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Covid test kit distribution pilot in Bradford pharmacies

Details of the pilot and how long it will last are still being worked on, says PSNC.

‘Selected’ pharmacies to offer on-site Covid jabs, NHS confirms

NHS England & improvement has confirmed that “selected” community pharmacies will be invited to take part in England’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Scotland to pay pharmacies £12.58 per Covid-19 jab

Pharmacies in Scotland who take part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme will receive £12.58 for every dose of vaccine they administer.

NHS ‘reservists’ could work in pharmacies under new measures

Matt Hancock has endorsed a new bill that could see the creation of a permanent ‘NHS reservist system’ placing volunteers in pharmacies.

PSNC seeks urgent clarity on Christmas opening

The PSNC is seeking urgent clarity from NHS England & Improvement on the opening requirements for pharmacies over the Christmas period.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Boots, Alliance donate dexamethasone tablets to NHS

Boots UK and Alliance Healthcare have donated 500,000 dexamethasone tablets to the NHS to help treat patients hospitalised with Covid-19.

Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Stevens

The NPA has urged Rishi Sunak to set aside some of the £3 billion for the NHS to support pharmacies.

Plea for calm in pharmacies during second wave

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges the public to show pharmacies patience during the second wave of Covid-19.

Cervical cancer charity reaches out to patients

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched two new support services in response to increasing demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Covid treatment for people who can't have vaccine on horizon

People who can't have a vaccine because they are immunocompromised may get access to a Covid-19 treatment.

Kent pharmacies rocked by staffing issues during crisis

Ninety-five per cent of Kent pharmacies experienced problems with staffing levels during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lloyds demands 25% rent reduction on 300 pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK is “insisting” on a 25 per cent discount from its health centre landlords.

Most LPCs think relationship with PSNC improved this year

The majority of LPCs think their relationship with PSNC has improved over the past year despite the turmoil of Covid-19, according to poll.

Moderna vaccine deal brings UK total secured to 355m doses

Government say Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford vaccines could be available before year end

MPs launch inquiry into the impact of pandemic on pharmacy

The All-Party Pharmacy Group is warning that Covid-19 is posing an existential threat to the sector.

Boots creates 30k ‘quiet shopping slots’ for key workers

Boots customers who wish to pick up their items when the store is less busy are now able to book ‘quiet shopping slots,’ the multiple has said.

Ridge: Only use dexamethasone for oxygen patients

Dexamethasone should be used to treat patients with critical or severe Covid-19 but not patients with ‘non-severe’ illness, Keith Ridge says. 

Self Care Week addresses wellbeing in lockdown

This year's Self Care Week is promoting the importance of looking after wellbeing during the second lockdown. 

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