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Pharmacists warned not to offer antibody tests

Pharmacists are being urged not to offer Covid-19 antibody tests out of fears that individuals who test positive may assume they are immune.

FIP updates Covid guidance for pharmacy teams

The updated guidance from FIP covers clinical information, treatment guidelines, advice for pharmacy teams and frequently asked questions.

New Pharmacy Quality Scheme agreed by PSNC

A revised pharmacy quality scheme for the first part of 2020-21 has been agreed.

Pharmacies told to update NHSBSA on Covid-19 risk assessments

Pharmacies have been told to provide an update on progress made in ensuring staff have coronavirus risk assessments.

Community pharmacy video consultations piloted in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales are to join GPs in being allowed to offer their patients remote video consultations.

PSNC pushing for shop floor flu jabs to be allowed

PSNC is seeking flexibility from the Government and NHS regarding where in the pharmacy patients can receive their flu jab.

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

Pandemic delivery service to continue until July 31

The community pharmacy pandemic delivery service is to continue until the end of the month, NHS England & Improvement has confirmed.

Wales pilots advanced framework for pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy technicians on the pilot will be mentored to develop a portfolio evidencing their advanced level of practice

Clinical audit to bolster PSNC talks launches today

PSNC has reminded community pharmacy teams to take part in its clinical audit which launches today.

Pharmacists 'should be given training in suicide prevention'

A pharmacist and academic has called for pharmacists to be given formal training on suicide prevention.  

PSNC launches audit to bolster government funding talks

PSNC has launched an audit to record data on the advice and support community pharmacies in England give patients.

Covid safety measures could hurt pharmacy’s flu jab advantage says Dukes

Covid-19 safety measures may undermine community pharmacies’ unique selling point over GPs in providing flu jabs, PSNC chief Simon Dukes has said.

SSP for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets extended until September

A serious shortage protocol for fluoxetine 10mg tablets has been extended until September 11.

Carers 'struggling with pharmacy Covid-19 measures'

Community pharmacies are being asked to consider making adjustments to support carers struggling with the impact of social distancing measures.

PDA: Pharmacies should use track & trace app

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to encourage staff to support the government`s coronavirus track and trace programme. 

Wholesaler drug quotas ‘worse during Covid’ says PSNC

PSNC is asking pharmacists to come forward with their experiences of drug quotas impacting their patients.

Covid-19: Remote IP smoking service launched in Kent

A digital remote smoking cessation service involving independent prescribers has been launched in Kent.

Exclusive: Day Lewis 'would do Covid testing with Government support'

Day Lewis director Jay Patel says his branches could test the public for coronavirus but only if the government provides support. 

Ambitious pharmacist sought for new PCN role

New community pharmacy role in Ealing will be "pivotal to improving quality of care"

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