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NPA research gets BBC Breakfast platform

The NPA’s Director of Pharmacy, Leyla Hannbeck, appeared on BBC Breakfast to detail its latest research.

Funding offer accepted "with heavy heart"

PSNC chief executive Simon Dukes said the latest funding level agreement was a “difficult decision” to make.

MHRA no-deal Brexit consultation closes soon

The consultation covers no-deal proposals on medicines, clinical trials and medical devices.

'Crucial for health leaders to engage with pharmacy', says RPS

RPS England has called on the NHS to make the most of pharmacy to support patient care.

NPA push for pharmacy health check development

More screening services in pharmacies would help improve outcomes in three NHS clinical priority areas.

RPS highlights importance of pharmacy in delivering primary care services

The English Pharmacy Board has written to NHS England setting out five tests for Primary Care Networks to ensure greater joined-up working.

NPA seeks new board member in Scotland

Noel Wicks has stepped down from his role as Scotland representative.

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.

High Court funding decision upheld

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

Mixed reception for unannounced inspection proposal

Some national bodies welcome the move, some express concern.

RPS recognises risks of no-deal Brexit

The RPS has commented on the risks of any failure to secure a deal that ensured the "effective movement" of pharmaceutical products between the UK and the EU.

PAGB intensifies call for national self care strategy

Self care must be part of the government's long-term vision, says trade body.

Hancock urged to 'grasp the social care challenge'

“We do not need an NHS plan, we need a health and care plan," says NHS Confederation.

So who is Matt Hancock?

What do we know about Jeremy Hunt's replacement?

Technicians don't want supervisory role, says PDA

New proposals would have a massive impact on a pharmacist’s and technician’s job.

GPhC wants views on updated disclosure policy

The regulatory body is seeking views on two key policy changes.

New model of care could free up 18m GP appointments

A Sheffield pharmacy has shown just how effective integrated pharmacy services can be.

GPhC proposes new safeguards for online medicines supply

The regulatory body says it is concerned that it can sometimes be too easy to obtain certain medicines on the internet.

Pharmacy bodies urge inclusion in 'NHS Assembly'

An ‘NHS Assembly’ is to be created, to include representatives from commissioning bodies as well as those who work in the healthcare sector.

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