Wednesday, April 1, 2020

PSNC in urgent negotiations with NHS over Easter opening hours, medicines delivery service details

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has been in urgent discussions with the NHS on the opening hours for community pharmacy during the upcoming...

Pharmacies will get £300 to install ‘social distancing’ barriers; asked to order extra PPE...

NHS England will pay £300 to contractors “to support installation of physical barriers” in community pharmacies to help enforce social distancing. This was announced in...

Britain records over 500 daily Covid-19 deaths for first time

The UK reported 563 daily coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths on Wednesday (1), the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to...

Advance payment for pharmacy welcome but not enough, say national bodies

National pharmacy bodies have welcomed the announcement of an advance payment of £300 million for community pharmacy, but stressed that the sector will desperately...

Thornton&Ross offers free skincare to NHS staff

Huddersfield based Thornton & Ross is offering free samples from two of its skincare ranges to NHS frontline staff. In a bid to support healthcare...

UK waives import taxes on medical equipment

The UK has waived import taxes on medical equipment, including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday (31),...

Loss of taste, smell key Covid-19 symptoms: UK Scientists

Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have Covid-19, according to a study of data...

UK to speed up Covid-19 testing as criticism grows

Britain's government said on Wednesday (1) it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too...

BREAKING: £300m ‘advance funding’ for community pharmacy to deal with Coronavirus ‘cashflow’ crisis

The government has agreed to release cash advance of £300 million to help pharmacies mitigate cashflow issues that have arisen due to the coronavirus...

Make scripts free during Covid crisis says RP

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for all prescription charges in England to be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making the case, Chair of the RPS in...