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Pre-regs can provisionally join register from August

Pre-reg graduates must still sit online registration assessment at the first opportunity

National lab-based antibody testing starts next week

Roche and Abbott to supply 10 million tests in coming months

CPNI bids for resources to help NHS re-establish

Pharmacies can provide significant support as NHS re-establishes normal working

DH includes 63 drugs in first concession list for May

The first wave of drug price concessions for May were announced by the Department of Health and Social Care yesterday.

Charity: Don't ignore pancreatic cancer signs during Covid-19

A leading charity has warned people against putting off seeking help if they experience symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Change laws to stop pharma ‘pay for delay’ deals say economists

Systemic change is needed to stop pharmaceutical companies paying off rivals to keep cheaper generic drugs out of the market, UEA academics have warned.

Backlash against £69 home antibody tests after Superdrug sells out

The manufacturer of a Covid-19 antibody test has criticised companies selling home testing kits to the public.

ACTNow: New wellbeing campaign for pharmacy

Pharmacist Support launches initiative to raise awareness of the importance of looking after wellbeing and maintaining good mental health in the profession.

GPhC shifts to 'anticipatory regulation' in 5-year strategy

The GPhC plans to shift to a more "anticipatory" regulatory style and use data to "focus on getting ahead of issues before they happen".

Pharmacy receiving up to 20 mental health calls a week during crisis

A pharmacist says he gets about 20 calls a week during the coronavirus pandemic from people with mental health problems.

Superdrug antibody test sells out hours after launch

A coronavirus antibody test launched by Superdrug earlier today is already listed as unavailable on the company’s website due to high demand.

Well reports doubling capacity at online facility

Well Pharmacy says it has doubled capacity at its online dispensing facility in Stoke-on-Trent in the wake of high demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Third of Covid-19 deaths linked to diabetes

Almost a third of all hospital deaths from coronavirus in England have been in people with diabetes, warns NHS England today in a new study.

Fluoxetine 40mg capsule SSP issued with immediate effect

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a Serious Shortage Protocol for fluoxetine 40mg capsules in light of ongoing supply chain disruption.

Technologically, there is no going back after Covid-19

Community pharmacy has not been as quick as other primary care services to embrace technology but that is changing.

Bank holiday: NHS 'not directing all pharmacies to open'

NHS England & Improvement has confirmed it will not require all pharmacies to open on the Monday May 25 bank holiday.

Half of pharmacists on temporary register unsure about returning

Just over half of pharmacists on the General Pharmaceutical Council’s temporary register are unsure whether they wish to return to pharmacy during the Covid-19 crisis.

DHSC to increase medicines reimbursement prices by £15m next month

PSNC says the DHSC will increase medicine reimbursement prices by £15 million next month.

Further doubt cast on hydroxychloroquine efficacy

Recent studies throw further doubt on the efficacy of using hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with Covid-19.

All batches of Emerade 500 microgram auto-injectors recalled

All unexpired batches of Emerade 500 microgram auto-injectors are being recalled from patients.

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