Monday, April 6, 2020

Minister Jo Churchill thanks pharmacy teams nationwide in her first open letter to the...

Minister Jo Churchill has expressed her gratitude to community pharmacy teams nationwide for providing an outstanding response to patients in challenging circumstances during the...

PHE advises pharmacy teams to use masks if they are unable to maintain 2-metre...

Public Health England (PHE) has advised community pharmacy teams to use face masks if they are unable to maintain social distancing of two metres. In...

Emergency legislation could empower pharmacists to supply controlled drugs without a prescription

The Home Office has been proposing emergency legislation in the wake of the coronavirus crisis which could allow pharmacists to supply some controlled drugs...

Minister Jo Churchill confirms £300 million cash injection to “hugely valued” community pharmacy

Government has confirmed that pharmacy contractors were paid £200 million on Wednesday (April 1), in addition to their normal monthly payments from the NHS...

Hancock pays glowing tribute to pharmacy even as he pledges 100,000 tests a day...

Matt Hancock has paid a glowing tribute to community pharmacy after he returned to work following a week of self-isolation due to Covid-19. “This is...

Ibuprofen may not harm Covid-19 patients: Study

There is no evidence for or against the use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with Covid-19, according to a study which...

Big ‘thank you’ from pharmacy’s ‘youngest fan’

At 19 months, Suri Tulsi Mehta is probably the youngest fan of community pharmacy. She lives in London with her parents, and like most...

Novartis scraps sale of £805m assets including Covid-19 hopeful to Aurobindo

Novartis AG on Thursday  (2) scrapped the $1 billion (£0.81bn) sale of US generic pill and skin drug assets to India's Aurobindo Pharma Ltd as...

PSNC in urgent negotiations with NHS over Easter opening hours, medicines delivery service details

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has been in urgent discussions with the NHS on the opening hours for community pharmacy during the upcoming...

Pharmacies will get £300 to install ‘social distancing’ barriers; asked to order extra PPE...

NHS England will pay £300 to contractors “to support installation of physical barriers” in community pharmacies to help enforce social distancing. This was announced in...