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What is the public appetite for digital healthcare?

The Government is backing digital healthcare in a big way, but is the public interest there yet?

Prescription charge rises to £9.00

Primary care “must play its part” in NHS savings and the cost hike is part of this programme, the Government says

Pharmacists could manage some emergency admissions

‘Potentially pharmacist-manageable conditions’ accounted for 4.3 per cent of A&E visits in a Canadian study

Clinical briefing: Pharmacists helping with osteoporosis risk

A programme demonstrating pharmacists' ability to identify osteoporosis risk is being highlighted by NICE

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

Pharmacist-led initiative cuts readmission rates

Telephone follow-up by pharmacists after patients are discharged from hospital reduced readmission rates

Pharmacists’ role in diabetes care highlighted

A new report highlights community pharmacy’s role in preventing and treating diabetes

GP pharmacists not the only answer, MPs told

Policy makers need to look to the innovative potential of community pharmacy to solve the NHS access crisis

As Boots union ballot papers go out, comparisons made with Ireland

The PDAU drew comparisons to an existing arrangement between Boots Ireland and a trade union regarding support staff

Stockpiling warnings: Fix the bigger problem

By Alexander Humphries* Whatever you think about Brexit, it is going to do nothing to improve the medicines supply chain. Every other business sector in the UK is being advised to make preparations for a no-deal situation, but in community pharmacy we have our hands tied behind our backs because we’ve been told not to stockpile. In fact, pharmacies should have been slowly building a buffer for a long time, because it is obvious our civil servants couldn’t organise a proverbial in a brewery. I’ve had not one, not two but three letters warning me that consequences will follow for anyone daring to disobey the teacher on this issue.

MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

The MHRA has recalled three batches of blood pressure and heart medication Irbesartan due to contamination fears

Pharmacy feels the squeeze at LTP meeting

A meeting of the All Party Pharmacy Group saw health bodies and politicians assembled in close quarters

Pharmacy BP services good for patients and NHS, commissioners told

Pharmacy-based hypertension services have potential to improve both public health and NHS efficiency, the CCA said

Scenario: Kidney dialysis

Pharmacist Paeveen on the options available when a patient waith kidney disease love to travel

Opportunities in self-test kits

Self-test diagnostic and health monitoring devices can help people to be more in control of their own health

BMA concerns on shortages powers for pharmacists

The BMA says pharmacists dispensing “therapeutic equvalents” to prescribed medicines may lead to unforeseen risks

Pharmacist Support welcomes new chief exec

Ms Hunt most recently served as operations director at environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

Pharmacists are advised that despite early glitches most medicine packs with FMD safety features may be dispensed

Boots union vote: Ballot commences

Boots pharmacists and pre-reg pharmacists now have five weeks to have their final say on this long-running issue

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