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Flu epidemic set to hit UK

A flu epidemic will hit England in a fortnight if current trends continue, according to latest figures from PHE

Warner visits Bedminster pharmacy

NHS England’s deputy chief pharmacist is “empathetic and candid” in visit to Bristol pharmacy

Sign up to Moving Healthcare Professionals programme

PHE is offering free local training sessions on the importance of physical activity for interested healthcare professionals

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Mollipaxin 100mg capsules

Winthrop Pharmaceuticals is conducting a precautionary recall of a single batch of Mollipaxin 100mg capsules (EL(18) A/01)

Antiviral prescribing authorised for flu as incidence spikes

Incidence levels mean GPs may now prescribe antivirals for flu as NHS faces worst winter crisis in 30 years

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures, NHS Digital has announced.

Targeting smokers this new year

A new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes and urging smokers to make a quit attempt with help from Smokefree has been released by PHE.

Consultation launched on plans to rein in prescriptions

A consultation on proposals to “rein in prescriptions” for a number of OTC products has been published by NHS England.

Taking control of snacking

Helping parents take control of their children’s snacking is the focus of Public Health England's latest Change4Life campaign and the first promoting healthier snacks.

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

EPS being tested in urgent care

NHS Digital is to begin trialling use of the electronic prescription service by prescribers in urgent care settings

GPhC keen to work with PDA to improve patient safety

Pharmacy’s regulator has called for professional bodies to work together on patient safety agenda

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Link between physical activity and wellbeing

A clear link between physical activity and mental wellbeing has been proven by a Sport England survey.

Revalidation to go live in March

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on March 30, 2018, the GPhC has announced

PDA launches charter and campaign for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a Safer Pharmacies Charter with the aim of improving patient safety through better working conditions

Legislation finally passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the legislation to introduce a new defence for inadvertent dispensing errors

Proposed Nov concession prices sent to PSNC

PSNC has received a list of proposed concession prices for 52 of the 67 outstanding requests for November

Timely intervention from NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website will shortly be testing an improved ‘find a pharmacy’ service

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