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Price concession delays added to contractor stress

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

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Link between physical activity and wellbeing

A clear link between physical activity and mental wellbeing has been proven by a Sport England survey.

Proposed Nov concession prices sent to PSNC

PSNC has received a list of proposed concession prices for 52 of the 67 outstanding requests for November

Legislation finally passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the legislation to introduce a new defence for inadvertent dispensing errors

PDA launches charter and campaign for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a Safer Pharmacies Charter with the aim of improving patient safety through better working conditions

Revalidation to go live in March

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on March 30, 2018, the GPhC has announced

Timely intervention from NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website will shortly be testing an improved ‘find a pharmacy’ service

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.

GSK announce oral health webinar

GSK is holding a webinar in conjunction with its Sensodyne Pronamel brand to discuss ‘the importance of enamel wear and keeping teeth for life’.

Conference call: Pharmacy Show 2017

Pharmacy technicians, the Primary Care Home model and antimicrobial resistance were just some of the topics discussed at this year's Pharmacy Show. Read the full round up here...

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

Pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers.

Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

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.

Empty words, empty promises?

Mandeep Mudhar is disappointed by attitudes at the recent APPG meeting

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Boots supports World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Boots UK is undertaking an Antimicrobial Resistance Audit across the care homes it supports, along with other awareness raising activities, to coincide with the launch of World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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
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Price concession delays added to contractor stress

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

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commiss...

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Flu jabs: let’s do a fantastic job

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