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Company led medicines recall: Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution

Takeda UK Limited has informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that it is recalling a batch of Instanyl 100mcg nasal spray solution due to the observation of cracked via

Could your pharmacy become a safe space?

Concerns have been raised by charities, organisations and helplines about the increased risk to those suffering from domestic abuse or violence during periods of lockdown. With access to some service

RPS welcomes funded NHS Medicines Delivery service in Scotland

RPS has welcomed the announcement of a funded NHS Medicines Delivery service to support the most vulnerable in our communities but called for pharmacists to continue to provide advice and expertise di

COVID-19 CMO Wales update on new Sars-Cov-2 virus variant

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued a Public Health Link on Updated guidance for Wales - Investigation and management of Sars-Cov-2 virus new variant of concern: Revised travel restrictions

Covid-19 Vaccination in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccine deployment plan 2021 setting out how they will roll out vaccinations in Scotland to vaccinate 4.5 million people. Details of a st

RPS responds to calls for pharmacies to help deliver 24/7 vaccine programme

Commenting on Keir Starmer’s call to deploy pharmacies to deliver a 24/7 vaccination programme, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “Pharmacy is of course keen to contribute to the national

Essential medicines information to support critical care

Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business is today announcing the launch of Critical Illness, essential drug information supporting the critical care multi-disc

NHS England COVID-19 staff vaccination communications resource

NHS England has published a COVID-19 staff vaccination communication resource. This document contains information to support organisations working to support NHS organisations rolling out their COVID-

RPS welcomes approval of new Moderna vaccine

Following the news that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved a third COVID-19 vaccine called Moderna for use in the UK, RPS Chief Scientist Gino Martini said: “T

RPS recognises provisional registrants' exam concerns

The Chairs of the three national Pharmacy Boards in England, Scotland and Wales, Claire Anderson, Jonathan Burton and Suzanne Scott-Thomas today issued the following statement on the scheduled exam fo