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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

New guidance explains Community Pharmacy Regulation changes

Guidance on implementing the new Regulations published in October, including new DMS 

Pandemic delivery service restarts for Tier 4 areas in England

Delivery service for clinically vulnerable people will run until at least January 18

Community pharmacists prescribe Covid vaccine in Kent

Community pharmacists in Kent have been prescribing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the area at the request of their local CCG.

Pharmacists 'can tackle vaccine concerns among BAME patients'

Sandra Gidley says pharmacists have “enormous role” in giving patients confidence to take Covid-19 vaccines.

New legislation needed for pharmacy data access say bodies

Pharmacies must continue to have the enhanced access to patient data that has been available to them during the Covid-19 pandemic, sector bodies have said.

Government urged to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

Pharmacy figures met the government to discuss proposals allowing pharmacists to change prescriptions.

Pharmacies go "way beyond" for dementia patients during pandemic

Community pharmacies have exceeded the usual expected level of service for dementia patients during the Covid-19 crisis, a new study suggests.

PDA urges caution when handling opiate prescriptions

The PDA has called on GP pharmacists to review the way they handle prescriptions for opiates.

CPS: Pharmacies forced to close due to PPE failures

Scottish pharmacies have been forced to close by the country’s Test and Protect programme because staff were not wearing appropriate PPE.

RPS: Government 'must involve pharmacies' in Covid jabs

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to employ pharmacies to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

One in 50 scripts need to be modified by pharmacists

Community pharmacists modify almost one in 50 prescriptions to avoid a potential drug-related problem (DRP), according to a Dutch study.

Pandemic delivery service resumes in England

The pandemic delivery service resumes in England with new patient groups added.

GPs can make CPCS referrals from Sunday

From Sunday November 1, GPs will be able to refer patients with minor illnesses to community pharmacies via the NHS consultation service. 

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