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Smokers in the dark about risk of sight loss

The majority of smokers are unaware of the links between smoking and sight loss, finds a new study for No Smoking Day.

National common ailments service for Wales

NHS common ailments service among a raft of major policy developments for community pharmacy in Wales.

Dermatitis common among incontinence sufferers

Research suggests that more than half of incontinence sufferers experience incontinence-associated dermatitis.

Boots Opticians focuses on children's eye problems

Boots Opticians is marking World Book Day by raising awareness of the importance of screening children for eye conditions.

New joint pain resource for HCPs

An evidence review of the most popular OTC options for managing osteoarthritis joint pain has been published.

CPPE tackles polypharmacy in latest learning campaign

CPPE's new learning campaign is on polypharmacy – get involved!

Cuts consultation is about the “how” not the “how much”

Government doesn't want to close pharmacies – but "we can't spend what we haven't got", says minister.

SMART Awards 2016: Everyone’s a winner

The very best in OTC product innovation, marketing and training was recognised at the SMART Awards 2016

PV supports Society's care home campaign

Closer cooperation between care homes and community pharmacies is "an unmissable opportunity", says PV.

RPS releases summary care record decision tool

The RPS has produced a decision tool for community pharmacists accessing the summary care record.

Drug Alert: Maxolon 5mg/ml

AMCo is recalling batches of Maxolon 5mg/ml as the outer carton contains incorrect administration instructions.

Outpatient dispensing better in the community?

Outsourcing hospital outpatient dispensing to community pharmacy is cost-effective, report finds.

Concern over delay to childhood obesity strategy

Campaigners have expressed concern about the delay of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy.

NPA rallies support for #lovemypharmacy campaign

The NPA was out in force today in central London to rally support for their newly launched petition to the prime minister.

All care homes need a pharmacist, says new report

Pharmacists should oversee the whole medicines management process in all care homes, says the RPS.

Is hub and spoke really the answer for pharmacy?

The Government wants pharmacies in England to adopt hub and spoke dispensing models – but is this feasible?

Burt calls for calm amid funding fears

Contractors urged by minister to recognise the opportunities presented by the proposed pharmacy reforms.

Pharmacy being thrown to the wolves

The Government’s plan to phase out establishment payments is a further blow to independent pharmacists.

Show your support: sign the petition

A petition to the Prime Minister has been launched as part of the campaign to save local pharmacies.

Pharmacy Voice seeks commitments from DH

Pharmacy Voice says Government plans for pharmacy "make dangerous assumptions."

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