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Community pharmacy contract will be ‘one of new government’s first tasks’

The Pharmacist

Negotiating the new community pharmacy contract will be one of the first tasks of the new Labour government, Community Pharmacy England (CPE) has said. But even in a 'best-case scenario', negotiations might not begin for several weeks, CPE suggested.

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Community pharmacy delivers first private covid jabs

The Pharmacist

EXCLUSIVE A community pharmacy in Scotland has delivered what is believed to be the UK’s first private Covid vaccination, ahead of the service’s planned launch date in April.

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Revealed: Map of community pharmacy closures over last five years

The Pharmacist

EXCLUSIVE: The Pharmacist mapped community pharmacy closures across England over the last five years, and uncovered a net loss of more than 1,000 bricks and mortar pharmacies since 2019.

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NHS England funds new PCN community pharmacy engagement roles

The Pharmacist

Funding has been announced for new community pharmacy PCN engagement lead roles to support the implementation of the access recovery plan. The role will be the point of contact between community pharmacies and general practices within PCNs.

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Quarter of all Covid vaccines administered in community pharmacies

The Pharmacist

Almost two-thirds (62%) of Covid-19 vaccines were administered in community pharmacies in December 2023, according to the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA).

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Manifesto for community pharmacy launched ahead of general election

The Pharmacist

Several pharmacy bodies have joined forces to launch a joint manifesto for community pharmacy ahead of the general election expected this year.

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Westminster debate to spotlight 'unprecedented challenges' in community pharmacy

The Pharmacist

The ‘unprecedented challenges’ faced by community pharmacies will be spotlighted at a Westminster debate next week. Conservative MP for Waveney Peter Aldous has secured a debate at Westminster Hall on the afternoon of Thursday 14 September on the ‘future of community pharmacies’.