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Ministers have opened a new vaccine research centre at the UKHSA Porton Down campus in Wiltshire, intended to prepare for 'disease x', the next possible pandemic pathogen.
Bristol Myers Squibb has announced that NICE has recommended Sotyktu (deucravacitinib) for use on the NHS in England as a new treatment option for adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Figures from a team at the University of York, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have revealed that the total cost of prescription medicines to NHS England reached a new high of £17.2bn in 2021-22, and that since 2018, NHS spending on branded medicines have been increasing by over 5% annually.
UK-based trade union Unite were pushing for staff walkouts at several GSK manufacturing sites due to disputes regarding pay increases, however to date there have been no updates as to whether GSK have extended another offer.
NHS England has announced that pharmacists in England will be given wider prescribing powers to relieve pressure put on GPs.