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GSK moves to Reduced Wholesaler distribution

PHOENIX UK is one of three companies selected to distribute GSK’s prescription medicines.

NPA push for pharmacy health check development

More screening services in pharmacies would help improve outcomes in three NHS clinical priority areas.

Wesleyan to launch pharmacy buying guide

The new guide highlights the eight key stages involved in a pharmacy acquisition.

Perrigo’s Neil Lister appointed PAGB president

The managing director UK and Ireland at Perrigo has been appointed as the new president of the PAGB.

'Turn it Purple' Pharmacy of the Year Award launched

The Award is to encourage pharmacies to raise awareness of the UK's fifth biggest cancer killer.

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.

NPA seeks new board member in Scotland

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

Alliance Healthcare UK raises £13,000 for charity

A team of 15 travelled over 60 miles by kayak in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Antibiotics pose hospital risk to Alzheimer's patients

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalised after antibiotic initiation than people without AD.

PHE offers 'Personal Quit Plan'

Smokers will be advised that NRT products are most effective when used in combination.

PAGB calls for greater pharmacy role in health records

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

'Check before you tick' pharmacy toolkit now available

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

Flu vaccination guidance 2018/19

NHS England has published information to help pharmacies to plan for the 2018/19 flu vaccination season.

NICE QS171 sets standards for meds management in social care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published Quality Standard (QS171) on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community.  

Health Watch - September 2018

Brian Collet brings you a range of clinical research news for September. 

Call for pharmacy to be more supportive of women carers

Pharmacists are in an ideal position to empower women in these roles, says new report.

NPA welcomes move to open Scotland’s MAS to all

The Inverclyde MAS pilot is to form the basis of a scheme across Scotland.

Community pharmacist takes reins at FIP

Switzerland’s Dominique Jordan has been elected as president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Coeliac sufferers still going undiagnosed

New research shows that around half a million people in the UK are still living with undiagnosed coeliac disease. 

Numark debuts error reporting service

The Pharmapod solution is said to be an intuitive and profession-specific platform.

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