Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UK confirms ninth case of coronavirus

A further patient has tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number of cases in the country to nine. "This virus was...

Two more coronavirus cases in UK bring total to 15

Two further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 15, England's chief medical officer...

BREAKING: First coronavirus death in UK confirmed

The first coronavirus death in the UK has been confirmed, medical authorities said on Thursday. "The patient, who was being treated at the Royal Berkshire...

COVID-19: NHS waives 2019/20 national clinical audit

NHS England and Improvement have decided to cancel the national antimicrobial stewardship clinical audit for 2019/2020, PSNC informed. The decision is to ensure that pharmacists...

DHSC issues coronavirus guidance for adult social care sector

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Friday launched a new guidance for adult social care to better protect the most vulnerable against...

‘Sobering’ study prompted Britain to toughen its COVID-19 approach

A crucial projection study that helped convince the British government to impose more stringent measures to contain COVID-19 painted a worst case picture of...

Clinical trials start, but COVID-19 vaccine at least a year away

US and China have reported first human trial for a possible vaccine against COVID-19, and drugmakers are scrambling for a breakthrough. Yet it could...

Broad ‘key worker’ definition includes pharmacy staff, PSNC clarifies

PSNC has clarified that pharmacists and pharmacy staff include in the ‘key worker’ list announced by the government yesterday (19 March). The ‘key worker’ status...

First stage of £330 billion loan guarantee scheme opens

Government opened the first part of a £330 billion loan guarantee scheme for businesses on Monday, which will help small and medium-sized firms borrow...

Vaccine trials among recipients of £20m Covid-19 investment

Six Covid-19 research projects, including two focused on vaccination trials, will be the first to benefit from a share of £20 million in government...