Pharmacy in the news
There’s already been intense media interest in pharmacy and medicines, in light of coronavirus.
The Mirror. Pharmacists ramp up pressure on Rishi Sunak and top Tories to cover Covid costs
Sky News. The simple hand signal that lets people know you’re in danger – and other ways to ask for help
Pharmacy Business. NPA members take funding campaign to ministers’ own backyards; MPs debate pharmacy in Commons
Pharmacy Business. NPA pharmacy jobs scheme reaches 100 milestone
ICP. Pharmacy leaders condemn ‘exasperating’ Sunak budget
BBC. Contraception: Should the pill be sold over the counter?
Pharmacy Magazine. NPA deal with Medicspot enables pharmacies to sell Covid-19 PCR tests
C&D. NPA chair: It’s time for DH to make good on pharmacy funding promises
Pharmacy Business. NHS lowers minimum threshold to 400 jabs a week for pharmacy-led vaccination sites
C&D. GPhC changes position on sale of COVID-19 rapid antibody tests
The Guardian. Pharmacists in England considering strike action over Covid debts
The Independent. On the vaccination frontline: ‘A bike shop owner said we could use half of his store for free’
ICP. PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies
Kent Messenger TV. Amish Patel interview on vaccine fears.
Pharmacy ‘first ports of call’ are disappearing in struggling communities
Pharmacy Business. More pharmacies join network of over 1,400 vaccination sites
ICP. Another 65 pharmacies begin Covid vaccinations
The Independent: On the vaccination front line: pharmacists feel close to our patients – we’re honoured to be involved in jabs
BBC News: Andrew Lane interview
BBC: Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England
Independent: Codeword scheme in pharmacies to give domestic abuse victims ‘lifeline’
Eastern Eye: Let local pharmacists help with vaccinations
ICP. NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries
Pharmacy Magazine. Vulnerable communities will get vaccine says minister
BBC News: NPA Chair, Andrew Lane discusses COVID vaccinations.
NPA took part in important, can-do meeting with Kemi Badenoch, Jo Churchill and Nadhim Zahawi.
FT: Frontline UK teams query ability to vaccinate most vulnerable
Daily Telegraph (paywall). Boris Johnson to move ‘heaven and earth’ to roll out vaccine and ease tough new restrictions
FT (paywall). How does the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine work?
ICP. Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures
Conservative Home. Steve Brine: The pharmacists have helped us through this crisis. Yet their future is threatened.
Pharmacy Magazine. AAH axes pharmacy surcharges following critical NPA report
Pharmacy Business. Campaigners urge for COVID-19 funding to save pharmacies from closure
ICP. NPA creates 400 placements for unemployed youth
The Sun. Brits urged to get flu and COVID-19 double vaccination this winter – but at least a week apart
Pharmacy Magazine. Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Sunak https://www.pharmacymagazine.co.uk/some-of-the-3bn-outlined-for-nhs-must-go-to-pharmacy-warns-npa
ICP. NPA ‘won’t stop lobbying for funding support’
Pharmacy Business. Nearly 70 per cent of UK adults visited pharmacy during pandemic: NPA survey
C&D. How pharmacy further integrated with NHS during ‘gruelling’ COVID-19
Andrew Lane, NPA Chair on BBC News, and Sky News: