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Unlicensed US flu jab approved for temporary use in UK

An unlicensed flu vaccine used in the US for the past three winters has been granted temporary authorisation for the UK.

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.

Rise in the number of children likely to have mental health problems

The number of children who are likely to have experienced a mental disorder in the last three years has risen.

Alphega launches repeat prescriptions app

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

Rose Rekhy

Rose Rekhy has many examples of applying OTC knowledge to support patient care, putting patients at ease and offering a personalised service.

Charmaine Hill

A summer job taken with Boots as a welcome introduction to “the real world” after university turned out to be much more than that for Charmaine.

Lucy Crockford

Dispensing assistant Lucy Crockford caught the eyes of the judges thanks to her involvement in Seafront Pharmacy’s ‘Triage + Treat’ service.

Julie Morran

A lot has changed since Julie Morran began working at Boots as part of the Government’s Youth Opportunities Programme back in the ’80s.

Nicola Coia

Nicola Coia is one of just two people delivering the Boots mole scanning service in the west of Scotland.

Myra Gauntlett

Myra Gauntlett was described by her nominating superintendent pharmacist as “one in seven billion”.

Chantelle Eaton

Chantelle was keen to get back to work when her children were older and said she just “fell into” a career in pharmacy.

Anisa Tai

Anisa works from 9.30am until 3pm at Vision Pharmacy, goes home to make dinner and returns to the pharmacy until 7.30pm.

Rosie Pettitt

Apprentice dispensing assistant Rosie is a real tech advocate. “Technology is growing all around us,” she says.

Aileen McLachlan

A self-confessed tech novice, Aileen McLachlan was suddenly faced with being the main contact for the pharmacy’s new robot.

Ana Monteiro

Ana Monteiro has a flair for merchandising and an instinctive understanding of how to keep customers interested and motivated to buy.

Chloe Watson

Chloe is so enthusiastic about her work as a pharmacy assistant that she helps out at other understaffed branches as well as her own.

Eden Money

The judges were drawn to Eden’s caring nature and commitment to her new career.

Jacqueline Douglas

Despite having only worked in pharmacy for a short while, Jacqueline Douglas has had a tremendous impact.

Fiona Spraggins

Fiona Spraggins has continued to achieve her aims since winning the RoE Team Leader Award in 2019, now she is an RoE 2020 winner too.

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