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Funding for CPCS IT system extended until September 30

Funding for pharmacy CPCS IT systems has been extended until September 30.

GPs bypassing consultation service, PSNC reports

The PSNC has said it is concerned that some general practice teams are referring patients to pharmacies “informally”.

Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray batch recalled

A batch of Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution has been recalled following safety concerns.

Covid vaccine indemnity extended to June 30

The Government has decided to extend state-backed clinical negligence indemnity for pharmacies providing Covid-19 jabs until June 30.

Nominations open for RoE Awards 2021

The Recognition of Excellence Awards are back and open for nominations from community pharmacy.

Interview: Seb Hobbs, CEO, Well Pharmacy

Exclusive: Well CEO Seb Hobbs on the decision to axe the non-pharmacist manager role and the company's outlook for the coming year. 

Numark MD: 'Red tape' preventing pharmacy vaccinations

Numark MD Jeremy Meader says he wants community pharmacies to have “fairer clinical recognition.” 

Pharmacies can use DHSC flu stock from Friday

Pharmacies can deliver flu vaccines using the DHSC's centrally procured stock from tomorrow.  

NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries

Both the National Pharmacy Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society have begun celebrations for key milestones.

Boots profits down 11.5 per cent ‘due to Covid’

The last financial quarter saw Boots UK hit with a 9.1 per cent drop in retail sales and an 11.5 per cent drop in adjusted gross profit.

Pharmacy2U slashes its losses by £12 million

Pharmacy2U lost significantly less money in the year ending March 2020 than in the previous year, its latest annual report shows.

Boots parent sells off wholesaler arm for $6.5bn

Walgreens Boots Alliance, parent company of Boots UK, has announced it is selling its Alliance Healthcare businesses for approximately $6.5bn.

February deadline for PPE reimbursement claims

PSNC and DHSC agree mechansim for PPE reimbursement claims

MHRA considering revision of medicines distance selling logo

Anyone in Northern Ireland selling medicines online must still comply with EU requirements

PPE claims for 2020 – announcement expected soon says PSNC

Any PPE purchased up to 31 December will be covered by reimbursement mechanism

PDAU signs agreement to represent pharmacists in NI GP federations

PDAU negotiate pay, leave, pensions and other issues for more than 300 pharmacists who work for GP federations  

Pharmacy mole scanning services ‘relieve GP pressure’

Community pharmacy mole scanning services can help identify cases of melanoma and relieve pressure on other parts of the health service, a study finds.

DHSC announces second wave of December concessions

The DHSC has today announced the second wave of price concessions for December.

Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

A petition urging the government to cover costs incurred by pharmacies during Covid-19 is gathering pace.

Half of contractors fear closures due to financial pressures

MPs and Lords warn that “irreversible damage” will be done to England’s pharmacy network unless the Government offers urgent financial support.

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