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Pharmacies in NI deliver 35,000 vaccines in six weeks

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland have administered more than 35,000 Covid vaccines in the six weeks since the roll-out began.

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Pharmacy capable of delivering millions of Covid jabs, survey finds

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacists would be eager to take part in an annual Covid-19 booster vaccination programme similar to the flu jab service given the right funding and support, a new survey shows.

Covid app used over three million times

An app revealing the number of Covid cases within one to 10 miles of someone’s home has been used over three million times.

Covid pill could be available by the autumn says Johnson

Boris Johnson said people could take a pill at home to reduce the symptoms of Covid or stop them getting it.

SNP pledges to create state-owned generics manufacturer

The Scottish National Party has said that if it wins the May 6 election it will create a state-owned pharmaceutical agency.

Pandemic protection: all hands on deck

The second instalment of this series sees ACT Paula Woodgate launching a vaccination centre and administering the first doses.

Addressing inequalities

Why have certain groups been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and what can community pharmacies do to help combat this? 

Over 9 in 10 pharmacies providing lateral flow tests

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacies in England have signed up to provide a new Covid-19 test distribution service, the Government has said.

Data on hospital medicines prescribed during Covid to be collected

Data on medicines prescribed and administered in hospitals will be collected as part of research into patients' Covid care.

New services plan for Northern Ireland pharmacies

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann has announced his support for a service commissioning plan for community pharmacies in 2021-22. 

Covid vaccines safe for pregnant women says JCVI

Pregnant women should get a Covid-19 vaccine based on their age and clinical risk group.

Pharmacy group delivers Covid vaccine at PureGym

PureGym has joined forces with a Midlands-based pharmacy group to administer Covid vaccines.

Hayfever

This module will refresh your learning on the treatment options and management advice for hayfever.

Fund to build classrooms set up in pharmacist's memory

The family of a pharmacist who died from Covid have set up a fund to build classrooms in impoverished areas of Pakistan.  

Cough & cold OTC market shrank by 30% in 2020

A dramatic reduction in the size of the OTC cough and cold market during the pandemic could become a long-term trend, the PAGB has warned. 

Men's mental health

Find out what can pharmacy teams do to support men who are struggling with their mental health.

Covid-19 vaccines and pregnancy

Improve your understanding of the guidance being given to pregnant women regarding the Covid-19 vaccine.

NHS calls on more pharmacies to provide Covid jabs

More community pharmacies are needed to head up Covid-19 vaccination sites in a number of specified locations, NHS England has said. 

Covid vaccine will not 'invalidate' fast, says EPB member

EPB member professor Mahendra Patel has insisted the Covid vaccine is fine for people about to fast. 

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