Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Advance payment for pharmacy welcome but not enough, say national bodies

National pharmacy bodies have welcomed the announcement of an advance payment of £300 million for community pharmacy, but stressed that the sector will desperately...

Thornton&Ross offers free skincare to NHS staff

Huddersfield based Thornton & Ross is offering free samples from two of its skincare ranges to NHS frontline staff. In a bid to support healthcare...

UK waives import taxes on medical equipment

The UK has waived import taxes on medical equipment, including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday (31),...

Loss of taste, smell key Covid-19 symptoms: UK Scientists

Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have Covid-19, according to a study of data...

UK to speed up Covid-19 testing as criticism grows

Britain's government said on Wednesday (1) it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too...

BREAKING: £300m ‘advance funding’ for community pharmacy to deal with Coronavirus ‘cashflow’ crisis

The government has agreed to release cash advance of £300 million to help pharmacies mitigate cashflow issues that have arisen due to the coronavirus...

Make scripts free during Covid crisis says RP

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for all prescription charges in England to be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making the case, Chair of the RPS in...

Research shows middle-age Covid-19 mortality risk

Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from Covid-19, new research from Britain...

Frontline pharmacy teams urged to close entrance and control entry to maintain social distancing

Frontline pharmacy teams have been advised to close their shop entrances to maintain the government's social distancing advice of two metres, if required. A letter,...

UK epidemic is slowing; antibody test could soon be ready: Experts

The coronavirus epidemic in the UK is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of...