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Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

Charity opposes axing GF prescriptions

Coeliac UK is “fundamentally opposed” to the complete removal of access to gluten-free food on prescription, as proposed in the Department of Health’s consultation.

Judge expresses ‘regret’ on pharmacy cuts decision

Judge dismisses PSNC and NPA judicial reviews in savage blow for sector

Labour leak shows commitment to pharmacy

The leaked draft Labour manifesto outlines a halt to pharmacy closures and a review of pharmacy provision

Boots launches mole scanning service

Boots aims to raise awareness of melanoma among young people with new service in 50 of its branches

Pharmacy bodies launch General Election resource

The national pharmacy bodies have launched www.pharmacymanifesto.com, with resources to use during the General Election campaign

Smoking rates lowest ever but quit services at risk

One in six adults smoked in 2015 – the lowest level on record – but funding cuts could leave quit services at risk

Self-management benefits asthma patients

Asthma self-management, including patient education, an action plan and regular review, improves care, research finds

20 million Brits at risk of heart disease

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, increasing their risk of heart disease, says new British Heart Foundation report.

Judicial review case decision may be weeks away

Community pharmacy now waits for a ruling from the judge considering the PSNC and NPA court case

Court case scenario played out at conference

Pharmacy lawyers from Charles Russell Speechlys put together a summary of key points from the judicial review

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

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

HIV myths still widespread in Britain

A survey by Terrence Higgins Trust for World AIDS Day has revealed widespread misconceptions about HIV in the UK

AF-related stroke risk campaign hits the beat

A new campaign is raising awareness of AF-related stroke risk through the medium of rhythm and music

Simpler health information key to self care

Improving health literacy with simpler health information could support self care, suggests a new survey by RB

Diabetes campaign focuses on ketones

A new campaign is hoping to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of ketoacidosis in people with diabetes

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

NHS invests in apps to manage chronic conditions

Investment is being channelled into the technological advancement of the NHS and, in particular, apps for the management of chronic conditions

Supporting World COPD Day

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to support World COPD Day 2016 on Wednesday 16 November
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Improving the safety of home medication deliveries

A discussion paper has been published on improving home medication delivery services for vulnerable patients

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

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Sector losing policy battle as CPhO faces mounting criticism

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. If there were any small doubts remaining about what the high-ups in Govern...

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Headache & migraine: Knock it on the head

Migraine can blight the lives of those affected but there is plenty pharmacists can do to lessen its impact on patients

Clinical briefing: Group B streptococcus screening

Why has the NHS decided against offering screening for early-onset group B streptococcal infection?

All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

The All-Party Pharmacy Group makes seven recommendations from a series of evidence sessions looking at the impact of gov...