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Dovonex is switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

Inspire healthier lifestyles to reduce dementia risk

Three-quarters of adults would consider changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing dementia

NMS could save £518m for NHS, study finds

Researchers estimate that the NMS offers the NHS short-term savings of £75.4 million and long-term savings of £517.6 million

Charity appoints pharmacists as clinical champions

Twenty healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, have been appointed as clinical champions for Diabetes UK

Go green again for Pharmacist Support!

Pharmacist Support wants pharmacy teams to once again ’Go Green’ for annual fundraising campaign next month

First graduates from Nottingham’s integrated course ready to practise

Students from Nottingham are the first to graduate as qualified pharmacists after completing an integrated MPharm degree

GPhC signs joint statement on conflict of interest

The GPhC has signed a joint statement setting out guidance on avoiding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest

Pharmacists must improve their examination skills

Reluctance to examine patients limits pharmacists’ clinical reasoning skills, according to Manchester University

Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2017 – theme announced

‘Discover your local pharmacy’ is the theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist Week on November 6-13

Lloyds takes Times to task over EHC coverage

LloydsPharmacy has written to The Times calling for “more clinically appropriate and accurate coverage” about EHC

Prescribing for diabetes rising rapidly

The number of items prescribed for diabetes is growing twice as fast as the overall increase in prescriptions in primary care

New report looks at under-nutrition in UK children

Health and care professionals should work with parents to improve nutritional awareness the Patients Association said as it published a new report

Boots pharmacists seek independent voice

Some Boots pharmacists have launched a legal challenge to secure independent representation over working conditions

Big drop in pre-registration assessment pass rate

The GPhC has announced the results from the June registration assessment, with the pass rate falling dramatically

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Safety incident reports on the rise, NPA says

The number of medication safety incidents being reported to the NPA is increasing consistently, the Association said

Boots apologises over EHC price controversy

Boots says it is “truly sorry” in the heated row over the retail price of its OTC morning-after pill

NHS England wants extensive prescribing blacklist

The national commissioning body wants to see the end of prescribing of over 3,000 treatments for common conditions
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Dovonex is switched from POM to P

Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment (calcipotriol 50mcg/g) has been reclassified as a P medicine, the MHRA has announced

Pharmacists key to reducing polypharmacy in over-70s

Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists will reduce polypharmacy in the over-70s, new research suggests

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Clinical briefing: Group B streptococcus screening

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Safety incident reports on the rise, NPA says

The number of medication safety incidents being reported to the NPA is increasing consistently, the Association said

New electronic register for CDs

Two pharmacists have developed an electronic CD register that saves time and reduces stress for users, they claim