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Pharmacy consolidations rising slowly but steadily

The number of community pharmacies consolidating into a single premises has risen slowly but steadily since 2016.

Plan now for 15% spike in AMD cases, researchers warn

Health systems across Europe should start planning now for the increasing prevalence of AMD, researchers have said.

Action on mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation reinforces the need for more recognition of mouth cancer during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week "more important than ever"

As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.

First cannabis-based medicines approved for reimbursement

Pharmacists in England are to be reimbursed for dispensing cannabis-based products for the first time.

Medicines safety audit guidance from CPPSG to support PQS

The cross-sector Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has developed new medicines safety audit guidance.

GPs take the lead in 96% of PCNs

The leadership of primary care networks is dominated by doctors, with other primary care professionals almost entirely absent.

Labour party has no plans to nationalise pharmacies

Labour Party clarifies that bringing pharmaceutical provision in-house referred to hospital services.

Regulators issue principles for online prescribing

The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.

Walgreens exploring private equity buy-out?

Walgreens has held preliminary discussions with private equity firms claims Reuters

AIM unveils revamped vision and strategy for 2020

AIMp's strategic priorities for 2020 include being the voice of independent multiples and leading independents.

Don't blame wholesalers for drugs shortages, says Day Lewis chief

Jay Patel defends wholesalers against suggestions they are to blame for drug shortages.

Lib Dem leader drops in on Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Jo Swinson given whistle-stop tour of Watford wholesaler.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Labour’s McDonnell wants to bring pharmacies ‘in-house’

The shadow chancellor says Labour would bring pharmaceutical provision in-house.

Antibiotic resistant infections up 9pc since 2017

There are 165 antibiotic resistant infections in England every day.

Four more medicines face export ban

Four more medicines join growing list of those that cannot be exported.

Patient safety resources launched to support PQS

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group and PSNC release two pharmacy quality scheme resources. 

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

Play safe with fireworks

NHS doctors and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge people to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations.

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