Lockdown led to 'temporary' dip in drug-resistant infections

UKHSA says dip in infections was "likely temporary" and caused by reduced social mixing.

Clinical audit will focus on valproate harm reduction in 2021-22

Audit will aim to reduce potential harm caused by taking valproate during pregnancy.

One in four vaccinated people at risk of Covid infection

Vaccination alone is not enough to stop the household transmission of the delta variant of Covid-19

GPhC consults on proposals for virtual FtP hearings

The GPhC will publish a report on the 12-week consultation which closes on February 8 next year.

Obesity rates in children at highest level since records began

In England 27.7 per cent of reception-aged children and 40.9 per cent of year six children were obese or overweight

CCG urges people to return unused antibiotics to pharmacies

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG makes its plea ahead of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

Covid booster campaign extended to 40 to 49 year-olds

Second jab to be offered to those aged 16 to 17 years

NHS chief announces next steps for local health systems

Dr Claire Fuller tasked to look closely at how PCNs can support ICSs by bringing partners together at local level

Retailers told to recall batches of cold and flu capsules

The packaging and information leaflet in some batches has a dosage error.

Acas talks over Boots pay dispute set for next week

The PDA said pharmacists could launch industrial action if Acas talks fail to bring any resolution.

NHS spend on community medicines rose 3.8 per cent last year

A total of 9.42bn was spent on primary care prescriptions in the community in 2020-21.

Government promises "more depth" on hub & spoke proposals

A Government publication paves the way for a consultation in the coming months.

Technical changes to Drug Tariff in England to go ahead

Eight changes to Tariff on margin and reimbursement to be discussed with PSNC following 2019 consultation

GPhC: Prov-regs will no longer be able to practise from January 31

Regulator contacting prov-regs about the deadline and what they need to do.

Thornton & Ross recycles office furniture in local sustainability partnership

Thornton & Ross is collaborating with Third Sector Leaders and Kirklees Council.

Government may face legal action over Javid's Covid vaccine remarks

Valneva said it had not ruled out "legal recourse" for loss of earnings and damages.

NHSE: Pharmaceutical supply chain a priority for decarbonisation

Pharmaceuticals account for a significant part of the NHS carbon footprint, the HDA conference hears.

Government not helping wholesalers with labour shortages, warns HDA

Exclusive: Sawer voices concern about the long-term structure of supply in the next 12 months".

Javid confirms mandatory Covid jabs for NHS workers

RPS warns of ethical implications as health secretary announces new rules from next spring.

Pharmacists less confident in the future, says Lloyds Bank report

Pharmacists expect financial worries to grow over the next five years, says Lloyds confidence index.

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