Pharmacy News

NHS budget plan disappoints

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

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

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.

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

Digitally-focused, patient-centred

Consumers live in a digital world and while that presents certain challenges, community pharmacy has to engage with that world and take advantage of what it offers, said AAH's Joe McKenna.

Repositioning pharmacy

In what is a constantly changing environment for pharmacy, John Pignone, sales director at Alliance Healthcare, urged delegates at the Avicenna conference to “be bold and be brave”.

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).

APTUK and RPS map out joint future

APTUK and the RPS have announced plans to develop a common five-year strategy document – the latest in a series of collaborations between the two professional bodies.

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians

GPhC welcomes positive PSA review

The GPhC has met all of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17

Take part in the CPPE mental health learning campaign

You are invited to participate in CPPE’s mental health learning campaign for pharmacy professionals.

Is the NHS being privatised?

The King’s Fund has looked at two of the issues about the NHS raised last month by Professor Stephen Hawking 

CPS wants a rethink on supervision

Community Pharmacy Scotland has called for “flexibility” in pharmacy’s supervision arrangements

England MMR target met for first time

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the MMR1 vaccine by their fifth birthday has met the WHO target of 95 per cent for the first time in England.

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