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NPA launches video highlighting pharmacy's Covid-19 role

A National Pharmacy Association video highlights the role pharmacy teams in the UK are playing during coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Exclusive: Day Lewis 'would do Covid testing with Government support'

Day Lewis director Jay Patel says his branches could test the public for coronavirus but only if the government provides support. 

March ‘busiest ever month for pharmacy’ NHS data reveals

Pharmacies in England dispensed a record 93 million items in March, NHS BSA data shows, making it the sector’s busiest ever month.

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 

Contractor representation report out in June

Wright Report commissioned by PSNC to come out June 19 with contractor webinar on June 29

Covid infections in England stable at around 133,000

New infections still running at around 54,000 a week

NHS social media campaign supports pharmacy

Updated resources available to support campaign 

Hospitalised Covid patients with diabetes at risk

Study looking at impact of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients with diabetes finds one in ten die within seven days of admission

Market monitor: May

Product updates from Training Matters.

Stock watch: May

Product updates from Training Matters.

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.

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

GPhC: ‘No need for restrictions’ on provisional pharmacist role

The GPhC has said that as long as appropriate safeguards are in place to support provisionally registered pharmacists there is “no need” to restrict the scope of their role.

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.

Boots uses lockdown learnings with new measures

Boots is introducing a raft of new safe shopping and working measures for its customers, patients and staff as the public returns next month to the high street.

Well launches delivery site for OTC products

Well Pharmacy says it has begun delivering some OTC medicines and other non-prescribed healthcare products to patients’ homes through a new online shopping site.

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.

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