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Dementia: a brighter future?

New treatments for dementia will be available within a decade, but progress is needed for sufferers today.

NPA slams DH document as "slur" and "nonsense"

NPA chairman launches bitter attack on Government plans for pharmacy.

Sliding screens: NHS health screening in crisis?

The public is confused about the national screening programmes and, worryingly, uptake of the tests is falling.

NHS health checks finding those at risk

NHS health checks in England have prevented 2,500 heart attacks and strokes in the first five years.

RPS in Scotland launches manifesto

The RPS in Scotland has launched its manifesto ahead of May's Scottish Parliament elections.

PSNC accuses NHS England of withholding vital information

PSNC fears larger cuts in funding are on the cards for pharmacy contractors in England.

Hugh Dennis to headline SMART Awards 2016

Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is to co-host the SMART Awards 2016, which take place next month.

Get local opinion on your side, says NPA

Independents must mobilise local political opinion against funding cuts, says Strachan.

Industry briefing: GSK

Last year was a significant one for GlaxoSmithKline as it celebrated its 300th anniversary in November.

More accessible prescribing data

OpenPrescribing.net is a new online platform that enables users to quickly and easily access prescribing information.

Innovative NCP available through pharmacy

A new type of nicotine product, offering an alternative to NRT and e-cigarettes, is expanding into pharmacy.

E-learning tool on type 1 diabetes

NICE has launched a new online learning tool on type 1 diabetes featuring interactive activities and case studies.

Oncology and haematology pharmacy research opportunity

A new funding partnership will allow pharmacists in oncology and haematology to undertake research.

Charity pledge by Day Lewis

Day Lewis Pharmacy has introduced a payroll giving scheme in support of charity Pharmacist Support.

HealthWatch: new alcohol guidelines

There is no such thing as a safe level of drinking, say tough new guidelines.

PV launches patient safety survey

Pharmacy Voice wants to find out what patient safety culture and practice looks like across community pharmacy.

Pharmacists should “embrace” records access

Inertia on achieving read/write access to patient records for pharmacists “is holding back patient care in this country.”

Number of people with diabetes tops 4 million

The number of people living with diabetes in the UK has tipped over the 4 million mark for the first time.

Independents back NPA campaign against cuts

Hundreds of independents have registered to take part in a coordinated response to NHS England proposals for efficiencies.

FMD could be revoked weeks after deadline, MRHA reveals

A no-deal Brexit scenario could see the UK’s participation in the Falsified Medicines Directive “revoked” just weeks after the 9 February implementation deadline, it was revealed in a Pharmacy Show panel on Sunday 8 October

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Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

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MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

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Mixed response to GP five-year contract from pharmacy profession

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