Practice

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

People with dementia need more support with their meds

People with dementia are struggling to manage their medication, exposing them to side-effects, errors and non-adherence

New BLF resources for the pharmacy team

The BLF has produced two new resources aimed at helping pharmacy teams best support their patients with respiratory problems.

People with dementia need more medication support

People with dementia are struggling with their medication, exposing them to side-effects, errors and non-adherence

Pharmacist prescribing could counter antibiotic resistance

Community pharmacist prescribing could improve antibiotic use and help minimise resistance, according to a new study

Next steps for the Pharmacy Forward View

The next stage of the Community Pharmacy Forward View – Making it Happen – has been launched.

Basic asthma care still falling short

Two-thirds of people are still not receiving the basic care they need to manage their asthma, says Asthma UK

SCR being used by half of pharmacies in England

Half of community pharmacies in England are now using the Summary Care Record, says NHS Digital

MHRA’s festive facts about fake medicines

A novel online advent calendar reveals a fact about counterfeit medicines each day until Christmas

Drug Alert: Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewable Tablets

Teva UK Limited is recalling batches of Evacal D3 1500mg/400iu Chewable Tablets

Pharmacy open access journal launches

The University of Huddersfield has launched BJPharm - an online open access pharmacy research journal

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

Pharmacy still underused for self care advice

Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week

Sore throat test for pharmacies gets mixed reaction

NHSE announces a new walk-in “sore throat test and treat” pharmacy service as one of eight health innovations to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

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