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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.

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.

Plans for health and care hubs across Wales

The move is part of an overall initiative to get GPs, pharmacists, therapists and even social care staff to work more closely together.

NHS budget plan disappoints

Many healthcare bodies were disappointed by Chancellor Philip Hammond's statement.

Empty words, empty promises?

Mandeep Mudhar is disappointed by attitudes at the recent APPG meeting

Dispensing error defence laid before parliament

The Order brings pharmacy in line with other healthcare professions.

Shadow Health Secretary gets his flu jab

"The Government ought to do more to support successful and innovative community pharmacies," he said.

MPs to carry out inquiry into e-cigarettes

There are still significant gaps in the research guiding the regulation and sale of e-cigarettes.

Save the date: 21 November!

A political campaigning day for community pharmacy is being organised.

PDA and NPA urge safety first in supervision debate

The PDA and NPA have jointly appealed to members of the Department of Health's Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safety 'pledge'.

Winter crisis now "all year crisis", says NHS Confederation

Confederation urges support for "every part of the system" during the next few months.

Alliance warns patients at risk in Brexit negotiations

The Brexit Health Alliance warns that patients will suffer unless negotiators make sure that issues such as access to new medicines are given the attention they deserve. 

Independents urged to build bridges with local MPs

The NPA will give bespoke support to any pharmacist hosting an MP in their pharmacy.

RPS raises concerns over mooted prescription restrictions

The RPS believes people on low incomes wouldl be disproportionately affected by the change.

Claire Ward joins PDA as public affairs director

Independent Community Pharmacist columnist and former chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation and more recently chair of Pharmacy Voice, has been appointed director of public affairs at the Pharmacists’ Defence Association.

New push for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Better publicity for the Prescription Prepayment Certificate is also urged.

Steve Brine appointed minister for pharmacy

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP has been appointed in the post-election reshuffle.

No pharmacy representation in new Brexit Health Alliance

The Brexit Health Alliance is a new partnership formed to to be voice of health sector as the UK leaves the European Union.

Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

New government urged to reset relationship with pharmacy

Following yesterday's General Election and resulting hung parliament, pharmacy bodies have called on all political parties to recognise the important role of community pharmacists.
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