Thursday, November 26, 2020

Two new community pharmacy services on the anvil to fight COVID-19

The government is planning to commission two new services from the community pharmacy sector to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, PSNC revealed yesterday (19 March) NHS...

Birmingham pharmacy charges £19.99 for bottle of Calpol, sparks outrage on Twitter over alleged...

A West Midlands-based pharmacy chain has been lambasted on social media for allegedly charging three times more than the normal price for a bottle...

COVID-19: ‘No medicine shortages due to virus’

NHS bosses have reassured the community pharmacy sector that there are no medicine shortages in the country as a result of COVID-19. This was stated...

NHS to suspend ‘certain requirements’ on pharmacies with income protection

NHS England said it will temporarily suspend certain requirements on community pharmacists with a guarantee to protect income. In a letter dated 17 March, Simon...

Pharmacy majors reassure on steady supply of medicines

Leading pharmacy chains said they are taking steps to maintain safe and steady supply of medicines and healthcare services as COVID-19 crisis looms large...

Top manufacturer warns ‘massive shortage’ of ventilators in UK

Britain faces a "massive shortage" of ventilators that will be needed to treat critically ill patients suffering from coronavirus, after it failed to invest...

Schools to close for most pupils from Friday; London lockdown ‘under review’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that school closures across the country were necessary from Friday for most pupils, to slow the spread of coronavirus. "We...

Clinical trials start, but COVID-19 vaccine at least a year away

US and China have reported first human trial for a possible vaccine against COVID-19, and drugmakers are scrambling for a breakthrough. Yet it could...

Prefer paracetamol to ibuprofen to treat COVID-19 symptoms, NHS advises

There currently is no evidence which links anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen with the worsening of COVID-19, NHS said on Wednesday. The agency, however, advised...

IR35 changes delayed till April 2021

The government has postponed changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules, set to take effect in April, for a year in light of the Covid-19...