Pharmacy News

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

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

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

Thumbs up for pharmacy post-discharge service

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

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

Supporting World COPD Day

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

NPA launches legal challenge against cuts

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

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.

Sliding screens: NHS health screening in crisis?

The public is confused about the national screening programmes and, worryingly, uptake of the tests is falling.

More accessible prescribing data

OpenPrescribing.net is a new online platform that enables users to quickly and easily access prescribing information.

E-learning tool on type 1 diabetes

NICE has launched a new online learning tool on type 1 diabetes featuring interactive activities and case studies.

Number of people with diabetes tops 4 million

The number of people living with diabetes in the UK has tipped over the 4 million mark for the first time.

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