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GPhC welcomes regulatory reform consultation

A new DH consultation on the regulation of healthcare professionals provides an opportunity for a ‘robust and open’ discussion, the GPhC said

Warnings of Brexit impact on medicines supply

Price hikes on NHS medicines and an increase in red tape on imports could put patient safety at risk, the HDA has said

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Latest: More on LloydsPharmacy closures

LloydsPharmacy has released more information following yesterday’s shock announcement that it is to close or sell 190 pharmacies

Parliament discusses concerns around pharmacists’ mental health

Parliament has discussed the tragic case of a young Durham pharmacist who took her own life in 2015, with a Labour MP drawing attention to wider pressures facing the profession

Pre-reg pass rates up almost 20%

Pass rates for September’s registration assessment for trainee pharmacists were up almost 20 per cent on the previous year, the GPhC has revealed

190 LloydsPharmacy stores to close

LloydsPharmacy has said it is to cease trading in approximately 190 of its stores in England and will do 'all it can' to support staff and patients who will be affected

PHE issues plague guidance

Public Health England has published guidance on plague, including a risk assessment for UK nationals visiting Madagascar – the most affected region worldwide

We must protect antibiotics efficacy, campaign urges

The government will not “allow modern medicine to grind to a halt,” pharmacy minister Steve Brine said as PHE launched its ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign

Digitally-focused, patient-centred

Consumers live in a digital world and while that presents certain challenges, community pharmacy has to engage with that world and take advantage of what it offers, said AAH's Joe McKenna.

Community pharmacy and beyond

“Engage with your local community,” was the key message from Kantilal Agravat of Pharmaco Chemists, when addressing the Avicenna Conference delegates today (24 October).

Repositioning pharmacy

In what is a constantly changing environment for pharmacy, John Pignone, sales director at Alliance Healthcare, urged delegates at the Avicenna conference to “be bold and be brave”.

Community pharmacy must redesign processes for efficiency

Community pharmacy is using many processes that are not fit for practice, Day Lewis executive director Jay Patel told delegates at the Avicenna conference in Vietnam

Avicenna pharmacies show growth in company’s 25th year

Avicenna pharmacies have increased their number of prescription items by two per cent across the company against a national reduction of one per cent

‘Unprecedented’ 15p per item rise in November advance payments

The Department of Health has confirmed community pharmacy contractors will receive an additional 15p per item in advance payments received on 1 November

MVP Awards 2017 Winners

P3 announces the winners in the Pharmacy MVP Awards 2017

PGEU joins call for health profession exemption from new legislation

The PGEU has called for an exemption for health professionals from a proposal that states should justify new professional regulations at EU level

NHS cracks down on unhealthy hospital snacks

The NHS has cracked down on the availability of ‘super-size’ chocolate bars and ‘grab bags’ of sugary snacks hospitals

Superdrug Online Doctor passes CQC inspection

Superdrug has announced that its Online Doctor service has passed an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Mouth Cancer Action Month coming soon

Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place next month and is an opportunity for pharmacy to raise awareness of this disease
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