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COVID-19

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CCA pushes for more flexibility to deliver flu jabs

CCA wants the scope to deliver the vaccine in new locations such as town halls and places of worship

Boots online sales ‘at Black Friday levels’ as footfall plummets

Boots executives have described how the company’s online business has skyrocketed while in-store retail sales have dropped by almost half.

NI pre-reg students to sit assessment on August 11

Pre-registration MPharm candidates in Northern Ireland are to sit their registration assessment on August 11, the PSNI has confirmed. 

Rise in alcohol hospital admission linked to cuts

Researchers have found increases in alcohol-related hospital admissions is linked to spending cuts. 

Public perception of pharmacy improved during Covid-19

The public’s perception of pharmacy improved during the coronavirus outbreak, according to an NPA survey. 

Pharmacists asked to watch out for signs of child abuse during lockdown

A UK children’s charity is asking people such as pharmacists, carers and GPs to be vigilant to signs of child abuse during lockdown.

Benefits of steroids in inhalers outweighs risk say researchers

The advantages of using inhalers and nebulisers containing steroids outweigh the risks, claim researchers.   

PSNC kicks off Covid-19 funding negotiations with Government

PSNC says the issue of ‘how and when’ cash advances totalling £370m might need to be repaid by community pharmacies will dominate talks. 

Most vulnerable children no longer need to shield

Independent evidence from RCPCH shows the risk of serious illness for children and young people is low.

Study to look at long term impacts of Covid-19

The study's findings will support the development of strategies for clinical and rehabilitation care

Boots job losses: ‘No impact’ on pharmacy staff

Boots UK is to axe more than 4,000 jobs and close 48 of its optician branches in a dramatic acceleration of its ‘transformation plan’.

Half a million cancer sufferers 'too scared to leave the house'

Half a million people with cancer in the UK have been too scared to leave the house since lockdown started on 23 March, a survey shows.

Community pharmacy video consultations piloted in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales are to join GPs in being allowed to offer their patients remote video consultations.

PDA urges employers to report workplace Covid exposure

The PDA urges pharmacy employers to report any cases of occupational exposure to coronavirus. 

PSNC pushing for shop floor flu jabs to be allowed

PSNC is seeking flexibility from the Government and NHS regarding where in the pharmacy patients can receive their flu jab.

Remdesivir gets EU approval as Trump hoovers up supplies

The European Commission granted a conditional marketing authorisation for the drug earlier today

NPA: Pandemic could be behind drop in safety reports

The pandemic has seen a “marked decrease” in independents reporting safety incidents, the NPA has warned.

Fitness app nears 1 million downloads during lockdown

Public Health England’s (PHE) Couch to 5k fitness app has reached nearly one million downloads. 

Covid-19 sparks increase in use of electronic prescription service 

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a significant increase in the use of the electronic prescription service.

Facemasks make up 40% of Lloyds online sales

Facemasks accounted for 40 per cent of products sold over the LloydsPharmacy website in May, the multiple has said.

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