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NHSE funds national antibiotic resistance programme

Up to £150,000 available to each CCG to fund measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Welsh common ailments scheme leaves England isolated

England is now the only home nation without a national common ailments service

Get the bigger picture, N Ireland contractors told

Belfast contractor Terry Maguire highlights key pharmacy figures to Northern Ireland pharmacists

Infrared themography used to monitor joint inflammation

Brian Collett rounds up the latest clinical news from around the world

Independents reject hub and spoke

Cambrian survey: 90 per cent of independents against wider use of hub and spoke

N Ireland independents told to think differently

Numark's John D'Arcy tells members in Northern Ireland that profit is not a dirty word

Independent Voice – toughing it out

Pharmacy Voice chair Claire Ward is dismayed at funding cuts, but calls on the sector to work together

Joined-up thinking

Withering considers David Cameron's proposals linking social care and mental health

DH doesn't want to close pharmacies, says Burt

Burt says aim of cuts is to create efficiencies, not close pharmacies

RPS recommends key role in care homes

Every care home should have a named pharmacist responsible for its medicine, says RPS

Investigating committee guidance explained

Pharmacy Law practitioner Richard Hough summarises what new GPhC guidance for the investigating committee means in practice

PHE to launch biggest campaign since Change4Life

PHE calls on contractors to support campaign, focusing on seven key lifestyle behaviours

Patients before politics

Exactly where do patients come in the row between the government and the British Medical Association? Our correspondent thinks he knows the answer.

Now or never, or maybe not

Up to 3,000 pharmacies to close – so what's new, asks Steve Bremer

A European solution for cutting medicine costs

Sid Dajani, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s elected representative on the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, discusses European spending issues

Writing to GPs shown to cut antibiotic prescribing

Study across 1,500 GP practices produced savings of over £92,000 in antibiotic prescription costs

Pharmacy petitions the PM over cuts

Pharmacy bodies work together to launch a petition to the prime minister

Funding cuts: vulnerable patients 'ultimate losers' say pharmacists

Pharmacies looking at variety of ways to reduce costs in light of proposed funding cuts

NPA to launch petition to the Prime Minister

The NPA ramps up its campaign to support independent pharmacies

Diabetes UK wants pharmacists to become 'Clinical Champions'

Diabetes UK wants pharmacists to make a difference to services for patients with diabetes in their area

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