Practice

Pharmacist interventions improve diabetes adherence

A patient support programme has shown that pharmacist interventions can improve adherence to diabetes medication

Charities call on government to do more for carers

With a survey suggesting that the work of the UK's 6.5million unpaid carers is not valued enough, charities are calling on the new government to do more

‘Hazardous Waist’ materials available to support Men’s Health Week

With Men’s Health Week 2017 set to kick off on 12 June, the Men’s Health Forum has released materials to help spark conversations on the problem of abdominal obesity

Eysano: preservative-free multidose timolol eye drops

Aspire Pharma has launched Eysano eye drops (timolol), a new multi-dose preservative-free formulation

Nutricia launches infant feeding symptom checker

A new online symptom checker for common infant feeding problems has been launched by Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

Drug alert: sodium cromoglicate eye drops (FDC International)

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Sodium cromoglicate 2% w/v 13.5 ml eye drops

Pharmacists in GP surgeries improve safety

Integrating pharmacists into general practice can relieve doctors’ workloads, improve prescribing safety and aid medicines optimisation

GPhC's plans for revalidation revealed

A consultation launches on key changes to the CPD system for pharmacy professionals – find out about revalidation

Boots launches HPV vaccine service

Boots has launched a private HPV vaccination service for both males and females

Boots targets teenage boys with HPV service

Boots UK is extending a private in-store HPV vaccination service to offer parents an option to protect their sons, as well as their daughters

Wales maintains pharmacy funding at £144 million

The community pharmacy sector is a “fundamental part” of the primary care sector in Wales, said health secretary Vaughan Gething

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

Person-centred care the way forward for pharmacy?

New research by Community Pharmacy Future supports a person-centred approach to community pharmacy care  

Blacklist: NHS England launches major prescribing review

NHS England is to develop new prescribing guidance with a view to making savings of up to £400 million a year

Pfizer applies to switch sildenafil from POM to P

Pfizer has applied to the MHRA for sildenafil 50mg tablets to be reclassified from POM to P status for treating erectile dysfunction

New EC guidance could change pharmacy provision

Updated FSRH guidance on emergency hormonal contraception advises providers to consider ulipristal as first-line treatment

PAGB to explore on-pack guidance on fire safety

PAGB has commented on paraffin-based emollient use and fire risk following a BBC Five Live programme

CPPE launches prescribing resource

CPPE has released a new resource for prescribers – ’Prescribing: maintaining competence and confidence’

Tackling high blood pressure report published by PV

Community pharmacy has an opportunity to expand and enhance its contribution to the national agenda around preventing, detecting and managing hypertension, says new PV report.

Wanted: pharmacy diabetes clinical champions

Pharmacists specialising in diabetes are being urged to become ‘clinical champions’ to help improve care

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