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Pharmacy must get involved in social prescribing, warns CCG chair

Dr Jagan John, the chair of Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group, has warned community pharmacy to ensure it is involved in the government’s social prescribing programme and other new models of care because its business model “is not fit for purpose any more.”

Increase in October concession price for Risperidone

The PSNC has announced that last month’s price concession for a pack of 60 Risperidone 2mg tablets has risen to £20.

Supreme Court decision on pregabalin "a relief" says NPA

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has described the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Pfizer’s claim that only its branded drug pregabalin should be prescribed and dispensed for pain including central and peripheral neuropathic pain as a “relief.”

Former Alliance man named first independent HDA chair

Former Alliance man named first independent HDA chair

Exclusive: Bodies failing to show they are explaining pharmacy supply role ahead of Brexit

Former National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Board member Mike Hewitson has criticised community pharmacy bodies, notably the PSNC, for failing to show the sector that they are explaining to the public and government the “critical” role pharmacies play in ensuring patients have continuous access to medicines with a potentially damaging Brexit looming.

Majority support unannounced inspections and publication of reports

A consultation on the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) proposed approach to its regulation of registered pharmacies in the UK revealed large support among stakeholders for unannounced inspections and online publication of pharmacy inspection reports.

National EHC and smoking service added to contract talks

National EHC and smoking service added to contract talks

Cannabis conundrums

Certain medical products derived from cannabis are now available on prescription in the UK. Richard Hough examines a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for patients…

Cost of diabetes prescriptions exceed £1bn

The cost of prescriptions for diabetes drugs in England in 2017-18 exceeded £1 billion, according to figures by NHS Digital.

Patients think medicines leaflets exaggerate side-effect risk

Nearly half of people believe information leaflets that come with medicines exaggerate the risk of side-effects and many are prepared to buy a medicine from outside a pharmacy even if the pharmacist has advised them against doing so, a study by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has found.

Brexit no-deal: Pharmacists should substitute prescriptions

Government should consider substituting prescriptions in event of no-deal Brexit

Second Boots union ballot confirmed for February

Second ballot to determine pharmacists’ union representation at Boots confirmed for February

PSNC chief: We will work with government to ensure pharmacy plays key illness prevention role

PSNC chief: We will work with government to ensure pharmacy plays key illness prevention role  

NPA research gets BBC Breakfast platform

The NPA’s Director of Pharmacy, Leyla Hannbeck, appeared on BBC Breakfast to detail its latest research.

Know More Pain campaign launched

The campaign encourages people to understand more about body pain, including its causes.

GPhC consults on renewal fees

It is the first time the regulatory body has proposed an increase in fees since 2015.

Funding offer accepted "with heavy heart"

PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes said the latest funding level agreement was a “difficult decision” to make.

Community pharmacy clinical audit published

The audit looks at advising people with diabetes on the importance of receiving their annual seasonal flu vaccination.

MHRA no-deal Brexit consultation closes soon

The consultation covers no-deal proposals on medicines, clinical trials and medical devices.

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