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Cuts to NHS pre-reg funding put on hold

A cut of 25 per cent in salary support for NHS preregistration trainees announced by HEE will be put on hold

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

DHSC: 7,500 medicines have touchpoint with EU

7,000 POM and P medicines and 500 GSLs come from or via Europe, health minister Stephen Hammond said

One in eight: Young people and mental health

Over 12 per cent of five to 19-year-olds are currently dealing with at least one mental health disorder

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’ role in diabetes care highlighted

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

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die

Where next for the NHS Long-Term Plan?

By Royal Pharmaceutical Society England board chair Sandra Gidley As the dust settles from the publication of the long-awaited NHS Long-Term Plan, many across the profession will be looking to what it means in practice. There are certainly opportunities for pharmacy, but it would be fair to say some in the community sector will be wondering what happens next. Pharmacists certainly featured more than ever before and it was great to see NHS England recognise how central their skills will be to meeting its ambitions around patient safety and delivering better value from the billions of pounds spent on medicines each year.

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

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

Boots UK launches new specialist pharmacist role

The role recognises "pharmacists who combine the highest level of clinical competence with a drive to innovate"

New polypharmacy guidance from RPS

There is increasing focus in the healthcare sector on the issues that can occur as a result of polypharmacy

Mixed response to GP five-year contract from pharmacy profession

Some said the plan represents an opportunity while other warned it was not sufficiently clear on community pharmacy’s role

RPS consults on standards for community pharmacy services

The standards will set out best practice across the sector and encourage consistent, high quality patient care, says the RPS

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

Pharmacy specials: Getting the balance right

Pharmacists have to navigate complex processes in sourcing, supplying and being reimbursed for specials

Keith Ridge to lead NHS over-prescribing review

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

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"

Regional matters: a vision for Wales

We are currently working to deliver a vision for pharmacy in Wales, says Suzanne Scott-Thomas, chair of the RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board

Top tips for revalidation

If your GPhC registration is due for renewal by October 31 you need to revalidate now, says Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board

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