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Pharmacist urges AZ jab uptake after 'unlucky' brother's death

A pharmacist whose brother died after having the AstraZeneca vaccine has urged people not to be put off and get vaccinated.

The pharmacy hashtag craze

The theme for #Pharmacy24 this year is pharmacy in a pandemic, says Mohammed Hussain.

Pandemic deliveries for vulnerable end on March 31

The pandemic delivery service for clinically extremely vulnerable people ends on March 31. 

LloydsPharmacy launches two Covid vaccination sites

Pharmacists at branches in Carterton and Cramlington are delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

Interview: Andrew Lane

Talk of strike action in a national newspaper was a carefully crafted way of getting the government's attention, says Andrew Lane.   

Pharmacies in Wales to get £500 bonus

Pharmacies in Wales will receive a bonus payment next month of £500 from the Welsh government.

Welsh contractors get £3.5m Government support

Pharmacies in Wales to receive further £3.5m in recognition of Covid costs, meeting CPW claim in full.

Doing business in the pandemic 

I have been exploring business opportunities during the pandemic without much success.

We don’t deserve the uncertainty!

I'm worried about investing in my business because of the threat of the £370 million in advanced payments. 

Interview: Mark Koziol

The pandemic is a chance for pharmacy to persuade the government it is integral to the NHS, says Mark Koziol.  

Long Covid scares me 

I am bemused by patients who have no fear of Covid and are blasé about protecting themselves and others, says Peter Kelly. 

Government paid pharmacists' company £20m advance for PPE

Medicine Box Ltd says it was paid £20 million of a £40 million contract for PPE up front by the government.  

PDA: Vaccine delivery could prevent future cuts

PDA chair Mark Koziol says community pharmacy's delivery of Covid vaccines may change the government's perception of the sector.

GPhC got its pre-reg exam approach wrong 

Forcing an exam on prov-regs who have worked as pharmacists during a pandemic was a failure, says Mohammed Hussain.

Stop smoking services need a new way forward 

Covid-19 boosts quit attempts but funding cuts have hit services.

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.

PDA: Use every pharmacy for second Oxford jab doses

The PDA says all community pharmacies should deliver second doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

Funding too low, NPA board member tells Sunak

Rishi Sunak was told by NPA Board member Raj Patel that pharmacy funding must improve.



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