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New model of care could free up 18m GP appointments

A Sheffield pharmacy has shown just how effective integrated pharmacy services can be.

Pharmacy bodies urge inclusion in 'NHS Assembly'

An ‘NHS Assembly’ is to be created, to include representatives from commissioning bodies as well as those who work in the healthcare sector.

GPhC proposes new safeguards for online medicines supply

The regulatory body says it is concerned that it can sometimes be too easy to obtain certain medicines on the internet.

Many happy returns!

Steve Ainsworth tracks the history of the NHS and finds it’s never been a case of plain sailing.

RPS to press pharmacy potential following NHS £20bn promise

Sandra Gidley said the Society will be writing to the Health Secretary to highlight pharmacy's underused potential.

Community Pharmacy Scotland wins £2.6m settlement gain

CPS says the settlement will reduce the reliance on reimbursement of the cost of medicines.

RPS Wales welcomes vision to transform care

The Society lauds the emphasis on providing care closer to home through building the architecture for primary and community care.

Brexit Health Alliance warns over spread of 'super infections'

The Alliance says that public health issues must be addressed upfront by Brexit negotiators.

RCP backs call for bigger role for pharmacy in mental health care provision

A new report from the RPS says that pharmacists can be better utilised as part of the multidisciplinary team to support people with mental health problems.

DHSC gains new powers to control price of generics

The National Audit Office (NAO) has issued a report about its investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care.

CCA urges Treasury to exclude medical products from plastic tax

Single-use plastic items which are designed to ensure efficient delivery of medicine cannot easily be substituted, it says.

Court of Appeal to hear NPA case on health inequalities

The NPA argues that the DH failed to properly consider the impact of the cuts in deprived areas.

NPA pushes for pharmacy to ease NHS access crisis

The NPA’s See You Sooner report calls for investment in community pharmacy based NHS services.

Government open to care-based contract

The APPG has welcomed a letter sent to its chair, Sir Kevin Barron MP, from pharmacy minister Steve Brine.

Pharmacists boost GP services for Trafford patients

Before starting work with participating practices, each pharmacist underwent a four-week extensive clinical induction.

Patient safety boosted by new legislation

The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018 (Commencement) Order of Council 2018 is now law.

PAGB pushes for 'self-care scripts'

The idea is for GPs to recommend appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) treatments and self-care advice for people with self-treatable conditions.

Professional bodies push for data protection exemptions

A joint letter requests that urgent amendments are made prior to the Bill becoming law to help protect smaller NHS primary care providers.

NPA explores access to care in patient roundtable

The roundtable was the first in a series of themed NPA discussions with key stakeholders.

Guidance needed for STP integration, says NPA

The NPA call comes after Steve Brine spoke about the importance of community pharmacies being fully deployed in primary care.

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