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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

Prioritise patient safety, NPA and PDA urge DH

Adopt a patient safety ‘pledge’ before changing requirements around the supervision of medicines supply, the organisations urged the DH

PSNC in talks around flu jabs for care home staff

PSNC has said it is in talks with NHS England around amending the community pharmacy flu vaccination service to include care home workers

Revalidation proposals find broad support among profession

There is broad support among the community pharmacy profession for the GPhC’s proposed revalidation framework, the regulator has said

Health body drive to reach more with flu jab

Public health bodies have teamed up to launch a raft of measures aimed at boosting flu jab uptake – including addressing uptake issues among healthcare staff

Sanofi teams up with Paula Radcliffe to boost flu jab uptake

Sanofi Pasteur has teamed up with athlete Paula Radcliffe to encourage people to consider getting vaccinated against flu this winter

Are there barriers to women leaders in pharmacy?

With a number of pharmacy organisations with few or no women on their elected boards, what might be stopping more women putting themselves forward

GSK launches Consumer Sensory Lab

Products such as toothpastes and cough syrups will be tested prior to market in a new Consumer Sensory Lab launched by GSK Consumer Healthcare

Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and patients, NHS Digital has said

New pharmacy research mentoring scheme launched

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is calling on novice researchers and potential mentors to sign up online to a new mentoring scheme

PSNC on the case for community pharmacy

PSNC made the case for pharmacy at the recent political conferences, followed by a Pharmacy Show speech from Sue Sharpe that warned of tough times ahead

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday next year

Stock shortages expected with Brexit and FMD

Current stock shortages could reoccur as a result of Brexit, and when the Falsified Medicines Directive comes into force in February 2019, a panel session at the Pharmacy Show concluded.

‘Faces of pharmacy’ wanted for NHS England campaign

NHS England has issued a call for community pharmacy team members to take part in an advertising campaign highlighting the services they offer

PDA to donate £1 per member to sector charity

Announcing the charity partnership, PDA chair Mark Koziol said donations would amount to more than £27,000 in the coming year alone

Business sessions at the Pharmacy Show

Pharmacists are encouraged to visit the Business Theatre while they are at the Pharmacy Show this Sunday and Monday

NHS England praises pharmacy as new QP guidance issued

Keith Ridge said he “welcomed the excellent response” to the Quality Payments Scheme as new guidance was issued for the November review point

SaferCare awards recognise LloydsPharmacy employees

Three LloydsPharmacy employees have been recognised for their contribution to patient safety at the 2017 SaferCare awards

GPhC launches technician training standards

Newly launched standards for the initial training of pharmacy technicians “reflect the changing needs of patients,” the regulator said
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