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Boots union ballot latest: voting period extended

The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

BREAKING: RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription may have contributed to hospital admissions

NHS well placed to integrate care

The NHS probably has a better chance to truly integrate care than almost any other health care system in the world, a former leading US health administrator has said

Measles warning

The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks, says PHE

RPS candidates urged to share their travel health vision

Travel health experts are urging candidates in the RPS board elections to share their views on making pharmacy travel clinics more effective and consistent

GPhC consults on “significant” changes to inspection

Proposals to publish inspection reports for the first time, unannounced inspections and three new types of inspection, are all part of a consultation launched by GPhC

NI politicians lobby for community pharmacy funding

The health spokesmen of the main political parties in Northern Ireland have highlighted the current funding crisis in community pharmacy

Bedminster Pharmacy champions bowel cancer awareness

The team at the Bristol pharmacy carried out a campaign to raise symptoms awareness of the second biggest cancer killer and to champion early diagnosis

Data Protection Officers to be needed in all pharmacies

The PSNC is now advising that all community pharmacies regardless of size should appoint a DPO after signs the UK Data Protection Act will require this

Pharmacies should stock naloxone says PHE opioid guidance

Opioid antagonist naloxone should be available from community pharmacies to help prevent fentanyl overdose deaths, new PHE guidance says

As Boots union ballots despatched, CAC refuses voting extension

As of Thursday 10 May, around 7,000 pharmacists employed by Boots can begin voting on their future union representation

Taking folic acid 'a wise move' to reduce stroke risk says HSIS

The HSIS statement came in response to further evidence suggesting folic acid can cut stroke risk by lowering levels of homocysteine in the blood

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

PDAU to give £1 to charity for each vote in de-recognition ballot

The PDAU says it hopes the gesture will encourage Boots pharmacists to take part in the forthcoming ballot on whether to de-recognise the BPA

Pharmacies urged to act on blood pressure

Community pharmacies are being invited to get involved in two blood pressure campaigns 

Pharmacists feel more confident but concerns remain, survey suggests

Optimism around profit growth is offset by widespread concerns related to mounting financial pressures, a new survey suggests

Celesio UK appoints new chief executive

Toby Anderson takes up post at Celesio UK in autumn 2018, joining from AS Watson

High-carb diets linked to early menopause?

A University of Leeds study links high-carb diets with early-onset menopause – but some experts argue the results are inconclusive.

Both sides make cases as Boots union vote approaches

With less than a fortnight to go before Boots pharmacists can begin voting on their union representation, the PDA and BPA have issued statements
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Boots union ballot latest: voting period extended

The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

BREAKING: RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

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