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NHS urged to roll out Oxford vaccine through pharmacies

Community pharmacy representatives have called for the sector to be included in plans to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Designated pharmacies to start Covid jabs on January 11

Community pharmacy-led Covid-19 vaccination sites will begin operations on Monday January 11, NHS England & Improvement has confirmed.

Dudley pharmacies offer lateral flow Covid tests to public

Community pharmacies in Dudley are offering rapid lateral flow tests for Covid-19 to the public in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

Lateral flow antigen tests being rolled out for pharmacy staff

Patient-facing staff will be asked to test twice-weekly and report results through an online platform.

Nurses and psychiatrists lack training to help patients quit smoking

Mental health nurses and psychiatrists are not being trained adequately to help patients give up smoking, says a charity.   

One in five women in England may have an eating disorder

Almost one in five women in England may have an eating disorder according to a study.

Primary care covid jabs start this week

Vaccine being delivered to more than 100 sites across England as PGD for vaccination published.

Help Us, Help You highlights NHS 111 in next phase

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched the next phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

Mental health inequality mirrors economic gaps

The final report of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health has found that mental health inequalities mirror wider economic and social inequalities. 

DHSC increases PPE order limit by 25% over Christmas

The DHSC has increased its PPE order limit by 25 per cent over Christmas. 

Antidepressant prescribing on the increase in England

The number of antidepressant drugs prescribed in England is on the rise according to new NHSBSA data.

Liberty safeguards for dementia patients coming in April 2022

Roll out planned for October 2020 delayed 18 months due to impact of Covid-19.

Smoking cessation prescriptions fell over 1.5m in a decade

The number of smoking cessation items dispensed in England fell by over 1.5 million over a decade.

Self care on the rise among under-60s

People under the age of 60 have increasingly engaged in self-care during the Covid-19 crisis according to new market research.

PSNC: Let’s put a stop to GP flu jab competition

Simon Dukes says he is hopeful the Covid-19 pandemic will help put an end to competition between pharmacies and GP surgeries over flu jabs.

Pharmacy teams ‘must receive Covid jab as a priority’

Community pharmacy teams must receive the Covid-19 vaccination at the same time as other health professionals, the RPS has said.

Digital flu vaccine notification service expanded

Pharmacies and GP surgeries using Sonar and EMIS Web can now access a digital flu information resource.

Efficient needles could make vaccines go further

Dutch needle manufacturer TSK Laboratory is to allow vaccine manufacturers to freely use their patented Low Dead Space technology for administering Covid-19 vaccines. 

New structures could take on CCG commissioning role

Views sought on options for giving ICSs “a firmer footing in legislation" from April 2022.

Covid test kit distribution pilot in Bradford pharmacies

Details of the pilot and how long it will last are still being worked on, says PSNC.

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