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Clinical services

Health board funds childhood antibiotics expansion to Pharmacy First Scotland

Service expansion enables pharmacists to treat sore throat and skin infections in children.

08 Apr 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Public health

Antibiotic supplies expected ‘in the coming days’ says chief pharmacist

Supplies 'readily available with manufacturers' and being 'expedited' to pharmacies says Webb

09 Dec 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Oxford trial asks pharmacies to refer possible Covid patients

Community pharmacy teams are being asked to signpost patients to PRINCIPLE, an Oxford University trial.

27 Oct 2020 , 1 Min Article


Upfront payment scheme for antibiotics underway

Two contracts out to tender to develop new medicines which will be paid for by a ‘subscription-style’ payment model.

16 Jun 2020 , 1 Min Article


Boots rolls out cystitis test to nearly 300 UK stores

Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.

16 Jul 2019 , 1 Min Article


NHS to test first subscription payment model

The subscription-style model will pay pharmaceutical companies upfront for access to medicines.

15 Jul 2019 , 1 Min Article