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COVID-19

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Record number of Covid jabs booked in one day

A record number of Covid vaccines were booked in one day through the NHS website earlier this week. 

Pharmacy and GP vaccination sites get extra £20m

Funding will allow sites to draw down additional staff as effort focusses on bringing forward second jabs.

Eight more Well branches deliver Covid vaccines

Well Pharmacy has begun rolling out Covid vaccinations from another eight branches, taking the total number to 20. 

P2U partners with Royal Mail on same-day deliveries

Pharmacy2U has announced it is partnering with Royal Mail to provide same-day deliveries for “some” products. 

Pharmacy LFD test service launched in Scotland

Contractors will receive a participation fee of £450 to cover initial set-up costs and a distribution fee of £2 per kit.

Over half of UK adults have now had second Covid vaccination

Vaccination programme remains on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

Record numbers of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS, provisional figures indicate. 

GPhC wants ‘more effective booking process’ after exam chaos

The GPhC has said it will seek to “arrange a more effective booking process” for future registration exams after many faced difficulties in March. 

Pharmacies giving 17 unpaid consultations per day

The average community pharmacy in England conducts 17 ‘informal’ patient consultations each day, PSNC has found. 

Covid vaccination status sees NHS app registrations rocket

PHE study shows that two doses of Covid-19 vaccine are highly effective against the B.1.617.2 Indian variant

Covid-19 vaccine booster study launches in UK

Initial results from trialling seven vaccines are expected in September to inform plans for a booster programme

Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

Boots profits fell by 254% in 2019-20

The 2019-20 financial year saw Boots' profits fall by more than 250 per cent compared to the previous year according to a Companies House report.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

Diabetes diagnoses double in 15 years

Cases of diabetes diagnoses have doubled in the last 15 years, according to charity Diabetes UK. 

Record number of urgent cancer check referrals in March

Over 230,000 people with suspected cancer were seen as the NHS began to recover after a winter surge in Covid cases.

Sigma starts providing lateral flow tests to pharmacies

Community pharmacies can now order lateral flow tests from Sigma Pharmaceuticals to use as part of the Pharmacy Collect service.

Boots launches £65 home PCR test for holidaymakers

Boots UK has launched a £65 home-use PCR coronavirus test aimed at those looking to travel abroad this summer. 

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.

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