Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Frontline pharmacy teams urged to close entrance and control entry to maintain social distancing

Frontline pharmacy teams have been advised to close their shop entrances to maintain the government's social distancing advice of two metres, if required. A letter,...

UK epidemic is slowing; antibody test could soon be ready: Experts

The coronavirus epidemic in the UK is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of...

UK warned to expect months of COVID-19 measures

Life in locked-down Britain may not return to normal for six months or longer as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, a top health official...

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 to open more coronavirus testing facilities for NHS workers

Boots said it has been identifying locations to open coronavirus testing facilities as the government scaled up testing for NHS workers. The pharmacy chain added...

From his coronavirus bunker, PM Johnson praises ‘wonderful pharmacists’; Sandra Gidley gives PM a...

Boris Johnson has thanked "wonderful pharmacists" for their vital work during the coronavirus pandemic. In a self-shot video message posted last night, the Prime Minister...

Government urged to act fast on PPE for pharmacies

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called on the UK Government and devolved Parliaments to immediately provide personal protective equipment (PPE) across all settings,...

Pharmacist succumbs to COVID-19, hours after virus takes life of father

Pharmacist Pooja Sharma died on Thursday (March 26), a day after her father Sudhir passed away: both victims of the deadly COVID-19 disease. Pooja, 33,...

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 759, up 31% in one day

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 759 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus by 5pm on Thursday, a jump of 181...

Pharmacy bodies wish PM Johnson, Health Secretary Hancock “a speedy recovery”

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said that Matt Hancock's self-isolation is unlikely to impede any of its ongoing negotiations with the government. Responding to...