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Health & NHS

Digital health accessed by 28 million people in England

NHS Digital said over 16 million have signed up to the NHS app.

HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer cases but gaps remain

The human papillomavirus vaccine reduced diagnoses in England by 87 per cent.

Scotland first in the world to deliver diabetes C-peptide test

The test can reveal whether a person has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Long list of pharmacies will deliver Covid boosters, says NI health minister

HSCB lists 244 pharmacies in Northern Ireland that are offering walk-in boosters to over-50s.

PenCycle pilot launched in England and Scotland to recycle injection pens

Community pharmacies used as drop-off points in first-of-its-kind scheme, with national roll-outs planned for 2022.

Government pledges to reduce cost of repeat HRT prescriptions

Government says women could save up to 200 but RPS warns move does not go far enough.

Pharmacies give over 3 million flu jabs in eight weeks

Pharmacies in England smash last year's record figure in just eight weeks.

MHRA updates guidance on licensing e-cigarettes

DHSS press release leads to media reports that UK could be the first country in the world to prescribe medicinally licensed e-cigarettes

Tory MP: We need to tell public when to visit pharmacies

We need "better communication" on what symptoms can be seen in pharmacy says Simon Fell MP.

MHRA recalls five batches of bimatoprost eye drops

Class 3 recall issued due to faulty containers in some batches.

Two million more invites for Covid boosters to go out this week

Text and letters will be sent to individuals due to have a booster at least six months after their second Covid jab.

53pc of pharmacists support mandatory jabs for health workers

RPS publishes survey as it warns against making jabs mandatory.

NHSE: 1,300 pharmacy sites are providing Covid booster jabs

The director for primary care strategy and NHS contracts at NHSE&I said that number will increase.

NHS to fund community pharmacy integration leads

Pharmacy Integration Fund to finance integration leads for at least two years.

NHS: No plans to let patients self-refer for minor ailments

Patients "really value" the CPCS model, NHS England's Anne Joshua said.

Mental health champions should be in all pharmacies across the country

Mental health first aiders have a crucial role to play according to a Pharmacy Show panellist.

Simon Dukes: Building leverage takes time

The five year funding deal isn't perfect but puts pharmacy on the right course, claims Dukes.

The sector risks being left behind when it comes to ICS policy, the NPA warned.

Contractors given 48 hours to act on Champix recall

Pfizer is recalling all in-date batches of Champix as a precautionary measure.

Pharmacy flu jabs up 30pc on previous year in England

Pharmacies vaccinated over 1.8 million people in the first weeks of this year's flu programme.

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