Health & NHS

RPS warns on dangers of DNP

RPS president Ash Soni spoke to the BBC about the dangers of DNP, sold illegally online as a weight loss treatment

E-cigarette use plateauing

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

GP workload crisis: Increasing numbers looking to quit

A survey of 929 GPs has found that over 40 per cent intend to quit the profession within five years

DHSC: 7,500 medicines have touchpoint with EU

7,000 POM and P medicines and 500 GSLs come from or via Europe, health minister Stephen Hammond said

CPS in joint project with Coeliac UK

Community Pharmacy Scotland and Coeliac UK are working together on a joint project to identify undiagnosed patients

NHSX to manage digital transformation

The organisation has been set up to deliver on the health secretary’s tech vision and the NHS Long Term Plan

Move to integrate primary and social care

Changes to existing secondary legislation will make it easier to set up the first integrated care providers (ICPs)

Ambitions set out to improve A-B-C detection

The A-B-C conditions can be detected through routine checks across community and healthcare settings

Prescription charge rises to £9.00

Primary care “must play its part” in NHS savings and the cost hike is part of this programme, the Government says

GP pharmacists not the only answer, MPs told

Policy makers need to look to the innovative potential of community pharmacy to solve the NHS access crisis

MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

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

New GP contract bans advertising private services

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

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

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

NHS App being rolled out but most functions on hold

PSNC is encouraging pharmacy teams to get to grips with the app, which will allow patients to manage repeat prescriptions

£20-a-dose flu jab off the table for 2019-20

Costing the NHS £20 per dose, TIV-HD is more than twice as expensive as the next most costly licensed vaccine

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