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PSNC concerns around 'fraudsters' delivering medicines

Pharmacies may now use an ‘army’ of NHS volunteer responders to deliver medicines – but many are concerned about the safety implications.

MHRA shuts down websites selling ‘bogus’ Covid-19 tests

A number of ‘bogus’ Covid-19 products are being sold on unauthorised websites, the MHRA has warned the public.

Scottish pharmacies get £5.5m Covid-19 funding boost

An ‘initial funding package’ of £5.5m in extra cash has been made available to community pharmacies in Scotland.

Covid-19: GPhC highlights frontline innovations

Pharmacies throughout the UK are developing innovative ways to tackle Covid-19 in their local areas, the GPhC said.

GPhC and APTUK issue joint letter to pre-reg PTs

The GPhC and APTUK have issued a joint letter to pre-reg pharmacy technicians about their training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 contagion lingers after symptoms resolve

Half the patients treated for mild COVID-19 infection remained contagious for up to eight days after symptoms resolved, according to a new study.

Minister praises pharmacies' 'outstanding' Covid-19 response

Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill has thanked community pharmacists for their commitment in an open letter to the sector.

Charities badly hit by Covid-19 warns Coeliac UK

The Covid-19 pandemic is drying up health charities’ income streams, Coeliac UK said as it launched an urgent funding appeal.

BPSA COVID-19 Statement: No-detriment Policies for MPharm Students

Read the BPSA's statement on no-detriment policies for MPharm students.

Public celebrates its pharmacy heroes

Patients and the public have their say about the great job being done by their community pharmacies.

Pharmacies could issue CDs without a prescription

Emergency measures would allow pharmacists to supply without a script, use SSPs and adjust instalments.

Wear masks where distancing not possible, pharmacies told

PHE says pharmacy workers should wear fluid resistant surgical masks when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of two metres or more.

Pre-registration Statement on GPhC stakeholder meeting

Read the BPSA's statement on the outcome of the GPhC stakeholder's meeting and decision to postpone the registration assessment. This statement has been issued following the GPhC's announcement.

The BPSA’s Feedback Report on Disruption to Pre-Registration Training by Covid-19

Read the feedback received from pre-regs in preparation for the GPhC stakeholders meeting. This feedback was presented to the GPhC prior to the decision to postpone the exam.

Examined: Covid-19 pharmacy funding across the UK

The UK's four nations have responded differently to pharmacy's cashflow challenge. 

NPA: Volunteers in pharmacies 'uncharted territory'

Using volunteers to provide community pharmacy services is “uncharted territory” said the NPA.

Pharmacists’ anger at sertraline price hike

Pharmacists outraged as the price of sertraline rockets past the £13 mark before falling again. “It’s a scandal,” says one.

Inhalers and insulin dominate new export ban products

Asthma medications and insulin products make up the vast majority of the medicines newly added to the DHSC’s parallel export ban list.

Cost worries mount as Easter opening confirmed

Some community pharmacies must open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, NHS England & Improvement confirmed last night.

Covid-19: Spanish pharmacists commemorate lost colleagues

A minute’s silence was held yesterday for the five Spanish pharmacists who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

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