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Alcohol-based hand rubs – risk of fire. Reference: IM/2020/008

Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre. This information message is sent to draw the attention of Equipment Co-ordinators to information which may be relevant to the safety of equipment and facilities in NHS Boards and Local Authorities. Please find the information below. IRIC is drawing attention to an incident in which someone used alcohol-based hand rub […]

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Early public holiday in May

You will all be aware of the confusion that abounded with the change of the early public holiday in May from the 4th to the 8th by the UK government and then by NHSL deciding that it would continue with the 4th as a public holiday and the 8th would be a normal working day. […]

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Redeployment and Update on Urgent Care provision

Thank you for the fantastic response to the request for volunteers from within the GDS workforce, we have close to 400 dentists and a further 200 or so dental nurses / hygienist/therapist / reception staff who have all generously expressed a desire to “do something”. The burning question of course is what! (more…)

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LDC and Covid

Dear Levy Payer, I hope that you are all keep well and are coping during this unprecedented crisis. We thought it would be useful at this stage of the crisis to send some information out about the local situation. You may have seen this information before, but hopefully this brings it together for you. Attached […]

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Ibuprofen and coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Commission of Human Medicines (CHM) has been asked to review the safety of ibuprofen in patients with COVID-19. The Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and contracting or […]

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COVID-19 Easter Pharmacy Opening Hours

COVID-19 Scotland financial support schemes 08.04.20 DoD update 9th April 2020 redeployment – Draft PCA(D)(2020)8 – COVID-19 – NHS Funding Support and Other Financial Support – Further Guidance – 9 April 2020 Redeployment questionnaire April 2020

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