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Call for pharmacies to take part in Help Us, Help You campaign

It will promote the advice and clinical services on offer in community pharmacy to help people with minor ailments

New polypharmacy guidance from RPS

There is increasing focus in the healthcare sector on the issues that can occur as a result of polypharmacy

Pharmacists included in major NHS recruitment drive

NHS England says it "needs the clinical skills of community pharmacists" for the new Primary Care Networks

Mixed response to GP five-year contract from pharmacy profession

Some said the plan represents an opportunity while other warned it was not sufficiently clear on community pharmacy’s role

PDA: GPhC should cut costs before increasing fees

The PDA says the regulator should first review costs such as premises and council member remuneration

NHS chief: No deal medicine plans “activated”

Matt Hancock revealed in the course of the hearing that the Government has “of course” prioritised medicines over food

Pharmacies “must work towards” FMD by February 9

Regulators are expected to be “pragmatic” about enforcement, according to the FMD Working Group 

NHS App being rolled out but most functions on hold

PSNC is encouraging pharmacy teams to get to grips with the app, which will allow patients to manage repeat prescriptions

Video looks at issues faced by young carers

A new video explores the issues faced by the UK’s 400,000 young adult carers

£20-a-dose flu jab off the table for 2019-20

Costing the NHS £20 per dose, TIV-HD is more than twice as expensive as the next most costly licensed vaccine

Claims Boots-Microsoft deal will reduce health sector pressures

A new seven-year deal signed will see the two companies launch a number of joint enterprises

Pharmacies get creative to combat pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action’s inaugural Turn it Purple Pharmacy of the Year Award saw a flurry of activity

Keith Ridge: Pharmacists will be investigated for stockpiling

Pharmacists who stockpile medicines will be investigated, NHS England chief pharmaceutical officer has warned

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Check you meet NHSmail gateway criteria...

 A new PSNC briefing looks at how to meet the NHSmail gateway criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme

RPS consults on standards for community pharmacy services

The standards will set out best practice across the sector and encourage consistent, high quality patient care, says the RPS

Three Londoners convicted of conspiracy to supply illicit POMs

Following a complex investigation, the MHRA seized more than 300,000 tablets, worth in excess of £315,000

PDA condemns funding cuts for hospital pre-reg places

The decision will have a direct impact on third and fourth-year students at schools of pharmacy

New strategy for measles and rubella prevention

PHE says immunity levels within some age groups are well below the levels needed to prevent measles from spreadin

Government tackles air pollution

The UK is the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on WHO recommendations

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