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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. 

Pharmacy teams included in death in service in Scotland

Community Pharmacy Scotland says the government has agreed to include pharmacy colleagues in its death in service scheme.  

Pre-reg delays 'could lead to crisis in NI pharmacies'

Failure to allow Northern Ireland pre-reg students to join the workforce this summer could 'lead to another crisis' says CPNI.

Returned medicines 'could put staff at Covid-19 risk'

The NPA says pharmacists should consider the safety of pharmacy teams when deciding whether to accept unwanted medicines.

Covid-19: Convalescent plasma trial underway

Can plasma donated by patients who have recovered from Covid-19 help those battling the illness?

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.

Life assurance: Growing calls to include support staff

APTUK is calling for the new Covid-19 life assurance scheme to apply to all community pharmacy staff.

Antimalarials 'no magic bullet' for Covid-19

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

Home Office confirms pre-reg visa extension

The Home Office has agreed to offer overseas pre-registration pharmacists a one-year extension to their UK visas.

Care homes medicine re-use scheme introduced

Measures allowing care homes to re-use medicines introduced in light of Covid-19 supply chain worries.

Pharmacists will be included in £60k life assurance scheme

After coming under pressure this week, Hancock confirms community pharmacists are eligible for the death in service scheme.

Contact with ‘suspected’ Covid a requirement for scheme

More details have been made available on the eligibility criteria for the Government's controversial new life assurance scheme.

Trainee pharmacists may be provisionally registered from August

Pre-registration trainees may be added to the ‘provisional register’ in August and may be allowed to sit their assessments online.

Death in service scheme may cover some pharmacists

A new Covid-19 life assurance scheme for health workers may apply to pharmacists in rare circumstances.

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.

Hancock urged to remove script charges ‘to save lives’

The health sectretary has been urged to scrap prescription charges temporarily to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

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.

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