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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.

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.

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.

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.

Moderna vaccine deal brings UK total secured to 355m doses

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

MPs launch inquiry into the impact of pandemic on pharmacy

The All-Party Pharmacy Group is warning that Covid-19 is posing an existential threat to the sector.

Boots creates 30k ‘quiet shopping slots’ for key workers

Boots customers who wish to pick up their items when the store is less busy are now able to book ‘quiet shopping slots,’ the multiple has said.

Ridge: Only use dexamethasone for oxygen patients

Dexamethasone should be used to treat patients with critical or severe Covid-19 but not patients with ‘non-severe’ illness, Keith Ridge says. 

Self Care Week addresses wellbeing in lockdown

This year's Self Care Week is promoting the importance of looking after wellbeing during the second lockdown. 

Practice pharmacists to be freed up for Covid jabs

Pharmacists working in general practice are likely to find themselves deployed as part of the workforce that will vaccinate the population against the coronavirus.

NHSE: Some pharmacies will ‘lead Covid vaccination sites’

NHS England & Improvement has said it will “very soon” release details of how some community pharmacies could “lead vaccination sites”.

Aspirin could protect against severe Covid-19

Taking aspirin may reduce the need for admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital mortality among people hospitalised with Covid-19.

PSNC clarifies DH comments on Covid-19 payments

The PSNC has issued a clarification concerning comments made by a Department of Health spokesperson on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies.

Covid testing: where are we?

Guidance on the tests pharmacy can offer keeps changing, but its scope could be widening

All pharmacy staff to be tested twice a week for Covid-19

Pharmacy teams are included in NHSE&I’s new plans to send health workers home testing kits for coronavirus twice a week, PNN has learned. 

NHS in urgent talks with PSNC on Covid jabs

Pfizer/BioNTech says its vaccine candidate is more than 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19.

Most people would turn to pharmacy for Covid vaccine

The majority of people would go to a community pharmacy for a Covid vaccine, according to an NPA survey.

NPA 'won’t stop lobbying for funding support'

NPA chair Andrew Lane said the body will not give up lobbying the government for more funding to support independents.

Minister thanks pharmacies but is silent on funding

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill expressed her gratitude to community pharmacies for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.   

7 in 10 people visit pharmacies during pandemic

The “vast majority” of the UK’s adult population has visited a pharmacy since March, the National Pharmacy Association has said. 

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