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Wales: Pharmacy Covid vaccinations 'must be sped up'

Community pharmacies in Wales need to be involved at scale in providing the Covid-19 vaccine, the country's pharmacy negotiator has said.

NHS publishes details on discharge medicines service

Pharmacies have been told they must read up on the NHS Discharge Medicines Service, which will become an essential service within weeks. 

Men especially vulnerable to Covid-19, study confirms

Men almost three times more likely to be admitted to intensive care with coronavirus, a new study confirms. 

Why I no longer talk to vaccine conspiracy theorists

The Covid pandemic has made me realise that I have friends who believe in conspiracy theories, says pharmacist Peter Kelly.

Pharmacies in code word scheme to help domestic violence victims

Domestic abuse victims can turn to pharmacies for help as part of an initiative that launches today.  

Six pharmacies begin Covid-19 vaccinations

A Boots branch, a Superdrug store and four independents have kicked off the community pharmacy arm of the coronavirus vaccination campaign.

Pharmacies can deliver Covid vaccines but where’s the clarity? 

Pharmacies can provide Covid vaccines but they are unclear when they will be called on or by whom, says Mohammed Hussain.

Largest ever vaccination plan involves community pharmacy sites

The government has started the “largest vaccination programme in British history” in the fight against Covid.

PDA urges zero tolerance approach to violence

The PDA warns it is “long overdue" pharmacy employers take a zeo-tolerance approach to violence in pharmacies.

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine third to get UK approval

The MHRA has approved the Moderna vaccine for Covid-19, the third vaccine against the virus to be approved for use in the UK.

Plans for ‘wider involvement’ of pharmacies in vaccinations

Plans are underway to look at how more pharmacies can be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the PSNC has said.

GPhC: No alternative to registration exam

“Not feasible” to introduce an alternative to the registration exam, the GPhC says as it comes under pressure to scrap the assessment. 

Another tough year beckons but we’ll keep fighting

I feel frustrated that we in pharmacy are having to fight to be part of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, says Nick Kaye.

Allevia 120mg tablets go directly from POM to GSL

Allevia 120mg tablets, which are used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, have been switched from POM to GSL. 

Provisional pharmacists won’t run vaccination sites

It would not be appropriate for provisionally registered pharmacists to head up pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination sites, the GPhC has said. 

Allow remote exam sittings, RPS urges regulator

The RPS says it believes provisional registrants should be able to take the assessment remotely.

Vulnerable communities will get vaccine says minister

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has said people at risk of missing out on a Covid vaccine will get one.

Boots profits down 11.5 per cent ‘due to Covid’

The last financial quarter saw Boots UK hit with a 9.1 per cent drop in retail sales and an 11.5 per cent drop in adjusted gross profit.

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland to provide flu jabs to over-50s

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland will provide flu jabs to people over 50 as part of an expanded programme.

Pharmacy2U slashes its losses by £12 million

Pharmacy2U lost significantly less money in the year ending March 2020 than in the previous year, its latest annual report shows.

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