Celesio launches donation campaign for refugees in Europe

Celesio has pledged to match employees donations to the Red Cross refugee campaign

Pharmacy fraud could be costing the NHS £93m per year

“Staff claiming for more drugs than actually dispensed or for services not provided” is said to be a cause of the loss

FIP celebrates World Pharmacists Day 2015

Pharmacists across the globe last week celebrated World Pharmacists Day.

PDA launches campaign to support locums

The campaign aims to assist locum pharmacists who may have found themselves ‘the victims of poor treatment’.

Over 10% of pre-reg trainees not happy with their training

“We hope that these results will inform ongoing discussions about pre-registration training," said Duncan Rudkin

The shackles need to come off, says Pharmacy Voice

"(Pharmacy) is the most accessible healthcare location and able to reach some of the most vulnerable in society"

McKesson to buy wholesaler and MASTA travel advice business

Celesio owner agrees to buy the pharmaceutical distribution division of UDG Healthcare, in a £297.4m deal

HealthWatch: Britons dying from junk food

Britain's junk food diet has become the leading cause of death and ill-health, ahead of smoking, The Telegraph reports.

England has the potential to have the lowest disease burden in the world

In the 23 years between 1990 and 2013, life expectancy in England increased by 5.4 years from 75.9 years to 81.3 years

Well buys Angel Pharmacy group

Pharmacy chain Well has continued its acquisition trial with the purchase of the Dorset-based Angel Pharmacy group.

LloydsPharmacy tackles bike challenge for charity

On 9 September a team from LloydsPharmacy will start the London to Paris Bike Ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

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

Looking at the news from September in numbers

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.”
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