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Competition winner – I am Pharmacy!

We ran a competition asking pharmacists to explain why pharmacy is so essential. Read the winning entry!

RPS proposals for the Pharmacy Integration Fund

RPS wants the fund to enable pharmacists to expand the range of clinical services they offer

Obesity Day to highlight growing obesity epidemic in Europe

Over 50 per cent of all Europeans will be affected by obesity by 2030, according to the WHO

EPS hits 1 million prescriptions a day milestone

A total 500 million electronic prescriptions have now been issued through the system.

Numark urges members to become dementia aware

Numark is set to distribute resources to members on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Flu vaccine campaign for carers wins NHS award

The Orpington based pharmacy “successfully targeted carers” by designing specific leaflets

NHS to prevent thousands of diabetes cases with new programme

Up to 100,000 people will be offered places on the first nationwide programme to stop the development of diabetes

Over a quarter of over 50s haven’t heard of AF

One million people in the UK live with the heart rhythm disturbance but many dont realise the risk

CPPE launches six-week challenge on polypharmacy

The initiative asks pharmacists to complete six small, bite-sized challenges over six weeks this spring

Numark launches Healthy Living Pharmacy resources for members

The resources include tips on how to evidence each section of the quality criteria and ideas for health campaigns

Smokers at greater risk of sight loss no matter their genes

Every day in the UK 100 people start to lose their sight, yet, over half of all sight loss is avoidable

New Choose Pharmacy scheme to be rolled out across Wales

Pharmacists across Wales will provide new NHS services for people with minor illnesses, NHS Wales has announced.

PHE launches campaign raising awareness of preventable disease

“Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond"

Sigma Conference 2016: news round-up

A round up of the main stories from the Sigma Conference 2016, held in Jamaica last month.

Be Clear on Cancer campaign warns of ‘blood in pee’

The government’s successful ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign has returned for a second time

March in numbers

Looking at the news from March in numbers.

RPS provides ‘decision tool’ for pharmacists accessing SCR

The decision tool is designed to aid professional judgement when accessing the patient’s information, RPS said

Barcodes to be added to medicines packaging

An implementation plan for the introduction of measures to protect patients from “falsified” medicines has been released.

NPA rallies support for #lovemypharmacy campaign

The NPA was out in force today in central London to rally support for their newly launched petition to the prime minister.

Recognition of Excellence Awards

The Recognition of Excellence Awards 2016, hosted by Training Matters, will take place on the 30 June, in London
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