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Ethnic minorities at greater Covid risk says Government

The pandemic may be exacerbating inequalities along ethnic and occupational lines, Public Health England has found.

Smokers at greater risk of Covid-19 says Government

Tobacco smokers "generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections such as COVID-19" says the Government.

Flexible SCR access rolled out in English pharmacies

Additional flexibility for 19,000 pharmacists and 3,500 technicians for an initial 12 months during the Covid-19 pandemic

Stop selling Covid antibody test kits, companies asked

Companies providing Covid-19 antibody testing services involving fingerprick blood samples have been asked to put the service on hold.

India ends paracetamol export ban

The Indian Government has lifted a ban on the foreign export of paracetamol three months after it was first introduced to cope with shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dentists opening their doors from June 8

Dental practices in England have been given the go-ahead to open from June 8 for all face-to-face care as long as protective measures are in place. 

New enemy is complacency says NHS Confederation

Immediate priority is to prevent another surge, says NHS Confederation's Niall Dickson 

Look after your feet during pandemic says Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has urged people with diabetes during the pandemic to look after their feet and seek urgent help if they notice anything unusual.

Test and trace: ‘Same rules apply’ to pharmacy teams

Health workers including community pharmacy teams are “essentially” subject to the new self-isolation guidelines in the Government’s test and trace scheme, the comments of a DHSC spokesperson suggest.

Pfizer recalls HRT batches over packaging concerns

Pfizer is recalling two batches of its oestrogen replacement product Duavive due to concerns around faulty packaging, the MHRA has said.

Unlicensed anti-viral gets MHRA approval for Covid-19

The MHRA has said it supports the use of the unlicensed anti-viral remdesivir in some Covid-19 patients with “high unmet medical need”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Loss of smell added to Covid-19 warning symptoms

From today, individuals who experience a loss or changed sense of smell or taste are being advised to self-isolate at home.

New antibody study will inform Govt lockdown strategy

A new Government-funded study is using Covid-19 antibody testing to determine how widespread coronavirus is in the community in Britain.

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