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Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

APPG to appoint new chair after general election

The All-Party Pharmacy Group will appoint a new chair after the next general election.

Drug alert: Defect in Emerade devices

There is a risk of some Emerade syringes failing to deliver adrenaline doses due to blockage of the needle, the MHRA warns.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Discuss activities with dementia sufferers, NICE urges

People with dementia should be offered activates to promote wellbeing, according to new NICE guidance.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Pharmacists win NHS parliamentary awards

Both community pharmacists shortlisted in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards won in their respective categories.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

Boys to be offered HPV vaccine for first time

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free HPV vaccine from September for the first time.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

Breaking: Soni to step down as RPS president

Ash Soni said he planned "to focus on other areas" after ruling himself out of the RPS presidential elections.

RPS may face high court over expulsion of EPB member

The RPS could face a judicial review over the way it removed Sultan Sid Dajani from the English Pharmacy Board.

Exclusive: GPhC throws out Dajani misconduct allegations

Sid Dajani has had misconduct allegations made against him by the RPS dismissed by the GPhC amid ’victimisation’ claims, Pharmacy Magazine can reveal

LloydsPharmacy parent appoints new chief retail officer

McKesson UK appoints former retail pharmacy operations director of Boots as its new chief retail officer.

Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

Timoney becomes first pharmacist to chair SIGN council

The director of pharmacy for NHS Lothian Angela Timoney clocks up another first as chair of SIGN council.

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