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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.

January | 08/01/2021

Updated: Priadel® (lithium carbonate) modified-release tablets 200mg and 400mg will be available for, at least, the next five years

January | 08/01/2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE - SSPs issued for fluoxetine capsules 30mg and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg have been extended – England and Wales