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Revealed: Pharmacy bodies want reduction in number of LPCs

The CCA and AIM want a reduction in the number of LPCs while the NPA wants to streamline the network, documents reveal.

Pharmacists asked to promote Raynaud’s awareness

Health charity Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK is asking community pharmacists to help patients identify Raynaud’s.

Questions asked about RPS building sale

Questions around the 2013 sale of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s former London headquarters are raised in P3pharmacy.

Two HRT products back in stock on Friday

Evorel's manufacturer said two of the products in the HRT range will be available in pharmacies from February 14.  

Type 2 diabetes cases rise 40% in Scotland

New cases of type 2 diabetes in Scotland rose by 40 per cent over a 10-year period, according to official figures.

Doctors urge Hancock to investigate HRT shortages

Medical organisations are urging health secretary Matt Hancock to investigate the cause of ongoing HRT shortages.

GP contract ‘bad news for community pharmacy’

The new GP contract is described as placing additional financial stress on the community pharmacy sector.

CPD module: Respiratory conditions

This module examines common respiratory infections, with a focus on the appropriate use of antibiotics.   

Coronavirus guidance for pharmacists issued

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has issued new guidance for community and hospital pharmacists.

Revised PCN service specs agreed in GP 2020/21 contract

SMRs scaled back, but PCNs now funded to employ pharmacy technicians.

NAO issues stark warning on NHS finances

The ability of the NHS in England to deliver the Long term Plan is called into question.

Legal view: Do not fall foul of GDPR

The ICO's recent decision to fine a pharmacy for failing to ensure the security of personal data is significant for pharmacies.

RPS president: Board members should have maximum term limits

RPS president Sandra Gidley says board members should be allowed to serve three non-consecutive three-year terms.

Exemption checking rollout 'will save many staff hours'

Real time exemption checking allowing pharmacies to check patients' entitlement to free prescriptions is to go national. 

Should pharmacy contract proposals be discussed at LPC conference?

Should community pharmacy contractual proposals be discussed and agreed at the LPC conference?

Cutting costs leads to profit boost for Lloyds parent company

LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson saw a 16 per cent profit rise in its European division in the most recent financial quarter.

Alcohol behind 360k hospital admissions in 2018-19

Alcohol consumption was the biggest cause of more than 350,000 hospital admissions in 2018-19.

Pharmacy2U application for 7m dispensing site refused by NHS

The NHS refuses Pharmacy2U’s application to have a new dispensing facility in Leicester included on the pharmaceutical list.

All change at RPS Scotland

Director and deputy to retire in 2020.

Signs of success with MenB vaccination programme

Infant vaccination against group B meningococcal disease (MenB) has resulted in a significant decline in cases.

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