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Pharmacist prescribing could counter antibiotic resistance

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

GPhC seeks greater understanding of quality

The GPhC is running an online workshop to seek views on what quality means in pharmacy practice

Health screening: Testing times

Technological advances mean that pharmacy has an increasingly important role to play in screening and diagnostics

Next steps for the Pharmacy Forward View

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

New guidance supports local pharmacy commissioning

New guidance for healthcare commissioners in England aims to support the better use of community pharmacies

Time to nominate for the RoE Awards 2017!

Do you have a member of your support team you want to put forward for outstanding work? Nominate now

Community pharmacy hiding in plain sight

Community pharmacy is “hiding in plain sight” when it should be helping the hospital crisis, says Celesio's Cormac Tobin

Resources for meeting Quality Payment HLP criterion

New PSNC resources are available to help meet the Quality Payment criterion of being a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 on the day of review

Pharmacy sale prices up as demand holds firm

Pharmacy sale prices rose by 12 per cent in 2016 and demand from buyers looks set to continue, says Christie & Co

Numark launches funding cuts toolkit

Numark launches a new toolkit to help pharmacies develop a robust action plan to combat the negative impact of funding cuts.

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

LloydsPharmacy and Virgin Care roll out baby feeding clinics

The organisations have teamed up to deliver NHS baby feeding clinics to support mothers in locations across Devon.

£112m scheme to place pharmacists in GP surgeries

Following a pilot scheme that has proven popular with patients and GPs, NHS England has announced investment to place 1,500 pharmacists in surgeries

Update: Special guidance

Recent RPS guidance puts the prescribing of specials back under the microscope

GPhC changes how CPD records are called for review

A random sample of pharmacy professionals will now have their CPD records called for review on an annual basis

Clinical Services Review could be ‘watershed’ moment

"We hope to start 2017 on a more positive footing,” comments the chair of the Company Chemists' Association

Pharmacy clinical services review gets positive response

Professional bodies have welcomed a review of community pharmacy clinical services by the King’s Fund

Split from Pharmacy Voice 'flies in the face of unity'

NPA's split from Pharmacy Voice is a backward step for the sector, Numark’s John D’Arcy has said

King's Fund clinical services review – reaction

Pharmacy bodies have responded with positively to Richard Murray's clinical services review

NPA splits from Pharmacy Voice – reaction

The NPA is to stop funding Pharmacy Voice beyond the end of 2017, chairman Ian Strachan has announced

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