Saturday, January 16, 2021

Officials urged to treat all frontline clinicians equally

By Simon Dukes Chief Executive Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee FOR me, the genuine privilege of being the negotiator for community pharmacy in England is meeting and talking...

India might produce Covid-19 vaccine for the world: Cipla Boss

By Amit Roy INDIAN businessman Yusuf Hamied believes that a vaccine for coronavirus will be tested on humans in six months, and when it does...

Stark warning from pharmacy contractor on signing up NHS volunteers for medicines delivery service

A pharmacy contractor has warned fellow contractors to be “extremely careful” while signing up NHS volunteers for the delivery of medicines to vulnerable patients. His...

‘Vulnerability flag’ added to summary care record

Community pharmacists will receive an alert when assessing “shielded patients,” the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has said. NHS Digital has added a ‘vulnerability flag’...

MHRA probes 14 fake products to treat Covid-19

The UK’s medicines and medical devices regulator is investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed products advertised to treat or prevent COVID-19. The Medicines and...

Boris Johnson in intensive care after Covid-19 symptoms worsened

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care after receiving oxygen support for serious Covid-19 complications, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government's response to...

Community pharmacies under pressure in Falkirk

Falkirk people are being asked to help local pharmacies by not requesting their repeat prescriptions before they are due and only ordering what they need. Local...

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...

Contractors made to pay out of pocket as NHS ‘unilaterally’ decides to treat bank...

A London pharmacist asks how he is expected to convince his staff to work at normal rates on a bank holiday after NHS “unilaterally”...

Minister Jo Churchill thanks pharmacy teams nationwide in her first open letter to the...

Minister Jo Churchill has expressed her gratitude to community pharmacy teams nationwide for providing an outstanding response to patients in challenging circumstances during the...