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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.

Coronavirus Bill gives authorities wide-ranging powers

Government aims to have measures in the Bill in place by end of March.

NHSE: Pharmacies reimbursed for COVID closures

Community pharmacy activity and concerns relating to Covid-19 get first recognition from NHS England in latest response.

Welsh Government acts to relieve COVID pressure on pharmacies

CPhO Andrew Evans: “I remain incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication of every community pharmacy team in Wales."

Pharmacists ‘not protected’ against COVID-19, fear closures

Pharmacists have been critical of the response from the government to the coronavirus epidemic.

‘We are guinea pigs’ – pharmacists’ COVID-19 fears revealed

Many pharmacists are feeling acutely unprepared and unsupported in dealing with coronavirus, a new survey reveals.

PSNC: Pharmacies urgently need COVID-19 funding

PSNC chief Simon Dukes warns government funding is needed if pharmacies are to avoid closure as the coronavirus crisis escalates. 

Coronavirus: GPhC may call retired pharmacists back to work

The GPhC has agreed a new policy that could see thousands of retired pharmacists asked to return.

Scottish pharmacies receive £4.6m global sum boost

Community pharmacies in Scotland have been offered a three-year funding package for the first time.

Pharmacists to strike as funding pressures 'reach end game’

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland last night voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a number of concerns were identified. 

GPhC data points to net rise in pharmacy closures

Figures provided by the regulator suggest there may have been a net decrease of 166 community pharmacies last year.

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