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Breaking: Pharmacists may be given new dispensing powers

The government is consulting on proposals to allow pharmacists to substitute prescriptions.

Breaking: GPhC agrees new approach to regulation

Pharmacies across the UK will have to undergo unannounced inspections.

Number of pregnant smokers at time of delivery rising

Figures reveal significant numbers of pregnant women in England were smokers when they gave birth.

PDA: GPhC failing to take progressive regulation approach

PDA accuses GPhC of missing opportunities to support more progressive approach to regulation.

First pharmacy fully FMD compliant, claims NPA

NPA claims one of its member pharmacies is first in UK to become fully compliant with FMD.

Many adults have more than one health risk factor

Survey finds many adults in England have more than one health risk factor.

DHSC reveals final list of November's price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its final list of price concessions for November - yesterday.

RPS gives bullying claims 'appropriate consideration'

RPS informs pharmacist its committee is giving bullying claims “appropriate consideration.”

NHSE extends list of products not to be prescribed

Consultation opened on plans to extend list of products that should not be routinely prescribed.

Hancock: Pharmacies must support May’s Brexit deal

Matt Hancock tells MPs that community pharmacies should back Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

RPS investigates ex-president for alleged bullying

RPS investigates allegations of bullying by former Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain president.

DHSC reveals latest price concessions for November

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the second wave of price concessions for November.

Digital minor illness referral service expanded

NHS England to extend the digital minor illness referral service pilot to London, Devon and the East Midlands.

Tories want pharmacists working in care homes

Theresa May has set out plans to get teams of healthcare professionals including pharmacists working in care homes across England.

Two new flu vaccines available from December

Two new vaccines have been licensed for use during the 2019-20 seasonal flu vaccination programme.

DHSC reveals November price concessions 21 days in

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced the first wave of price concessions for November – 21 days into the month.

Can automation protect your business?

Expensive but with the potential for huge efficiencies, pharmacy automation could be the answer for an independent pharmacy trying to keep up with dispensing. Carolyn Scott reports…

LloydsPharmacy launch sore throat test in 600 stores

LloydsPharmacy has launched a sore throat service that will identify streptococcus A infections in 600 of its stores across the UK.

Petition to stop remote pharmacist plans exceeds 5,000 signatures

A petition designed to stop government plans that would allow pharmacies to operate in the absence of a qualified pharmacist has gained more than 5,000 signatures.    

CPNI slams government with cash-strapped pharmacy on brink

The community pharmacy network in Northern Ireland is on the brink of collapse as pharmacies across the country fail to pay their bills and suppliers and wholesalers warn the supply of medicines to patients “will grind to a halt” as a result.

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Sigma Oman: We recognise pharmacy's role, says PM

Theresa May says the government recognises pharmacy's role in improving the health of local communities.

Sigma Oman: Spending on pharmacy less than GPs

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Sigma Oman: We recognise pharmacy's role, says PM

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