Pharmacy News

BREAKING: NPA splits from Pharmacy Voice

The NPA has given notice that it will not continue to fund Pharmacy Voice beyond the end of 2017, the association’s chairman Ian Strachan has announced today.

NPA applies to High Court for Judicial Review

The NPA has applied to the High Court for a Judicial Review of the DoH's decision to cut community pharmacy funding in England.

GPhC launches consultation on tech training standards

The GPhC has launched a consultation on draft initial education and training standards for pharmacy technicians.

RPS calls for pharmacists to prescribe for LTCs

Community pharmacists must be able to routinely prescribe medicines for people with long-term conditions, says RPS

Collaboration key to expanding public health role

A new report has identified opportunities and challenges for community pharmacy to enhance their public health role  

Antibiotic scripts fall for the first time in England

New PHE data has recorded a 4.3 per cent decline in antibiotic prescriptions in England

Helen Gordon to leave RPS for Royal Society of Medicine

Helen Gordon is stepping down from her role as CEO of the RPS in February 2017 to join the Royal Society of Medicine

Simpler health information key to self care

Improving health literacy with simpler health information could support self care, suggests a new survey by RB

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

Pharmacy still underused for self care advice

Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week

Pharmacy funding cuts: the aftershock

Community pharmacy was left reeling after an epic parliamentary debate ended with a vote in favour of the imposed funding cuts, despite opposition from MPs and the public

Diabetes campaign focuses on ketones

A new campaign is hoping to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of ketoacidosis in people with diabetes

Pharmacy detects patients at risk of diabetes complications

A pharmacy pilot study has found abnormally high blood glucose levels in one in three people at high risk of diabetes complications

Thumbs up for pharmacy post-discharge service

Post-discharge consultations with community pharmacists can reduce the risk of hospital readmission

Campaign urges smokers to 'Kick it With Help'

A new campaign is using footballers to encourage smokers to ask for expert help when quitting smoking

Class 3 Drug Alert: Hydrocortisone 100mg/1ml Solution

Action within 5 days: Hydrocortisone 100mg/1ml Solution for Injection - solution in some ampoules has a yellowish appearance

NPA launches legal challenge against cuts

The NPA has started legal action in a bid to halt the pharmacy funding cuts

Supporting World COPD Day

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to support World COPD Day 2016 on Wednesday 16 November

New online tool tracks asthma trends

Asthma UK has launched a new online tool to enable healthcare professionals and researchers to access the latest figures on asthma

Dementia: a brighter future?

New treatments for dementia will be available within a decade, but progress is needed for sufferers today.

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