Friday, January 15, 2021

More than a third of over 80s vaccinated against Covid-19

More than a third of people in England aged 80 or over have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of...

‘Urgent action needed to address dementia issues’

The Alzheimer’s Research UK has urged the government to take immediate action to address the challenge of dementia to improve healthy ageing process. Following findings...

Welsh pharmacies start Covid-19 jabs pilot

Pharmacies in Wales have started to administer Covid-19 vaccines with a pilot starting in  Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on Friday (Jan 15). Fferyllfa Llŷn...

NHS publishes Discharge Medicines Service toolkit

The NHS on Friday (Jan 15), published a 'toolkit' for pharmacy staff to assist and support cross-sector the implementation of the Discharge Medicines Service...

PDA urges employers to allow exam-facing prov-reg pharmacists some flexibility

The PDA has urged pharmacy employers to remain flexible and supportive towards provisionally registered pharmacists as they are scheduled to face exams in March...

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi to speak at Sigma’s pharmacy webinar on Feb 10

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi will be speaking at the first of a series of pharmacy webinars which are being hosted by Sigma Pharmaceuticals from next month. Zahawi...

DH releases first drug price concessions list for January

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) on Friday (Jan 15) has released its first drug price concessions list for January 2021. The...

Queen’s pharmacists chosen as site for Covid jabs

Her Majesty the Queen's pharmacists since 1958, John Bell & Croyden, have been chosen by NHS England as a Covid-19 vaccination site. The pharmacy – established in...

UK set to step up coronavirus vaccinations: FT

Britain is set to step up coronavirus vaccinations with 500,000 doses a day by next week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday (Jan 14),...

Pharmacy scheme to help domestic abuse victims

The government has joined hands with independent pharmacies and pharmacy chain Boots to launch a new scheme to help domestic abuse victims. With the launch...