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Covid-19: Pre-reg trainees assigned new roles 'must be protected'

New guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacy professionals has been issued in England, Wales and Scotland.

New Covid-19 guidance for PTs rejoining the register

APTUK has issued new guidance for pharmacy technicians returning to their roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Social distancing 'best protection for pharmacies' say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have signed a joint statement on the importance of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

GPs asked to maximise use of eRD

General practices are being asked to increase the use of eRD as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: CPPE launches return to practice course

CPPE launches a new e-course to help pharmacy professionals returning to practice in response to Covid-19.

Bristol pharmacy pilots volunteer medicine deliveries

A Bristol pharmacy partners with a local fitness group to help deliver medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

PDA vows to support pharmacists for coronavirus-related work

The PDA reassures pharmacists it will support them against compensation claims or action arising from their COVID-19 efforts.  

COVID-19 crisis: Medicines can be collected in absence of RP

In highly challenging circumstances health professionals may need to depart from established procedures, say regulators.

Advice on breaking down bulk paracetamol for retail sale

The NPA sets out labelling and other requirements for breaking down bulk packs.

COVID-19: Scottish pharmacists given access to emergency care data

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Scotland are to be given access to emergency care summary data.

Pharmacies dispensing 4x usual volume in COVID-19 crisis

Pharmacists in Northern Ireland have warned the public they are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Pharmacies help women with UTIs in new study

Community pharmacy test and treat services provide “accessible and timely care” for women with UTIs, a study has found.

Paracetamol hit by coronavirus price hikes

Pharmacy contractors are reporting that wholesaler prices for paracetamol have risen substantially in recent weeks.

Pharmacies notify GPs of 30k flu jabs

GPs have been electronically notified about 30,000 flu vaccines provided in community pharmacies during the flu season.

Patients discharged from hospital to be referred to pharmacies

Patients discharged from hospital will be referred to pharmacies for advice on newly prescribed medicines.

FtP concerns hit a record high for second quarter running

GPhC received record 765 complaints in last three months of 2019.

Pharmacists must lead supervision reform says PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called for reform of the rules around community pharmacy supervision.

Exemption checking rollout 'will save many staff hours'

Real time exemption checking allowing pharmacies to check patients' entitlement to free prescriptions is to go national. 

Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

Resupply dates pushed back for shortage drugs

PSNC has today issued resupply updates for five medicines that have been affected by shortages in recent months.

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