Saturday, May 8, 2021

UK expects 10 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s ‘effective’ Covid-19 vaccine this year

The UK expects to have 10 million doses of a 'highly effective' Covid-19 vaccine available by the end of the year if regulators approve...

Jo Churchill confirms pharmacy Covid costs are being ‘actively discussed’ with PSNC

Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill has confirmed that additional costs incurred by community pharmacy contractors as a result of Covid-19 are being "actively discussed" with...

GPs and pharmacies face logistical challenge amid prospects of virus vaccine roll-out in December

NHS England medical director Stephen Powis confirmed today (Nov 18) that general practitioners (GPs), pharmacies and large-scale inoculation centres could all be involved in...

AIMp ‘disappointed’ at not being consulted in planning process of over-50s’ flu jabs

Two national pharmacy organisations have welcomed the government announcement today that people aged 50 to 64 will receive their free NHS flu vaccine for...

Gout drug Colchicine to be tested as Covid-19 treatment in UK trial

Anti-inflammatory colchicine will be tested as a possible Covid-19 treatment in one of the world’s biggest trials, the study website posted on Friday, the...

Pharmacists’ expertise crucial in success of virus jabs but safety of staff and patients...

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has reiterated that pharmacists have the expertise to play a crucial role in administering Covid-19 vaccinations. "We need assurances from the NHS...

Pharmacy bodies demand continued pharmacy access to Summary Care Records

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Pharmaceutical Standards Negotiating Committee have demanded that pharmacists should be given continued access to the additional information in...

RPS urges more funding, training, and safety to execute mass Covid-19 vaccination

Community pharmacies urgently need appropriate funding, additional training, timely support, and proper safety measures to execute mass vaccination programme against Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal...

Pharmacists vital in delivery of Oxford/AZ Covid-19 vaccine programme: profession tells government

While national pharmacy organisations have been urging the government to utilise pharmacists' skills in the rollout of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the Department of Health...

Scientists question Covid-19 vaccine dosing delay

Five UK medical scientists have criticised a British government plan to delay giving second doses of Covid-19 vaccines by up to 12 weeks, saying...