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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 

Flu jabs can now be given 'anywhere in the pharmacy'

Community pharmacists will be able to provide flu vaccinations “in any appropriate space within the pharmacy” this flu season, says NHS England. 

Pharmacies to get £36 for providing NHS Hep C tests

The Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing service is to launch on September 1 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

Some Scottish pharmacies may not be included in flu drive

Some health boards in Scotland may decide not to involve community pharmacies in the provision of NHS flu vaccinations.

Pharmacy teams delivering chemo drugs during pandemic

Community pharmacy teams are among the health workers who have delivered chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients during the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid SOP update: Flexible opening measures removed

A flexible hours policy that has allowed pharmacies to operate with their doors closed to the public has now been rescinded.

Pharmacies could close temporarily to prioritise flu jabs

Community pharmacies in England could be allowed to close temporarily to allow them to cope with high demand for flu vaccination this winter.

Roll out of EPS 4 being accelerated

Pharmacies should see hand signed FP10s replaced with Phase 4 tokens.

Pandemic delivery service extended in lockdown zones

The pharmacy pandemic delivery service has been extended until August 31 in three areas of England.

Scotland’s Pharmacy First service launches to Government praise

Community pharmacies in Scotland are set to undergo the biggest change to their contractual framework in recent years.

Think carefully before enforcing mask rules says PSNC

Pharmacies should “think carefully” before insisting that any patients entering the premises wear a face covering, the PSNC has warned.

Major flu jab scheme expansion to include over-50s

The government has added new groups of people to the upcoming national flu vaccination programme. 

Pharmacists warned not to offer antibody tests

Pharmacists are being urged not to offer Covid-19 antibody tests out of fears that individuals who test positive may assume they are immune.

New Pharmacy Quality Scheme agreed by PSNC

A revised pharmacy quality scheme for the first part of 2020-21 has been agreed.

CCA pushes for more flexibility to deliver flu jabs

CCA wants the scope to deliver the vaccine in new locations such as town halls and places of worship

Pharmacies told to update NHSBSA on Covid-19 risk assessments

Pharmacies have been told to provide an update on progress made in ensuring staff have coronavirus risk assessments.

Community pharmacy video consultations piloted in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales are to join GPs in being allowed to offer their patients remote video consultations.

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.

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