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Ridge: Only use dexamethasone for oxygen patients

Dexamethasone should be used to treat patients with critical or severe Covid-19 but not patients with ‘non-severe’ illness, Keith Ridge says. 

Boots creates 30k ‘quiet shopping slots’ for key workers

Boots customers who wish to pick up their items when the store is less busy are now able to book ‘quiet shopping slots,’ the multiple has said.

Opportunity or risk?

Liz Fidler considers the impact of the emerging role of the primary care pharmacy technician on community pharmacy.

Utilising Self Care Week

Self Care Week is an opportunity to support people in taking care of their own health and wellbeing now and in the future. 

Acute diarrhoea: effective symptom management

This module busts the myths surrounding diarrhoea treatments and explores the products available OTC so you can recommend the right treatment.

PSNC clarifies DH comments on Covid-19 payments

The PSNC has issued a clarification concerning comments made by a Department of Health spokesperson on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies.

Aspirin could protect against severe Covid-19

Taking aspirin may reduce the need for admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital mortality among people hospitalised with Covid-19.

NHSE: Some pharmacies will ‘lead Covid vaccination sites’

NHS England & Improvement has said it will “very soon” release details of how some community pharmacies could “lead vaccination sites”.

Hancock slammed by pharmacist on BBC Question Time

Matt Hancock was accused by a pharmacist on BBC Question Time of underestimating the Covid vaccine challenge.

Parents told to keep child vaccine appointments during second lockdown

Parents have been urged to ensure children receive routine vaccinations during the latest lockdown.

MHRA asks pharmacists for views on acne medicine risks

The MHRA has asked pharmacists for views on the possible risks associated with the acne medicine isotretinoin.

All pharmacy staff to be tested twice a week for Covid-19

Pharmacy teams are included in NHSE&I’s new plans to send health workers home testing kits for coronavirus twice a week, PNN has learned. 

RPS: Government 'must involve pharmacies' in Covid jabs

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to employ pharmacies to roll out Covid-19 vaccines.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

NHS in urgent talks with PSNC on Covid jabs

Pfizer/BioNTech says its vaccine candidate is more than 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19.

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

Boots settles for 6 figures with asbestos cancer sufferer

Boots UK has reached a six-figure settlement with a former supervisor who has terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.

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