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APPG launches inquiry into the impact of COVID on pharmacy 

The All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) has launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on pharmacy.   The aim of this work is to examine the impact of the pandemic on the pharmacy sector, understanding the pressures and challenges that frontline pharmacy teams and pharmacy contractors are facing.   The inquiry is running until 30 November, after which a report will be put together based on the...

By |November 17th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on APPG launches inquiry into the impact of COVID on pharmacy 

Self Care Week 2020

Self Care Week, an annual national awareness week that focuses on providing support for self care across communities and families, is running this week (16th – 22nd November).  This year the theme is ‘Live Self Care for Life’, recognising that it is crucial during these difficult times that we do all we can to support patients and the public to live as healthily as they can. ...

By |November 16th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Self Care Week 2020

PSNC reconvenes Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

PSNC has reconvened the Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum which brings together more than 20 organisations across the pharmacy, wholesale and wider primary care sectors to discuss Brexit matters. The group was established in preparation for previous Brexit deadlines and is now back in place ahead of the approaching 31 December 2020 date, the end of...

By |October 13th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC reconvenes Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

PSNC updates Test and Trace advice

PSNC has updated its guidance on NHS Test and Trace based on recent discussions between NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and Public Health England (PHE). These discussions have indicated that contractors should, in particular: Ensure the PHE Local Health Protection Team consider community pharmacy contact tracing cases. If the local team don’t make the initial contact...

By |October 12th, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on PSNC updates Test and Trace advice

Changes to regulations on single use plastic straws and plastic stemmed cotton buds

Contractors are advised that it is now an offence for a person in the course of business to supply, or offer to supply, single use plastic straws or products with an attached plastic straws or single-use plastic stemmed cotton buds, subject to two key exemptions for community pharmacy. First, this does not apply to the supply of any of these...

By |October 2nd, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Changes to regulations on single use plastic straws and plastic stemmed cotton buds