Grace LewisDeputy editor, Chemist and Druggist (C+D)
- Chemist and Druggist (C+D)
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Channels contributed to:C+D Awards 2021
Rooms participated in:Pharmacy's role in the COVID-19 vaccination service
PSNC: All pharmacies can access early advance payments from November :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) Were you previously using the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS)? Do you have any concerns about cashflow following the changes? Share your thoughts and experiences below
Should the GPhC set a minimum number of staff depending on the prescription volume, service offering and population requirements, perhaps? Or should it be down to employers to set expectations in their pharmacy's SOPs? Share your thoughts below GPhC chief: 'Counterproductive' to set ideal number of pharmacy staff :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) Legal view: GPhC should not set an ideal number of pharmacy staff :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) PDA: Pharmacies have 'long way to go' to meet safety targets :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) ‘Pharmacy staffing levels haven’t kept up with the boom in services’ :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) The pharmacies handling ‘horrendous’ demand on a skeleton staff :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk)
With a global lack of defence built up against flu, modelling for this next season suggests that flu levels in the UK could be up to 50% larger than typically seen for the 2021/22 flu season. So, how are you and your team preparing to ramp up this year's service? Will you be offering flu vaccinations alongside COVID-19 booster jabs? Share your thoughts and experience below.
With pharmacists being added to the 'shortage occupation list', community pharmacy employers reportedly struggling to recruit and retain pharmacy professionals and reports of losing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to PCNs and GP practices, what has your experience of the community pharmacy jobs market been over the past 12 months? Have you struggled to recruit to your pharmacy? Or have you perhaps changed jobs yourself during this time? How did you find it? Share your experience and join the discussion below Background reading: Pay and workplace pressure behind community pharmacy retention issues :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) PDA to employers: Where are your pledges to improve work conditions? :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) Recognition of pharmacist shortage welcome as sector loses out to PCNs :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk) Employers resume pharmacist apprenticeship plans and dispel myths :: C+D (chemistanddruggist.co.uk)