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Boots creates 30k ‘quiet shopping slots’ for key workers

Boots customers who wish to pick up their items when the store is less busy are now able to book ‘quiet shopping slots,’ the multiple has said.

PSNC clarifies DH comments on Covid-19 payments

The PSNC has issued a clarification concerning comments made by a Department of Health spokesperson on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

Boots settles for 6 figures with asbestos cancer sufferer

Boots UK has reached a six-figure settlement with a former supervisor who has terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Boots & Lloyds parents team up for wholesale venture

The parent companies of Boots UK and LloydsPharmacy have completed the formation of a new wholesale joint venture in Germany.

Wholesaler talks still holding up flu jab orders

Pharmacies received guidance on Friday explaining how to order flu jabs - but are still unable to place orders. 

Ask Your Pharmacy week highlights pharmacy's role in NHS

Ask Your Pharmacist week (November 2-9) kicks off today with the aim of raising awareness of pharmacy services.

NI 'faces drug shortages under Brexit protocol'

The NPA warns Michael Gove that Northern Ireland could face drug shortages if it continues complying with EU regulations.

Script signing requirements waived due to Covid infection risk

As of November 1, the Government has temporarily suspended the requirement for patients to sign the back of NHS prescription forms.

NHS England issues £755m tender including monoclonal antibodies

NHS England has issued a £755m procurement tender which includes the supply of monoclonal antibodies, with delivery to commence in March.

GPhC to review its stance on Covid testing in pharmacies

The GPhC is reviewing its position on Covid-19 testing in pharmacies, citing “significant interest across community pharmacy” in providing tests.

One in 10 pharmacists flouting GPhC antibody test ban

Exclusive: Just under eight per cent of pharmacists are currently offering a Covid-19 antibody testing service despite the GPhC's prohibition. 

Drug Tariff will be fully paperless from April

NHS BSA has announced it will stop issuing print editions of the Drug Tariff from April next year, and will instead move to digital only.

Hydrocortisone on second list of concessions for October

The DHSC announced the second wave of concessions for October on Friday - 23 days into the month.  

Pneumovax syringe supplies 'very limited' until January

The PSNC has warned supplies of Pneumovax pre-filled syringes are “very limited” until January.

Boots launches £120 Covid test with 12-minute turnaround

Boots UK has launched a new in-store swab testing service it says will tell people whether or not they have coronavirus within 12 minutes.

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.

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