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Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

Revamped NHS Test and Trace app being tested

Isle of Wight and Newham are testbeds for new version of NHS Test and Trace app.

6% of population in England has had Covid-19

People living in London most likely to have been infected, along with those working in care homes and health care.

Search still on for accurate Covid antibody home test

None of 11 tests looked at for REACT-2 meet MHRA criteria for individual home use.

Over 30 million use NHS 111 online during pandemic

A “record number” of people have used NHS 111 online since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, NHS Digital has said. 

Pharmacy employers report six Covid-19 cases to Government

Community pharmacy employers have reported a total of six instances of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Government signs deal for Covid vaccine produced in Scotland

The UK Government has agreed a deal with a biotech company for 60 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine.

MHRA warns pharmacies about syringe labelling error

Pharmacists have been told to stop supplying a particular batch of syringes because of a labelling error.

Government PPE portal open to pharmacies for first time

A Government PPE ordering facility is now accepting orders from community pharmacy teams for the first time.

Rapid tests combining Covid and flu detection rolled out

The Government is to begin rolling out the use of two new rapid coronavirus tests in hospitals, care homes and labs from next week.

More working years lost to alcohol than cancer

More working years were lost to alcohol consumption than cancer in England in 2018, according to data from Public Health England.

NICE: Many chronic pain meds do more harm than good

Several commonly used treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed, NICE says in new draft guidance

PHE launches nationwide campaign to tackle health issues

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a nationwide adult health campaign to help people live healthier lives after Covid-19.

Health workers still have greater Covid risk ‘despite adequate PPE’

Health workers are still at an increased risk of being infected with coronavirus even when wearing correct PPE, researchers have found.

Rise in talking therapy referrals in England

The number of patients referred to talking therapy for anxiety or depression in England increased in 2019-20. 

UK government agrees fourth Covid vaccine deal

The two companies will supply the UK with 60 million doses of their protein adjuvant Covid-19 vaccine.

Government must replenish medicines 'buffer stock' say MPs

Government urged to build up buffer stocks of medicines ahead of second wave of pandemic

RPS urges ministers to ensure pharmacy has big obesity role

The RPS says the government’s strategy on tackling obesity will succeed if community pharmacies play a key role.

Pharmacies warned of rising benzodiazepine harm

There is evidence that the circulation of illicit and counterfeit tablets sold as benzodiazepines is on the rise and causing increasing harm.

Gear up pharmacists for vaccinations, says think tank

News of progress with Covid vaccine is no time for complacency, according to the International Longevity Centre.

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