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Government 'risking pharmacy teams by easing restrictions'

The government’s easing of restrictions could risk pharmacy teams contracting covid-19, the PDA warns.

Life assurance: Growing calls to include support staff

APTUK is calling for the new Covid-19 life assurance scheme to apply to all community pharmacy staff.

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.

Anger at DH position on Covid-19 life assurance

Pharmacy teams express anger at news they will not be included automatically in the new life assurance scheme.

Contact with ‘suspected’ Covid a requirement for scheme

More details have been made available on the eligibility criteria for the Government's controversial new life assurance scheme.

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.

Covid-19: Public complain to GPhC over wait times

The GPhC has received complaints from members of the public regarding longer wait times for prescriptions during the pandemic.

Revealed: Covid-19’s mental health toll on pharmacists

Workload, safety fears and rising costs are taking a huge toll on community pharmacists’ mental health as they grapple with the pandemic.

Pharmacies getting 40 delivery requests a day

Community pharmacies are being inundated with requests for deliveries regardless of whether patients are shielding.

Exclusive: 60% of pharmacies running out of masks

Sixty-two per cent of pharmacists report they won’t have enough face masks to last the next seven days.

Stepping up

Through their frontline role in the Covid-19 pandemic, community pharmacy teams have demonstrated their value beyond all doubt.

Echo institutes wait list as online pharmacies benefit from pandemic

The pandemic is giving a boost to online pharmacies; the latest data shows an acceleration in EPS nominations to the market leaders.

Examined: Covid-19 pharmacy funding across the UK

The UK's four nations have responded differently to pharmacy's cashflow challenge. 

Exclusive: Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated

Over a third of pharmacy staff have self-isolated over concerns they may be infected with Covid-19.

Pharmacists ‘lambs to the slaughter’ reveals Covid-19 survey

The past two weeks have seen workload issues push community pharmacists to breaking point, a new survey reveals.

Exclusive: 77% of pharmacists report rise in abusive behaviour

A new survey reveals the extent of the worrying trend of abuse towards pharmacy teams.

PSNC: Pharmacies on a ‘cash flow cliff edge’

The PSNC has said it is pushing for an urgent cash injection from the government before the weekend.

Yorkshire pharmacies warn of rise in abuse from public

Over 40 per cent of community pharmacies in North Yorkshire have said they have encountered violence and abuse.

Pre-reg exam postponed potentially until 2021

The pre-registration assessments will be rescheduled either towards the end of 2020 or early in 2021.

PSNC: Services suspended to aid COVID-19 response

PQS is to be postponed for at least three months in order to release £18.75m for community pharmacies’ COVID-19 response.

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