Sunday, October 25, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Pharmacists will struggle to repay £300m gov’t loan, Barry Gardiner tells Matt Hancock

Labour MP Barry Gardiner has asked the Health Secretary to “reappraise” the current support given to community pharmacists, saying that it will be “extremely...

Vaccine task force head says vaccinating all of UK ‘not going to happen’

Kate Bingham, head of the UK's vaccine task force, said that vaccinating everyone in the country for the coronavirus was ‘not going to happen’. In...

50 community pharmacists to be trained as mental health specialist as part of NHS...

Health Education England (HEE) will train 50 community-based specialist mental health pharmacists as part of a new plan to help support the NHS workforce. The NHS...

UK nears £500m Sanofi and GSK Covid-19 vaccine deal: Report

Britain is close to a £500 million supply deal with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline for 60 million doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, the Sunday Times...

NI set to launch new version of Covid app for under 18’s

In a bid to limit the number of Covid-19 infections, Northern Ireland is set to launch a new version of StopCOVID NI app by...

Government asked to ensure sufficient stock of medicine amid fears of second virus wave

Government must work with the pharmaceutical industry to ensure that a buffer stock is being replenished to help with any further wave of the...

OPINION: Standing shoulder to shoulder with community pharmacy

Julian Mount reflects on the remarkable way community pharmacy teams have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic… Together with community pharmacy, we are the backbone to...

Virus testing system hit by Roche supply issues

UK's Covid-19 testing system, already struggling with a surge in new cases, was facing fresh disruption on Wednesday (Oct 7) after Swiss pharmaceutical giant...

VIEWS FROM THE FRONTLINE: My experience with COVID-19 in pharmacy before self-isolation

The last few weeks have by far been the most demanding and daunting in my five years’ career as a community pharmacist. Sadly, although community...

Boots launches virtual beauty service

Boots UK has launched virtual beauty service to avoid face to face interaction during Covid-19 pandemic. The online video consultations offer 15–20-minute personalised cosmetic and...