Leaders must use influence to improve safety culture, study finds

Positive leadership is needed to improve safety culture in healthcare environments and to remove barriers to error reporting, an international study has found

UK online pharmacy to accept Bitcoin payments

MedExpress said that the privacy offered by cryptocurrencies would appeal to some patients seeking treatment for sensitive medical conditions

Revalidation plans a ‘step-change’ says GPhC

The GPhC has said it will introduce revalidation from 30 March 2018, with pharmacy professionals required to submit four CPD records

Dispensing errors defence approved by Parliament

MPs unanimously passed a long-awaited measure that will protect pharmacists from prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

The PDA launches a Charter of seven commitments to safe pharmacy practice

Pharmacists share their views on EPS improvements

Urgent prescription alerts, managing patient requests for the one-off use of a pharmacy and automatic download of prescription requests were the top requirements

NPA chairman: November "worst month" in decades for pharmacy

National Pharmacy Association chairman Ian Strachan has issued a statement to members on the serious financial strains faced by pharmacy contractors

Lloyds plans treatment centres for hospital patients

Patients requiring hospital care for conditions such as cancer could be given the option of receiving treatment in a LloydsPharmacy specialist centre

Mixed response to low value treatment consultation

The RPS welcomed NHS England's decision to remove homeopathy but said proposals to end prescriptions for some medicines could make health inequalities worse

PRUK announces recipients of £85k research funding

Topics such as the use of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD and the role of community pharmacists in breast cancer services received a share of the £85k funding

DH spent fraction of pharmacy integration budget in 2016/17

Just £2 million of £42 million available for PhIF was spent in 2016/17 – and no details for 2017/18 will be released until March

New asthma guidelines could save NHS millions says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued new guidance on diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma that it says could deliver big savings

Green light for Viagra POM to P switch

With the MHRA’s approval of a POM to P switch for sildenafil, UK men will be able to access an ED medicine over the counter for the first time

GSK announce oral health webinar

GSK is holding a webinar in conjunction with its Sensodyne Pronamel brand to discuss ‘the importance of enamel wear and keeping teeth for life’.

PGEU: pharmacy can help make healthcare sustainable

The PGEU has published an opinion paper calling for European countries to take full advantage of community pharmacy’s capabilities

Rowlands Pharmacy teams up with UK Sepsis Trust to raise awareness

Rowlands Pharmacy and charity the UK Sepsis Trust have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the condition, including a staff training initiative

Make best use of pharmacy network, says PSNC

Decision making in the NHS following the Autumn Budget should include community pharmacy, urges pharmacy leaders

Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

Day Lewis achieves growth in challenging year

Day Lewis has achieved growth in a "challenging" year, conference delegates heard

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.
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