Sigma Oman: PSNC will go for five-year settlement

The PSNC's talks with the government will focus on a long-term deal, FMD and prescription payments.

Independent review of GPhC payments needed

The English Pharmacy Board member calls for an independent review of money paid to GPhC council members.

Remote supervision petition closes in on government reply

The remote supervision petition is edging closer to forcing a government response.

National strategy will widen cardio disease care access

Over 40 bodies have set out a national strategy to improve the detection and treatment of cardio disease. 

Health Watch - February 2019

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical news.

Commission more pharmacy blood pressure services

A one-week study found pharmacies recorded 221,091 interactions with people about their blood pressure.

MHRA recalls batches of irbesartan

The MHRA recalls three batches of irbesartan amid an investigation into possible NDEA contamination.

Interview: Simon Dukes

As the reforms to general practice start, the next year is critical for community pharmacy, says Simon Dukes.

No idea how many medicines have FMD safety features

Uncertainty persists around the number of medicine packs in the supply chain that have FMD safety features.

New APTUK head: I will increase technicians network

Liz Fidler wants to increase technicians network as APTUK undergoes “critical time in its sustainability.”

PSNC: We're working towards 'more responsive' concessionary pricing

The PSNC chief says it has prevented over £330 million in concessionary losses for contractors.

GP consultations for flu-like illnesses increase

GP consultations for flu-like illnesses went up slightly over a seven-day period.

UK will drop out of FMD with no-deal Brexit

The UK will drop out of FMD in the event of a no-deal Brexit, warns the ABPI.

GPhC: We will take pragmatic approach to FMD

GPhC chief Duncan Rudkin promised the regulator will “take a pragmatic and proportionate approach” to FMD.

Stop smoking services helped over 100,000 set quit date

NHS stop smoking services in England helped more than 50,000 give up the habit.

BMA: Pharmacists must talk to prescribers before amending scripts

The British Medical Association criticises a new law giving pharmacists special dispensing powers.

Pharmacy funding talks may start in couple of months

PSNC chief Simon Dukes said pharmacy negotiations with the government have been delayed because of Brexit.

Boots creates new specialist practitioner role

Boots creates new role allowing pharmacists to use their clinical knowledge to design services.

Give pharmacy multi-year settlement, says NPA

The NPA urges the government to give community pharmacy a multi-year funding deal.

Final January concessions revealed - on January 31

The DHSC announced its final list of drug price concessions for January on the last day of the month.

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