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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

Patients failing to grasp impact of medicines non-adherence

Research for National Medication Adherence Week finds patients don’t understand the impact of non-adherence

Time for a fresh look at medicines information, experts say

A new report highlights the difficulties people face in accessing clear information about their medicines and calls for reforms to patient information leaflets

CIG's Doug Simpson receives MBE for services to journalism

The former editor of the PJ and Independent Community Pharmacist, Douglas Simpson, has been awarded an MBE

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

SCA business splits to form Essity

The owner of TENA and Bodyform has created a new company to focus on hygiene and health

Pharmacist interventions improve diabetes adherence

A patient support programme has shown that pharmacist interventions can improve adherence to diabetes medication

New Act could impact on Tariff generic prices

A new Act gives the Department of Health more powers to collect information about the price of generic medicines

Charities call on government to do more for carers

With a survey suggesting that the work of the UK's 6.5million unpaid carers is not valued enough, charities are calling on the new government to do more

Peter Noyce dies after short illness

The chair of Pharmacist Support, Professor Peter Noyce CBE, has died after a short illness

Voters give pharmacy minister the boot

The pharmacy minister David Mowat has lost his Warrington South seat in the general election

Future is digital, says Celesio UK managing director

Technology is a vital part of community pharmacy’s future, says Cormac Tobin

Brexit casts shadow over sector’s future

Pharmacists are feeling pessimistic about the future of community pharmacy in post-Brexit Britain, according to a survey

Well launches ‘prescription experts’ campaign

Well has launched a new campaign called ‘Experts on Prescriptions’ to raise brand awareness and drive prescriptions

NPA offers media training to independents

To help build on positive media coverage of the community pharmacy sector in 2016, the NPA is offering broadcast media training free of charge

Numark slams ‘opaque’ funding system as cuts bite hard

John D’Arcy hits out over funding as contractors struggle to absorb cuts of over 20 per cent

Beware fraudulent callers claiming to be PPA

Some pharmacies have had callers claiming to be from 'Prescription Services' and asking for bank account details, PSNC and BSA have warned

‘Hazardous Waist’ materials available to support Men’s Health Week

With Men’s Health Week 2017 set to kick off on 12 June, the Men’s Health Forum has released materials to help spark conversations on the problem of abdominal obesity

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.
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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

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

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