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Generics firms accused of anti-competitive hydrocortisone deal

The CMA has provisionally found that two companies had an illegal anti-competitive agreement on the drug

NHSX to manage digital transformation

The organisation has been set up to deliver on the health secretary’s tech vision and the NHS Long Term Plan

NPA view: Medicines costs having “critical” impact

Many NPA members are paying out more in bills to wholesalers than they are being reimbursed by the NHS

Support the WHO safety campaign

Pharmacists must engage with the WHO’s global medication safety campaign, says NHS Improvement

Cuts continue to impact LloydsPharmacy’s performance in Q3

Market growth in the European division as a whole was “partially offset” by poor UK performance

Call for pharmacies to take part in Help Us, Help You campaign

It will promote the advice and clinical services on offer in community pharmacy to help people with minor ailments

NHS chief: No deal medicine plans “activated”

Matt Hancock revealed in the course of the hearing that the Government has “of course” prioritised medicines over food

Clinical briefing: How far have we come on cancer survival?

Crucial advances have been made but there are still barriers to improving survival rates

NHS plan: more detail needed

By Gareth Jones, NPA head of corporate affairs “I’ve just seen this NHS plan... and we’re not in it,” is how one NPA member reacted when the 10-year plan was published. While it is true there are few references to community pharmacy specifically, there is a lot about community-based services, medicines, workforce, urgent care and prevention, which are all areas inherently in our sector’s sphere of interest.

NHS productivity outstrips the wider economy

New ONS data reveals that NHS productivity for the financial year ending 2017 grew by three per cent in England

NHS should be clear with pharmacists, says RPS chair

NHS policy makers should be clear with community pharmacists on their plans for the sector, Sandra Gidley told PM

Pharmacies as high street clinics

A vision of community pharmacies as “high street clinics” was described as a recent conference

Light on detail, wide in scope – Long Term Plan a threat or an opportunity?

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine There is much in the NHS Long Term Plan that is encouraging. Plenty of mentions of pharmacists, albeit mostly of the ‘clinical’ kind – of which more later. However, community pharmacists are emphasised as key players in urgent care and prevention and there is the usual commitment to make greater use of their skills and opportunities to engage patients.

‘Further efficiencies’ for community pharmacy outlined in Long-Term Plan

The role of “clinical pharmacists” will grow while community pharmacy may undergo “further efficiencies”

Hancock warns HCPs against stockpiling

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

Regional funding to support hospital ePMA

£78m has been made available to support electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA)

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

NHS diabetes programme to pilot low calorie diets

Patients will be prescribed a liquid diet of just over 800 calories a day for three months

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

Hancock: Pharmacists should support Brexit plan

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

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