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Pharmacy workload rises by 50% in Northern Ireland

Work pressures in Northern Ireland’s community pharmacies have risen by half over the past decade, a new KPMG report indicates. 

GPs are trying to rewrite history on Covid

General practice may not have literally shut its doors during the pandemic but access has been a massive problem. Why try to rewrite history?

Govt moots compulsory jabs for health workers

Government exploring whether to make Covid jab compulsory for NHS workers – but unclear whether pharmacy teams being considered. 

Covid jabs prevent hospitalisation from Delta strain

Both AZ and Pfizer vaccines over 90 per cent effective against hospitalisation from Delta variant, new PHE analysis reveals for the first time. 

Record number of Covid jabs booked in one day

A record number of Covid vaccines were booked in one day through the NHS website earlier this week. 

Pharmacy and GP vaccination sites get extra £20m

Funding will allow sites to draw down additional staff as effort focusses on bringing forward second jabs.

Eight more Well branches deliver Covid vaccines

Well Pharmacy has begun rolling out Covid vaccinations from another eight branches, taking the total number to 20. 

P2U partners with Royal Mail on same-day deliveries

Pharmacy2U has announced it is partnering with Royal Mail to provide same-day deliveries for “some” products. 

Pharmacy LFD test service launched in Scotland

Contractors will receive a participation fee of £450 to cover initial set-up costs and a distribution fee of £2 per kit.

Over half of UK adults have now had second Covid vaccination

Vaccination programme remains on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

Record numbers of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS, provisional figures indicate. 

GPhC wants ‘more effective booking process’ after exam chaos

The GPhC has said it will seek to “arrange a more effective booking process” for future registration exams after many faced difficulties in March. 

Pharmacies giving 17 unpaid consultations per day

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

Covid vaccination status sees NHS app registrations rocket

PHE study shows that two doses of Covid-19 vaccine are highly effective against the B.1.617.2 Indian variant

Covid-19 vaccine booster study launches in UK

Initial results from trialling seven vaccines are expected in September to inform plans for a booster programme

Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

Boots profits fell by 254% in 2019-20

The 2019-20 financial year saw Boots' profits fall by more than 250 per cent compared to the previous year according to a Companies House report.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

Diabetes diagnoses double in 15 years

Cases of diabetes diagnoses have doubled in the last 15 years, according to charity Diabetes UK. 

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