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Tory MP: We need to tell public when to visit pharmacies

We need "better communication" on what symptoms can be seen in pharmacy says Simon Fell MP.

NI pharmacies demand three-year deal after 'years of underfunding'

The sector has battled with inconsistent funding for years, warns CPNI.

We should follow Scotland, not throw money at general practice

Jeremy Meader warns the £250 million winter package will fail to give patients in England access to services they need.

Senior health: strength and balance

Strength and balance exercises can help prevent falls in older people but must be focused on individual needs. 

NPA Essential: November 2021

This month's news from the National Pharmacy Association. 

Switch on…then switch off

It’s hard for independents to take a break but we must do so for the sake of our mental health, says Nick Kaye.  

Correlation versus causation

Getting the two confused is forgivable for a lay person but pharmacists should know the difference, says pharmacist Peter Kelly.

MHRA recalls five batches of bimatoprost eye drops

Class 3 recall issued due to faulty containers in some batches.

Well Pharmacy sends flu jab vans around England

Yesterday the multiple launched two mobile health clinics that will reach 35 locations.

EPB chair criticised for registration revoke comments

Govind criticised for comments on pharmacists who refuse emergency supply.

Two million more invites for Covid boosters to go out this week

Text and letters will be sent to individuals due to have a booster at least six months after their second Covid jab.

Every Boots branch to have a cancer advice pharmacist

Boot Macmillan information pharmacists working in every branch, the company announces.

53pc of pharmacists support mandatory jabs for health workers

RPS publishes survey as it warns against making jabs mandatory.

When the drugs won’t work

Analgesics can provide relief from pain but there are times when people aren’t able to take them or just don’t want to. 

Is general practice our new competitor?

Pharmacy has always kowtowed to GPs but our failure to speak up is frankly unprofessional, says Terry Maguire.  

Run to a new you!

Running opened new doors in mental health and wellbeing, says London Marathon finisher Mohammed Hussain. 

Boots pharmacists reject 2pc pay increase, consider industrial action

The PDA is pushing for pharmacists to get an extra 3.25 per cent to cope with inflation.

NI health secretary acclaims pharmacy's role over last 100 years

Swann paid tribute to pharmacy teams during the NPA's centenary dinner in Northern Ireland.

Numark MD: We should follow Scotland's Pharmacy First approach

Jeremy Meader warns the 250m GP winter package will not give patients access to services they need.

LPC representation vote 'could disenfranchise independents'

The proposed voting quotas could stack the odds against independents says NPA.

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