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NICE fast-tracks epilepsy recommendation

Doctors can prescribe Epidyolex with clobazam, a seizure-preventing cannabis-based treatment.

APTUK launches pharmacy technicians skills survey

Pharmacy professionals are asked to register their interest in the national survey.

England's top doctor warns against fad diets

Warnings against fad diets and nutritional quick-fixes have been highlighted by professor Stephen Powis.

NHS to trial anti-cholesterol jab in pioneering collaboration with Novartis

NHS will conduct trials of as yet unlicensed inclisiran in bid to cut deaths from heart disease.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

Alliance Healthcare launches new online ordering service

Wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has launched a new digital service to help customers order products online.

No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

Patients urged to cancel GP appointments

More than one million people a month fail to attend GP appointments.

Drug deaths in England and Wales hit record levels

Misuse of heroin pushes drug misuse deaths up by 17 per cent to 2,917.

Pharmacist jailed for selling drugs worth £280k on black market

A West Midlands pharmacist has received a 28-month prison sentence for selling medicines on the black market.

Bristol pharmacy awarded by cancer charity

Abbotswood Pharmacy in Yate, Bristol, won the 2019 Pancreatic Cancer Action Pharmacy of the Year Award.

Use pharmacies to support cancer patients, says RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society calls for pharmacies to be utilised to support people with cancer.

Help Us Help You Pharmacy Advice campaign launch

NHS England and NHS Improvement to launch an updated Help Us Help You Pharmacy Advice campaign on 20 January.

Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

Are LPCs helping you to engage with PCNs?

Is your local pharmaceutical committee supporting you adequately as you try to engage with primary care networks?

CPD module: mental health

Our latest CPD module reviews the extent and management of common mental health problems.

Pharmacy2U posts £16m loss for 2018-19

Pharmacy2U's revenue for the year ending March 2019 went up to £60.7m while registered patients rose to 331,000.

Coroner raises concerns about repeat prescriptions

A coroner's report outlined concerns about pharmacists ordering repeat prescriptions without involving patients.

Life is hard for many women juggling careers and family

Many pharmacy organisations still struggle to get women to take on leadership roles, says Claire Ward.

Independent pharmacist prescribers – let’s be having you!

There hasn’t been much in the press about independent pharmacist prescribers who are vital to the NHS.  

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