Davies appointed RPS director for Wales

Mair Davies swaps roles to become new RPS director for Wales.

Carrier bag charge to be introduced

From 5 October large retailers, including pharmacies, must charge a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags.

September in numbers

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Changes announced at PV and CCA

Pharmacy Voice and the Company Chemists' Association announce changes to their organisational structures.

Movember promotes incontinence advice for men

Prostate Cancer UK and the Movember campaign are working to raise awareness of incontinence as a result of prostate cancer 

PSNC promotes pharmacy to commissioners

Local commissioners have received their first email newsletter from the PSNC highlighting the potential of community pharmacy

E-cigarettes should be on prescription

‘vaping’ is 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and could be a “game changer” in the battle against cigarettes.

Pharmacy concerns over plans to add medicines price to packaging

Prescription medicines will be marked with a price and a label under controversial new plans

22 per cent cut in antibiotics needed ASAP

“If we don’t change things now, we’ll have to change medicine and drastically change the way that we treat infection.”

More work is needed for pensions auto-enrolment

Only 29 per cent of companies starting pension enrolment in 2016 are fully aware of the closing date

Hunt commits to 7-day contracts for doctors

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged hospital doctors to take up seven-day contracts

Proposals to help GPs and pharmacy to work together

Radical proposals to get GPs and Pharmacy working together have been jointly proposed by the RPS and the NAPC

Pharmacy bodies refute Telegraph SCR claims

Pharmacy bodies have written to The Telegraph to refute claims alleging SCR data would be exploited for commercial ends.

Telegraph raises concerns over Summary Care Record

Pharmacy organisations will work together to ‘correct inaccuracies’ in a Telegraph story about the summary care record.

NHS England issues swift response to SCR claims

A strong defence of the Summary Care Record project has been issued in a statement from NHS England.

GSK unveils new consumer health business

GSK has launched its new-look consumer healthcare business in Great Britain, Ireland and Northern Europe.

Offer national flu service despite GP tensions

PSNC will be working nationally to try to ease tensions between GPs and pharmacies over the national flu vaccination service.

PV investigates non-supply of OTC meds

Pharmacy Voice wants pharmacists to audit the non-supply of OTC products.

August in numbers

Looking at the news from August in numbers

Pharmacists trusted more than other professionals

Pharmacists trusted by the public more than other professionals, poll shows.
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