Clinical

Clinical news round-up

We bring you this month's latest clinical health news.

EHC refusal at Lloyds store sparks controversy

LloydsPharmacy apologises for the “distress” experienced by a woman refused emergency hormonal contraception.

Recall of paracetamol 500mg tablets

M&A Pharmachem has recalled batches of paracetamol 500mg tablets because of “a small number" of contaminated pots.

Flour power

A 12-week public consultation on plans to add folic acid to flour in the UK has started. 

Health Watch

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical health news.

PSNC warns contractors over drug

The PSNC has warned that three Sinemet products will change in appearance from this month.

University survey on rheumatoid arthritis launched

A University of Manchester survey will find out what pharmacists think about the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Health Watch - March 2019

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical news.

Health Watch - February 2019

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical news.

Healthwatch - January 2019

Brian Collett brings you this month's research news.

Healthwatch - December 2018

Brian Collett brings you the month's research news...

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.

Community pharmacy clinical audit published

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

'Keep Antibiotics Working' campaign returns

This year, a bespoke version of the successful 'non-prescription pad' has been developed specifically for pharmacists.

Ground breaking therapy for children with leukaemia

Up to 30 children a year in England with ALL are to be offered the CAR-T therapy, Kymriah.

Better support for LTCs could reduce A&E pressures

More evidence of the benefits of helping people effectively manage their long term health conditions has emerged in a briefing by the Health Foundation.

Antibiotics pose hospital risk to Alzheimer's patients

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalised after antibiotic initiation than people without AD.

PHE offers 'Personal Quit Plan'

Smokers will be advised that NRT products are most effective when used in combination.

Flu vaccination guidance 2018/19

NHS England has published information to help pharmacies to plan for the 2018/19 flu vaccination season.

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.  

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