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New app pushes self-care agenda

The app directs consumers to the pharmacy rather than the GP for common healthcare ailments.

RPS presses for better use of Pharmacy Integration Fund

The Fund should be used to accelerate referral to pharmacy schemes to help prevent readmissions into overstretched hospitals.

Benchmark survey: make your voice heard

ICP and CIG Research want to hear your views on the key issues affecting pharmacy in 2018.

Order line changes at Alliance Healthcare

Retail customers should now call 0330 100 0448.

Immuno-oncology revolution underway

Advances in immuno-oncology (IO) are revolutionising the standard of care for many types of cancer.

BBC investigates pharmacy workload pressures

Staffing levels in Boots UK pharmacies were explored following concerns raised by a former Boots employee.

Sign up to Moving Healthcare Professionals programme

PHE is offering free local training sessions on the importance of physical activity for interested healthcare professionals

Warner visits Bedminster pharmacy

NHS England’s deputy chief pharmacist is “empathetic and candid” in visit to Bristol pharmacy

Consultation launched on plans to rein in prescriptions

A consultation on proposals to “rein in prescriptions” for a number of OTC products has been published by NHS England.

Fraud prevention chief moves to head PSNC

Simon Dukes will take over from the current PSNC chief executive, Sue Sharpe, in May 2018.

Testicular cancer app launched

Each month a celebrity will encourage users to check themselves, this will be done through a video on the app.

NPA issues guide to EU Falsified Medicines Directive

The Directive comes into force on 9 February 2019 but pharmacists need to start preparing now.

Luigi Martini joins RPS as chief scientist

The RPS says he will make a significant contribution to the work of the professional body.

PDA ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’ garners GPhC support

The GPhC has responded to the publication of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s (PDA) Safer Pharmacies Charter.

Revalidation in force from March

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on 30 March.

Older asthma patients more likely to have 'flare-ups'

New research has real implications for the way asthma is treated in the over 55 age group.

Call for lung health check for over 40s

The British Thoracic Society has used the data to renew its call on the Government to ‘get serious about tackling lung disease’.

GPhC green lights revalidation

GPhC chair Nigel Clarke described the move as a step-change for the profession.

Parliament approves legislation on inadvertent dispensing errors

The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors–Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018 is expected to come into effect next year.

Inappropriate inhaler prescribing rife in COPD treatment

One in 10 people identified as having COPD have no definitive diagnosis, yet the majority of them are being prescribed inhaled drugs.
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New app pushes self-care agenda

The app directs consumers to the pharmacy rather than the GP for common healthcare ailments.

RPS presses for better use of Pharmacy Integration Fund

The Fund should be used to accelerate referral to pharmacy schemes to help prevent readmissions into overstretched hospi...

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New app pushes self-care agenda

The app directs consumers to the pharmacy rather than the GP for common healthcare ailments.

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New app pushes self-care agenda

The app directs consumers to the pharmacy rather than the GP for common healthcare ailments.