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Stop selling Covid antibody test kits, companies asked

Companies providing Covid-19 antibody testing services involving fingerprick blood samples have been asked to put the service on hold.

Dentists opening their doors from June 8

Dental practices in England have been given the go-ahead to open from June 8 for all face-to-face care as long as protective measures are in place. 

New enemy is complacency says NHS Confederation

Immediate priority is to prevent another surge, says NHS Confederation's Niall Dickson 

Covid infections in England stable at around 133,000

New infections still running at around 54,000 a week

Look after your feet during pandemic says Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has urged people with diabetes during the pandemic to look after their feet and seek urgent help if they notice anything unusual.

Test and trace: ‘Same rules apply’ to pharmacy teams

Health workers including community pharmacy teams are “essentially” subject to the new self-isolation guidelines in the Government’s test and trace scheme, the comments of a DHSC spokesperson suggest.

RPS ‘disappointed’ pharmacies not included in PPE rollout

A new Government PPE portal allowing health and care workers to order supplies online is not yet open to pharmacy teams.

Pfizer recalls HRT batches over packaging concerns

Pfizer is recalling two batches of its oestrogen replacement product Duavive due to concerns around faulty packaging, the MHRA has said.

National lab-based antibody testing starts next week

Roche and Abbott to supply 10 million tests in coming months

CPNI bids for resources to help NHS re-establish

Pharmacies can provide significant support as NHS re-establishes normal working

Charity: Don't ignore pancreatic cancer signs during Covid-19

A leading charity has warned people against putting off seeking help if they experience symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Backlash against £69 home antibody tests after Superdrug sells out

The manufacturer of a Covid-19 antibody test has criticised companies selling home testing kits to the public.

Third of Covid-19 deaths linked to diabetes

Almost a third of all hospital deaths from coronavirus in England have been in people with diabetes, warns NHS England today in a new study.

Loss of smell added to Covid-19 warning symptoms

From today, individuals who experience a loss or changed sense of smell or taste are being advised to self-isolate at home.

New antibody study will inform Govt lockdown strategy

A new Government-funded study is using Covid-19 antibody testing to determine how widespread coronavirus is in the community in Britain.

Hospitals plan for return to routine working

Patients going in for planned operations will need to self-isolate for 14 days beforehand

Massive leap in GP online consultation capability

Vdeo consultation now available from nearly 100pc of GP practices

Charity warns about danger of lockdown drinking

Charity warns about risks of online drinking games during the coronavirus lockdown

Royal Family hails pharmacy teams in Covid-19 fight

The Royal Family last night paid tribute to pharmacists and their teams in the fight against coronavirus.

DHSC: Covid-19 could increase flu jab demand

Pharmacies should prepare for what may be a busier than normal flu season and order sufficient vaccine supplies, the Government has said.

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