Saturday, May 8, 2021

Covid-19 no longer the main cause of deaths in England and Wales

Not coronavirus but dementia and Alzheimer's disease was the main cause of deaths in England in March, according to latest data. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease...

Heathrow launches rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers to unlock routes

Rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers has been launched at London’s Heathrow Airport, designed to return results in an hour, in an effort to...

Isolated patients to connect with family during Covid-19 via video calls

Thousands of isolated residents and patients will be able to connect with their family and friends with video call devices during Covid-19, the government...

NHS credits ‘app ambassadors’ (including pharmacists) for huge increase in user numbers

The number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since the introduction of the ‘NHS App Ambassadors’ scheme, NHS Digital reveals. The...

Bristol Labs director PM Raju succumbs to Covid-19

The co-founder and a senior director of Bristol Laboratories, one of the country’s leading ge­neric medicine manufacturers, died last Sunday (Feb 14) after con­tracting...

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...

MHRA issues latest FMD drug alert

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class II falsified medicines directive (FMD) drug alert for a list of products...

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...

We are defending Covid-19 vaccine work: MI5 chief

British spies are trying to defend Covid-19 vaccine work against hostile powers that seek to either steal or sabotage research data in the race...

‘Scrap VAT rate applied to sunscreen products’

Co-op Midcounties has urged the government to exempt sunscreen products from value added tax (VAT). The consumer co-operative has written to the government to reclassify...