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Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

Negotiations on the new community pharmacy contractual framework are due to begin shortly, Brine tells conference

MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

The MHRA has recalled three batches of blood pressure and heart medication Irbesartan due to contamination fears

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die

NAO to investigate healthcare penalty charges

The National Audit Office is to investigate penalty charge notices in healthcare

New GP contract bans advertising private services

GPs are bbanned from advertising and offering private healthcare services in their surgeries under their new contract

Boots to drop MDS for care homes

Patient pack dispensing will be phased in from March 1, according to a letter sent to Boots Care Services customers

Hancock sets 2030 target for zero HIV transmission

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has committed to ending the transmission of HIV in England by 2030

DHSC moves onto war footing for 'no-deal' Brexit

The new national Operational Response Centre (ORC) includes NHS England and Public Health England

Pharmacy BP services good for patients and NHS, commissioners told

Pharmacy-based hypertension services have potential to improve both public health and NHS efficiency, the CCA said

BMA concerns on shortages powers for pharmacists

The BMA says pharmacists dispensing “therapeutic equvalents” to prescribed medicines may lead to unforeseen risks

Pharmacist Support welcomes new chief exec

Ms Hunt most recently served as operations director at environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

Pharmacists are advised that despite early glitches most medicine packs with FMD safety features may be dispensed

Boots union vote: Ballot commences

Boots pharmacists and pre-reg pharmacists now have five weeks to have their final say on this long-running issue

Cuts continue to impact LloydsPharmacy’s performance in Q3

Market growth in the European division as a whole was “partially offset” by poor UK performance

Boots UK launches new specialist pharmacist role

The role recognises "pharmacists who combine the highest level of clinical competence with a drive to innovate"

Call for pharmacies to take part in Help Us, Help You campaign

It will promote the advice and clinical services on offer in community pharmacy to help people with minor ailments

New polypharmacy guidance from RPS

There is increasing focus in the healthcare sector on the issues that can occur as a result of polypharmacy

Pharmacists included in major NHS recruitment drive

NHS England says it "needs the clinical skills of community pharmacists" for the new Primary Care Networks

Mixed response to GP five-year contract from pharmacy profession

Some said the plan represents an opportunity while other warned it was not sufficiently clear on community pharmacy’s role

PDA: GPhC should cut costs before increasing fees

The PDA says the regulator should first review costs such as premises and council member remuneration

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Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

Negotiations on the new community pharmacy contractual framework are due to begin shortly, Brine tells conference

MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

The MHRA has recalled three batches of blood pressure and heart medication Irbesartan due to contamination fears

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Ear care: A guide for pharmacy teams

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