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Patients discharged from hospital to be referred to pharmacies

Patients discharged from hospital will be referred to community pharmacies for advice about newly prescribed medicines from July.

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

Medicines reconciliation 'prevents hospital readmission'

Medicines reconciliation could become an essential service in the 2020-21 community pharmacy contractual framework.

FtP concerns hit a record high for second quarter running

GPhC received record 765 complaints in last three months of 2019.

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

PHE asks pharmacists to raise coronavirus awareness

Pharmacists are being asked to display new posters from Public Health England with advice about coronavirus. 

Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

Birmingham pharmacist jailed for drug trafficking

Sarfraz Hussain gets 28 months after MHRA investigation.

Common pre-reg exam across UK from 2021

A common pre-registration exam for pharmacy graduates in Great Britain and Northern Ireland is to be introduced.

NPA 'urging' contractors to answer PSNC survey

Community pharmacy contractors are being urged to respond to a survey that asks how effective representative structures are.

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: second reading March 2

Bill gives government powers to update medicines regulations once Brexit transition period complete.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a number of concerns were identified. 

Deadline for CBD companies to keep products on shelves

The Food Standards Agency has given the CBD industry until March 31 2021 to apply to keep ther products on shelves.

Pharmacy teams urged to make Yellow Card reports

MHRA is raising awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects using the Yellow Card Scheme.

Two thirds of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre

UK adults confused about how much fibre they should be eating, according to research conducted by the bakery company Hovis.

NPA to launch impact assessment of five-year deal on independents

The NPA is launching an economic analysis on the impact of the five-year funding settlement on independent pharmacies.

PSNC 'very close' to agreeing funding for next year

Simon Dukes has provided an update on progress on the first annual contract review.

AIM: IR35 tax rules could force pharmacies to close

Plans to change the tax rules for UK contract workers could have “far-reaching consequences” for community pharmacies.

BGMA chief defends generics price concession system

BGMA director general Warwick Smith has defended the concessionary drug price system.

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