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Demand for private health cover surge amid NHS waiting list crisis

The UK health cover market was valued at £6.7 billion in 2022, marking a £385 million increase from the previous year Challenges in accessing the NHS waiting list are pushing...

Community Mental Health survey reveals only 39% felt supported by NHS mental health services

According to the community mental health survey, 42 per cent felt unsupported during critical waiting periods The NHS Long...

Over 50% of pharmacists with disabilities face workplace discrimination

‘Employers should create an environment where pharmacists with disabilities can work safely and without fear of discrimination’ The Pharmacists'...

UK Covid-19 deaths rise above 11K  

The death toll from Covid-19 in British hospitals rose to 11,329 on Monday (13) as the government - without its recuperating leader Boris Johnson...

How to Overcome Severe Tiredness

Do you feel constantly tired? Are you having trouble focusing? You shouldn’t ignore those problems. Continuous lack of energy can seriously influence your life...

‘Generally supportive’ ACMD cautiously endorses emergency legislation to allow pharmacists to supply controlled drugs, but warns of ‘misuse’

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has cautiously endorsed the Home Office proposals to allow pharmacists to supply some controlled drugs...

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...

Covid-19 hospital death toll jumps to 7,248

The coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rose 765 to 7,248, the health service said on Thursday (9). Of the 765 patients, 43 (aged between...

RPS guide to help pharmacy teams make informed decisions during COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published a guide to help pharmacy teams make informed decisions while dealing with difficult situations linked to COVID-19. The guidance – developed...

BREAKING: English pharmacies will get £250 per hour for Easter bank holiday opening hours

Community pharmacies in England will be paid £250 per hour for remaining open during the required hours on Easter bank holidays. Making the announcement late...

BREAKING: Pharmacy will get extra funding for pandemic medicines delivery service, says PSNC

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has said the pandemic medicines delivery service will be supported by extra funding for community pharmacy. In an update...

Covid-19 lockdown having an effect: Study  

Data gathered from two million people in Britain using a new Covid-19 symptom tracker app suggests lockdown measures are slowing the spread of the disease, researchers...

New AstraZeneca, GSK lab to boost Covid-19 testing capacity

The UK will have a new coronavirus testing facility capable of carrying out 30,000 tests per day by early May, said the chief executive of pharma company AstraZeneca, helping...

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