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Intranasal spray may offer Covid protection, study suggests

An intranasal spray product using a mucoadhesive gel may offer some protection against coronavirus infection, new research suggests.

Pneumovax syringe supplies 'very limited' until January

The PSNC has warned supplies of Pneumovax pre-filled syringes are “very limited” until January.

Hydrocortisone on second list of concessions for October

The DHSC announced the second wave of concessions for October on Friday - 23 days into the month.  

Sharp drop in pharmacy safety reports during pandemic

Pharmacies may not be reporting incidents due to Covid-19 work pressures, the NPA has warned.

GPhC issues flu jab statement amid ‘bullying’ reports

Owners need to make sure there are enough qualified staff members on site at all times, the GPhC has stressed amid 'bullying' concerns.

Oxford trial asks pharmacies to refer possible Covid patients

Community pharmacy teams are being asked to signpost patients to PRINCIPLE, an Oxford University trial.

Pharmacists 'blocked from seeing SCR details'

The NPA has said some pharmacists still don’t have access to basic patient record details.

Boots launches £120 Covid test with 12-minute turnaround

Boots UK has launched a new in-store swab testing service it says will tell people whether or not they have coronavirus within 12 minutes.

One more week to support charity fundraiser for pharmacists

Pharmacist Support, the charity for UK pharmacists, has made a plea for donations to its annual TEAMGreen fundraiser in its final week.

Unlicensed US flu jab approved for temporary use in UK

An unlicensed flu vaccine used in the US for the past three winters has been granted temporary authorisation for the UK.

Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

Vitamin D use grows eight per cent during pandemic

The use of vitamin D has risen by eight per cent in the last 12 months, making it the fastest-growing vitamin in the supplements market.

Rise in the number of children likely to have mental health problems

The number of children who are likely to have experienced a mental disorder in the last three years has risen.

Alphega launches repeat prescriptions app

Alphega Pharmacy has launched an app to help its members offer an online repeat prescription service to their patients.

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules out of stock until December

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules are out of stock until mid-December, the PSNC has warned.

Let pharmacies re-use unopened medicines says BMA chair

Regulations should be relaxed to allow community pharmacists to re-use unopened medicine returns, says Dr Richard Vautrey.

Government PPE portal now main provider for pharmacies

The portal – once intended as a top-up system only – is now to be the primary source of PPE for community pharmacies.

‘Incredible contribution’: Keith Ridge praises technicians

The CPhO congratulates pharmacy technicians for helping to support “excellent patient care" throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Epilepsy teen gets cannabis care plan in NHS first

A teenager with severe epilepsy has been prescribed cannabis oil as part of the first NHS care plan of its kind.

Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

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