Practice

Improving the safety of home medication deliveries

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

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

Pharmacist interventions improve diabetes adherence

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

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

‘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

Eysano: preservative-free multidose timolol eye drops

Aspire Pharma has launched Eysano eye drops (timolol), a new multi-dose preservative-free formulation

Nutricia launches infant feeding symptom checker

A new online symptom checker for common infant feeding problems has been launched by Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

Drug alert: sodium cromoglicate eye drops (FDC International)

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Sodium cromoglicate 2% w/v 13.5 ml eye drops

Pharmacists in GP surgeries improve safety

Integrating pharmacists into general practice can relieve doctors’ workloads, improve prescribing safety and aid medicines optimisation

GPhC's plans for revalidation revealed

A consultation launches on key changes to the CPD system for pharmacy professionals – find out about revalidation

Boots launches HPV vaccine service

Boots has launched a private HPV vaccination service for both males and females

Boots targets teenage boys with HPV service

Boots UK is extending a private in-store HPV vaccination service to offer parents an option to protect their sons, as well as their daughters

Wales maintains pharmacy funding at £144 million

The community pharmacy sector is a “fundamental part” of the primary care sector in Wales, said health secretary Vaughan Gething

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

Person-centred care the way forward for pharmacy?

New research by Community Pharmacy Future supports a person-centred approach to community pharmacy care  

Blacklist: NHS England launches major prescribing review

NHS England is to develop new prescribing guidance with a view to making savings of up to £400 million a year

Pfizer applies to switch sildenafil from POM to P

Pfizer has applied to the MHRA for sildenafil 50mg tablets to be reclassified from POM to P status for treating erectile dysfunction

New EC guidance could change pharmacy provision

Updated FSRH guidance on emergency hormonal contraception advises providers to consider ulipristal as first-line treatment

PAGB to explore on-pack guidance on fire safety

PAGB has commented on paraffin-based emollient use and fire risk following a BBC Five Live programme
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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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High Court dismisses PSNC and NPA judicial reviews

Judge Justice Collins dismisses judicial reviews “with some regret” saying they were not unlawful but criticises Gov...

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

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 t...