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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'...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens global drug supplies – European business group

The world's pharmacies may face a shortage of antibiotics and other drugs if supply problems from China's coronavirus outbreak cannot soon be resolved, the head...

GPhC meets 20 out of 24 Performance Review Standards: PSA

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has met 20 out of 24 Standards of Good Regulation in 2018-19, according to Professional Standards Authority (PSA) performance review. The...

MHRA completes high dose flu vaccine approval process in just seven months

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given a fast-track approval to a high dose flu vaccine, which is designed to be...

NHS staff survey reports increase in staff morale, but too many facing abuse

Staff morale has improved across the NHS but too many still experience unacceptable abuse from patients and the public, according to the latest NHS...

DHSC publishes first list of February price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today announced the first list of drug price concessions for February. The list of prices, revealed by...

Sigma Conference 2020: NPA commissions study to show impact of frozen funding on pharmacy’s ability to deliver for NHS

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned global consultancy firm Ernst & Young to conduct an economic impact assessment of the community pharmacy funding...

Sigma Conference 2020: Matt Hancock announces pilot for blood pressure checks in pharmacy

By Priyankur Mandav in Cebu, Philippines The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced a pilot for testing blood pressure in pharmacy...

NHS hospitals begin life-changing gene therapy treatment for blindness

Patients have started receiving a life-changing new gene therapy that can restore eyesight as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The treatment, which is...

Report every act of violence or abuse, Health Secretary tells NHS workforce

NHS has joined forces with the police and Crown Prosecution Service to approve a joint agreement on offences against emergency workers. In a letter to...

WHO warns against virus over-reaction as death toll hits 1,868

The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship...

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