Tuesday, May 11, 2021

IR35 changes delayed till April 2021

The government has postponed changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules, set to take effect in April, for a year in light of the Covid-19...

NHS to cancel all routine surgery for three months

National Health Service (NHS) has announced plans to cancel all routine surgery for three months and to send home as many patients as possible to free...

Sunak unveils £330 billion lifeline for firms hit by coronavirus

Britain said it would launch a £330 billion lifeline of loan guarantees and provide a further £20 billion in tax cuts, grants and other...

GPhC stops routine inspections in response to COVID-19

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) today announced that it will be stopping routine inspections of pharmacies and producing inspection reports in light of the COVID-19...

RPS demands additional funding to support pharmacists fighting COVID-19  

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) today called upon the government to provide “additional funding and resourcing” to support pharmacists battling COVID-19. The demand is part of...

WHO cautions against self-medication with ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms

The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering from COVID-19-like symptoms should avoid self-medicating with ibuprofen, after French authorities warned anti-inflammatory drugs could...

‘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...

NAPC supports demand of ‘urgent funding’ for pharmacies

National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has lent its voice to the growing demand of urgent funding support for pharmacies as the country toughens...

Pharmacies seek public support in maintaining vital supplies

UK pharmacy leaders on Monday issued an appeal to the public, requesting them help pharmacies maintain vital services including medicines supply in the battle...

‘COVID-19 will have deep impact on pharmacy’

BY JEREMY MEADER Several years of funding cuts have forced the community pharmacy sector to reduce staffing levels, this situation has been compounded by the...