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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

NHS England confirms pharmacists to be vaccinated against COVID-19

NHS England and NHS Improvement has published new guidance on the Vaccination of Frontline Health and Social Care Workers. It states thatas well as vaccinating directly employed NHS staff, Trusts wil

CHM review the available safety data for use of epilepsy medicines during pregnancy

The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) has reviewed the available safety data for epilepsy medicines use during pregnancy. The review confirmed that lamotrigine (Lamictal) and levetiracetam (Keppra)

Operational guidance: vaccination of frontline health and social care workers

A letter has been issued to provide additional operational guidance on the immediate requirement to vaccinate frontline health and social care workers. Further details, actions required and a standar

Royal Pharmaceutical Society celebrates 180-year anniversary

In 2021, wecelebrateour180th anniversary. RPS was founded at a meeting in the Crown and Anchor Tavern on the Strand, London, on 15 April 1841. We are marking our anniversary by highlighting pharmacy&