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Pharmacy UTI company starts marketing to patients at home

Healthy.io has begun marketing its UTI test and treat service directly to patients in their homes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Pharmacies receive £250 per hour to open on Friday bank holiday

NHSE&I announce the terms for opening on the May 8 bank holiday is the same as Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Boots offers safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse

GPhC and RPS give support to initiative and encourage other pharmacies to offer a safe space.

Paracetamol and hand sanitiser top price complaints

The CMA’s Covid-19 Taskforce received almost 21,000 complaints between 10 March and 19 April.

Avicenna partners with EDF on medicines deliveries

Independent group Avicenna has teamed up with energy company EDF to deliver medicines to vulnerable patients.

Pharmacies to open for three hours on early May bank holiday

Pharmacies will be expected to open for three hours on the May 8 bank holiday, NHS England has confirmed.

Concession prices agreed for sertraline

Sertraline has been added to the list of price concessions for April in PSNC’s fourth update for the month.

RoE Awards: New Covid-19 category launched

In light of the inspirational stories emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new RoE Awards category has been launched.

Covid-19: Boots announces further temporary closures

Boots has announced the temporary closure of a further 6 stores in addition to the 60 branches shuttered earlier this month.

Rapid recruitment drive sees Boots hire 500 drivers

Boots UK has hired more than 500 extra drivers to deliver prescriptions to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

Boots offers video consultations to self-isolating patients

Boots UK is to trial a new service allowing self-isolating patients to have online video consultations with pharmacists and GPs.

NHSE gives 'fair warning' on May bank holiday opening

NHS England & Improvement is again seeking to have more pharmacies open on this year’s May Bank holidays than would normally be required.

CCA: Our members will not tolerate abuse

All eight CCA companies have a zero tolerance approach to violence in community pharmacies.

Self-isolating pharmacists taking NHS 111 calls from home

A number of Boots pharmacists who are self-isolating have begun taking calls from patients via NHS 111.

Covid-19: Pharmacies get free access to video consultation software

EMIS Health is making its video consultation software available to community pharmacies free of charge for a limited period.

Huge spike in dispensing over Easter

Pharmacies in Scotland processed six times as many items on Easter Monday than they normally would, CPS has said.

Increased availability for Covid safety notices

By popular demand, we have increased the production run of our series of impactful Covid-19 safety notices, sold at cost price to pharmacies.

Questions remain on pharmacy volunteer indemnity

Recent assurances for pharmacies on the use of volunteers to provide services only apply to issues of misconduct, lawyers have said.

Pharmacist arrested for selling Covid-19 tests to public

A Croydon pharmacist has been arrested on suspicion of illegally selling Covid-19 testing kits and had £20,000 seized.

One in five LloydsPharmacy staff self-isolating

LloydsPharmacy boss calls for Covid-19 testing for pharmacy staff

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