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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

PHE has updated its advice on ’Managing common infections: guidance for primary care’

NHS negligence bill quadruples in a decade

The Government must take steps to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims as numbers rocket, NAO warns

PDA and NPA demand patient safety pledge

The PDA and NPA have appealed to the Department of Health’s Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safety ’pledge’

PSNC paints pessimistic picture for the future

The impact of the funding cuts in England is going to hit contractors hard in November, PSNC has warned

Schools now able to purchase AAIs

Schools can now purchase adrenaline auto-injectors without a prescription for emergency use

Are there barriers to women leaders in pharmacy?

With a number of pharmacy organisations with few or no women on their elected boards, what might be stopping more women putting themselves forward

NPA unveils national innovation programme

A series of service pilots, funded by the NPA, is seeking to demonstrate to commissioners what pharmacists can deliver

GSK launches Consumer Sensory Lab

Products such as toothpastes and cough syrups will be tested prior to market in a new Consumer Sensory Lab launched by GSK Consumer Healthcare

Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and patients, NHS Digital has said

Why prick when you can scan?

A flash glucose monitor that allows diabetes patients to track blood sugar without finger pricking is to be reimbursed by the NHS

Keep track of flu during the winter season

Community pharmacies are racking up the flu jabs in this year’s vaccination campaign and are now past the half-million mark

New pharmacy research mentoring scheme launched

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is calling on novice researchers and potential mentors to sign up online to a new mentoring scheme

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday next year

New frameworks for eye health proposed

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning has launched a new low vision and rehabilitation framework

Numark launches QPS guidance

Numark has developed a package of support for members preparing for the November QPS review point

Your chance to be the face of pharmacy!

NHS England is looking for community pharmacy team members to feature in a new national advertising campaign

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians

NHS England praises pharmacy as new QP guidance issued

Keith Ridge said he “welcomed the excellent response” to the Quality Payments Scheme as new guidance was issued for the November review point

GPhC welcomes positive PSA review

The GPhC has met all of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17

CPS wants a rethink on supervision

Community Pharmacy Scotland has called for “flexibility” in pharmacy’s supervision arrangements
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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

PHE has updated its advice on ’Managing common infections: guidance for primary care’

NHS negligence bill quadruples in a decade

The Government must take steps to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims as numbers rocket, NAO warns

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