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Health & NHS

DHSC: Covid-19 could increase flu jab demand

Pharmacies should prepare for what may be a busier than normal flu season and order sufficient vaccine supplies, the Government has said.

MHRA shuts down more 'bogus' Covid sites

The MHRA is continuing to crack down on websites and social media accounts selling fake or unlicensed Covid-19 health products. 

Boots rolls out training resources to swamped care homes

Boots has rolled out its online learning and training resource for carers and nurses to all care homes in the UK.

Menthol ban may prompt smokers to seek quit advice

Up to 450,000 smokers may be seeking support to quit for good on May 20, when a ban on menthol cigarettes comes into effect.

Government 'risking pharmacy teams by easing restrictions'

The government’s easing of restrictions could risk pharmacy teams contracting covid-19, the PDA warns.

Black adults four times more likely to die from Covid-19

The risk of death from coronavirus is “significantly higher” among some ethnic groups than others, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Batch-specific variation of Clenil Modulite 100mcg to be released

Chiesi UK, manufacturer of Clenil Modulite, will release more batches of the 100mcg inhaler after “dramatic” increase in demand.

MHRA launches Covid-19 Yellow Card reporting site

The MHRA has launched a new Yellow Card reporting site specifically for Covid-19 healthcare products.

Welsh Government rolls out medicines delivery app

App rolled out to pharmacies in Wales to help them identify shielding patients and use volunteers to deliver medicines. 

NHS Covid-19 app to be tested in Isle of Wight

App offers automated rapid symptom reporting, ordering of swab tests, and sending alerts to other app users.

EDF to deliver medicines to LloydsPharmacy patients

LloydsPharmacy strikes an agreement with EDF that will see volunteer engineers deliver medicines to patients in England.

Antimalarials 'no magic bullet' for Covid-19

University of Huddersfield researchers urge caution over claims that antimalarial drugs can tackle Covid-19.

New legislation allows CD supply without prescription

Emergency legislation allows supply of CDs to existing patients without need for a new script.

Support for dementia sufferers during Covid lockdown

A new information leaflet to support people living with dementia and their carers during the Covid-19 crisis is now available.

Warnings of possible Sars-CoV-2 syndrome in children

GPs have been warned of a rise in children becoming severely ill from a syndrome that may be linked to coronavirus.

PHE issues vitamin D Coronavirus Update

Public Health England has updated its official advice on vitamin D supplements in the light of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Covid testing website shuts down hours after launch

A website allowing key workers in England to book a Covid-19 test has shut down due to high demand hours after launching.

Advice on observing Ramadan during lockdown  

Muslims are having to adapt to the changing circumstances of the holy month.

Workplace social distancing ‘impossible’ for pharmacy staff

The vast majority of pharmacists are unable to maintain social distancing from other staff in their workplace, the RPS has warned.

Clinical news: Why Covid-19 hits men particularly hard

Study suggests men are more at risk than women from Covid-19 because they clear the virus more slowly, possibly because it lurks in the testicles.

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