Pharmacy key driver in optimal use of medicines

Dr Keith Ridge emphasised the importance of medicines optimisation to delegates at the Health + Care show this week.

Steve Brine appointed minister for pharmacy

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP has been appointed in the post-election reshuffle.

Bestway Medhub expands into Northern Ireland

The national pharmacy wholesaler has extended its reach to Northern Ireland.

Cardiff pharmacist to lead yoga masterclass

Cardiff community pharmacist  and entrepreneur Raj Aggarwal will be joined at the event by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.

New toolkit to help measure public health impact

The toolkit provides the means for community pharmacists to record and collate their work so it makes an impact.

Website drives safer medicines delivery discussion

A new website forms part of a drive to discuss the safer delivery of medicines.

Too many patients unaware of non-adherence issues

New research finds 93% of pharmacists and their staff believe patients don’t understand the impact of medication non-adherence

Patient information leaflets deemed 'impenetrable'

A new report calls for substantial changes to the leaflets at a national and EU level.

ICP's Douglas Simpson awarded MBE

Douglas Simpson, FRPharmS, consultant editor of Independent Community Pharmacist has been awarded an MBE.

No pharmacy representation in new Brexit Health Alliance

The Brexit Health Alliance is a new partnership formed to to be voice of health sector as the UK leaves the European Union.

Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

Pharmacists improve diabetes medication adherence

Results from a Celesio UK/MSD patient support programme have shown that pharmacist interventions can improve adherence to diabetes medication by up to 61%.

Unhealthy diets 'huge cause for concern', finds new survey

Diabetes UK has described the results of the survey as ‘a huge cause for concern’.

New government urged to reset relationship with pharmacy

Following yesterday's General Election and resulting hung parliament, pharmacy bodies have called on all political parties to recognise the important role of community pharmacists.

Numark and Teva to offer new generics scheme

The partnership will give members access to an enhanced and simplified discount structure with optimised pricing.

AAH takes on Derma UK portfolio

Derma UK Ltd has appointed AAH Pharmaceuticals as its solus wholesale partner.

Brexit casts shadow over sector’s future

Pharmacists are feeling pessimistic about the future of community pharmacy in post-Brexit Britain, according to a survey

Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week

Blood Pressure UK is calling on pharmacists to participate in Know Your Numbers! Week 2017.

Gluten free food must remain on prescription, charity urges

Gluten free food must stay on prescription, says Coeliac UK.

Antibiotic advance hailed in fight to beat superbugs

Scientists have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic.

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