service resumes in England with new patient groups added.

Pharmacies should sell EHC as a GSL, urges charity

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is calling for EHC to be switched to GSL, citing privacy concerns in pharmacies.

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