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January | 21/01/2021

Sixty-five more covid-19 vaccination sites are going live over the coming days, in pharmacies and other pharmacist-led sites across England. 

January | 20/01/2021

Scottish Government (SG) and Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) have announced a new funded NHS Community pharmacy medicine delivery service, which will run from 18th January to the end of March, and may be extended, to support community pharmacy to manage their workload and risk from the Coronavirus pandemic.

January | 19/01/2021

The temporary VAT zero rate for the supply of PPE ended on 31 October 2020; therefore, from 1 November 2020, VAT on PPE was resumed at 20%.

January | 19/01/2021

CPS Board are keen to understand the extent of pharmacy teams who are required to self-isolate or shield during the pandemic and will be surveying all contractors on a monthly basis from January.

January | 19/01/2021

NHS Scotland ePharmacy Message store and Pharmacy Care Record unavailable 6pm Friday 22 – 6am 25 Jan

January | 18/01/2021

One way for pharmacy owners to try to ease the financial pressure on them during this pandemic is to ask their landlord if they would consider granting them a temporary rent-free period. One of our members has tried this and was offered a three-month rent-free period.

January | 15/01/2021

Since the start of this New Year, the NPA Pharmacy Services team has received many queries from members on COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccines, the NHS Community Pharmacy Delivery Service and questions on the lockdown rules. We have briefly summarised the key points and FAQs from the queries raised in this update.

January | 15/01/2021

Update 15/01/2021: ordering deadline for lateral flow antigen tests is 17 January 2021.

January | 14/01/2021

The National Pharmacy Association has welcomed the news that six pharmacy sites will begin vaccinating people against COVID-19 today (Thursday 14 January) – the first in England.

January | 13/01/2021

PureGym are making available their gyms to facilitate the Government’s vaccination roll-out across the UK. As a business, they have closed all of their gyms and believe will remain closed until March at the earliest.