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Lifesaving innovations that can spot skin and prostate cancer early is being supported by 20 million of investment by the NHS.

Claire Anderson elected new president of the RPS

Claire Anderson was today (July 13) elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, replacing Sandra Gidley who stands down after two years.

PSNC: Use 'best judgement' in claiming Covid costs

PSNC chief Simon Dukes has urged contractors to "use their best judgement" when putting together their Covid costs evidence.   

GPhC chief: Public should obey pharmacy mask rules

GPhC chief Duncan Rudkin has urged the public to adhere to whatever mask-wearing rules pharmacies have in place from July 19. 

GPhC begins search for new chair

Current chair Nigel Clarke said the new appointee "will have the opportunity to help shape the future of pharmacy".  

Pharmacy teams could soon be wearing transparent masks

The DHSC said the masks could be used by staff when talking to deaf patients who need to lip-read and dementia sufferers.

NHS blasts pharmacies over 'escalating' closures

NHS Lothian has written to all community pharmacists in the health board region to warn of the impact short-notice pharmacy closures are having.

Lloyds parent confirms plans to 'fully exit' Europe

McKesson is to sell several of its European operations to German pharmaceutical giant Phoenix and has confirmed it wants to "fully exit" Europe.

Discontinuing statins may increase CV risk

Discontinuing statins in people on multiple medications may increase the risk of fatal and non- fatal cardiovascular outcomes, a study shows. 

E-cigs get the nod in new NICE guideline

New draft guideline is out for consultation until 6 August and consolidates eight previous guidelines on smoking cessation.

Desogestrel contraceptive pills to be sold by pharmacists

UK medicines watchdog the MHRA has announced that the first progesterone pills are to be available from pharmacies without a prescription.

Police raising more FtP concerns about pharmacists

The number of law enforcement personnel raising concerns with the GPhC’s fitness to practise (FtP) arm more than doubled in 2020-21.

RPS calls for dialogue between pharmacists & GPs

Thorrun Govind said a meeting was important for the different health professions “to understand each other’s perspectives".

Involve more pharmacies in booster programme says CPNI

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland have delivered more than 100,000 Covid vaccines since the end of March.

Interview: Daniel Lee

Hub and spoke is not for everyone but it can stop independents losing control to big companies, says the founder of Pharmacy2U 

'Financial gain from Covid jabs service outweighs costs'

Independent pharmacies stand to reap financial benefits by participating in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, a London pharmacist has said. 

RPS: Extend protected learning pilot across UK

The RPS says a pilot on protected learning time in pharmacy in Wales should be carried out in England and Scotland.

First NHS report on lesbian, gay and bisexual health

The report found LGB adults are more likely than heterosexuals to report having a limiting longstanding illness.

Echo rebrands to LloydsDirect as it exceeds 500k patients

Online pharmacy Echo is rebranding to LloydsDirect by LloydsPharmacy as it passes the milestone of 500,000 patient nominations.

Boots MD apologises for saying primary care 'disappeared' during Covid

Boots UK managing director Seb James has apologised for saying that primary care "more or less disappeared" during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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