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Advances in pharmacy innovation showcased in Wales

The importance of innovation in pharmacy practice is being explored today as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales hosts its annual Medicines Safety Conference.

GSK announce oral health webinar

GSK is holding a webinar in conjunction with its Sensodyne Pronamel brand to discuss ‘the importance of enamel wear and keeping teeth for life’.

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Pharmacist pioneers acknowledged in NE London

A project involving community pharmacists in Barking and Dagenham has won a Healthcare Pioneers Award

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Conference to fill skills gap in diabetes management

Education and skills training is the focus of Diabetes Professional Care 2017, supported by Pharmacy Magazine

PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

Public Health England has released its latest advice on managing common infections in 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
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