Health promotion in pharmacies “probably” improves patient health outcomes while being cost-effective, says Cochrane.
Pharmacists assessing needle use in diabetics helped Isle of Wight CCG make an annual saving of £44,000.
The GPhC has approved new guidance for pharmacist prescribers.
Researchers say the NMS will save the NHS in England £651m and give patients almost 300,000 ‘quality adjusted life years’.
EHC should be reclassified as GSL and “sold off the shelf without consultation,” the RCOG has said.
Pharmacy teams are raising awareness of the risks associated with valproate medicines and pregnancy – but more needs to be done.
CCA and AIM want community pharmacies to take part in an audit on the non-supply of OTC medicines to patients seeking self-care.
A number of pharmacies have reported being “surprised” at some of the CPCS cases referred to them by NHS 111 call handlers.
This latest recall follows recalls of ranitidine products on 8 October, 17 October, 25 October and 19 November.
PharmOutcomes and GP practices using SystmOne trial electronic notifications.
The PDA is concerned about the unsafe practice of GP practice pharmacists.
Figures suggest that just under 17,500 referrals were made in the first two weeks of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.
Research published to coincide with Self Care Week has called for an evidence review of OTC analgesics.
As Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off for 2019 the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) says: “it is more important than ever”.
The cross-sector Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has developed new medicines safety audit guidance.
The leadership of primary care networks is dominated by doctors, with other primary care professionals almost entirely absent.
The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group and PSNC release two pharmacy quality scheme resources.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.
A document from Statistics for Wales revealed that 43,158 CAS consultations were made in 2018-19, up from 16,087 in 2017-18.