Pharmacy News

DH wants more information on generics prices

The Government is seeking greater transparency over the pricing of generics. A consultation runs until November

RPS urges minister to fast forward decriminalisation

Ash Soni has again urged the Government to speed up its work on ending the automatic criminalisation of dispensing errors

Pharmacy: a way forward for public health

Public Health England has published a new strategy paper, ‘Pharmacy: a way forward for public health’

People urged to get free hep C testing

The fall in deaths from hepatitis C in 2016 – the first in more than a decade – has continued into 2017

Revealed: how Government spends our money

The Government expects to spend £802 billion in 2017-18, the most it has ever spent in cash terms

HEE survey into workforce needs

HEE is inviting community pharmacies to participate in the first ever national survey looking at training and development needs across the pharmacy workforce.

Dovonex ointment switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

Price wars

The price of EHC hit the national headlines recently, opening up a heated debate

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

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!

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