Pharmacy News

Diabetes prescriptions up 80 per cent in 10 years

An NHS Digital report reveals that prescriptions for diabetes drugs in primary care are rising at a much higher rate than overall prescribing

Boots apologises over EHC price controversy

Boots says it is “truly sorry” in the heated row over the retail price of its OTC morning-after pill

Work for the GPhC

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is looking to appoint recently registered pharmacists to join their Accreditation and Recognition Panel as well as the Board of Assessors as question writers.

Contractors hit hard by latest Cat M reductions

Category M reimbursement prices have taken yet another significant hit, PSNC reveals

Ash Soni returns as RPS president

Community pharmacist Ash Soni has been elected as the president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for a second time

Exclusive interview: PSNC's Sue Sharpe

Is it time for dual supply and service contracting? Outgoing PSNC boss Sue Sharpe thinks it might be

Supervision dispute steps up

An open letter from pharmacists denouncing potential DH plans allowing pharmacy technicians to supervise medicines supply has been delivered to the RPS.

Technicians supervising pharmacies would be "a betrayal"

Over 600 pharmacists have signed a letter to the RPS calling for it to oppose possible changes to supervison legislation

UKCPA Non-Member Suscriber Pack

The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) are pleased to announce that they have opened invitations to non-members to register for their very own subscriber pack and updates.

Pharmaceutical Historian now open access

As the British Society for the History of Pharmacy enters into it's 50th year, it is pleased to announce the release of it's journal as an open access online international publication!

Antimalarial Maloff Protect switched

Maloff Protect has been reclassified as a Pharmacy-only medicine, the MHRA has announced

Judicial review aftermath: Pharmacy down but not out?

One month on from the judicial review, we examine the implications of the judgment and ask what happens now?

PSNC to appeal funding cuts ruling

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State, the organisation has announced

Steve Brine replaces David Mowat as pharmacy minister

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s former parliamentary private secretary, Steve Brine, is the new pharmacy minister

GPhC approves guidance on religion, personal values & beliefs

The GPhC has issued guidance on situations where religion, personal values and beliefs might impact on willingness to provide certain services

Pharmacy flu jabs up 60 per cent, data shows

950,000 NHS flu jabs were provided in community pharmacies in 2016/17, newly published data reveals – an increase of just under 60 per cent

Pharmacist interventions improve diabetes adherence

A patient support programme has shown that pharmacist interventions can improve adherence to diabetes medication

Pharmacists shine spotlight on online medicine hazards

Pharmacists have been in the news this week highlighting the dangers of "miracle cures" advertised on the internet.

Cuts danger highlighted on BBC News

A young pharmacist has argued against the Department of Health cuts on prime-time TV.

Nelsons sponsorship blooms at Chelsea Flower Show

Natural healthcare product manufacturer Nelsons is sponsoring the Horatio’s Garden stand at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show.
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