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Exclude medical single-use plastics from tax?

Medicine-related single-use plastic items should be exempt from a future plastic tax, argues CCA

Pharmacies urged to act on blood pressure

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

Pharmacy can be key to long-term care, study shows

New research suggests that pharmacy care plans can improve medicines adherence and quality of life for patients with long-term conditions

Guidance issued for CCGs on OTC prescribing

NHS England has published guidance for CCGs on prescribing OTC medicines. The document received widespread media coverage

Pfizer outlines training programme for Viagra Connect

Pfizer has announced details of its pharmacy training programme for the POM to P switch Viagra Connect (sildenafil 50mg)

Funding for pharmacists in care homes

NHS England is to fund 180 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians to work in care homes – a move welcomed by the RPS

CPS to carry out research on minor ailments service

Community Pharmacy Scotland is to investigate users’ experiences of the national MAS

CPPE patient safety learning campaign starts

CPPE’s latest learning campaign on patient safety begins today. Register now to take part and make a pledge

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Seretide Accuhaler

Drug alert: Class 2 Medicines Recall: Seretide Accuhaler 50 microgram/250 microgram/dose inhalation powder

Which? exposes pharmacy OTC failings – again

Pharmacies visited in the latest undercover investigation by Which? did not give vital safety warnings about OTC medicines

NHS 111 scheme directs over 1,200 patients to pharmacy

Minor illness referral scheme in the north east shows very promising results for December

Infirst launches Flarin lipid ibuprofen capsules

Infirst has launched Flarin 200mg lipid ibuprofen soft capsules. It is initially available through LloydsPharmacy stores

Antiviral prescribing authorised for flu as incidence spikes

Incidence levels mean GPs may now prescribe antivirals for flu as NHS faces worst winter crisis in 30 years

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures, NHS Digital has announced.

GPhC keen to work with PDA to improve patient safety

Pharmacy’s regulator has called for professional bodies to work together on patient safety agenda

Advances in pharmacy innovation showcased in Wales

The importance of innovation in pharmacy practice is being explored today as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales hosts its annual Medicines Safety Conference.

GSK announce oral health webinar

GSK is holding a webinar in conjunction with its Sensodyne Pronamel brand to discuss ‘the importance of enamel wear and keeping teeth for life’.

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Pharmacist pioneers acknowledged in NE London

A project involving community pharmacists in Barking and Dagenham has won a Healthcare Pioneers Award
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