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Pharmacists can help stop drug dependence in Wales

The National Assembly for Wales calls on the NHS to make better use of pharmacists in tackling prescription drug dependence.

DHSC announces second list of drug price concessions

As March nears it end, the DHSC announces the second wave of drug price concessions.

MHRA recalls three batches of losartan tablets

The MHRA has recalled three batches of losartan tablets over fears of contamination.

Technicians provide child flu vaccines on Isle of Wight

Technicians working with an independent prescriber provided 4,250 childhood flu vaccines in schools on the Isle of Wight.

CIG launches survey on attitudes towards PDA

A survey by Communications International Group, publishers of ICP, will find out what pharmacists think about the PDA. 

DHSC reveals first concessionary price list for March

The Department of Health and Social Care releases the first list of concessionary prices for March - 20 days into the month.  

Breaking: Hearing secured on serious shortage protocols

The Good Law Project is granted an urgent hearing on March 26 as it challenges the government’s serious shortage protocols.

Few adults aware IBS could be sign of coeliac disease

Just 3% of adults in the UK are aware that the symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome could be a sign of coeliac disease.  

GPhC committed to minimum regulatory intervention

The GPhC is “committed to using the minimum regulatory intervention required” to ensure its enforcement policy is met.

Over 10,000 contractors meet quality payments criteria

Over 10,000 contractors have met the criteria for the quality payments scheme, the PSNC has revealed.

NEL pharmacies chosen for AF-funded scheme

Pharmacies in NE London will participate in a funded scheme to detect people with atrial fibrillation.

It's not worth standing in RPS elections, says pharmacist

Mohammed Hussain will not stand in the English Pharmacy Board elections because the system is not "governable.”  

PDAU calls for union recognition law change

The PDA calls for a law change to allow for recognition of a union once a ‘sweetheart union’ has been removed.

Well data breach compensation claims start

The PDA is processing compensation claims against Well after its leak of employees’ details.

Five new members appointed to GPhC council

The General Pharmaceutical Council welcomes five new members to its council.

Decriminalisation – one year on

Twelve months after its introduction, what impact has the defence against prosecution for a dispensing error had?

PDAU: We’d like recognition from other chains

PDAU national officer Paul Day said he would “like other chains to recognise us too” after its ballot victory over Boots. 

PDAU secures historic Boots ballot win

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union moved a step closer to becoming the trade union for Boots pharmacists.

Entry and renewal fees rise despite opposition

GPhC fees for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies rise despite strong opposition. 

Breaking: Interim pharmacy funding announced

The PSNC agrees and interim pharmacy funding deal for 2019-20 before “substantial negotiations" start. 

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