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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'...

Pharmacies will get £300 to install ‘social distancing’ barriers; asked to order extra PPE from wholesalers 

NHS England will pay £300 to contractors “to support installation of physical barriers” in community pharmacies to help enforce social distancing. This was announced in...

Britain records over 500 daily Covid-19 deaths for first time

The UK reported 563 daily coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths on Wednesday (1), the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to...

Michelle Riddalls is PAGB’s new chief executive

The consumer healthcare association PAGB has appointed Michelle Riddalls as its new chief executive. Riddalls succeeds John Smith, who has led Proprietary Association of Great...

Advance payment for pharmacy welcome but not enough, say national bodies

National pharmacy bodies have welcomed the announcement of an advance payment of £300 million for community pharmacy, but stressed that the sector will desperately...

Thornton&Ross offers free skincare to NHS staff

Huddersfield based Thornton & Ross is offering free samples from two of its skincare ranges to NHS frontline staff. In a bid to support healthcare...

UK waives import taxes on medical equipment

The UK has waived import taxes on medical equipment, including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday (31),...

Loss of taste, smell key Covid-19 symptoms: UK Scientists

Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have Covid-19, according to a study of data...

UK to speed up Covid-19 testing as criticism grows

Britain's government said on Wednesday (1) it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too...

BREAKING: £300m ‘advance funding’ for community pharmacy to deal with Coronavirus ‘cashflow’ crisis

The government has agreed to release cash advance of £300 million to help pharmacies mitigate cashflow issues that have arisen due to the coronavirus...

Make scripts free during Covid crisis says RP

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for all prescription charges in England to be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making the case, Chair of the RPS in...

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