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MHRA analysis confirms Covid vaccine safety

The MHRA has said an analysis on approved Covid vaccines shows they are safe despite mild side-effects.

PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

NPA seeking clarification on how new guidance will apply to pharmacies.

PDA: Use every pharmacy for second Oxford jab doses

The PDA says all community pharmacies should deliver second doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

DH activates shortage protocol for thyroid drug

The Government has issued a serious shortage protocol for levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets in response to “significant ongoing disruption” to supply.

Vaccine ‘time bomb’ in Wales if pharmacies not utilised

Wales faces a “ticking time bomb” if work does not begin to commission community pharmacies to administer Covid vaccines says CPW chair. 

PSNC 'forced' to go public on 'irritating' DH negotiations

Negotiator forced to air grievances in public due to the unwillingness of policy makers to engage on key issues, says Simon Dukes.

DHSC announces 'full consultation' on hub & spoke

There will be a consultation on hub and spoke working for all community pharmacies in England, pharmacy minister Jo Churchill has said.

People in contact with secondary mental health on rise

Over 2.8 million people were recorded as being “in contact” with secondary mental health services in 2019-20.

LloydsPharmacy stores across UK join domestic abuse support scheme

LloydPharmacy stores in the UK will today join a scheme allowing victims of domestic abuse to access support.

PDA sets up portal for locums to register for Covid-19 vaccination

There are concerns that locums may not appear on employers' lists for priority vaccination as health workers.

Well pilots digital consultation service with GP practices

Well Pharmacy is launching a new pilot service whereby its pharmacists provide digital consultations for minor ailments on behalf of GP practices.  

Shingles and skin infections next for PGDs under Pharmacy First Scotland

These conditions to be introduced from 1 March dependent on the approval of PGDs.

Funding too low, NPA board member tells Sunak

Rishi Sunak was told by NPA Board member Raj Patel that pharmacy funding must improve.

Role for community pharmacy in gene testing says Boots

Pharmacists could help test patients to see whether they are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from certain drugs, Boots has said.

Ridge signs letter urging staff to get Covid vaccine

Keith Ridge is among the signatories to a letter urging health and social care staff to get a Covid vaccine.  

Day Lewis branch moves to independent ownership

A branch of Day Lewis has been sold to a GP first-time buyer in Greenwich.

HRT patches back on pharmacy shelves after two years

Drugs manufacturer Theramex has said the FemSeven Range of HRT patches will return to pharmacies this year after two years off the shelves. 

Asda first supermarket to launch pharmacy Covid jabs

Asda has today (January 28) become the first UK supermarket to launch Covid-19 vaccination in an in-store pharmacy.

Valneva vaccine starts commercial production in Scotland

UK has ordered 60 million doses of vaccine, which is still in PhaseI/II trials.

Possible link between Covid and psychiatric disorders

As many as one in eight who have had Covid-19 may be diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological condition for the first time within six months.

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