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Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Flu jabs in community pharmacies boost overall uptake

Offering flu immunisation in community pharmacies increased the number of people in Wales who received the jab, report finds.

Pharmacy cuts in England a wake up call for Wales

Westminster's decision to impose cuts in England triggered positive changes for the sector in Wales, the NPA conference heard.

Celtic nations streets ahead on community pharmacy

By Richard Thomas, Editor, Pharmacy Magazine The contract talks between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England remain shrouded in secrecy but some strong clues are beginning to emerge. Pharmacy’s negotiators are pushing hard for a multi-year settlement like the one the GPs have, while urgent care is a key priority for the NHS as underlined in the Long Term Plan. A national minor illness referral service is very much on the cards. The Scottish and Welsh Governments recognised some time ago the benefits that such schemes offer patients and the NHS, so it is good to see England catching up at last. However, where Scotland and Wales diverge from England is over medicines optimisation in long-term conditions.

All Welsh pharmacies to have independent prescribers

Plans to have a pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) employed in every community pharmacy in Wales by 2030 have been announced

Wales to invest £100k in minor ailments training

Vaughan Gething has today announced a £100,000 funding package to provide 50 pharmacists with specialist minor ailments training

Welsh pharmacy flu jab success

Researchers from the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences analysed records of flu vaccinations delivered in community pharmacies

Community spirit strong in Wales

Communities across Wales have a special affection for their local pharmacies, says NPA relationship manager for Wales Steve Simmonds

Elen Jones appointed director for RPS in Wales

Ms Jones will be accountable for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Wales

Wales invests £5m in “UK first” pre-reg training scheme

The Welsh Government plans to pump £4.9m into “transforming” the training it offers pre-registration pharmacists and doubling pre-reg places

Wales gets additional £1.4m pharmacy funding

The additional funding will secure further changes to contractual arrangements in 2019-20 to offer innovative services

Wales cracks down on script drug dependence

NHS Wales has been told to make better use of the expertise of pharmacists to support evidence-based prescribing

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

Welsh CPhO: Pharmacy must play to its strengths

By Andrew Evans, chief pharmaceutical officer for Welsh Government Independent community pharmacy understands the needs of communities because it is part of those communities – but there are very real threats to its future. These threats are not from governments, automation, hub-and-spoke, changes in supervision, or clinical pharmacists in GP practices – believe it or not, these are opportunities. The threats don’t even come from Brexit. The real threat is a change in consumer behaviour and a failure of pharmacies to adapt to that change. We are mistaken if we believe citizens will continue to access pharmacies in the same way and for the same reasons they do now.

APPG hears about pharmacy in devolved nations

Community pharmacy representatives from each of the devolved nations discussed opportunities and challenges

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

Welsh government moves care into the community

A new document says people “will only go to a general hospital when it is essential,” with community-based services to “create even better care locally” 

Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

The scheme is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 ABMU pharmacies by August

Pharmacy funding in Wales protected at £144m

Funding protected in Wales as community pharmacy described as a “fundamental part” of a strong primary care service

Wales maintains pharmacy funding at £144 million

The community pharmacy sector is a “fundamental part” of the primary care sector in Wales, said health secretary Vaughan Gething

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