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Work through a customer consultation to determine the possible cause of stinging, gritty eyes and recommend an effective treatment to help ease these symptoms

Health minister condemns assault on pharmacist

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann has condemned an assault on a community pharmacist who asked a customer to wear a mask. 

Viagra Connect launches new trial size pack

Viagra Connect has launched the new trial size 2 pack for pharmacy retailers across the UK. 

Independents rising to the challenge 

The 2020 Independent Pharmacy Awards celebtrated the roles played by independent pharmacies during the Covid pandemic.

MHRA could reclassify contraceptive pill

Pharmacists could be able to sell the contraceptive pill after MHRA consultation on reclassification. 

Johnson urged to back up words of support with cash

Numark and Phoenix UK have urged Boris Johnson to back up his words of encouragement for pharmacy.

Leicestershire pharmacists in inhaler recycling scheme

A pharmaceutical company is asking pharmacists in Leicestershire to take part in an inhaler recycling scheme.  

Just 30% of public expect wellbeing advice in pharmacies

Just over a quarter of British adults are aware of health and wellbeing services in community pharmacies, a new survey suggests. 

Hancock’s NHS shake up ‘ must help pharmacy to do more’

New reforms announced today for health and social care in England should take community pharmacies into account, the sector has said. 

GPhC: We are not trying to prevent trans hormone supply

The GPhC has attempted to fend off concerns that its decisions may have had a negative impact on young transgender individuals. 

Five London pharmacies to run virtual heart clinics

Five London pharmacies will run virtual heart screening clinics for over 65s who suffer shortness of breath.  

NPA members considering strike action over funding

NPA chairman Andrew Lane said members are considering striking over Treasury's reluctance to write off £370 million in advanced funding.

Confusion over GPhC’s 60% exam pass rate ‘estimate’

GPhC says its “estimate” of a 60 per cent pass rate in the upcoming registration exam is “definitely not a prediction”. 

Treasury stance on Covid costs 'not in line with ministers' promises'

Treasury's refusal to offer contractors more cash is 'not in line with ministers' promises' says PSNC chief Simon Dukes. 

Annual GPhC fee reviews could be replaced by ‘multi-year cycle’

The GPhC is to hold a consultation on plans to set its registration fees for a multi-year period, rather than reviewing them each year.

Survey will look at impact of delayed exam on prov-regs

The UKCPA has launched a survey to understand how the delay to the assessment has affected prov-regs. 

PDA gains union recognition at Lloyds through voluntary agreement

Lloyds pharmacists to have their pay negotiated by PDAU after voluntary union recognition agreement. 

Hospital admissions for drug-related mental disorders decreasing

Hospital admissions for drug-related mental and behavioural disorders in England are decreasing.

Avicenna pharmacy joins Covid-19 jab drive

A Covid-19 vaccination centre run by Avicenna has opened at a pharmacy in Swindon.

1k jabs per week rule to stay ‘until supply improves’

The Government won’t relax rules preventing smaller pharmacies from taking part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme until “supply allows".

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