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Health Watch - April

Brian Collett brings you the month's news with Healthwatch. 

PAGB pushes for 'self-care scripts'

The idea is for GPs to recommend appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) treatments and self-care advice for people with self-treatable conditions.

Perrigo puts spotlight on sleep disorders

Kicking off on April 25, the free seminars will outline how pharmacists can recognise and rule out sleep disorders.

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

Revalidwhat?

It's all change on the CPD front. Laura Reed, head of professional development at Numark, explains what you need to do.

Medicine expert theme for World Pharmacists Day 2018

This year the focus is on the extensive expertise that pharmacists have and put to use every day to ensure better patient health.

Pharmacy service model for patients with LTCs hailed a success

The service uses validated clinical tools to support patients who have multiple long-term conditions.

NPA explores access to care in patient roundtable

The roundtable was the first in a series of themed NPA discussions with key stakeholders.

Professional bodies push for data protection exemptions

A joint letter requests that urgent amendments are made prior to the Bill becoming law to help protect smaller NHS primary care providers.

Guidance needed for STP integration, says NPA

The NPA call comes after Steve Brine spoke about the importance of community pharmacies being fully deployed in primary care.

Showcasing the best in ‘clean-health’

Whether it’s down to health, environmental factors or sustainability, the ‘clean-label’ movement shows no signs of abating.

Clarke reappointed as GPhC chair

Clarke has served as chair since March 2014 and will serve another four years.

Gearing up for GDPR

Laura Reed, head of professional development at Numark, gives you the heads up on preparing for the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this May

NHS to fund care home pharmacists in England

NHS trials show care home pharmacists reduce emergency hospital admissions and also lead to meaningful savings.

Charity concerned at vitamin D script cuts

National Osteoporosis Society warns that people needing vitamin D to maintain strong bones will struggle to sustain healthy levels. 

Rising to the challenge

Around 300 representatives of the UK’s independent community pharmacy sector gathered recently in Borneo for pharmacy wholesaler Sigma’s 10th annual conference entitled ‘Making it happen’. Liz Jones reports.

Views sought on modernisation of IP standards

The consultation, running until 6 June, seeks views on three key changes.

Health Watch - March 2018

The latest pharma research by Brian Collet.

Flu vaccine in pill form breakthrough

Researchers from Cardiff University have created the world’s first synthetic, non-biologic vaccine.  
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Health Watch - April

Brian Collett brings you the month's news with Healthwatch. 

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