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Lateral flow demand not going away warns NPA

High demand means Government must be 'candid' about prioritising supplies, says NPA.

ICS official start date may be pushed back to July 2022

Tight parliamentary timetable for Health and Care Bill given as reason for delay

GPs ticked off for informal referrals to pharmacies

Informal referrals may mean patients do not get the care they need, warns the Primary Care Bulletin

Covid jab fees boosted between Christmas and New Year

Hike in fee to 20 is to support PCN and community pharmacy sites to set up additional clinics.

Low approval rate for pharmacy Covid vaccination sites 'staggering'

Just three in 10 applications to provide Covid vaccinations approved by NHS.

Combined clinical service at the heart of new pharmacy settlement in Wales

New service will roll minor ailments, contraception and flu jabs into one.

NHSE grants PQS extension as pharmacies battle Covid

PSNC says it has won "lion's share" of requested concessions from NHS England.

CMOs back suspension of 15 mins wait after mRNA Covid jabs

The 15-minute wait causes more harm than it can avert, say CMOs in landmark proposal.

NHS rolling out nMABs for high risk Covid patients

Non-hospitalised high risk patients will be offered treatments from December 16.

Cut 'red tape' so pharmacies can vaccinate, Government urged

More flexibility needed to help pharmacies meet the Government's ramped-up booster targets, say bodies.

Start trialling injecting facilities to drive down drug deaths, says RPS

There were 4,561 drug-related deaths in England and Wales and 1,339 in Scotland last year.

NHS chief gets pharmacy jabs

Amanda Pritchard got a shot in each arm when she received a flu vaccine and a Covid-19 booster on the same day.

App offers Wolverhampton residents cash incentives for healthy behaviours

The app is designed to improve health by offering financial incentives

50 years on: 8 million lives lost from smoking

Research has found that smoking killed nearly eight million people in the UK over the last 50 years.

Opioid use has fallen in County Durham and Sunderland, campaigners claim

Painkillers Don't Exist said the number of high-strength opioids prescribed has gone down.

NHS BSA launches tool to tackle prednisolone overprescription

BSA develops a new metric to help tackle the over-prescription of prednisolone in England.

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland get ready for Big Covid Jab weekend

Community pharmacies will offer walk-in Covid vaccines to increase uptake in the country.

Pharmacy Covid vaccination payments rise to £15

Government announces temporary service payment uplift as booster campaign goes into overdrive.

MHRA recalls 44 batches of irbesartan due to chemical substance

MHRA issues recall as a precautionary measure after excessive levels of AZBT detected.

Mandatory Covid vaccines for NHS staff suffers setback in the Lords

Lords Committee says the evidence underpinning the proposals is not good enough.

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