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BREAKING: High Court rules in favour of NPA in P2U contact details case

Pharmacy2U has failed in a legal bid to obtain the contact details of thousands of independent community pharmacies

Keith Ridge to lead NHS overprescribing review

The review is aimed at bringing down the health service’s medicines spend and limiting harm to patients

Hancock warns HCPs against stockpiling

Healthcare professionals should not build stockpiles of their own and any “over-ordering” will be investigated, he said

GPhC agrees regulatory principles

“Operational changes” such as unannounced inspections and binary inspection outcomes are set to follow

Pharmacists to amend prescriptions under new protocol

The Government is looking at granting pharmacists emergency powers to amend GP prescriptions

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

Hancock tech advisor talks NHS App

Initially slated for December, it now appears likely that the App will not become fully operational until early 2019

Drug Tariff distribution changes

NHS England is to stop automatically sending monthly printed copies to community pharmacies after January

NHS 111 referral pilot extended to London, Devon and East Midlands

NHS England is extending the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service pilot to London, Devon and the East Midlands

Drug related admissions in over-45s up 85%

Admissions have increased by 85 per cent in those aged 45 and over since 2007/08 (from 638 to 1,182)

Regional funding to support hospital ePMA

£78m has been made available to support electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA)

CMA drops generics pricing investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority concluded that the case was not a good use of its resources

Industry & govt near agreement on PPRS successor

The NHS across the UK is expected to save around £930m on its medicine bill under a new scheme

NHS diabetes programme to pilot low calorie diets

Patients will be prescribed a liquid diet of just over 800 calories a day for three months

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

Reports of first FMD-compliant pharmacy

Market Pharmacy in Bolton is the first UK community pharmacy to become fully compliant, the NPA claims

EPS Phase 4 pilot to include more patients

The pilot will see electronic prescriptions extended to patients who have not nominated a regular dispenser

Hancock: Pharmacists should support Brexit plan

Pharmacists should support May if they wish to avoid the patient safety implications of no deal, Hancock claimed

Brine: Axing head lice prescriptions will not cause epidemic

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine recently defended NHS England’s decision to reduce OTC prescriptions

New drug for eosinophilic oesophagitis

The company describes it as “the first globally licensed drug” approved for eosinophilic oesophagitis

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BREAKING: High Court rules in favour of NPA in P2U contact detail…

Pharmacy2U has failed in a legal bid to obtain the contact details of thousands of independent community pharmacies

Keith Ridge to lead NHS overprescribing review

The review is aimed at bringing down the health service’s medicines spend and limiting harm to patients

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