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Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

Person-centred care the way forward for pharmacy?

New research by Community Pharmacy Future supports a person-centred approach to community pharmacy care  

NHS to save on low value prescription items

Some supplements, travel vaccinations, the painkiller fentanyl and gluten-free foods are among the items that may no longer be available on the NHS

Pfizer applies to switch sildenafil from POM to P

Pfizer has applied to the MHRA for sildenafil 50mg tablets to be reclassified from POM to P status for treating erectile dysfunction

Time to get on with IT in pharmacy

Digitisation is a key priority for the NHS and a fundamental element of pharmacy’s new contractual arrangements in England

Smoking increases reoperation rates after joint replacement

Smokers are more likely to need another operation following an infection within 90 days of a joint replacement

Hub and spoke debate rolls on

Opinion in the sector remains deeply divided on hub and spoke, with Numark and the NPA having opposing views

Cuts hearing Day 2: Treasury plans exposed

It has emerged that Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote to the Prime Minister last August recommending that the community pharmacy network be dismantled in favour of warehouse dispensing

New EC guidance could change pharmacy provision

Updated FSRH guidance on emergency hormonal contraception advises providers to consider ulipristal as first-line treatment

Pharmacy cuts judicial hearing: Day 1

The long-awaited high court hearing relating to the October 2016 funding package begins Tuesday 21 March, with PSNC and the NPA bringing their cases jointly

New tool for identifying barriers to medical adherence

A tool to identify patient barriers to adherence to routine care has been developed by the University of East Anglia with Pharmacy Research UK funding.

Pharmacy Voice to close in April

Pharmacy Voice has announced it will close at the end of April 2017, following the NPA’s withdrawal from the organisation that was announced in December.

PAGB to explore on-pack guidance on fire safety

PAGB has commented on paraffin-based emollient use and fire risk following a BBC Five Live programme

‘Harmless’ NSAIDs have cardiac arrest risk, says study

NSAIDs associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest and should be used after consulting a healthcare professional.

CIG launches recruitment website

CIG, publisher of Pharmacy Magazine, has launched a specialist recruitment site called Mypharmacyjob

GPhC faces legal challenge from PDA

GPhC is to be challenged in court by the PDA on new standards for pharmacy professionals

CVs and Cover Letters

 Tips and advice on how to write a CV and Cover Letter!

What is it like at EPSA Summer University?

Hera Ali, (3rd Year MPharm Student, UCLan), shares her experiences of EPSA Summer University and taking part in an oral hygiene public health campaign

Primary Care Pharmacy - Could It Be For You?

Rob Davies, Practice Pharmacist at Healthy Prestatyn Rhuddlan Primary Care Practice in North Wales, Board Member of The Welsh Pharmacy Board of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society writes a thought provoking article for BPSA members.

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