Saturday, May 8, 2021

NHS webinar for community pharmacists on COVID-19 response

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) will hold a webinar for community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians today (25 March). Pharmacists and technicians can join the...

Pharmacy bodies publish joint guidance to support COVID-19 response

Major trade bodies have come together to prepare a Resilience Guidance to support pharmacy teams in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by PSNC,...

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...

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 waives import taxes on medical equipment

The UK has waived import taxes on medical equipment, including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday (31),...

Minister Jo Churchill confirms £300 million cash injection to “hugely valued” community pharmacy

Government has confirmed that pharmacy contractors were paid £200 million on Wednesday (April 1), in addition to their normal monthly payments from the NHS...

Having endured abuse, Manchester community pharmacies in ‘close to breaking point’ plea

Greater Manchester community pharmacies that have endured ‘abusive’ patients and are ‘close to breaking point’ will stay open during the coronavirus pandemic – but...

Volunteers delivering medicines is fraught with risks, says senior pharmacy solicitor

When a pharmacy owner has the misfortune to be on the receiving end of a compensation claim because of a dispensing error or some...

UK sets out nation-wide plan to ensure PPE delivery to frontline Covid-19 ‘fighters’

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock published a country-wide plan on Friday (April 10) to ensure that critical personal protective equipment (PPE) is...

UK was too slow to act on COVID-19 initially: Keir Starmer

Britain was initially too slow to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak and did not learn quickly enough from other countries, opposition Labour Party leader...