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DH reveals ‘shortage protocol’ for pharmacists to supply alternatives

The Department of Health and Social Care’s (DH) proposed “serious shortage protocol” – which it claims it is currently consulting on – would amend the…

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Ian Strachan: Pharmacy2U threatened to sue and report me to the GPhC

Last Friday (December 14), the High Court dismissed Pharmacy2U’s attempt to obtain the names, addresses and contact details of all National Pharmacy Association (NPA) members….

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First 23 concessionary prices agreed for December

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Pharmacist independent prescribers will be able to supervise trainees

At present, only doctors can supervise pharmacist independent prescribers during their training. But the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) announced last Tuesday (December 11) it had…

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University of Sussex proposes stopping pharmacy course with low uptake

The consultation – announced on October 10 – questions the viability of the course, as “the demand to study pharmacy at the University of Sussex…

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Former DH director general appointed chair of the CCA

Mr Bacon, who was also regional director of the NHS in London, joined the CCA – which represents Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Well, Rowlands and Superdrug, as…

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Further 16 concessionary prices announced for November

An initial 20 concessionary prices for the month were agreed last week.

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Contractor stuck with Fluad ordered for 2019 despite flu jab changes

Indira Panchal, owner of Meiklejohn Pharmacy in Bedford, told C+D that last week (November 20) she ordered around £1,500-worth of Fluad – currently the only…

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Bristol Labs manufacturing suspension extended by three months

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) first issued a partial suspension of the manufacturer’s licence in August 2017, after it “identified non-compliance with…

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NHS England: Pharmacy’s direction towards urgent care and wellbeing

NHS England has “started conversations to make sure that the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), the National Pharmacy Association, the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies…

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