Saturday, May 8, 2021

Britain misses Covid-19 testing target for fourth day running

The UK failed to meet its target of conducting 100,000 daily Covid-19 tests for a fourth day running, data released on Wednesday (6) showed, as...

RPS urges to ensure safety of BAME healthcare workers

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has urged the NHS and government to include pharmacy in national plans to keep BAME healthcare workers safe as they...

Pharmacy bodies welcome extension of death in service benefit to pharmacy staff

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has welcomed the government’s latest clarification  that the death in service benefit for frontline NHS key workers has now...

UK in talks with Roche on ‘game changer’ Covid-19 antibody tests

Britain is in talks with Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on rolling out an accurate Covid-19 antibody test that it said could be a 'game...

Any new coronavirus vaccine will take two years: Novartis CEO   

Any vaccine to fight the new coronavirus will not be ready for use for at least two years, the chief executive of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis...

Anosmia added to COVID-19 symptom list

The United Kingdom has added the loss of smell and taste to its official list of COVID-19 symptoms including fever and new continuous cough...

Everyone with symptoms eligible for Covid-19 tests

The government has announced that anyone in the UK with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout...

Charity launches wellbeing campaign for pharmacists

Pharmacist Support - the profession’s charity - has launched a new campaign urging pharmacists to prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing in the...

One-hour Covid-19 test being trialed at London hospitals  

A Covid-19 test that gives results in just over an hour and which requires no laboratory, potentially allowing for swifter testing of much larger...

NPA hires global consultancy firm to study impact of national contract on independent community...

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned global consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) to conduct a survey to find out the financial position...