Sunday, October 25, 2020

Socioeconomic factors drive increased Covid risks for ethnic minorities: report

The increased risk to ethnic minorities from Covid-19 is largely driven by factors such as living circumstances and profession and not the genetics of...

NHS to invest extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for staff

The NHS staff including pharmacists will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part...

Heathrow launches rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers to unlock routes

Rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers has been launched at London’s Heathrow Airport, designed to return results in an hour, in an effort to...

British lab joins global network to compare data from potential coronavirus vaccine candidates

A second British laboratory is joining a global lab network to assess data from potential coronavirus vaccines, set up by a major non-profit health...

UK backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

Britain said on Tuesday (Oct 20) it would back “human challenge” trials, where young and healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with Covid-19, to accelerate...

NPA backs use of tested but unlicensed vaccine against Covid-19 in the interest of...

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has said it supports changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 which came into force last week. The NPA is...

UK needs three-week lockdown for Covid reset: SAGE scientist

A government scientific adviser has said it's still not too late for a circuit breaker lockdown, adding that current regional measures will not be effective...

Brexit: RPS, ABPI say deal with Europe on medicines vital for patients

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry have both stressed that a deal with the European Union on medicines will be...

BREAKING: DH confirms community pharmacists will be allowed to administer Covid-19 vaccines

Community pharmacists are included in the government's coronavirus vaccination plans as new laws which allow more healthcare workers to administer flu and potential Covid-19...

Allow Covid-19 antibody tests in community pharmacy: NPA urges Public Health England

The National Pharmacy Association is calling on Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to conduct Covid-19 antibody testing. The NPA says the public health...