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New blister pack recycling scheme

Answering customers’ queries about recycling medicine blister packs just got easier, thanks to TerraCycle's new scheme.

Some batches of Neupro and Vimpat PIs subject to Class 2 recall

Six parallel distributors involved in recall of batches of Neupro 4mg/24 hour patches and Vimpat 100mg tablets

Dukes brands lack of Covid funding "a disgrace"

PSNC in talks about two streams of funding – recognition of Covid-19 costs and a bid for an increase in the global sum under the review mechanism.

CPhO Keith Ridge praises community pharmacy's Covid response

England’s chief pharmacist says sector’s response to the Covid crisis was “of the highest order” and demonstrated "its essential clinical role".

People from deprived areas visit A&E in larger numbers

Nearly twice as many people who went to A&E came from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas

Over-50s suffering with loneliness at risk of diabetes

KCL study shows a strong relationship between loneliness and the later onset of type 2 diabetes

LloydsPharmacy launches 'community immunity' flu campaign

Early indications suggest a 50 per cent increase in uptake of flu vaccination this year, says company

Call for pharmacy technicians to share Covid experiences

Pharmacists and technicians asked to share experiences of how they adapted practices to ensure patient safety during Covid-19 pandemic 

Bedale pharmacy gives Chancellor Rishi Sunak his flu jab

The local MP admits to a great passion for community pharmacy and the ease of access it provides

Contractors get £10.08 per flu vaccination in 2020-21

PSNC finally reaches agreement on flu jab fee with additional money for out-of-pharmacy vaccinations.

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.

Informal consultations are a vital service

Results of the Pharmacy Advice Audit cement the importance of community pharmacy consultations. 

Six pharmacies forced to stop selling codeine P-meds

The GPhC has taken enforcement action against six pharmacies stopping them from selling or supplying codeine linctus preparations without a prescription. 

Echo prescription app ad ‘kick in the teeth’ for pharmacies

Lloyds apologises for ad discouraging patients from visiting pharmacies after Numark MD's strongly critical remarks. 

Pharmacy employers encouraged to give staff flu jabs

It is important that staff in vulnerable groups, such as Black and Ethnic Minority employees, are adequately protected this winter

Discovery of four Covid-19 risk groups could help guide treatment

A risk identification tool uses the groupings to help clinical staff choose the best course of treatment for patients.

'Almost all' 6.7k Well staff Covid risk assessed

Well Pharmacy says it has completed Covid-19 risk assessments for “almost all” of its 6,700 employees, including those on furlough. 

GP flu jab banners send wrong message says MP

Exclusive: GPs seeking to dissuade patients from having their flu jab in a community pharmacy are not being constructive, says Nigel Mills MP. 

Hancock to ‘drive money towards pharmacy’

Hancock plans to “drive money towards pharmacy” from a growing NHS budget, on the condition they provide “more NHS services”.

Revealed: Impact of remote GP consultations on pharmacies

Virtual GP consultations are causing a massive spike in pharmacy workload and sparking patient safety concerns, an exclusive survey shows. 

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