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PSNC launches audit to bolster government funding talks

PSNC has launched an audit to record data on the advice and support community pharmacies in England give patients.

Involve technicians in Covid vaccination programme says APTUK

Pharmacy technicians should be allowed to administer Covid-19 vaccinations, says APTUK president.

SSP for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets extended until September

A serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg tablets has been extended until September 11.

Covid safety measures could hurt pharmacy’s flu jab advantage says Dukes

Covid-19 safety measures may undermine community pharmacies’ unique selling point over GPs in providing flu jabs, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said.

Carers 'struggling with pharmacy Covid-19 measures'

Community pharmacies are being asked to consider making adjustments to support carers struggling with the impact of social distancing measures.

PDA: Pharmacies should use track & trace app

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to encourage staff to support the government`s coronavirus track and trace programme. 

Covid-19: Remote IP smoking service launched in Kent

A digital remote smoking cessation service involving independent prescribers has been launched in Kent.

Exclusive: Day Lewis 'would do Covid testing with Government support'

Day Lewis director Jay Patel says his branches could test the public for coronavirus but only if the government provides support. 

Pharmacy receiving up to 20 mental health calls a week during crisis

A pharmacist says he gets about 20 calls a week during the coronavirus pandemic from people with mental health problems.

RPS: Pharmacists should be allowed to change scripts

The RPS wants medicines legislation to be amended so that community pharmacists can make changes to prescriptions.

Salazopyrin out of stock until June 1

Salazopyrin (sulfasalazine) 500mg suppositories are out of stock until the week beginning June 1.

Returned medicines 'could put staff at Covid-19 risk'

The NPA says pharmacists should consider the safety of pharmacy teams when deciding whether to accept unwanted medicines.

Care homes medicine re-use scheme introduced

Measures allowing care homes to re-use medicines introduced in light of Covid-19 supply chain worries.

Hancock urged to remove script charges ‘to save lives’

The health sectretary has been urged to scrap prescription charges temporarily to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

Covid-19: Pharmacies must help patients arrange own deliveries

The long-awaited service launched on Good Friday, but there are still concerns around administrative workload and patient safety.

Masks ordered from wholesalers a Covid cost

All major wholesalers are being restocked with surgical masks - purchases will be recognised as Covid-related

Covid-19: GPhC highlights frontline innovations

Pharmacies throughout the UK are developing innovative ways to tackle Covid-19 in their local areas, the GPhC said.

GPhC and APTUK issue joint letter to pre-reg PTs

The GPhC and APTUK have issued a joint letter to pre-reg pharmacy technicians about their training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NHSE reassurances on clinical negligence indemnity

Two existing indemnity schemes have been bolstered by the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Wear masks where distancing not possible, pharmacies told

PHE says pharmacy workers should wear fluid resistant surgical masks when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of two metres or more.

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