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50 to 64-year-olds added to 2021/22 flu programme

Contractors asked to await updated flu reimbursement letter before amending vaccine orders.

CCGs to be 'subsumed' into ICS before end of 2021

ICSs will also take on community pharmacy commissioning once they are established.

GPhC commissions research on impact of Covid on trainees

The GPhC has commissioned Keele University researchers to look into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on trainees. 

More powers to be devolved to GPhC under proposed legislation

The Government is proposing that health regulators such as the GPhC are given greater powers to set more of their operating procedures.

New UK Health Security Agency starts work in April

UKHSA combines the key elements of PHE with the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and NHS Test and Trace

Pandemic deliveries for vulnerable end on March 31

The pandemic delivery service for clinically extremely vulnerable people ends on March 31. 

Two new preventative Covid trials get government funding

Trials will evaluate prophylactic treatments for Covid-19 in care homes and for the immunocompromised

Swallowable sponge could reduce need for endoscopies

In trials just one in 30 of the patients offered the Cytosponge were referred for an endoscopy.

NHS rolls out capsule cameras to test for colon cancers

Initial group of 11,000 NHS patients in England will receive capsule cameras in 40 parts of the country.

Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

SSP issued for Competact with immediate effect

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a serious shortage protocol for anti-diabetes medicine Competact with immediate effect

Smokers need help with basic tasks 10 years before non-smokers

A report by ASH revealed smokers rely on support to do the most basic things by the time they are 63. 

Primary care networks in the spotlight

Adam Siwak looks at primary care network companies and their relationship with pharmacy.

Abdominal discomfort: Multi-symptom relief with Buscomint

Discover the key benefits of a product that offers multi-symptom relief from abdominal pain, cramps and bloating, plus lifestyle advice to help manage symptoms.

Abdominal Pain Learning

Discover the key benefits of a product that offers multi-symptom relief from abdominal pain, cramps and bloating, plus lifestyle advice to help manage symptoms.

Groundbreaking antipsychotic drug withdrawal paper released

Academics believe the paper is the first to outline how patients can reduce their intake and risk of relapse.

UK-wide exam deferred as PSNI says delays ‘unacceptable’

Plans to introduce a common registration exam across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been pushed back to autumn “at the earliest”.

LloydsPharmacy launches two Covid vaccination sites

Pharmacists at branches in Carterton and Cramlington are delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

Indigestion update

Update your knowledge on indigestion with this short video and discover a new dual-action product you can recommend 

Interview: Andrew Lane

Talk of strike action in a national newspaper was a carefully crafted way of getting the government's attention, says Andrew Lane.   

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