Sunday, May 16, 2021

UK records lowest increase in Covid-19 death toll since March

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for Covid-19 rose by 170 to 34,636, business minister Alok...

UK appoints Kate Bingham as chair of its Covid-19 vaccine taskforce

The UK has appointed Kate Bingham as chair of its vaccine taskforce on Saturday (16). The taskforce will lead the UK’s efforts to find and...

UK researchers test dogs’ ability to sniff out Covid-19

Dogs' ability to sniff out whether people are infected with Covid-19 will be put to the test by British researchers, in a bid to...

NICE guidelines for safety of patients with chronic kidney, interstitial lung diseases during Covid-19

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence today (May 15) published new rapid Covid-19 guidelines to maximise safety of patients with chronic kidney...

Welsh government told of impact of Covid-19 on pharmacists

The National Assembly for Wales has heard the oral evidence on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on community pharmacists. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in...

UK to produce 70 million face masks for NHS and care workers

Over 70 million face masks will be manufactured in the UK and delivered to frontline health and care workers following a deal with a...

Any new coronavirus vaccine will take two years: Novartis CEO   

Any vaccine to fight the new coronavirus will not be ready for use for at least two years, the chief executive of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis...

Britons hold eighth week of applause for carers

Britons joined in a weekly nationwide round of applause on Thursday to pay tribute to care workers and hospital staff as the country gingerly...

Pharmacies asked to urgently review flu vaccine orders amid fears of Covid-related rise in...

Community pharmacy contractors have been asked to ensure that they have sufficient stock for this autumn's flu vaccine as demand will likely spike due to...

Trade unions urge government to facilitate talks on workplace safety 

Two trade unions on Thursday (May 14) urged the government to facilitate talks on workplace safety for pharmacists. In a joint letter to Health &...