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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. 

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.

Vaccine side effects generally mild, MHRA confirms

Most reports relate to injection site reactions and generalised symptoms reflecting a normal immune response to the vaccine.

NPA Essential: March 2021

This month's news from the National Pharmacy Association. 

Phoenix: Budget 'a slap in the face' to pharmacies

Anderson warned that 30 to 50 per cent of pharmacies “could close in the next few years".

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

Vaccines 'highly effective' in reducing severe Covid-19 in older adults

First dose protection ranged between 57-61 per cent for Pfizer vaccine and between 60-73 per cent for the Oxford-AZ vaccine (ChAdOx1)

NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests

Medicspot partnership will help member pharmacies comply with new guidance on supplying test kits, says NPA

Pharmacy contract must be redrawn says AIMp chief

The five-year contract for pharmacies in England must be redrawn to give the sector a stronger footing within the NHS, says AIMp chief Hannbeck.

‘Incredibly disappointing’ start to CPCS referrals from GPs

The GP referral arm of the consultation service has got off to an “incredibly disappointing” start says PSNC chief Dukes.

Well buys pharmacy chain in Norfolk

Well Pharmacy has said it has completed a deal to buy the Norfolk-based chain Pharma-Z.

Exam chaos: Students crowdfund travel costs

The BPSA has set up a support fund for candidates forced to travel for their registration assessment.

Lloyds pharmacists support hospital Covid vaccination drive

LloydsPharmacy employees in the Newcastle area are helping to vaccinate NHS workers against Covid-19. 

RPS urges employers to help trainees prepare for exam

The RPS has urged pharmacy employers to help trainee pharmacists prepare for the March registration assessment.

Pharmacist safety reports plummet by 43%

A distinct trend towards reduced reporting of patient safety incidents by pharmacies has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic says the NPA.

GPhC seeks permanent remote FtP hearing powers

The GPhC is seeking permanent legal powers that will allow it to hold remote fitness to practise hearings and to make certain hearings private.

Superdrug launches £120 PCR saliva test for Covid

Superdrug has become the first high street retailer in the UK to launch a saliva-based PCR home-use test for coronavirus. 

PM urged to protect health workers against new Covid strains

Boris Johnson has been urged to ensure health workers are protected from new strains of Covid.

Morrisons won’t ‘block’ £500 payments for pharmacists after row

Morrisons has confirmed it will allow its pharmacists working in Scotland to access a £500 Government payment after managers refused this. 

NHS widens pharmacy jab programme with lower weekly target

Pharmacies able to deliver 400 Covid-19 vaccines per week have been invited to apply to take part in England’s vaccination programme.

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