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COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus assesment area

Pharmacists will be on the front line as the coronavirus crisis unfolds. Here's the latest advice and developments as they happen from The Pharmaceutical Journal team.


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Everything you should know about the coronavirus outbreak

The latest information about the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, and advice on how pharmacists can help concerned patients and the public.


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How to keep your community pharmacy running during the COVID-19 pandemic

How pharmacists can implement guidance and best practice in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patient and staff safety, as well as the approaches pharmacy teams across the UK are taking in response to the virus.


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The race to stop COVID-19

As a new strain of coronavirus threatens public health systems across the globe, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine.

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COVID-19 LATEST: Community pharmacy to get £300m in advance payments to help meet COVID-19 costs

All the most important developments in the COVID-19 pandemic for pharmacists and their teams, as they happen.


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Pharmacists are on the front line of COVID-19, but they need help too

An urgent package of funding and support is required to enable pharmacists to support vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jay Patel, third year MPharm student, De Montfort University

COVID-19 has put my MPharm on hold, so I'm doing my bit for pharmacy on the frontline

All young, fit and healthy pharmacy students should do anything they can to help their NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, says pharmacy student Jay Patel.

Coronavirus assesment area

How The Pharmaceutical Journal will support pharmacy teams through the COVID-19 pandemic

As all sectors of pharmacy are being put under immense pressure to maintain patient care, Tony Scully writes to reassure readers that we are doing everything we can to deliver supportive, up-to-date content.


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Emergency funding for COVID-19 not enough to prevent pharmacy closures, trade body warns

Emergency COVID-19 funding for community pharmacies may not be enough to prevent closures, pharmacy bodies have said, after the government promised £300m in advance payments for pharmacies.

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COVID-19 medicines delivery scheme in Wales to include logistics software

The Welsh government has announced that DBS-checked volunteers will be used to help community pharmacists deliver medicines to vulnerable patients, and a software system will be installed in every pharmacy to ensure there is an audit trail for the deliveries.

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Community pharmacists will have access to NHS staff testing for COVID-19

Community pharmacists will be able to access testing for COVID-19 as part of a government drive to get frontline NHS staff, who are currently self-isolating, back to work.

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Urgent calls to revise advice on protective equipment in face of COVID-19

Pharmacy negotiators have called on Public Health England to urgently “re-examine” its advice on personal protective equipment, because further supplies of gloves, masks and aprons “will be needed” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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