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Health & NHS

Hypertension app trial to launch in Scottish pharmacies

Community Pharmacy Scotland is recruiting pharmacies across the country to trial a hypertension app. 

The funding will go towards supporting children and young adults who have been affected by the Covid pandemic. 

Govt moots compulsory jabs for health workers

Government exploring whether to make Covid jab compulsory for NHS workers – but unclear whether pharmacy teams being considered. 

Coroner: Suicide risk if pharmacies not involved in safety plans

There is a “risk of future fatalities” if pharmacies not involved in safety plans for young mental health patients at risk of overdose, a coroner says.

Record number of Covid jabs booked in one day

A record number of Covid vaccines were booked in one day through the NHS website earlier this week. 

Nearly 75 per cent of people with learning disabilities get health check

Seventy-four per cent of people aged 14 and over with a learning disability have had an annual health check ahead of schedule.

Funding will allow sites to draw down additional staff as effort focusses on bringing forward second jabs.

London's first detox unit for the homeless opens on Monday

Homeless people in London will be offered support to stop drinking and taking drugs through a new detox unit. 

Malaria guidance updated with warning of increased risk

Concern that disruption of malaria eradication programmes could lead to increased transmission.

Pharmacy LFD test service launched in Scotland

Contractors will receive a participation fee of £450 to cover initial set-up costs and a distribution fee of £2 per kit.

Sharp rise in antidepressant use in pandemic

Researchers say mental health safeguards are needed to prevent people suffering harmful side-effects of antidepressants.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in NHS

Record numbers of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS, provisional figures indicate. 

Invest in NI pharmacy network, negotiator urges

The negotiating body for Northern Ireland’s pharmacies has called on the Department of Health to rethink its approach to primary care "bottlenecks".

Raise tobacco age restriction to 21, charity tells Government

A leading charity has called on the government to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. 

Shingles and skin infection PGDs added to Pharmacy First Scotland

After some delay, PGDs supporting two further common clinical conditions are to be added to the NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service.

Estradot SSP extended, final May concessions announced

The serious shortage protocol for Estradot 75 micrograms patches has been extended until June 11.

Use of drug shortage protocols rising rapidly, FOI data reveals

Exclusive: The use of SSPs is rising rapidly according to data released under the Freedom of Information Act. 

Covid vaccination status sees NHS app registrations rocket

PHE study shows that two doses of Covid-19 vaccine are highly effective against the B.1.617.2 Indian variant.

CPNI calls for new approach to accessing primary care

The Department Of Health needs to conduct a review of the whole system and how it is currently operating, says CPNI chair James McCaughan.

Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

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