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NHS productivity outstrips the wider economy

New ONS data reveals that NHS productivity for the financial year ending 2017 grew by three per cent in England

Government to target 'unhealthy' food promotion

The Government is consulting on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)

GPhC unveils plans to overhaul pharmacist training

Could pharmacist training change to an integrated model that incorporates 52 weeks of “learning in practice”?

It's time to nominate for the RoE Awards 2019!

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

Ireland makes 'watch list' of medicines threatened by Brexit

The ‘watch list’ of medicines that could be affected by Brexit includes essential drugs such as radiotherapy products

NHS should be clear with pharmacists, says RPS chair

NHS policy makers should be clear with community pharmacists on their plans for the sector, Sandra Gidley told PM

Fresh call from NPA for law change after May’s Brexit defeat

The NPA reinforced its message that laws should be changed to allow pharmacies to share medicines 

Brexit has put contract talks on ice, PSNC confirms

The PSNC announcement came the morning after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat

Action taken to prevent medicine price hikes, Hancock says in Brexit Q&A

Hancock was presented with concerns about the possibility of “soaring costs” in the event of a no deal Brexit

Brexit dispensing protocols ‘not clear enough’

Clarification is needed on urgent legislation changes giving pharmacists new powers, pharmacy bodiues have said

FMD is almost here. Are you ready?

Pharmacies not yet compliant with the Falsified Medicines Directive still have time – but the clock is ticking...

Pharmacist suspended from register for “brazen” impropriety

A pharmacist employed by the NPA had engaged in an act of sexual impropriety and then failed to disclose his police caution

GPhC proposes education & training overhaul

The GPhC is proposing wide-ranging changes to the education and training pharmacists receive

Flu now circulating in the community

Most sufferers have a flu strain that is “well matched” to this year’s vaccine, PHE reports

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

Minor ailments schemes a hit with the public

60 per cent of respondents said they would have seen a GP had they been unable to access the MAS service

Patients willing to discuss drinking habits during MURs

The pharmacist’s “personalised and caring approach” facilitated discussions, study participants said

Three-fold rise in gabapentinoid scripts

A study using UK data suggests that gabapentinoid prescribing has tripled since 2007

Rise in drugs that are harmful for infants

There are 51 drugs of which a single adult dose could kill an infant, according to a new list

Boots union ballot approaches

Both the PDAU and Boots have been lobbying the 7,000-strong bargaining unit in the run up to the postal vote

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