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Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

Vitamin D use grows eight per cent during pandemic

The use of vitamin D has risen by eight per cent in the last 12 months, making it the fastest-growing vitamin in the supplements market.

Alphega launches repeat prescriptions app

Alphega Pharmacy has launched an app to help its members offer an online repeat prescription service to their patients.

‘Incredible contribution’: Keith Ridge praises technicians

The CPhO congratulates pharmacy technicians for helping to support “excellent patient care" throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

RPS urges retailers to protect shoppers from online substitution

RPS president Sandra Gidley wants “robust safety procedures” to protect people when drugs bought online are substituted.

Asda launches 'UK's first drive through flu jab service'

Supermarket chain Asda has launched a drive through flu jab service operated by pharmacists.

Superdrug Online Doctor launches PrEP service

Superdrug is the first UK pharmacy chain to offer a PrEP service to individuals worried about their HIV risk.

Lloyds in spotlight once more after locum EHC refusal

LloydsPharmacy has come under criticism after a pharmacist refused to provide emergency hormonal contraception.

High demand for pharmacy-run flu jab centre in Preston

A community pharmacy run, offsite flu vaccination centre has proved popular with patients after kicking off its 14-day run in Preston last Monday.

Priadel supplies to continue after watchdog probe launches

Essential Pharma has agreed to continue supplying the drug to the NHS after the UK competition watchdog launched an investigation.

Rowlands to reduce working hours for ‘many’ employees

Rowlands Pharmacy is planning to reduce working hours for “many” of its staff across the UK and slash opening hours for most branches in England.

Selling single-use plastic cotton buds is now an offence

It is now an offence for businesses such as pharmacies to supply or offer to supply single-use plastic straws or plastic stemmed cotton buds.

PSNC and government 'still far apart' on Covid funding

The PSNC and the Government are still far apart on agreeing the Covid-19 costs incurred by contractors during the pandemic.

Priadel accusations 'unfounded' manufacturer tells BBC

Drug company stands to make millions from NHS after announcing plans to stop making lithium product programme claims.

Well criticised for causing prescription ‘panic’ with text message

Well has been criticised for sending a text message to patients warning them to prepare for coronavirus disruption "as soon as possible".

CCA & NPA update crisis guidance for second wave

Providing Pharmaceutical Care in Crisis Situations updates guidance first published in the spring.

P2U accused of ‘misleading’ NHS claims in its advertising

Online distance dispenser Pharmacy2U has been accused once more of using misleading claims in its advertising.

London bus driver graduates with pharmacy degree

A former London bus driver has graduated from the University of Wolverhampton’s MPharm course after deciding to make a career change.

Jo Churchill gets flu jab in London pharmacy

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy.

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