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RPS: Every pharmacy should stock naloxone

Overdose treatment naloxone should be available from every community pharmacy in Scotland, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

NHS eyes 'health MOT' service in pharmacies

Health MOTs at pharmacies, clinics and NHS vaccinations services are set to save thousands of lives.

Pharmacies giving 17 unpaid consultations per day

The average community pharmacy in England conducts 17 ‘informal’ patient consultations each day, PSNC has found. 

Independent prescribing 'a game changer' for Scotland

Independent prescribing training for pharmacists will be a “game changer” for the NHS in Scotland, the sector negotiator has said. 

BOPA launches cancer training for pharmacy teams

The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) has launched an educational series for community pharmacy teams on how to discuss cancer.

PDA urges members to be aware of remote prescribing risks

The PDA has warned members they are putting patients at risk if medicines they prescribe are not made known to their GP.

Call for community pharmacists to support urgent care service

The clinical lead on an NHS urgent care service for patients with long-term conditions has spoken of the scheme’s “desperate need” for pharmacists.

GPs ‘staggered’ by pharmacist antibiotics pilot

A pilot that saw pharmacists work with GP surgeries to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing achieved “staggering” results.

Just 30% of public expect wellbeing advice in pharmacies

Just over a quarter of British adults are aware of health and wellbeing services in community pharmacies, a new survey suggests. 

PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

NPA seeking clarification on how new guidance will apply to pharmacies.

Role for community pharmacy in gene testing says Boots

Pharmacists could help test patients to see whether they are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from certain drugs, Boots has said.

Community pharmacists leading mosque vaccinations in Birmingham

A pharmacy group in the West Midlands is running two pharmacist-led Covid-19 vaccination sites, including one in a Birmingham mosque.

Pharmacy flu jabs up almost 40% in Wales year on year

The number of flu jabs administered in a community pharmacy in Wales has risen by 37 per cent in the current flu season compared to last year.

Community pharmacists vaccinating housebound patients

A team of 22 community pharmacists in South Tyneside have begun vaccinating housebound patients against coronavirus in a new local scheme. 

Pharmacists help deliver Covid vaccines in Liverpool and Cheshire

Pharmacists at a company providing pharmacist services to GP practices are delivering vaccines in the North West.

NHS publishes details on discharge medicines service

Pharmacies have been told they must read up on the NHS Discharge Medicines Service, which will become an essential service within weeks. 

Six pharmacies begin Covid-19 vaccinations

A Boots branch, a Superdrug store and four independents have kicked off the community pharmacy arm of the coronavirus vaccination campaign.

Pandemic delivery service extended amid more Covid restrictions

The pandemic delivery service has been rolled out to more areas of England as Tier 4 restrictions become more widespread. 

PQS requirements in England relaxed to create extra capacity ahead of DMS

Changes will provide additional capacity for contractors to implement the Discharge Medicines Service in February, says PSNC

Discharge Medicines Service to become Essential Service in February

Regulations guidance has been published to support pharmacy contractors in providing the service

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