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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

National pharmacy workforce survey launched

England's first pharmacy worforce survey will help to shape future training and development for pharmacy teams, PSNC has said

Details for Ask Your Pharmacist Week announced

The theme for the AYP Week 2017 (6-13 November) will be Discover Your Local Pharmacy, the National Pharmacy Association has announced

Pharmacy service ‘map’ indicates untapped potential

A new study suggests that inconsistent commissioning of pharmacy services is holding the sector back from improving health in some communities

Bestway Medhub announces partnership with Cambrian Alliance Group

Bestway Medhub has become an official supplier partner for the Cambrian Alliance Group, one of the UK’s largest pharmacy buying groups

Diabetes prescriptions up 80 per cent in 10 years

An NHS Digital report reveals that prescriptions for diabetes drugs in primary care are rising at a much higher rate than overall prescribing

New report looks at under-nutrition in UK children

Health and care professionals should work with parents to improve nutritional awareness the Patients Association said as it published a new report

Boots pharmacists seek independent voice

Some Boots pharmacists have launched a legal challenge to secure independent representation over working conditions

Big drop in pre-registration assessment pass rate

The GPhC has announced the results from the June registration assessment, with the pass rate falling dramatically

Business intelligence reports for NPA members

A new subscription services gives NPA members in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland access to monthly business reports

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Safety incident reports on the rise, NPA says

The number of medication safety incidents being reported to the NPA is increasing consistently, the Association said

Concerns over restricting prescriptions

Restrictions on prescribing certain medicines for common conditions will exacerbate health inequalities and compromise NHS principles, says RPS

NHS Digital seeks views on enhancing EPS

NHS Digital has launched a survey to learn how community pharmacy teams would like to see the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) enhanced

Ash Soni elected RPS president

Mr Soni, who previously served as president for two years, pledged to support pharmacists in enhancing their role 
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