Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Around 148,000 people in England had Covid-19 recently: ONS

Around 148,000 people in England had Covid-19 in recent weeks, according to results on Thursday (14) from a large-scale study in Britain into the spread of...

Over 170K volunteers to help UK fight Covid-19

Over 170,000 people have signed up to help NHS tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak just hours after a request for a quarter of a...

British healthcare workers start Covid-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

The UK healthcare workers will on Thursday (May 21) begin taking part in a University of Oxford-led international trial of two anti-malarial drugs to...

Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought, ONS data shows

An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that...

Doctors criticise government over Covid-19 protection shortages

Doctors and health workers criticised the British government on Saturday (18) for suggesting that gowns used to protect them while treating coronavirus patients could...

Pharmacies can now access Covid-19 PPE portal

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said community pharmacies will be able to order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the...

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...

Merck joins race to develop vaccines and treatments against Covid-19

Merck & Co Inc, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker...

Four new coronavirus cases in UK after cruise ship evacuees test positive

Four further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 13. "The virus was passed...

Home delivery of medicines extended for a month for shielded patients in local outbreak...

The Pandemic Delivery Service will continue to apply through the month of August in some local outbreak areas across England, the NHS said today. The...