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PAGB calls for greater pharmacy role in health records

Pharmacists should be empowered to write in people’s medical records, says PAGB.

'Check before you tick' pharmacy toolkit now available

The campaign encourages patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions.

NICE QS171 sets standards for meds management in social care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published Quality Standard (QS171) on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community.  

Call for pharmacy to be more supportive of women carers

Pharmacists are in an ideal position to empower women in these roles, says new report.

NPA welcomes move to open Scotland’s MAS to all

The Inverclyde MAS pilot is to form the basis of a scheme across Scotland.

Community pharmacist takes reins at FIP

Switzerland’s Dominique Jordan has been elected as president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Coeliac sufferers still going undiagnosed

New research shows that around half a million people in the UK are still living with undiagnosed coeliac disease. 

Numark debuts error reporting service

The Pharmapod solution is said to be an intuitive and profession-specific platform.

High Court funding decision upheld

Appeals by both the PSNC and the NPA against the October 2016 High Court funding decision have been dismissed.

Honey first for coughs, says NICE

Clinicians are being advised in most cases not to offer antibiotics as they make little difference to a person’s symptoms.

RPS backs greater use of pharmacist independent prescribers

The RPS has published a new GB-wise policy on independent prescribing. 

New conference addresses pharmacy's travel clinic potential

The first Pharmacist Travel Health Conference is to take place in London on 3-4 November.

E-cigarette key weapon in NHS arsenal, say MPs

E-cigarettes should not be treated in the same way as conventional cigarettes, say MPs.

FIP Fun Run to raise money for Pharmacist Support

The 5km fun run has been a popular social event at the congress for the past seven years.

It's good to talk, says new RPS campaign

The ‘Good care starts with a conversation’ campaign urges the public to #talktopharmacy.

Mixed reception for unannounced inspection proposal

Some national bodies welcome the move, some express concern.

Flarin competition winners

Two lucky pharmacy assistants have each won a luxury coffee maker after completing a competition from painkilling brand, Flarin

Aggressive lowering of systolic BP reduces dementia risk

Reductions in the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and the combination of MCI and dementia, have been shown for the first time.

Breast remains best for infants

The first official review of infant feeding practices in over 20 years continues to recommend that babies are exclusively breastfed until around 6 months of age.

Z-drugs linked to rise in harmful side effects in dementia

Medication commonly prescribed to people with dementia has been linked to an increase in harmful side-effects
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PAGB calls for greater pharmacy role in health records

Pharmacists should be empowered to write in people’s medical records, says PAGB.

'Check before you tick' pharmacy toolkit now available

The campaign encourages patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions.

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PAGB calls for greater pharmacy role in health records

Pharmacists should be empowered to write in people’s medical records, says PAGB.

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