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Dealing with difficult patients in pharmacy

Community pharmacists must train themselves not to see everything as being about them, says Peter Kelly. 

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.

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.

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.

Charity receives complex, distressing calls from pharmacists

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

RPS launches inclusion and diversity programme

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

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.

Leaked no deal dossier warns of “severe” medicines delays

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

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.

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.

CPD module: specials

We take a look at specials medicines, particularly CBPMs and specials for children.

NHS Health Checks could be given digital overhaul

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

Jo Churchill confirmed as new pharmacy minister

Following several weeks of speculation, the Bury St Edmunds MP has been confirmed as the new pharmacy minister.

DHSC puts up £25m for no-deal express medicines freight service

The DHSC is inviting tenders for an express freight contract to ensure the supply of medicines in a no deal Brexit.

New PMR first to receive NHS accreditation in 10 years

Invatech Health's newly accredited Titan PMR is now available to pharmacies in England and Wales.

Drug firm coughs up £8m to competition watchdog in UK first

A pharmaceutical company has offered to pay the NHS £8m following an investigation into suspected collusion.

GP video consultations set to mushroom

Nearly 2 million more NHS patients in England will have access to video consultations with a doctor.

Give pharmacies same business rate support as GPs, says Lloyds chief

The head of LloydsPharmacy’s parent company has hit out at government business rates.

PAGB finds age divide in uptake of health technology

The public should be encouraged to make greater use of digital health technologies, the PAGB has said.

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