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Twenty-fold rise in prescription penalties being overturned

The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) that are overturned has risen almost twenty-fold in the past five years.

New activity guidelines emphasise strength building

The importance of building strength and balance for adults has been emphasised in new physical activity guidelines.

Suicide awareness from CPPE

CPPE has launched a suicide awareness learning video to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

RxTech day returns

Pharmacy Technician Day returns on 15 October 2019 to celebrate the important work that pharmacy technicians every day. 

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

PSNC: “Urgent negotiations” on funding distribution ongoing

“Urgent negotiations” are taking place between the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the Government.

RPS: Chancellor Javid must "look beyond one year"

The government must take a long-term approach to the recruitment and training of pharmacists, the RPS tells Sajid Javid.

Over-65s flu jab supplier on track to meet “agreed times”

The manufacturer of influenza vaccines for over-65s says it is on track to deliver stock to pharmacies on time.

Boots trials in-store GP video service

Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.

Pharmacists should dispense high-strength statins OTC says NHS

High-dose statins could be made more easily available without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Boots introduces electric vehicles to delivery fleet

Boots customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have their prescriptions delivered by electric vehicles.

Phoenix opens hub and spoke facility

The new dispensing facility will eventually assemble around 16 million repeat prescriptions a year for the Rowlands group.

Surge in care homes using NHSmail

The number of care homes using NHSmail with healthcare professionals like pharmacists has risen more than tenfold.

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Lloyds launches Dementia Connect service

LloydsPharmacy has launched Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service in seven of its pharmacies. 

Back to school asthma warning

Children are up to three times more likely to need medical help for their asthma at the start of the school year.

Landmark NHS 111 referral scheme to launch on October 29

The first details have been released about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Cheshire and Merseyside pharmacies help save NHS £11m

A collaboration between hospitals and pharmacies has saved the NHS £11m through reduced hospital re-admissions.

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Parents urged to check children’s MMR records

Parents of children starting primary school are being urged to check their immunisation records.

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