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A ‘One Health’ approach to AMR

A blended approach that recognises interdependencies between humans, animals and ecosystems is needed to fight antimicrobial resistance, FIP has said

PDA steps up fight against remote supervision

The PDA is to hold an “emergency meeting” to discuss supervision at next month’s Pharmacy Show

Generics supply issues: PSNC speaks out

PSNC is in urgent talks with the Department of Health in an attempt to address serious issues affecting the medicines supply chain

PGEU sets out pharmacovigilance recommendations

Community pharmacists are 'profoundly implicated' in pharmacovigilance, the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union says

Don’t scrap gluten-free prescriptions, BSNA urges

The British Specialist Nutrition Association has said prescriptions may actually save the NHS money in the long run as it published survey findings

Key role for pharmacies in BP campaign

UK pharmacies are gearing up to provide blood pressure measurements and give lifestyle advice this Know Your Numbers! Week (18-24 September)

Numark rolls out HLP training programme

Numark has been contracted by North Yorkshire and the Humber LPCs to provide Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 training

PRUK announces £200k project grant recipients

Pharmacy Research UK has announed the recipients of its 2017 project grants, including one which looks at patient-pharmacist interactions around chronic pain

Alliance Healthcare returning to normal service

Alliance Healthcare UK brought in extra staff to help recover services after an IT system problem

PHE calls for STPs to work together on heart health

Public Health England has called for coordination of services such as in-pharmacy testing to help improve detection and management of CVD

GPhC approves new technician training standards

Revised courses for pharmacy technicians are expected to be rolled out from September 2018, following the GPhC’s approval of updated standards  

Support SMEs to improve work health, says PHE

Small employers stand to benefit from support in improving workforce health, Public Health England said as it launched a new advice initiative

Pharmacies need to be disaster-ready, FIP says

With natural disasters striking at an increasing rate, pharmacists need to have emergency strategies in place, says FIP in a policy statement

Report finds global progress on pharmacy workforce goals

Pharmacy workforce development goals have widespread international support, a new report from FIP suggests

Boots & DH awarded for meds adherence collaboration

Boots UK and the Department of Health have been awarded for a randomised trial looking at ways to improve medication adherence

Brine’s comments an encouraging sign, says PSNC

The pharmacy minister's comments on the sector are an encouraging sign of a shift in approach, PSNC chief executive Sue Sharpe has said

PHE Heart Age Test shows men over 50 at risk

Results from Public Health England's Heart Age Test show that men over 50 are at particular risk of heart attack and stroke

Urgent deadline for QP gateway criterion

Community pharmacy contractors only have until 10 September 2017 to act if they did not fully meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion

Pharmacy has a bigger role to play in sexual health

Community pharmacy can help improve access to sexual health services nationwide, delegates heard at an RPS conference session

GPhC welcomes DH initiative to tackle prescribing errors

Pharmacy has a ‘vital role’ in protecting patients against medication-related risks, the GPhC said in response to Jeremy Hunt's planned initiative
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