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CQC highlights difficulty accessing services

Access to care and staffing issues pose challenges across all care settings, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Obesity costs us £409 each in taxes

Obesity is costing each UK citizen an additional £409 a year in taxes and cutting their life expectancy by 2.7 years, according to an OECD report.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week key a 'timely' reminder of CPCS

The NPA says Ask Your Pharmacist Week will remind the public about the community pharmacist consultation service.

New management simulation suite for UoB pharmacy students

The facility will help students enact the types of patient interaction they are likely to face as qualified pharmacists.

DHSC orders 400,000 additional flu jabs for winter

The DHSC has ordered 400,000 extra doses of the adult flu vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season, it was announced yesterday.

Pharmacies making "invalid" SSP claims, PSNC warns

"A number of pharmacies" are making incorrectly endorsed claims for medicines dispensed through the shortage protocols.

LloydsPharmacy providing GI treatment in the community

LloydsPharmacy and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are running mobile gastroenterology units. 

Breast cancer deaths down 44 per cent in 20 years

More than 130,000 breast cancer deaths in the UK have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to a new Cancer Research UK analysis.

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

MHRA recalls prescription-only Zantac batches

Four types of prescription-only Zantac have been recalled by the MHRA as a precautionary measure.

EPS 4 coming in "not too distant future"

Pharmacies can expect an announcement on national roll-out of EPS 4 “in the not too distant future”, NHS Digital said.

Will NHSE give LPCs £3.9m for PCN integration, Warner asked

The deputy chief pharmaceutical officer was put on the spot at the Pharmacy Show.

AMR a key area for community pharmacy says PHE

Community pharmacy teams must embrace their role as health educators to help tackle AMR, a PHE clinical fellow said.

PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

Community pharmacies 'must collaborate, not compete' on PCNs

Community pharmacists must resist the urge to compete with one another and collaborate, the Pharmacy Show heard.

PCN integration guidance published today

Guidance to help LPCS and pharmacy contractors engage with primary care networks is being issued today.

BAME women in pharmacy earn 16% less than males 

BAME women can expect to earn 16 per cent less than males, the Pharmacy Show heard.

Sign up for CPCS, urges NHS England integration chief

NHSE wants as many contractors as possible signed up to the service by October 29.

Govt has not planned for closures despite ‘obsession’ says PSNC Dukes

“It is to us as a sector” to discuss issues like consolidation and the Pharmacy Access Scheme, he argued.

MP highlights Pharmacy Magazine shortages campaign

Labour MP Holly Lynch urged the pharmacy minister to “get a grip” on the problem of medicine shortages in a parliamentary debate this week.

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