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Hospitalised Covid patients with diabetes at risk

Study looking at impact of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients with diabetes finds one in ten die within seven days of admission

NHS social media campaign supports pharmacy

Updated resources available to support campaign 

Covid infections in England stable at around 133,000

New infections still running at around 54,000 a week

New enemy is complacency says NHS Confederation

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

GPhC: ‘No need for restrictions’ on provisional pharmacist role

The GPhC has said that as long as appropriate safeguards are in place to support provisionally registered pharmacists there is “no need” to restrict the scope of their role.

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

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.

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.

Well launches delivery site for OTC products

Well Pharmacy says it has begun delivering some OTC medicines and other non-prescribed healthcare products to patients’ homes through a new online shopping site.

Boots uses lockdown learnings with new measures

Boots is introducing a raft of new safe shopping and working measures for its customers, patients and staff as the public returns next month to the high street.

RPS ‘disappointed’ pharmacies not included in PPE rollout

A new Government PPE portal allowing health and care workers to order supplies online is not yet open to pharmacy teams.

Covid-19: Pharmacies get steep bill for incomplete script forms

Community pharmacies in England have been hit with a higher than usual bill for incomplete prescription forms ‘switched’ from exempt to chargeable.

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”.

McKesson cost cutting leads to 239% rise in profits

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson has said a dramatic 239 per cent year-on-year profit rise in its European business has been driven in part by cost saving measures.

Pharmacy Magazine Podcast: Talking Covid 26/5/20

RPS president Sandra Gidley tells the Pharmacy Magazine Talking Covid podcast how the Society has led from the front during the pandemic and addresses the question – where does pharmacy go from here? Also script switching, testing tribulations, chloroquine and Barnard Castle.

CPNI bids for resources to help NHS re-establish

Pharmacies can provide significant support as NHS re-establishes normal working

National lab-based antibody testing starts next week

Roche and Abbott to supply 10 million tests in coming months

ACTNow: New wellbeing campaign for pharmacy

Pharmacist Support launches initiative to raise awareness of the importance of looking after wellbeing and maintaining good mental health in the profession.

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.

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.

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