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Blood cancer awareness campaign launches

Janssen Pharmaceuticals joined forces with nine blood cancer patient support groups to launch the Make Blood Cancer Visible campaign

Update: EHC debate rages on

Compulsory pharmacist consultation for EHC isn’t medically necessary and it should be available on general sale, the FRSH’s Dr Jane Dickson has told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Flu service 2017/18 launches

Pharmacies who meet the requirements for service provision can now offer flu jabs to those in eligible groups, subject to vaccination delivery arrangements

Health services face strain this winter, report warns

The strain on hospitals this winter could exceed the levels seen last year, NHS Providers has warned in a new report

Call for greater role for pharmacists in AMS

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists has been launched by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Sigma sponsors research to develop a vision for pharmacy

Sigma Pharmaceuticals has provided funding for a three year PhD scholarship aimed at developing a vision for community pharmacy in 2025

Pharmacies spending 11 hours each week on home deliveries

Managing home deliveries, a service for which community pharmacies do not receive funding or payment for, can take up to 13 hours of staff time, and demand is increasing, a survey has found.

Alliance Healthcare’s Mike Smith celebrates 50 years in pharmacy

Regular P3 contributor Mike Smith said pharmacy's dedication to patient care has remained constant over his 50 years in the profession

LGA comments on drop in Stop Smoking uptake

Cuts to the public health budget are a barrier to helping smokers quit their habit, the Local Government Association (LGA) said in response to new statistics

Achieving Excellence welcomed by profession

Pharmacy bodies give thumbs up to Scotland’s latest strategy for the profession with its focus on pharmaceutical care

POM to P switch for Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment

The Royal Pharmaceutical society has welcomed the MHRA's decision to reclassify Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment as a Pharmacy medicine

Pharmacist Support launches #GoGreen4PS 2017

Get involved in the the second annual Pharmacist Support #GoGreen4PS fundraising week, running from 25 September

LloydsPharmacy combats tampon tax

LloydsPharmacy has announced that it will reduce the price of its sanitary products by five per cent to cover the cost of VAT for customers.

Inspire healthier lifestyles to reduce dementia risk

Three-quarters of adults would consider changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing dementia

The King’s Fund summarises NHS challenges

Expectations on the NHS to continue to meet rising demand seem unrealistic, says a King's Fund report

Advising travellers: increase in UK’s malaria cases

A recent government report shows an increase in the number of imported malaria cases in the UK

GPhC signs joint statement on conflict of interest guidelines

Transparency and openness around conflicts of interest will strengthen the profession’s reputation, the RPS told P3 in response to a statement from regulators

LloydsPharmacy lowers price on sanitary products

The chain has announced that as of 15 August it will reduce the price of its sanitary products by 5% in order to cover the cost to consumers

NMS set to save the NHS £517m, study finds

The New Medicine Service is set to deliver long-term savings to NHS England by boosting drug adherence, a new study has found

Contract information for new pharmacists & trainees

The charity Pharmacist Support has published a fact sheet with information to help deal with common queries regarding employment contracts
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