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PDA asks chancellor for pharmacy medication service funding

The PDA asks Sajid Javid for funding to allow pharmacists to have more detailed talks with patients about their medicines.

Less than half of GP pharmacists have ‘clinical’ qualification

Less than half of GP pharmacists in England have had access to the CPPE’s ‘clinical pharmacist’ qualification, the PDA said.

New NICE guidelines on hypertension treatment

The new recommendations reduce the CVD risk threshold at which treatment for hypertension should be considered.

CPS wants per-consultation minor ailments payment

CPS wants the new MAS to move away from the current model to a more "activity-based" one.

DHSC publishes final concessions for August

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published the final concessions list for August.

Age UK urges Government action on polypharmacy

Age UK warns that inappropriate polypharmacy is jeopardising the health and safety of older people. 

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

All prescriptions electronic in Portsmouth

Portsmouth CCG is the first in the country to have 100 per cent of GP practices able to use the EPS.

PSNC secures increase in pharmacy flu service fees

Pharmacy fees for the 2019-20 flu vaccination service have increased to £9.58 – an increase of 10p on 2011-19.

Gabitril shortages to last until end of October

Teva has warned that shortages of the epilepsy drug will last a month long longer than previously expected.

Soni says £300k paid to RPS funded training in south London

Ex-RPS president Ash Soni says £300,000 it received from Health Education England funded pharmacy training in south London.

RPS warns Boris Johnson of no deal flu threat

In a letter to Boris Johnson, health bodies said they were “unable to reassure patients" that Brexit wouldn't affect them.

DHSC releases second concession list for August

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday released the second list of drug price concessions for August.

Government to consider ‘non-GP settings’ for MMR as measles threat grows

The Government will consider offering MMR vaccinations in “settings outside of a GP” to improve protection rates.

RPS launches inclusion and diversity programme

The RPS has launched the initiative to allow it to “better represent our membership and pharmacists everywhere".

Charity receives complex, distressing calls from pharmacists

Pharmacist Support is receiving more complex, distressing calls from pharmacists with mental health problems.

Pharmacist charity’s ‘Go Green’ campaign to return

The charity has spoken out about the need for funding in the wake of “rocketing” demand for its services.

Leaked no deal dossier warns of “severe” medicines delays

A leaked Government dossier suggests that medicines would be “vulnerable to severe extended delays”.

Too little patient facing time on Scotland pilot programme

“Some participants criticised the lack of hands-on experience," a report on the pilot programme has noted.

NHS Health Checks could be given digital overhaul

The new, personalised service could involve more digital screening and fewer interactions with healthcare professionals.

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