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DHSC lays down the law on reporting medicines shortages

Medicines manufacturers are expected to be fully accountable for their supply chain to the UK market

Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest level since 2007

Overall satisfaction was 53 per cent – a 3 point drop from the previous year and the lowest level since 2007

Boots to help pay towards APTUK membership

Pharmacy technicians working for Boots are to have half the cost of professional body membership covered 

Steve Brine resigns as pharmacy minister to back Brexit motion

Mr Brine resigned to vote against the Government on Brexit, leaving the future of pharmacy contract talks unclear

“Misunderstanding” on remote supervision says Government

Pharmacist Mariam Ahmed’s petition has received over 10,000 signatures, thereby requiring a Government response

Pharmacy diabetes screening programmes show promise

Detection rates in pharmacy are comparable to GP practices and offer a similar cost per test, a study suggests

Exclusive: No data on training uptake by sector

Claims made to support the distinction between ‘clinical pharmacists’ and community pharmacists may lack evidence

“Serious funding concern” around 5-year MPharm

“Serious and realistic concern” over how the five-year MPharm degrees proposed by the GPhC are to be funded

Roadshow offers free liver health checks

Members of the public are being offered free liver health checks by a charity in a cross-London roadshow

Technicians give children flu vaccine in new trial

Thousands of schoolchildren on the Isle of Wight had flu vaccines administered by pharmacy technicians

London LPC receives AF detection funding

Calls for the scheme, which builds pathways between pharmacy and cardiologists, to be rolled out nationwide

PAGB: Children should be taught about self care in school

The PAGB said all children should be educated on self-treatable conditions and the different roles of healthcare professionals

MPs vote in favour of shortage protocols

SSPs will help highly skilled pharmacists to ensure continued medicine supply in the event of shortages, MPs heard

Five fresh faces for GPhC council

Five new members of the GPhC council are to begin their terms on April 1 after a raft of new appointments

Matt Hancock keynote speaker at NPA conference

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, is the headline speaker at a major national conference

Multiples' closures adding up

The UK’s major pharmacy businesses appear to be going through a period of reckoning as cuts begin to really bite

Well data breach: PDA progressing comp claim

Potential compensation for affected pharmacists ranges “from hundreds of pounds to the low thousands," the PDA says

PDAU: Pay issues high on our Boots agenda

Pharmacy Magazine caught up with PDAU national officer Paul Day to discuss the PDAU's negotiating ambitions

Hammond: Spending boost if Brexit deal passes

A £26.6bn fund set aside for a no-deal Brexit will go towards boosting public spending if the UK leaves with a deal

Boots pharmacists vote to recognise PDAU by landslide

Out of 6,843 pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists who were eligible to vote, 3,229 voted for PDA recognition

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