Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Read and sign amended PGD for community pharmacy flu service, PSNC warns contractors

The PSNC has reminded contractors who are vaccinating care home and social care workers to read and sign the amended patient group direction (PGD)...

Report laying out pharmacy’s social and public health role unveiled in parliament

A report calling on the government to hand community pharmacy a central role in its social care and public health agenda was launched in...

Urgent medicine supply advanced service extended until September 2018

The government’s commissioning of the NHS urgent medicine supply advanced service (NUMSAS) will be extended by six months until the end of September next...

Superdrug’s Online Doctor service passes CQC inspection

Superdrug’s Online Doctor service has passed an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service was found to be safe, effective and responsive to...

HSBC funds allow chain in Scotland to increase number of pharmacies to eight

HSBC has provided £480,000 in funding to a pharmacy chain in Scotland known as the Honey Pharmacy Group, allowing it to increase the number...
UK adults do not wash hands long enough to kill bacteria

UK adults do not wash hands long enough to kill bacteria claims RPS study

The vast majority of adults in the UK do not wash their hands long enough to eradicate the bacteria that causes infections such as...
Boots 2016

Boots criticised for failing to fulfill promise to lower cost of morning-after pill

Boots has been criticised for failing to fulfill a promise to lower the cost of the morning-after pill. The healthcare giant said in August that...
pharmacy business in Walsall

Regional pharmacy group sells 40-hour pharmacy business in Walsall

A community pharmacy with a 40-hour dispensary business contract in Walsall has been acquired by a second-time buyer after the deal was brokered by...

Scope of Bill extended raising hope community pharmacists will be protected from assault

The scope of a Bill which protects emergency workers from assault has been expanded by MPs to include those whose work involves “face to...

Three pharmacists collect up to £10,000 each after winning Foundation awards

Three pharmacists collected up to £10,000 each after winning this year’s Health Education Foundation awards. Sarah Brydges, a postgraduate research student and community pharmacist in...