Thursday, May 13, 2021

‘Failed’ provisionally registered pharmacists in Scotland to get NHS support to retake registration assessment

Provisionally registered pharmacists in Scotland who failed the March registration assessment will now receive financial support from the NHS to retake the exams in...

Sigma to supply lateral flow device test kits to community pharmacies

Sigma Pharmaceuticals will be distributing test kits to community pharmacies as part the NHS Covid-19 lateral flow device (LDF) distribution service. According to the Pharmaceutical Services...

Covid-19 jabs to open for over 30s

People in their 30s can book their Covid vaccines from Thursday (May 13), it has been announced. Those aged 38 and 39 will be the...

John Bell & Croyden launches dietetic service

John Bell & Croyden have launched a new in-store dietetic and phlebotomy service as Covid-19 pushes more people to focus on self-care. The dietetic consultations...

LloydsPharmacy partners with Ecrebo to design bespoke offers for its customers

LloydsPharmacy says is has launched a partnership with technology company Ecrebo to bring what it called 'bespoke offers and savings' to its 2.5 million...

Pandemic worsened older adults’ mental health

Covid-19 has impacted many lives but more so of the older people. The Age UK charity has shared its latest findings which claims that the...

Pharmacists asked to complete DMS competence

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are being asked to complete a Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) declaration of competence before providing the service. The essential service for community...

Pfizer seeks UK approval for use of Covid-19 vaccine in teenagers

Pfizer is seeking British approval for the use of its Covid-19 vaccine among 12- to 15-year olds and has submitted data to the health regulator, according to the Reuters news agency. The vaccine, developed...

PM Johnson announces Covid-19 public inquiry

Britain will hold a public inquiry into the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic next year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (May 12). "This process will place the state's actions...

Court upholds CMA’s ‘pay for delay’ decision but slashes fines

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that GSK and four other generic drug suppliers broke competition law by entering into a "pay for delay" deal...