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Public celebrates its pharmacy heroes

Patients and the public have their say about the great job being done by their community pharmacies.

Pharmacists’ anger at sertraline price hike

Pharmacists outraged as the price of sertraline rockets past the £13 mark before falling again. “It’s a scandal,” says one.

Cost worries mount as Easter opening confirmed

Some community pharmacies must open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, NHS England & Improvement confirmed last night.

Scrap the prescription charge during pandemic, Government urged

Pharmacy bodies are urging the Government to scrap all prescription charges in England for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boots to donate over 200,000 toiletries to NHS workers

Boots UK has said it will donate over 200,000 essential toiletries to NHS workers and charities that support vulnerable people.

NHSE gives pharmacies £300 for social distancing barriers

Pharmacies in England will receive a £300 payment for installing protective barriers in order to reduce teams’ risk of Covid-19 infection.

£300m Covid-19 downpayment for pharmacies ‘not new money’

The Government has signed off on £300 million in advance funding for community pharmacies in England over the next two months.

Thornton & Ross provide free skincare cream for NHS staff

Thornton & Ross is offering skincare products to health staff to combat the discomfort of Covid-19 safety measures.

PDA defends right of locums to set their rates

PDA warns off companies which threaten to report locums who raise rates to GPhC.

Cash injection, emergency supply on PSNC’s action list

An emergency cash injection and an NHS emergency supply service are two items in PSNC’s ‘negotiations action list’.

Contractors make urgent plea to chancellor on wholesale bills

Community pharmacy contractors warn the government they need urgent funding to pay their wholesaler bills.

APTUK president helps pharmacies at the COVID-19 frontline

APTUK president Liz Fidler pauses the business to enable staff to assist pharmacies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: What should I do if I have to close?

Legal firm Charles Russell Speechlys advises on what to do if a pharmacy is unable to open due to the coronavirus outbreak.

RPS: Pharmacy teams need priority supermarket slots

The RPS calls for pharmacy staff to access priority opening hours in supermarkets for NHS staff. 

Govt announcement on medicine deliveries 'irresponsible'

A contractor is critical of the communities minister for announcing a medicines delivery service that's yet to start.

Over 100 pledge to help pharmacies fight COVID-19

Over 100 people have offered their services to community pharmacies through a new employment matching platform.

Keith Ridge: community pharmacists doing “an amazing job”

Chief pharmacist Dr Keith Ridge says help is on its way for pharmacists on the COVID-19 frontline.

Paracetamol subject to export ban for the first time

The DHSC has added a further 82 lines to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

RPS “shocked” at lack of recognition for pharmacy teams over COVID-19 response

EPB chair Claire Anderson tells Matt Hancock pharmacy teams are going “above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMA sets up Covid-19 taskforce to stop price rises

The Competition and Markets Authority has set up a taskforce to crack down on retailers increasing the price of goods.

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