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All contractors including ‘outliers’ to receive Covid cost payments in October

All contractors in England, including those identified as “outliers”, will receive a payment for their submitted Covid-19 related costs in early October, Pharmaceutical Services...

Government pledges to reduce overprescribing of medicines in healthcare centres

The UK government has decided to take action against unnecessary and overprescribing of medicines in primary healthcare centres. The decision follows a government-commissioned review led...

Smokers encouraged to quit and join ‘Stoptober’ campaign

Smokers across England are being encouraged to take part in ‘Stoptober’, the nation’s biggest quitting campaign. Marking its 10 year anniversary, the campaign will launch...

Jo Churchill’s response on bonus for pharmacists disappoints many

The outgoing pharmacy minister Jo Churchill’s statement in the Westminster Parliament last week dashed hopes of many pharmacists in England. In response to a question...

More than 50,000 pregnant women got first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in England

A total of 51,724 pregnant women in England have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the data from Public Health England (PHE) revealed,...

DHSC allows ‘pinged’ NHS, social care staff to return to work in exceptional circumstances

The Department of Health and Social care (DHSC) has exempted the essential frontline NHS and social care staff in England from self-isolation following a...