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Covid treatment for people who can't have vaccine on horizon

People who can't have a vaccine because they are immunocompromised may get access to a Covid-19 treatment.

CPS: Pharmacies forced to close due to PPE failures

Scottish pharmacies have been forced to close by the country’s Test and Protect programme because staff were not wearing appropriate PPE.

Lloyds loses key battle in PDA union talks

The CAC sides with the PDA Union on the proposed bargaining unit, rejecting Lloyds' claim that all store workers should be included. 

Cervical cancer charity reaches out to patients

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has launched two new support services in response to increasing demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DHSC announces second list of November concessions today

The DHSC has today announded the second wave of price concessions for November.

Hospitals receive £16m to introduce digital prescribing

NHS Long Term Plan is to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024.

Lloyds demands 25% rent reduction on 300 pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK is “insisting” on a 25 per cent discount from its health centre landlords.

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

Kent pharmacies rocked by staffing issues during crisis

Ninety-five per cent of Kent pharmacies experienced problems with staffing levels during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over-50s flu jabs to begin on December 1

DHSC will advise which wholesalers have been allocated stock via the NHSBSA website.

Most LPCs think relationship with PSNC improved this year

The majority of LPCs think their relationship with PSNC has improved over the past year despite the turmoil of Covid-19, according to poll.

Number of pharmacies hits lowest point in five years

The number of community pharmacies in England dropped to its lowest level in five years by the end of March 2020.

Eczema report highlights gaps in care

The extensive and under-recognised impact eczema can have on all aspects of people’s lives are revealed in a new report.

Kar-go delivery bot begins delivery trials from Hounslow pharmacy

The autonomous vehicle is the first such vehicle to travel on roads in the UK.

Modafinil carries significant risk of birth defects, warns MHRA

A drug used to treat sleep disorders carries a risk of birth defects when taken in pregnancy.  

Number of pre-regs to GP practices through split scheme rises

A split pre-reg scheme has increased the number of trainees to surgeries this year.

Abdominal cancer campaign launches

The ‘Help Us Help You – Abdominal Symptoms of Cancer’ campaign launched on 9 November 2020.

Earlier NHS intervention for eating disorders

Young people with eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are to gain access to specialist support across England.

Moderna vaccine deal brings UK total secured to 355m doses

Government say Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford vaccines could be available before year end

Viatris formed with merger of Upjohn and Mylan

New company will rival Teva in global generics market.

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