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All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

The All-Party Pharmacy Group makes seven recommendations from a series of evidence sessions looking at the impact of government cuts on community pharmacy  

Report looks at pharmacy’s expanding role internationally

A new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) looks at the increasing role pharmacy is playing in self care

GPhC's plans for revalidation revealed

A consultation launches on key changes to the CPD system for pharmacy professionals – find out about revalidation

Smoking rates lowest ever but quit services at risk

One in six adults smoked in 2015 – the lowest level on record – but funding cuts could leave quit services at risk

Self-management benefits asthma patients

Asthma self-management, including patient education, an action plan and regular review, improves care

PDA’s legal challenge over new standards refused

The PDA’s application for a judicial review of the GPhC’s new professional standards has been turned down in the High Court

Pharmacy funding in Wales protected at £144m

Funding protected in Wales as community pharmacy described as a “fundamental part” of a strong primary care service

GP data hub makes statistics accessible

Official figures on patient care will be gathered in an accessible format and published via the new NHS Digital GP Data Hub over the next six months

Judge rules not to proceed with GPhC standards case

A challenge against the GPhC relating to new Standards for Pharmacy Professionals will not proceed further, a judge has ruled

NPA invites sector to rally around core beliefs

The NPA is inviting views from pharmacists on a statement of core beliefs about community pharmacy

Wales maintains pharmacy funding at £144 million

The community pharmacy sector is a “fundamental part” of the primary care sector in Wales, said health secretary Vaughan Gething

Pharmacy London wins Flu Fighter Award

The London Pharmacy Reaching Carers’ team have won the NHS Flu Fighter Carer’s Award 2017.

More consistency needed with public health interventions

Public Health England wants greater consistency of quality and delivery of interventions through community pharmacy

Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

Person-centred care the way forward for pharmacy?

New research by Community Pharmacy Future supports a person-centred approach to community pharmacy care  

NHS to save on low value prescription items

Some supplements, travel vaccinations, the painkiller fentanyl and gluten-free foods are among the items that may no longer be available on the NHS

Pfizer applies to switch sildenafil from POM to P

Pfizer has applied to the MHRA for sildenafil 50mg tablets to be reclassified from POM to P status for treating erectile dysfunction

Hub and spoke debate rolls on

Opinion in the sector remains deeply divided on hub and spoke, with Numark and the NPA having opposing views

Smoking increases reoperation rates after joint replacement

Smokers are more likely to need another operation following an infection within 90 days of a joint replacement
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All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

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