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Supporting patients with Long Covid

NICE andSIGNhave announced they will work with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop a guideline on persistent effects of Covid-19 (Long Covid) on patients. Further information

NHS to invest in mental health support for pharmacists

The RPS has welcomed news that NHS England and NHS Improvement’s will invest an extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists and su

Serious Shortage Protocols for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg. The fluoxetine 30mg capsules SSP will ena

Free COVID-19 PPE for community pharmacists

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portal, designed for healthcare workersin England to use in emergency circumstances, has changed from being a top-up system to become the primary source of PPE

An EU deal on medicines is vital for patients

RPS President Sandra Gidley comments on the latest news on Brexit negotiations: “The last few days have seen little visible progress on how the UK and EU will cooperate on medicines and health

Self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic when instructed to by NHS Test and Trace or NHS Test and Protect

The RPS reminds all pharmacists on the importance of self-isolating for 14 days and not going to work as advised by NHS Testing services, when you have been in recent close contact with someone who ha

Class 3 Medicines Recall: Metoprolol 50 mg Tablets

Accord Healthcare Ltd has informed MHRA that when decommissioning at the pharmacy and scanning the serialised 2D code, the status of certain packs may report as ‘EXPORT’. Further informat

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Sanofi Epilim 500mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets

Sanofi is recalling batches of product as a precautionary measure due to out of specification results for disintegration test during routine stability testing. Further information, including the affe

Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour 10mg/5ml oral solution

A direct healthcare professional communication has been issused for Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour 10mg/5ml oral solution. The communication provides the following information: Diphenhydramine should n

Risks of supermarket medicine substitutions

We have written to the British Retail Consortium to express concern that substitutions of medicines as part of supermarket home delivery practices are putting customers at risk. Some over the counter