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Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.

Research looks at attitudes to treating sore throat

Almost a third of people in the UK view their GP as a first port of call when suffering from a sore throat, new research indicates

Pharmacy gets green light to vaccinate care staff

Contractors can begin providing flu vaccinations to social care workers following the publication of an amended service specification and PGD

Infant feeding: specialist milks

This NPA-accredited module explores common feeding issues, including colic, reflux and regurgitation, and some of the ways they can be resolved.

Building a nutritional foundation

This NPA-accredited module looks into the nutritional options available during an infant's first 1,000 days for mothers who cannot or choose not to breastfeed.

Infant feeding and allergy risk

This NPA-accredited module highlights a clinically-proven hydrolysed formula that reduces the risk of developing allergies, such as eczema, in susceptible children.

Boots UK launches online ED clinic

Boots UK has announced it is to launch an online erectile dysfunction service, which the retailer says will be its biggest online pharmacy service to date

Empty words, empty promises?

Mandeep Mudhar is disappointed by attitudes at the recent APPG meeting

Nutritional management of preterm infants

This NPA-accredited module looks into advising parents of preterm infants on their baby's unique nutritional needs to help them achieve catch-up growth and close developmental gaps.

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Half of UK adults need help to self care

In Self Care Week, research suggests that almost half of UK adults require assistance to self care for self-treatable conditions

Quality Payments declaration portal open

The Quality Payments online declaration portal is open on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website

CCG’s reproductive health cuts condemned

A men’s health charity has condemned a CCG's proposals to cut back on reproductive health services, including weight restrictions for IVF

In short supply: Scarce and expensive medicines

What does the current shortage of a range of generic medicines mean for community pharmacy contractors and their patients?

It's time to take the high road

Pharmacy in Scotland achieves things that we will still be talking about south of the border in another 12 months’ time. In no small part, this is due to Community Pharmacy Scotland and its forward-thinking chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr.   In her strategy for Scotland, Achieving excellence in pharmaceutical care, she elaborates on her priorities of developing the workforce, making use of technology and formulating a sustainable, Scotland-wide approach to pharmaceutical care.

Pharmacy organisations gear up for campaigning day

UK pharmacy organisations are planning a political campaigning day on Tuesday 21 November to showcase the vital work community pharmacies do
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Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks...

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