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Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Real-time exemption checking may have problems

The real-time exemption checking system may not be perfect, warns Sandra Gidley.    

We need diabetes-specialist pharmacists to help GPs

A GP pharmacist based in London believes there should be “diabetes-specialist” community pharmacists.

Pharmacist who exposed himself leaves NPA

The NPA announces its education and training pharmacist suspended for exposing himself in public is to leave.

RPS will not tell pharmacist bullying claim verdict

The RPS will not inform a pharmacist who lodged an allegation of bullying about its decision. 

Boots trials cystitis test and treat service in 37 stores

Boots service allows women aged 16 to 64 to test if they have a urinary tract infection.

GPhC opens consultation on training of pharmacists

The GPhC has opened “a landmark” consultation on the training of pharmacists.

Brexit crisis: Wholesalers may favour ‘owned’ pharmacies

Claire Ward fears some wholesalers may favour their “vertically-integrated” pharmacies when supplying products.  

Gidley: What does NHS plan’s reimbursement reform mean?

Sandra Gidley wants to know what “reform of reimbursement” as set out in the NHS long-term plan means for pharmacy. 

PAGB: NHS long-term plan missed a self care trick

The PAGB is disappointed self care was not central to the government’s NHS long-term plan. 

NHS plan could reform pharmacy reimbursement

Health bosses are keen to support community pharmacy by reforming its reimbursement.

Technicians not ready for additional clinical roles

PDA says technicians in community settings have suffered from years of underinvestment in training.

Pharmacists can supply antivirals during flu season

Pharmacists will be able to supply antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of flu.  

Healthwatch - January 2019

Brian Collett brings you this month's research news.

NPA warns pharmacies about fake Percocet tablets

NPA warns pharmacies that fake painkillers have been seized by police in London.

Transparent approach to closures is welcomed

Numark MD Jeremy Meader welcomes a “practical solution and more transparent approach” to any pharmacy closures. 

MHRA recalls some products containing irbesartan

The MHRA has issued a recall of some products containing irbesartan amid fears of contamination.

Pharmacist who lodged bullying claims contacts MP for support

A pharmacist who lodged a complaint about alleged bullying has contacted her MP.

NPA welcomes new board member

Olivier Picard, who runs three pharmacies in Reading and High Wycombe, has been elected to the NPA board.

DHSC reveals final list of December price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care announces final list of price concessions for December.

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Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

Real-time exemption checking may have problems

The real-time exemption checking system may not be perfect, warns Sandra Gidley.    

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Brexit crisis: Pharmacies must be given special powers

The NPA warns pharmacists must be given powers to supply medicines after government’s Commons defeat.

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