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Nearly half of school children not using soap

The Global Hygiene Council has found that 42 per cent of children aged five-10 are not always using soap when they wash their hands in school.

NICE recommends steam treatment for enlarged prostate

Rezum recommended as a treatment option for moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms.

GPhC announces new approach to revalidation

Anyone with a renewal deadline between September 1 and December 31 this year will only be required to submit a reflective account.

HIV drug has ‘no benefit’ in Covid-19 patients

The HIV medicine lopinavir-ritonavir has “no beneficial effect” in patients hospitalised with Covid-19, Oxford researchers have said.

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo launch delivery service

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo partnership to deliver medical essentials across the UK. 

A further £20m cash advance for English pharmacies

Contractors are to receive a further £20 million cash advance at the end of June, bringing the total cash injections from Government to £370m.

Clinical audit to bolster PSNC talks launches today

PSNC has reminded community pharmacy teams to take part in its clinical audit which launches today.

BAME risk assessments ‘must be carried out within weeks’

Employers must carry out Covid-19 risk assessments for all staff in at-risk groups within the next few weeks, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Watchdog investigating pharmacies over handgel prices

The CMA has launched investigations into four retailers, including pharmacies, suspected of charging “excessive and unfair prices”.

Pharmacies part of Covid-19 road to recovery

Key issues for the life sciences sector explored as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

SoPs to survey impact of Covid-19 on pharmacies

Researchers are looking for people to take part in a survey exploring the impact of Covid-19 on community pharmacy teams

ABPI consults on major overhaul of Code of Practice

The proposals for the Code would result in the most significant structural change in nearly 30 years.

BAME staff still waiting for Covid risk assessment

More than two-thirds of BAME pharmacists and pre-reg trainees have not had workplace coronavirus risk assessments

Parents happy with pharmacy for childhood vaccinations

Nearly half of parents – 44 per cent – said they would be happy to visit their local pharmacy for vaccination services, a new survey reveals

New £1.3m programme to evaluate Covid-19 tests

CONDOR will provide a single national route for evaluating new coronavirus tests

Covid-19 risk prediction model in development

A risk prediction model to allow clinicians to identify patients who are at higher risk from Covid-19 is being developed  

Four in five prefer a local pharmacy for medicines

Attitudes towards online health consultations are changing, according to a new survey, but local pharmacies continue to enjoy a high level of confidence among patients

RPS posts operating deficit for 2019 but revenue up

Total revenue up by £73,000 to £23.45m, with Pharmaceutical Press, at £17.82m, remaining by far the largest revenue earner

Over 130 NI pharmacies using PDM for volunteer deliveries

Pro Delivery Manager has been integrated into the volunteer delivery scheme to ensure people shielding get their medicines.

CPNI appalled by racist abuse of pharmacists

CPNI chief executive Gerard Greene said his organisation is “appalled” that pharmacists are being racially abused.

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