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Keith Ridge to lead NHS over-prescribing review

The review will look to address ‘problematic polypharmacy’ and the management of non-reviewed repeat prescriptions

Hancock warns HCPs against stockpiling

Healthcare professionals should not build stockpiles of their own and any “over-ordering” will be investigated, he said

Pharmacists to amend prescriptions under new protocol

The Government is looking at granting pharmacists emergency powers to amend GP prescriptions

Industry & govt near agreement on PPRS successor

The NHS across the UK is expected to save around £930m on its medicine bill under a new scheme

Hancock: Pharmacists should support Brexit plan

Pharmacists should support May if they wish to avoid the patient safety implications of no deal, Hancock claimed

Social prescribing and pharmacy: a natural fit?

There is a growing sense that social prescribing is an idea whose time has come – so what do pharmacists need to know?

Pharmacists linked to care homes as part of £3.5bn investment

Pharmacists and GPs are to be assigned to care homes in a measure Theresa May says will be "better for patients"

Hancock makes prevention his mantra – but have we been here before?

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine The health secretary has thrown his weight behind the modèle français for community pharmacy and made ill health prevention his driving ambition. This isn't the first time the Government has spoken of the need to focus on prevention rather than cure. Will things be different this time around?

Former DH director to head up CCA

Former Department of Health director general and NHS regional head John Bacon will be CCA chair

PSNC to make case for more national services

PSNC is to push for nationally commissioned emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) and stop smoking services

Scripts exemptions go digital in fraud crackdown

Health and Social Care secretary Matt Hancock has announced a five year programme to tackle fraud in the NHS

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

“Bank at my back”: pharmacists’ category M concerns

Contractors in England have expressed dismay at the news their margins will be squeezed between November and March by a £50m category M clawback (£10m per month) and a 3p drop in the single activity fee

Hancock’s half hour…

The new(ish) health secretary Matt Hancock has shown he has a sense of humour and at least some idea of how community pharmacists contribute to primary care

PSNC: “Difficult decision" to accept 2018-19 funding offer

PSNC chief Simon Dukes acknowledged that many contractors would be “disappointed to hear that there is no more money available for pharmacies” and said accepting the offer had been a “difficult decision”

Mental health is our ”defining challenge” says Hancock

On World Mental Health Day 2018, health secretary Matt Hancock described mental health as the “defining challenge of our age” and acknowledged the issue has not been adequately resourced to date

FMD funding tabled for 2019-20 contract negotiations

Negotiations between PSNC and the Government on the issue of whether pharmacists will receive funding for implementing the FMD will form part of the 2019-20 contract discussions, CEO Simon Dukes said

Insight: Reasons to be cheerful

By Alexander Humphries I am refreshed and raring to go after the summer holidays. Apart from the next six months being hellish regarding the comings and goings of staff as they continue their personal journeys of maternity leave, promotion, leavers and new starters, there is plenty to be optimistic about. For a start, we apparently have a Secretary of State who wants to invest in pharmacy – at least until his civil servants get their hooks into him. This is something we haven’t had in a very long time. I feel optimistic, as I always have been, that Government and NHS England are running out of time and options for getting a grip on the health service.

CCA welcomes DHSC focus on pharmacy regulation

Proposals by the DHSC to steer pharmacy from ministerial legislation to professional regulation are to be welcomed, the Company Chemists’ Association has said

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