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Love Island pharmacist reaches 250k followers with plea for sector

Love Island contestant Anna Vakili encourages the public to support their local pharmacies in a widely seen social media video.

Public should wear face coverings in pharmacies says RPS

Matt Hancock announced it will be compulsory for all hospital visitors and outpatients to wear face coverings “at all times”.

Independent Pharmacy Awards open for entries

The Independent Pharmacy Awards return this year to highlight the ways community pharmacy teams up and down the UK are improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

Numark takes to radio to promote #saveourpharmacies campaign

Numark today launches a radio ad campaign to promote its #saveourpharmacies campaign.

Carers 'struggling with pharmacy Covid-19 measures'

Community pharmacies are being asked to consider making adjustments to support carers struggling with the impact of social distancing measures.

PSNC: Government should write off pharmacies' £350m debt

The Government should write off the £350m cash advance it has given pharmacies in England to keep afloat during the Covid-19 crisis, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said.  

ACTNow: New wellbeing campaign for pharmacy

Pharmacist Support launches initiative to raise awareness of the importance of looking after wellbeing and maintaining good mental health in the profession.

Pharmacists will be included in £60k life assurance scheme

After coming under pressure this week, Hancock confirms community pharmacists are eligible for the death in service scheme.

Numark launches #saveourpharmacies funding petition

Pharmacy membership organisation Numark has launched a petition for fairer funding under the #saveourpharmacies banner.

Death in service scheme may cover some pharmacists

A new Covid-19 life assurance scheme for health workers may apply to pharmacists in rare circumstances.

Pharmacy CAS provides extra support at NHS 111

Calls referred to Pharmacy CAS adapted from CPCS symptom groups

PHE ‘must revise PPE guidance for dispensary staff’

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on Public Health England to revise its position on PPE for pharmacy dispensary staff.

RPS: Pharmacy staff covered by assault legislation

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says all pharmacy staff are covered by the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018.

Multiples urged to adopt zero tolerance abuse policy

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on the UK’s leading pharmacy chains to adopt a zero tolerance approach to abuse.

All pharmacies in Northern Ireland receive PPE visors

All community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are being issued with protective visors to provide “an extra level of protection”.

PDA: Treatment of 2020 pre-reg trainees ‘cannot be repeated’

PDA chair Mark Koziol has spoken of pre-registration pharmacists’ “anguish” at having their training disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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