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GPhC: Trans hormone pharmacy ‘failed to safeguard children’

An online pharmacy which has attracted controversy failed to meet the GPhC’s standard for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Pharmacists 'blocked from seeing SCR details'

The NPA has said some pharmacists still don’t have access to basic patient record details.

Let pharmacies re-use unopened medicines says BMA chair

Regulations should be relaxed to allow community pharmacists to re-use unopened medicine returns, says Dr Richard Vautrey.

New regulations will change contractors' terms of service

The PSNC has informed contractors that new NHS regulations laid before parliament will change their terms of service.

NPA backs temporary use of unlicensed Covid vaccines

The NPA supports plans for a temporary authorisation allowing health workers to provide tested but unlicensed Covid-19 vaccines.

Pharmacists ‘needed to tackle pollution’s health impacts’

Community pharmacists could play a bigger role in reducing the health impact of air pollution says an international think tank in a new report.

High demand for pharmacy-run flu jab centre in Preston

A community pharmacy run, offsite flu vaccination centre has proved popular with patients after kicking off its 14-day run in Preston last Monday.

Don’t boast about flu jab numbers, PDA warns pharmacists

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has said some pharmacists are “making irresponsible remarks” on social media regarding the flu service. 

RPS members open to Covid vaccine role for techs

RPS members say they support the Government using “healthcare professionals who would not normally vaccinate”.

HCPs asked to issue 'stronger warnings' on opioids

The MHRA is asking healthcare professionals to give patients “stronger warnings” on the risks of opioids.

Online CPCS workshops to start from next month

The RPS will run online workshops to help pharmacists improve face-to-face and remote discussions with patients.

Flu jabs can now be given 'anywhere in the pharmacy'

Community pharmacists will be able to provide flu vaccinations “in any appropriate space within the pharmacy” this flu season, says NHS England. 

The Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing service is to launch on September 1 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

Some Scottish pharmacies may not be included in flu drive

Some health boards in Scotland may decide not to involve community pharmacies in the provision of NHS flu vaccinations.

Pharmacy teams delivering chemo drugs during pandemic

Community pharmacy teams are among the health workers who have delivered chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients during the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid SOP update: Flexible opening measures removed

A flexible hours policy that has allowed pharmacies to operate with their doors closed to the public has now been rescinded.

Pharmacies could close temporarily to prioritise flu jabs

Community pharmacies in England could be allowed to close temporarily to allow them to cope with high demand for flu vaccination this winter.

Roll out of EPS 4 being accelerated

Pharmacies should see hand signed FP10s replaced with Phase 4 tokens.

Pandemic delivery service extended in lockdown zones

The pharmacy pandemic delivery service has been extended until August 31 in three areas of England.

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