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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.

Pandemic delivery service to continue until July 31

The community pharmacy pandemic delivery service is to continue until the end of the month, NHS England & Improvement has confirmed.

Nearly half of school children not using soap

The Global Hygiene Council has found that 42 per cent of children aged five-10 are not always using soap when they wash their hands in school.

Boots launches online cancer consultation service

Boots launches online video cancer consultation service for people shielding at home during the pandemic.  

A further £20m cash advance for English pharmacies

Contractors are to receive a further £20 million cash advance at the end of June, bringing the total cash injections from Government to £370m.

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo launch delivery service

LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo partnership to deliver medical essentials across the UK. 

HIV drug has ‘no benefit’ in Covid-19 patients

The HIV medicine lopinavir-ritonavir has “no beneficial effect” in patients hospitalised with Covid-19, Oxford researchers have said.

GPhC announces new approach to revalidation

Anyone with a renewal deadline between September 1 and December 31 this year will only be required to submit a reflective account.

Watchdog investigating pharmacies over handgel prices

The CMA has launched investigations into four retailers, including pharmacies, suspected of charging “excessive and unfair prices”.

BAME risk assessments ‘must be carried out within weeks’

Employers must carry out Covid-19 risk assessments for all staff in at-risk groups within the next few weeks, NHS England & Improvement has said.

Covid-19 prevention trial given green light to recruit more subjects

The MHRA has approved the recruitment of further participants for an Oxford trial investigating the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent Covid-19.

Clinical audit to bolster PSNC talks launches today

PSNC has reminded community pharmacy teams to take part in its clinical audit which launches today.

SoPs to survey impact of Covid-19 on pharmacies

Researchers are looking for people to take part in a survey exploring the impact of Covid-19 on community pharmacy teams

Pharmacies part of Covid-19 road to recovery

Key issues for the life sciences sector explored as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

BAME staff still waiting for Covid risk assessment

More than two-thirds of BAME pharmacists and pre-reg trainees have not had workplace coronavirus risk assessments

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