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Pharmacies top search ratings over Christmas

The most popular search on the NHS website over Christmas was about getting help from a pharmacy, research finds

Quality payments gateway criteria report available

Contractors are now able to view the first weekly gateway criteria report on the NHS Business Services Authority website

GSK and Pfizer to merge consumer health businesses

GSK and Pfizer are to combine their consumer health businesses into a single entity with combined global sales of £9.8bn

PSNC outlines key priorities for 2019

PSNC is to seek the views of LPCs on the support they would like from the national negotiating body in 2019

High Court refuses P2U's demand for NPA members' contact details

Pharmacy2U has failed in a legal bid to obtain the contact details of every NPA member following a ruling in the High Court

Keith Ridge to lead NHS over-prescribing review

The review will look to address ‘problematic polypharmacy’ and the management of non-reviewed repeat prescriptions

Hancock warns HCPs against stockpiling

Healthcare professionals should not build stockpiles of their own and any “over-ordering” will be investigated, he said

GPhC agrees regulatory principles

“Operational changes” such as unannounced inspections and binary inspection outcomes are set to follow

Pharmacists to amend prescriptions under new protocol

The Government is looking at granting pharmacists emergency powers to amend GP prescriptions

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

Hancock tech advisor talks NHS App

Initially slated for December, it now appears likely that the App will not become fully operational until early 2019

Drug Tariff distribution changes

NHS England is to stop automatically sending monthly printed copies to community pharmacies after January

NHS 111 referral pilot extended to London, Devon and East Midlands

NHS England is extending the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service pilot to London, Devon and the East Midlands

Drug related admissions in over-45s up 85%

Admissions have increased by 85 per cent in those aged 45 and over since 2007/08 (from 638 to 1,182)

Regional funding to support hospital ePMA

£78m has been made available to support electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA)

CMA drops generics pricing investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority concluded that the case was not a good use of its resources

Industry & govt near agreement on PPRS successor

The NHS across the UK is expected to save around £930m on its medicine bill under a new scheme

NHS diabetes programme to pilot low calorie diets

Patients will be prescribed a liquid diet of just over 800 calories a day for three months

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

Reports of first FMD-compliant pharmacy

Market Pharmacy in Bolton is the first UK community pharmacy to become fully compliant, the NPA claims

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