Thursday, November 26, 2020

Oxford experts on mission for Covid-19 app for instant contact tracing

A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European countries to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile...

Vaccine trials among recipients of £20m Covid-19 investment

Six Covid-19 research projects, including two focused on vaccination trials, will be the first to benefit from a share of £20 million in government...

NHS Digital apologises after COVID-19 letters sent in error to deceased patients

NHS Digital has issued an apology after erroneously sending letters, intended for people vulnerable to contract COVID-19, to patients who have died. The mistake specifically...

‘Stay at home’: PM Johnson shuts down UK for three weeks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered people to stay at home, escalating an unprecedented clampdown on daily life to halt the spread of the...

RPS urges greater recognition of pharmacists in official COVID-19 response

RPS England has called for greater recognition of pharmacists in official communication regarding the COVID-19 response. In a letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancoch today,...

UK begins trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at Oxford University have started a clinical trial to investigate the effects of an HIV medicine and a steroid drug in UK patients admitted...

UK scientists to track mutations in coronavirus to map spread

UK scientists are to track the spread of the new coronavirus and watch for emerging mutations by using gene sequencing to analyse the strains...

Duly notify pharmacy closures, GPhC urges

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has urged pharmacies to follow due procedures in the event of a closure on account of COVID-19 outbreak. “If an...

 NHS could be overwhelmed by COVID-19 like Italy, PM Johnson warns

National Health Service (NHS) could be "overwhelmed" by COVID-19 outbreak like the Italian health system in just two weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

Two generic drugs being tested in race to find COVID-19 treatment

US researchers, following the lead of scientists in other countries, have launched studies to see whether widely-available, low-cost generic drugs can be used to...