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Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

Timoney becomes first pharmacist to chair SIGN council

The director of pharmacy for NHS Lothian Angela Timoney clocks up another first as chair of SIGN council.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

HEE says current pharmacy training model is unsustainable

The current pharmacy training model is not sustainable for future workforce requirements, a HEE report has warned.

Support your local pharmacy says Numark

Numark campaign encourages pharmacists to highlight why patients should support their local pharmacy and not go online.

Fee will be £14 for GP DMIRS referral

Pharmacy contractors will receive £14 per consultation in the next stage of the DMIRS pilot.

RPS president: I made mistake over unlawful dispensing

Ash Soni defends his professional credibility after his pharmacy unlawfully dispensed prescriptions two years ago.

Breaking: Nitin Sodha leaves NPA board

Nitin Sodha leaves the NPA board following allegations of NHS price fixing at Lexon UK where he is a director. 

Smoking on the decline

The number of adult smokers has fallen by around 1.8 million in England over seven years.

Protect hospital pharmacists against dispensing error prosecution  

Anderson calls for decriminalisation of dispensing errors to be extended to hospital pharmacists. 

Does OTC NRT still have a role in smoking cessation?

E-cigarettes and varenicline are associated with higher abstinence rates than other smoking cessation aids.

Boots plans to axe over 200 stores

Boots is targeting 200 loss-making pharmacies for closure but locations are yet to be confirmed.

RPS is failing independent pharmacists, survey reveals

Pharmacists in independents and small multiples have criticised the RPS for a lack of leadership and relevance.

PDA sees rising caseload from GP pharmacists

The PDA has received an increasing number of concerns from newly qualified pharmacists in GP practices.

Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week

Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week which runs from September 9-15.  

Boots unveils new format flagship store

The new store in Covent Garden includes prescription collection lockers, express pick-up lanes, extra consultation areas and a redesigned beauty hall  

GPs ask pharmacists to act outside competency

The PDA's Paul Day reveals pharmacists in GP practices are being asked to carry out tasks beyond their competency.

DHSC releases final list of price concessions for June

The DHSC today publishes the final list of drug price concessions for June.

Well Pharmacy CEO to retire

Well Pharmacy CEO John Nuttall is to retire on September 30.

GPhC survey aims to improve the way it regulates

A GPhC survey is seeking views of pharmacists and technicians on their roles, responsibilities and job satisfaction.

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