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Health & NHS

MHRA recalls batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of Epilim 500mg gastro-resistant tablets.

Elevated INR seen in patients on anticoagulants during pandemic

MHRA warns that acute illness may exaggerate effect of warfarin tablets and necessitate dose reduction.

RPS: Act now to stop fake medicines flooding the UK

The RPS warns Matt Hancock that the UK supply chain will be exposed to counterfeit medicines without safety measures.

300k people use diabetes risk checker tool

Some 291,325 people used the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online since the end of July.

Well highlights pharmacy's role in Stoptober

Well Pharmacy is reminding people how their local community pharmacy can help them quit smoking this Stoptober.

Pharmacy bodies urge Churchill to address test & trace concerns

Pharmacy bodies contact Jo Churchill about a glitch with test and trace that could force a pharmacy to close for two weeks.

Pharmacies ‘not treated as healthcare setting’ by Test & Trace

The PSNC is urging contractors who are unhappy with decisions made by Covid-19 contact tracers to escalate their case.

GPhC to look at concerns over hormone scripts to pharmacies

The GPhC will look into concerns that an online clinic is offering to send hormone medication prescriptions to pharmacies.

Nabumetone 500mg tablets stock now available says PSNC

The PSNC has said stock for Nabumetone 500mg tablets is now available.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Health during Covid the focus for latest Living Well campaign

The latest Living Well campaign - “Looking after your health and wellbeing during Covid-19” – gets underway through pharmacies in Northern Ireland this week.

Lorazepam in extremely limited supply until December

Lorazepam will be in limited supply until December, the PSNC has warned.

Pharmacies could be used for phlebotomy services says NHS

Community pharmacies in England could be used to provide community phlebotomy services, NHS England & Improvement has said.

1 in 8 in England tested for coronavirus

One in eight people in England have now been tested for coronavirus “at least once” since the Government testing service was launched.

Government pledges uninterrupted supply of PPE

Covid-related PPE to be provided in full until March 2021, says government's PPE Strategy report.

Stoptober returns for 2020

Stoptober 2020 returns for the ninth year with the aim of encouraging smokers to quit for the month of October and for life.

Patient records could carry a genomic profile within ten years

NHS sets out plans to be the first healthcare system in the world to offer whole genome sequencing as part of routine care.

Flu jab demand up threefold on 2019 levels

Community pharmacies vaccinated more than 650,000 NHS patients in the first three weeks of this year’s flu jab service.

Boots stops flu bookings for over-65s as stock worries mount

Boots has stopped taking new bookings for its flu vaccination service for people aged 65 and over.

Dermatology patients 'need better psychological support'

Almost all skin disease patients report an impact on mental wellbeing but support is lacking, a study finds. 

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