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Government urged to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

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

Pharmacies go ‘way beyond’ for dementia patients during pandemic

Community pharmacies have exceeded the usual expected level of service for dementia patients during the Covid-19 crisis, a new study suggests.

CPS: Pharmacies forced to close due to PPE failures

Scottish pharmacies have been forced to close by the country’s Test and Protect programme because staff were not wearing appropriate PPE.

RPS: Government 'must involve pharmacies' in Covid jabs

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to employ pharmacies to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

Pandemic delivery service resumes in England

The pandemic delivery service resumes in England with new patient groups added.

GPhC: Trans hormone pharmacy ‘failed to safeguard children’

An online pharmacy which has attracted controversy failed to meet the GPhC’s standard for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Let pharmacies re-use unopened medicines says BMA chair

Regulations should be relaxed to allow community pharmacists to re-use unopened medicine returns, says Dr Richard Vautrey.

Don’t boast about flu jab numbers, PDA warns pharmacists

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has said some pharmacists are “making irresponsible remarks” on social media regarding the flu service. 

RPS members open to Covid vaccine role for techs

RPS members say they support the Government using “healthcare professionals who would not normally vaccinate”.

HCPs asked to issue ‘stronger warnings’ on opioids

The MHRA is asking healthcare professionals to give patients “stronger warnings” on the risks of opioids.

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.

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