Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

The number of sexually transmitted infections increased last year according to Public Health England.

Thornton & Ross acquires five brands from GSK

Thornton & Ross has secured a contract to acquire five brands from GlaxoSmithKline.

Serious shortage protocols come into force on July 1

The serious shortage protocols, allowing pharmacists to dispense an alternative medicine, will come into force on July 1.

Contractors provided over 1.4m flu vaccines in 2018-19

Nearly 90,000 more flu vaccines were provided by community pharmacists in England in 2018-19 compared with 2017-18.

Interview: Mark Lyonette

Pharmacy has been an eye-opener for Mark Lyonette since he arrived as chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association.

Health Watch

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical health news.

Travel clinics to be rolled out in 120 LloydsPharmacy stores

Travel clinics will be rolled out in 120 LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK following a successful pilot.

Charity targets pharmacies in pancreatic cancer drive

Pancreatic Cancer Action will provide pharmacies in England with free resources to help them support sufferers.

RPS: Government must address pharmacists’ work pressures

The RPS's Gail Fleming warns pharmacists’ work-related pressures must be addressed if they are to play a part in the long-term plan.

Independent Pharmacy Awards returns in October

The Independent Pharmacy Awards returns this year at the House of Commons to recognise the best of community pharmacy.

Cuts reduce number of pharmacy acquisitions

The cuts to pharmacy funding have been a telling factor in the reduced number of pharmacies acquired in the last 12 months. 

Breaking: NPA chair steps down amid drug price claims

Nitin Sodha steps down as NPA chair after allegations Lexon UK, where he is a director, was involved in drug price collusion.

DHSC announces May's final price concession list

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the final wave of price concessions for May.

Commission support services after antidepressant use

The Royal College of Psychiatrists wants support services for people with severe depression post-antidepressant use.

PHE claims flu vaccine achieved 60% protection

Public Health England said the adjuvanted influenza vaccine for people aged 65 and over provided more than 60% protection.

Boots plays down closure speculation

Boots has played down reports that over 200 stores could close, insisting it does “not have a major programme envisaged.”

Exclusive: We need funding to engage with primary care networks

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette warns it will be difficult for his members to get involved with PCNs without funding.

Boots trials skin scanning service

Boots is trialling a private skin scanning service in 50 of its stores across the UK at £65 per consultation. 

Over 200 Boots stores could close claims report

Over 200 Boots stores in the UK could close in the next two years as the pharmacy chain’s owner embarks on a review.

DHSC announces second concession list for May

The Department of Health and Social Care released the second list of concessions for May yesterday.

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