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Pharmacists trusted more than other professionals

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

Audit examines patient consultations in pharmacy

A pharmacy practice-based audit will find out more about pharmacy consultations in which an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine(s) requested by a patient is not then supplied

LloydsPharmacy acquires Sainsbury's pharmacies

LloydsPharmacy and Sainsbury's announce "strategic partnership."

Possible link between anticholinergics and falls

Serious falls are more likely in older men who take medicines with anti-cholinergic properties according to research.

John Bell & Croyden reveals new look as refit takes shape

LloydsPharmacy’s central London flagship has reopened half of their store to reveal a new look

Expanding the public health workforce

The RSPH urges all public-facing workers, including bar staff and hairdressers, to discuss health issues with the public.

NICE releases new guidelines on childhood obesity

Obese children should be given information about local weight management programmes, NICE has advised.

Sue Sharpe's thoughts on the new pharmacy settlement

’When asked about pharmacy, Hunt always says ‘yes, pharmacists can do more’, but he never truly gets behind pharmacy’

Community pharmacy responds to new funding package

‘This is great news for patients in England, giving them more choice and easier access to their flu jab,’ said Marc Donovan, Boots

PSNC agrees £2.8bn funding package for pharmacy

The agreement relies on a number of changes to the CPCF, including a new service for influenza vaccinations 

Only 6 essential pharmacies given long NHS contracts

This news comes three months after the end of the previous EPS LPS scheme.

Government urged to act on reducing sugar in UK diet

Experts who have looked at the link between diet and conditions, believe radical steps are needed to reduce the intake of sugars

Are your diabetic patients putting their feet first?

Diabetes UK aim to bring an end to the thousands of potentially preventable amputations affecting people with diabetes.

EPS change will reduce confusion for patients

Changes to EPS nomination will reduce confusion for patients who are struggling to understand the system, says Numark 

What is the key to making the online business model work?

Professor Evanschitzky suggests ways for retailers to help them adapt and survive in the post-digital world

Diabetes programme will ease NHS burden

The national diabetes prevention programme will help ease the workload of GPs

Pilot shows GPs and pharmacy working together

GP practices could achieve an improved service by utilising community pharmacies

Pharmacists urged to speak to their MPs

Community pharmacists are being urged to get in touch with their local MPs

Santander named lender of the year

Santander was named lender of the year at the HealthInvestor Awards 2015.

New mandatory internet pharmacy logo

MHRA announces that online pharmacies must display a new European common logo on each web page.
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