Pharmacy News

Scotland’s CPO addresses NPA board

Rose Marie Parr emphasises person-centred care and integration as key to the expansion of community pharmacy services

PSNC lays ground for “services-led contract”

PSNC is pushing for a services-led contract and a funding model that rewards service provision and provides fair distribution

Update: Boots under fire from BBC

The BBC’s Inside Out programme, ‘Boots: Pharmacists’ under pressure’ has sparked debate about workplace pressure, patient safety and staffing in community pharmacy.

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

EPS being tested in urgent care

NHS Digital is to begin trialling use of the electronic prescription service by prescribers in urgent care settings

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

GPhC keen to work with PDA to improve patient safety

Pharmacy’s regulator has called for professional bodies to work together on patient safety agenda

Lloyds Pharmacy Summer Placements 2018

Our paid 6 week summer placement will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your potential and gain hands-on experience working in a community or supermarket pharmacy setting.

Advances in pharmacy innovation showcased in Wales

The importance of innovation in pharmacy practice is being explored today as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales hosts its annual Medicines Safety Conference.

NHS budget plan disappoints

Many healthcare bodies were disappointed by Chancellor Philip Hammond's statement.

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.

Pharmacy gets green light to vaccinate care staff

Contractors can begin providing flu vaccinations to social care workers following the publication of an amended service specification and PGD

Migraine sufferers at risk of MOS

Nearly 60 per cent of people with migraine are currently overusing pain relief medication, according to a new survey by Migraine Action in partnership with anti-migraine device Cefaly.

Dispensing error defence laid before parliament

The Order brings pharmacy in line with other healthcare professions.

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Latest prescription stats published by NHS Digital

Nearly 1.02 billion items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2016-17, according to figures issued by NHS Digital

Mental health in the spotlight

Mental health is in the news with new research findings, initiatives and a range of resources available to health professionals

Ask Your Pharmacist Week in full swing

Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off today with hundreds of ‘Discover Your Local Pharmacy’ open days taking place

How much less do female pharmacists earn?

New data suggest full-time women pharmacists earn less than men but women working part-time earn more

Community pharmacy and beyond

“Engage with your local community,” was the key message from Kantilal Agravat of Pharmaco Chemists, when addressing the Avicenna Conference delegates today (24 October).

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