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Call for community pharmacists to support urgent care service

The clinical lead on an NHS urgent care service for patients with long-term conditions has spoken of the scheme’s “desperate need” for pharmacists.

GPs ‘staggered’ by pharmacist antibiotics pilot

A pilot that saw pharmacists work with GP surgeries to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing achieved “staggering” results.

Just 30% of public expect wellbeing advice in pharmacies

Just over a quarter of British adults are aware of health and wellbeing services in community pharmacies, a new survey suggests. 

Pharmacy colleagues thanked in joint letter from regulators

Pharmacy colleagues have been thanked for their ongoing work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a joint letter from UK regulators. 

PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

NPA seeking clarification on how new guidance will apply to pharmacies.

Role for community pharmacy in gene testing says Boots

Pharmacists could help test patients to see whether they are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from certain drugs, Boots has said.

Community pharmacists leading mosque vaccinations in Birmingham

A pharmacy group in the West Midlands is running two pharmacist-led Covid-19 vaccination sites, including one in a Birmingham mosque.

Pharmacy flu jabs up almost 40% in Wales year on year

The number of flu jabs administered in a community pharmacy in Wales has risen by 37 per cent in the current flu season compared to last year.

Community pharmacists vaccinating housebound patients

A team of 22 community pharmacists in South Tyneside have begun vaccinating housebound patients against coronavirus in a new local scheme. 

Pharmacists help deliver Covid vaccines in Liverpool and Cheshire

Pharmacists at a company providing pharmacist services to GP practices are delivering vaccines in the North West.

NHS publishes details on discharge medicines service

Pharmacies have been told they must read up on the NHS Discharge Medicines Service, which will become an essential service within weeks. 

New guidance explains Community Pharmacy Regulation changes

Guidance on implementing the new Regulations published in October, including new DMS 

Discharge Medicines Service to become Essential Service in February

Regulations guidance has been published to support pharmacy contractors in providing the service

PQS requirements in England relaxed to create extra capacity ahead of DMS

Changes will provide additional capacity for contractors to implement the Discharge Medicines Service in February, says PSNC

Pandemic delivery service restarts for Tier 4 areas in England

Delivery service for clinically vulnerable people will run until at least January 18

EPS nominations and NHS app usage on rise during Covid

There were 41.34 million EPS nominations by 11 December this year, up by 8.27m over 12 months, according to NHS Digital

Community pharmacists prescribe Covid vaccine in Kent

Community pharmacists in Kent have been prescribing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the area at the request of their local CCG.

Research opportunity: Covid-19 outcomes for ethnic minorities

The GPhC is encouraging health professionals, including pharmacy technicians, to take part in an urgent public health study.

New legislation needed for pharmacy data access say bodies

Pharmacies must continue to have the enhanced access to patient data that has been available to them during the Covid-19 pandemic, sector bodies have said.

Government urged to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

Pharmacy figures met the government to discuss proposals allowing pharmacists to change prescriptions.

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