Saturday, August 8, 2020

RPS backs proposals to raise prison term for assaults against pharmacy staff

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says it supports proposals to increase the maximum sentence for assaults against health and care staff. The statement was made in...

Superdrug says its phlebotomy antibody test is getting good public response

Superdrug says its health clinics have recorded growing public demand for the Covid-19 antibody testing service. Launched three weeks ago, the testing service uses a...

UK coronavirus reproduction rate rises to 0.8-1

The reproduction number of the coronavirus among people in the United Kingdom has risen to 0.8-1, according to government estimate. Last week, the R rate...

New phase of EPS will help pharmacies become Covid-safe

As more GP practices go live with the fourth phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) over the coming weeks, pharmacy teams will get a...

India’s Serum Institute set to produce up to 100 million Covid-19 vaccines priced at...

Serum Institute of India (SII) today (Aug 7) said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates...

PSNC urges pharmacists to report drug quota related issues

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged community pharmacy teams to continue to report issues around obtaining stock due to drug quota allocations...

Pharmacies will be able to vaccinate staff and patients in care home settings this...

Community pharmacies will be asked to vaccinate both residents and staff in the care or nursing homes in a single visit to increase uptake...

50 million face masks will not be used in NHS over safety concerns

Government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics during the coronavirus...

UK test and trace system is ‘world beating’: PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood by his description of UK’s system of testing and tracing coronavirus infections on Thursday (Aug 6), despite a fall...

Pharmacies in Scotland included in £4m funding package for work on reducing drug-related deaths

The Scottish Ministerial Drug Deaths Taskforce has announced a £4 million funding for research and front-line services which include community pharmacies. The funding boost is...