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Act now to address life expectancy gap, experts urge government

Reducing the life expectancy gap between the UK’s richest and poorest will be a crucial test of whether a planned £20 billion NHS cash injection is succesful, experts said

Pharmacy profile: Dushyant Patel

Blakeberry Pharmacy in East London has sought to embrace change by spearheading new services. Owner Dushyant Patel explains how the pharmacy’s sexual health offering has led to greater local awareness

RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

The RPS welcomed the promise of additional funding but said some of this money must be used to help pharmacy support "the best use of medicines"

NHS explains how it uses data to patients

NHS England has launched a campaign to inform the public how rules surrounding the use of health and care data have been strengthened

Next steps for social care

Four more areas are joining the ten areas that are already part of the integrated care development programme. The NHS says this will benefit 12 million more people

NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription may have contributed to hospital admissions

NHS well placed to integrate care

The NHS probably has a better chance to truly integrate care than almost any other health care system in the world, a former leading US health administrator has said

Invest in pharmacy to widen access to NHS care, NPA urges

The National Pharmacy Association has published a report calling for a greater role for community pharmacy in addressing the NHS’s “chronic access problem”

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

Advanced paramedics to become prescribers

Advanced paramedics are the latest group of health workers to be given independent prescribing rights, with the change likely to take effect in early 2019

New GP contract agreed for 2018-19

NHS England chief exec Simon Stevens described the contract as a "further concrete step in investing in and strengthening general practice"

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.

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday next year

Is the NHS being privatised?

The King’s Fund has looked at two of the issues about the NHS raised last month by Professor Stephen Hawking 

NHS rolls out diabetes prevention programme

NHS England, PHE and Diabetes UK announce national rollout of the NHS diabetes prevention programme.

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