Friday, September 25, 2020

‘COVID-19 will have deep impact on pharmacy’

BY JEREMY MEADER Several years of funding cuts have forced the community pharmacy sector to reduce staffing levels, this situation has been compounded by the...

COVID-19: NI community pharmacies swamped as they dispense four times usual amount in a...

Tens of thousands of “extra patients” are presenting at community pharmacies across Northern Ireland every day as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Community Pharmacy...

Community pharmacies need ‘urgent investment’ to continue battle coronavirus: PSNC chief

PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes has called on the government to provide ‘urgent investment’ for community pharmacies so as to enable them contribute in...

Britain set to isolate over-70s as coronavirus deaths rise to 35

Britain will isolate older people "within weeks" and force into quarantine anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, the government said as it stepped up measures that have...

DHSC issues coronavirus guidance for adult social care sector

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on Friday launched a new guidance for adult social care to better protect the most vulnerable against...

NPA demands contingency fund for pharmacies to tackle coronavirus impact

National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has called for a series of contingency measures for pharmacies to mitigate against the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). The association said...

PDA cancels national conference in coronavirus response

The PDA today announced that it will be cancelling four events including its national conference on account of the ongoing coronavirus situation. The national conference...

GPhC launches guidance on getting medicines online

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), along with other healthcare regulators, today launched a new guide to help people access safe and right medicines or...

EXPLAINED: The logic behind Britain’s coronavirus ‘delay’ bet

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cautioned that more families will lose their loved ones to the coronavirus but has taken a distinctly different...

Mixed bag for retailers as coronavirus fears grow

A sign reading ‘hand sanitiser available here’ flaps in the wind outside a food shop in West Croydon. Abid Budd who works at Savemore in...