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DH not yet planning to release pandemic stockpile

There are no plans to release medicines from the DHSC's reduced Essential Medicines Buffer Stockpile.

Technology shaping community pharmacy

Patient apps, a new take on dispensary IT and the ongoing saga of hub-and-spoke are among the elements shaping the development of technology in community pharmacy.

Community pharmacies to receive facemasks

Chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge has told community pharmacies they are to receive facemasks.

Wholesalers hold supplies of cannabis-based drugs after import change

Pharmacy wholesalers can now hold supplies of cannabis-based medicines for future use by patients.

Prescription charge to increase from April 1

The DHSC has announced the prescription charge in England will increase from April 1.

Coronavirus: Retired NHS staff may be called back to duty

A worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK could see retired NHS staff called back to duty to prop up the health service.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

Pharmacists may be included in new prescribing powers bill

A new bill set before Parliament today aims to extend prescribing powers to more health professions.

Pharmacists offered ‘fast-track’ medical degrees under Brexit plans

The government is planning to offer pharmacists and paramedics a fast-track conversion course to retrain as doctors.

No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

Prescribing rates of vitamin D high for children

Prescribing rates of high doses of vitamin D are at an all-time high for British children.

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Export ban for four more medicines

Four more medicines have been added to the list of those that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

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.

Pharmacists to switch fluoxetine strengths as first SSP introduced

Pharmacists have been granted powers to dispense an “alternative strength or pharmaceutical form” of fluoxetine.

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

Government to consider ‘non-GP settings’ for MMR as measles threat grows

The Government will consider offering MMR vaccinations in “settings outside of a GP” to improve protection rates.

DHSC claims better medicines pricing data

The DHSC has said the data it collects on medicines prices has improved since new regulations came into force.

DHSC recategorises melatonin

PSNC is warning that payment for July prescriptions will reflect the new categorisation, not the information published in the July Drug Tariff.

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