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Charities badly hit by Covid-19 warns Coeliac UK

The Covid-19 pandemic is drying up health charities’ income streams, Coeliac UK said as it launched an urgent funding appeal.

NPA: Volunteers in pharmacies 'uncharted territory'

Using volunteers to provide community pharmacy services is “uncharted territory” said the NPA.

Covid-19: Pre-reg trainees assigned new roles 'must be protected'

New guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacy professionals has been issued in England, Wales and Scotland.

New Covid-19 guidance for PTs rejoining the register

APTUK has issued new guidance for pharmacy technicians returning to their roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boots staff testing NHS workers for Covid-19

Boots UK has opened two new Covid-19 testing centres for “NHS colleagues."

Pharmacies not getting PPE, PDA warns Hancock

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to ensure pharmacy has access to Covid-19 protective equipment. 

£10.5m COVID-19 relief funding for NI pharmacies

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland announces £10.5m in funding to support pharmacies during the pandemic.

Over 3k former pharmacists rejoin the register

The GPhC gives ‘temporary registration’ to 3,332 former pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

RPS asks police for greater protection for pharmacy teams

The RPS calls for a zero-tolerance approach to aggressive behaviour towards under-pressure pharmacy staff.

APTUK president helps pharmacies at the COVID-19 frontline

APTUK president Liz Fidler pauses the business to enable staff to assist pharmacies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

RPS: Pharmacy teams need priority supermarket slots

The RPS calls for pharmacy staff to access priority opening hours in supermarkets for NHS staff. 

PDA vows to support pharmacists for coronavirus-related work

The PDA reassures pharmacists it will support them against compensation claims or action arising from their COVID-19 efforts.  

Over 100 pledge to help pharmacies fight COVID-19

Over 100 people have offered their services to community pharmacies through a new employment matching platform.

Keith Ridge: community pharmacists doing “an amazing job”

Chief pharmacist Dr Keith Ridge says help is on its way for pharmacists on the COVID-19 frontline.

Urgent call for COVID-19 testing for pharmacy staff

People working in pharmacies urgently need access to testing, the sector negotiator in Northern Ireland has said.

RPS “shocked” at lack of recognition for pharmacy teams over COVID-19 response

EPB chair Claire Anderson tells Matt Hancock pharmacy teams are going “above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmacy teams named as ‘key workers’ after backlash

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff members are to be explicitly named on the Government's list of ‘key workers’.

PSNC: Services suspended to aid COVID-19 response

PQS is to be postponed for at least three months in order to release £18.75m for community pharmacies’ COVID-19 response.

RPS: Give pharmacists protection from coronavirus

The RPS has drawn up a series of recommendations to protect pharmacists from the coronavirus pandemic.

NHSE: Pharmacies reimbursed for COVID closures

Community pharmacy activity and concerns relating to Covid-19 get first recognition from NHS England in latest response.

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