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A winter like no other

Are you ready for the competing demands of flu, winter viruses and Covid? Take a look at how things are gearing up for the most challenging winter for years.

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Revealed: Impact of remote GP consultations on pharmacies

Virtual GP consultations are causing a massive spike in pharmacy workload and sparking patient safety concerns, an exclusive survey shows. 

‘Immediate NHS action’ to safeguard hydrocortisone after Covid study

Seriously ill coronavirus patients have a better than 90 per cent chance of improved recovery when given a seven-day course of hydrocortisone.

Flu jabs: Pharmacy PPE requirements scaled back 

Community pharmacy teams will not be required to wear single use gloves or aprons when administering flu jabs, Public Health England has said.

MHRA approves trial for diabetes patients with coronavirus

The MHRA has approved an advanced clinical trial exploring whether diabetes sufferers with Covid-19 could benefit from taking the glucose kinase activator AZD1656. 

Hypertension treatments could improve Covid survival rates

People with high blood pressure have a better chance of surviving Covid-19 if they are taking hypertension medications, research shows. 

Refuse to provide free deliveries, PSNC urges contractors

Community pharmacies should stop providing free services, the PSNC has warned.

Depression rates almost double during Covid crisis

Adults are twice as likely to have suffered from depressive symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic than they were before.

Pharmacy teams delivering chemo drugs during pandemic

Community pharmacy teams are among the health workers who have delivered chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients during the Covid-19 crisis.

PHE replacement ‘must include pharmacy’ says RPS

The body replacing Public Health England must use pharmacy to address the NHS care backlog, the RPS warned. 

Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

Resources for provisionally registered pharmacists in Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales has developed a set of resources for provisionally registered pharmacists on its website.

RPS gives evidence to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus

The RPS has provided evidence of pharmacy's role and needs to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus.  

Government 'must involve pharmacy in winter season planning'

RPS president Sandra Gidley has urged the government to ensure pharmacies are involved in its preparations for the winter. 

Over 30 million use NHS 111 online during pandemic

A “record number” of people have used NHS 111 online since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, NHS Digital has said. 

Quarter of BAME pharmacists still awaiting Covid risk assessment

Almost a quarter of BAME pharmacists are still waiting for their employer to conduct a Covid-19 risk assessment, a new survey has found.

Pharmacy employers report six Covid-19 cases to Government

Community pharmacy employers have reported a total of six instances of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Government signs deal for Covid vaccine produced in Scotland

The UK Government has agreed a deal with a biotech company for 60 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine.

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