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Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

Birmingham pharmacist jailed for drug trafficking

Sarfraz Hussain gets 28 months after MHRA investigation.

Common pre-reg exam across UK from 2021

GPhC and PSNI approve a common exam

NPA 'urging' contractors to answer PSNC survey

Community pharmacy contractors are being urged to respond to a survey that asks how effective representative structures are.

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: second reading on March 2

Bill gives government powers to update medicines regulations once Brexit transition period complete.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a Government arms-length body identified a number of concerns.

Deadline for CBD companies to keep products on shelves

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is giving the CBD industry a deadline of March 31 2021 to apply to keep ther products on shelves.

Pharmacy teams urged to make Yellow Card reports

MHRA is raising awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects using the Yellow Card Scheme.

Two thirds of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre

UK adults confused about how much fibre they should be eating, according to research conducted by the bakery company Hovis.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

PSNC 'very close' to agreeing funding for next year

Simon Dukes has provided an update on progress on the first annual contract review, with six weeks to go to the new financial year.

AIM: IR35 tax rules could force pharmacies to close

Plans to change the tax rules for UK contract workers could have “far-reaching consequences” for community pharmacies.

BGMA chief defends generics price concession system

Warwick Smith, the director general of the British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA), has defended his member companies.

Hancock urges pharmacists to engage with French model

Health secretary Matt Hancock has reiterated his support for maximising the use of pharmacists' clinical skills.

Pharmacists must lead supervision reform says PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called for reform of the rules around community pharmacy supervision.

Pharmacists may be included in new prescribing powers bill

A new bill set before Parliament today aims to extend prescribing powers to more health professions.

GPhC data points to net rise in pharmacy closures

Figures provided by the regulator suggest there may have been a net decrease of 166 community pharmacies last year.

GPhC switches to digital registration for PTs

The GPhC has switched applications for pharmacy technician registration from paper to digital through the myGPhC system.

Pancreatic cancer survival rate more than doubles

The five-year pancreatic cancer survival rate in the UK has increased from three per cent to a record high of 7.9 per cent since 2010.

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