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PDA urges employers to report workplace Covid exposure

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to report any cases of occupational exposure to coronavirus. 

Coeliac 'can be diagnosed with just a blood test'

Coeliac can be diagnosed in some adults with just a blood test, says the British Society of Gastroenterology.

Lloyds embarks on restructure with possible redundancies

Hit by rising costs and falling income, LloydsPharmacy has told staff it will soon embark on a restructuring process that could spell redundancies. 

Flu jabs rise 20 per cent in 2019/20 season in England

Community pharmacies in England completed 1.71 million NHS flu vaccinations in 2019-20 – a 19.6 per cent jump on the previous year.

Face coverings to be compulsory in Scottish pharmacies

From Friday it will be compulsory for members of the public to wear a face covering in community pharmacies in Scotland.

PSNC pushing for shop floor flu jabs to be allowed

PSNC is seeking flexibility from the Government and NHS regarding where in the pharmacy patients can receive their flu jab.

Covid-19 sparks increase in use of electronic prescription service 

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a significant increase in the use of the electronic prescription service.

Fitness app nears 1 million downloads during lockdown

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads. 

Pharmacy Schools Council pledges greater BAME support

The Pharmacy Schools Council promises to provide more support for black and minority ethnic students and colleagues.

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

Remdesivir gets EU approval as Trump hoovers up supplies

The European Commission granted a conditional marketing authorisation for the drug earlier today

Delayed NHS Pharmacy First goes live end of July

Scotland's NHS Pharmacy First service is one of the biggest changes to the community pharmacy contractual framework in recent years.

Wales pilots advanced framework for pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy technicians on the pilot will be mentored to develop a portfolio evidencing their advanced level of practice

Pandemic delivery service to continue until July 31

The community pharmacy pandemic delivery service is to continue until the end of the month, NHS England & Improvement has confirmed.

Facemasks make up 40% of Lloyds online sales

Facemasks accounted for 40 per cent of products sold over the LloydsPharmacy website in May, the multiple has said.

Scottish pharmacists ‘failing to exploit skills’ says report

Scotland’s cross-party health and sport committee has published a damning report of the country’s system of supply and demand for medicines.

Well says one million sign up to text message service

Well claims one million patients have signed up to its prescription medicine text messaging service. 

NI pharmacies get £13m funding boost for Covid services

The NI health minister has announced £13.25m to help pharmacies provide additional services during the Covid-19 crisis.

Boots launches online cancer consultation service

Boots launches online video cancer consultation service for people shielding at home during the pandemic.  

Nearly half of school children not using soap

The Global Hygiene Council has found that 42 per cent of children aged five-10 are not always using soap when they wash their hands in school.

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