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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.

Pharmacy safety organisation targets LASA errors

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group cites reducing look alike, sound alike errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.

Pharmacist-led AF screening reduces strokes by a fifth

A pharmacy-led AF screening programme in the North West of England found over 100 strokes could be prevented each year.

APTUK launches pharmacy technicians skills survey

Pharmacy professionals are asked to register their interest in the national survey.

Coroner raises concerns about repeat prescriptions

A coroner's report outlined concerns about pharmacists ordering repeat prescriptions without involving patients.

New MHRA website for PILs and SPCs

New site provides information on SPCs, PILs and PARs

GPhC publishes new pharmacy guide for patients

A new online guide for patients on what to expect from a pharmacy can be downloaded from the GPhC website.

NPA: Home Office CBD guidance ‘hard to interpret’

The National Pharmacy Association has called for clear guidance on the sale of CBD products.

Cochrane: Community pharmacy health promotion benefits patients

Health promotion in pharmacies “probably” improves patient health outcomes while being cost-effective, says Cochrane.

Pharmacists help CCG save £44k on insulin needles

Pharmacists assessing needle use in diabetics helped Isle of Wight CCG make an annual saving of £44,000.

GPhC training requirements to cover all support staff

The GPhC has agreed new education, training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.

Make EHC available "without consultation" argues Royal College

EHC should be reclassified as GSL and “sold off the shelf without consultation,” the RCOG has said.

Pharmacy teams highlight valproate risks

Pharmacy teams are raising awareness of the risks associated with valproate medicines and pregnancy – but more needs to be done.

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