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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

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

Schools now able to purchase AAIs

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

NPA unveils national innovation programme

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

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

Numark launches QPS guidance

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

Pharmacy: a way forward for public health

Public Health England has published a new strategy paper, ‘Pharmacy: a way forward for public health’

Update: EHC debate rages on

Compulsory pharmacist consultation for EHC isn’t medically necessary and it should be available on general sale, the FRSH’s Dr Jane Dickson has told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Call for greater role for pharmacists in AMS

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists has been launched by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Dovonex ointment 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

Pharmacists must improve their examination skills

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

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

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

Pharmacist reviews improve diabetes outcomes

Pharmacists can increase the number of patients with diabetes being treated and improve overall outcomes
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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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Flu jabs: let’s do a fantastic job

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To help protect babies from infection, knowing how to make up feeds and sterilise equipment correctly is essential.