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Suspension on patients signing prescriptions extended

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has extended a temporary suspension on patients signing prescriptions until August 31

Over 95% of items dispensed via EPS

Prescriptions sent via EPS account for more than 95 per cent of total items dispensed in England.

Phoenix acquires prescription app ‘to compete with Pharmacy2U’

Phoenix UK has bought digital prescription service Co-op health in a big to “help independent pharmacies compete against the likes of Pharmacy2U”.   

Antidepressant prescribing on the increase in England

The number of antidepressant drugs prescribed in England is on the rise according to new NHSBSA data.

Smoking cessation prescriptions fell over 1.5m in a decade

The number of smoking cessation items dispensed in England fell by over 1.5 million over a decade.

Government urged to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

Pharmacy figures met the government to discuss proposals allowing pharmacists to change prescriptions.

GPhC to look at concerns over hormone scripts to pharmacies

The GPhC will look into concerns that an online clinic is offering to send hormone medication prescriptions to pharmacies.

Hancock urged to allow pharmacists to amend scripts

Health bodies petition health secretary for change in the law to allow pharmacists to amend scripts when medicines out of stock.

Prescription switch charges continue for pharmacies

Some pharmacies are reportedly still incurring charges for prescriptions that have been switched from exempt to chargeable.

Analytics company helps pharmacies secure advanced payments

A data analytics company is offering pharmacies advanced payments on the prescriptions they will dispense.  

Rapid recruitment drive sees Boots hire 500 drivers

Boots UK has hired more than 500 extra drivers to deliver prescriptions to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Crown Couriers urges pharmacies to get in touch

A same day courier says its team of 600 drivers across the UK are available to deliver medication to patients at home.

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Prescription charge to increase from April 1

The DHSC has announced the prescription charge in England will increase from April 1.

Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

Exemption checking rollout 'will save many staff hours'

Real time exemption checking allowing pharmacies to check patients' entitlement to free prescriptions is to go national. 

New FP10 forms circulated to prevent penalty charges

NHSBSA has begun issuing new prescription forms and tokens to make it easier to check patients' exemption status.

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK

Amazon is seeking to trademark the name ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the UK, Canada and Australia.

NHS App users ‘more than double’ in four months

NHS Digital has reported that the number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since September.

Boots cuts down on plastic prescription bags

Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.

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