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WannaCry cyber attack cost the NHS £92m

The figure includes ‘lost output’ of patient care caused by reduced access to information and cancelled appointments, and additional IT support provided to restore data and systems

Pharmacists and patients have been let down by flu jab shambles

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine Those curmudgeons who harp on about pharmacists’ supposed inability to adapt or deliver at scale should be pointed to the national flu vaccination service. In just three seasons, community pharmacies have become the preferred choice for many wanting a jab, both private and NHS. Last year pharmacists carried out 1.3 million vaccinations, no appointment necessary, with patients raving about the convenience and accessibility on offer. Researchers proved it was cost-effective, the fee was increased, the service specification widened – what could possibly go wrong?

GPhC to consult on renewal fee rise

A spokesperson told Pharmacy Magazine that the GPhC's rationale for raising its fees, including proposals to charge pharmacists an additional £7 each year, would be made public "in the next month"

Time to build bridges with Government officials says Lyonette

The legal action against the cuts damaged the relationship with senior civil servants and relations need to be rebuilt, says new NPA boss

The NMS and hypertension: the way forward for pharmacy?

A study into the management of hypertension through the NMS offers some pointers for pharmacist-led care

NICE backs pharmacy

NICE says community pharmacy needs embedding in NHS pathways – something the sector has been saying for years...

Flexibility the biggest draw for locum pharmacists

Flexibility is by far the most common reason for switching from full-time employment to locum pharmacy work, taking precedence over pay, a new survey suggests

Reflections on revalidation: part 6

In the sixth article in our series, Asha Fowells charts her personal experience of the revalidation process

Adult smoking increases chronic pain

Smoking cigarettes during adulthood, even for a short time, may increase the risk of experiencing chronic widespread pain in later life, according to a new report

IBS: Spell it out

One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Supporting smokers to quit: A summary of resources

PHE has developed a summary document to support healthcare professionals in discussing the latest information on stop smoking aids and advising patients wishing to participate in Stoptober

GPhC received six whistleblowing disclosures in 2017-18

The General Pharmaceutical Council received six whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, according to a joint report from the UK’s health regulators

Stock Check

We round up the latest OTC news

Pharmacists “absolutely critical” to Scotland’s healthcare ambitions

The “clinical leadership” of pharmacists and technicians is “absolutely critical” to realising Scotland’s healthcare ambitions, the Scottish health secretary told the FIP Congress

Inspection reports must not mislead

By NPA policy manager Helga Mangion NOWADAYS it is easier than ever to access and share information and this raises expectations in terms of transparency and customer service. The performance of schools, the cleanliness of restaurants and MPs’ expenses are all available at the click of a mouse. NHS Choices encourages patients to review their pharmacy, GP, dentist and other health providers online but, unlike these other providers, the pharmacy regulator does not currently publish its reports. The GPhC consultation, ‘Developing our approach to regulating registered pharmacies’, reflects some of these issues. The NPA agrees with the principle of the publication of reports, provided they are not misleading to the public. Reports should contain only data that informs consumer decision-making, uncluttered by technical details that are useless for that purpose.

Over half missing out on vital health checks, charity warns

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that of 15.5 million people in England who were eligible for a health check between 2013 and 2018, only 6.8 million (44 per cent) did so

Infant nutrition: Giving parents a helping hand

The role of accessible, informed healthcare professionals is increasingly important in baby and child health and nutrition

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

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