Tag: COVID-19

The roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines across the UK is the healthcare story at the top of the news agenda. But, as I discover in this feature for P3 pharmacy management magazine, for manufacturers of generic medicines, maintaining an uninterrupted supply

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The UK has one of the highest patient to doctor ratios in Europe, with the Health Foundation predicting a 7,000 GP shortfall by 2023/24, so anything that takes pressure off the system is welcome. I find out how community pharmacies

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COVID-19 is having a huge impact on women’s health and wellbeing, even among those who have not caught the virus themselves. A recent UCL study claims women have found the pandemic more psychologically challenging than men, reporting higher levels of

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Robots have come into their own during the pandemic, supporting remote ordering and social distancing in community pharmacies, as I discover in this feature for P3 pharmacy management magazine…

The COVID-19 outbreak has put unprecedented pressure on healthcare services. Even with the impending roll-out of vaccines, as the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 settles in for the winter there is still no let up when it comes to the demands on

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A group of independent prescribers (IPs) in Kent have become the first community pharmacists to get involved with the initial NHS rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Last Friday (11 December) Kent LPC mobilised eight community pharmacist IPs to work

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With the government set to supply free vitamin D supplements to people at risk of deficiency this winter, I explore the vital role of vitamin D in protecting bone and muscle health, as well as our immune systems, in this

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Covid-19 has created many challenges for health and social care, including how best to protect those working within it. I talk to some enterprising manufacturers who have stepped into the breach to meet the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE),

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Some people are finding they still haven’t fully recovered weeks and months after having COVID-19. I find out what researchers are discovering about so-called ‘long covid’, in this feature for Pharmacy magazine…

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of life, and it could also be significantly affecting our oral health. I find out how, in this feature for Chemist + Druggist…