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RPS: Chancellor Javid must "look beyond one year"

The government must take a long-term approach to the recruitment and training of pharmacists, the RPS tells Sajid Javid.

PDA asks chancellor for pharmacy medication service funding

The PDA asks Sajid Javid for funding to allow pharmacists to have more detailed talks with patients about their medicines.

DHSC puts up £25m for no-deal express medicines freight service

The DHSC is inviting tenders for an express freight contract to ensure the supply of medicines in a no deal Brexit.

Jo Churchill confirmed as new pharmacy minister

Following several weeks of speculation, the Bury St Edmunds MP has been confirmed as the new pharmacy minister.

Javid ramps up no deal medicines budget

The chancellor has made £434m available to avoid disruption in medicines supply in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Pharmacists can differentiate meningitis from headache

Pharmacists have reacted to a letter from a doctor claiming they lack the diagnostic skills to spot signs of meningitis.  

HEE says current pharmacy training model is unsustainable

The current pharmacy training model is not sustainable for future workforce requirements, a HEE report has warned.

Protect hospital pharmacists against dispensing error prosecution  

Anderson calls for decriminalisation of dispensing errors to be extended to hospital pharmacists. 

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

NPA research gets BBC Breakfast platform

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

MHRA no-deal Brexit consultation closes soon

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

Funding offer accepted "with heavy heart"

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

'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.

NPA seeks new board member in Scotland

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

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.

'Check before you tick' pharmacy toolkit now available

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

PAGB calls for greater pharmacy role in health records

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

High Court funding decision upheld

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

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