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PSNC to appeal funding cuts ruling

PSNC has received permission to appeal in its Judicial Review Case against the Secretary of State, the organisation has announced

Steve Brine appointed new pharmacy minister

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester, has been appointed pharmacy minister, it has been confirmed

2017: A turning point for medicines reclassification?

We may see several POM to P switches in coming months – this is good news, says PAGB It is hard to believe that we’re already in June and halfway through 2017. This year has been eventful for various reasons, but a real positive for me is the increase in reclassification applications. After years of leading the way in reclassifying medicines, the number of successful switches in the UK has dipped over the past ten years, so I’m excited to see these new applications under consideration. The reclassification of medicines from prescription only (POM) to pharmacy (P) or general sales list (GSL), where safe and appropriate to do so, can only be a positive thing. Over-the-counter availability offers people faster and easier access to effective medicines, reduces pressure and costs on GPs and the NHS and encourages more people to self care. PAGB supports companies that bring forward potential switches where there is a clear benefit and case for promoting self care.

Pharmacy flu jabs up 60 per cent, data shows

950,000 NHS flu jabs were provided in community pharmacies in 2016/17, newly published data reveals – an increase of just under 60 per cent

GPhC approves guidance on religion, personal values & beliefs

The GPhC has issued guidance on situations where religion, personal values and beliefs might impact on willingness to provide certain services

Support parents to care for children

How community pharmacy can help and support worried parents and their children

New paper shares insights for safer medicines delivery

The community pharmacy Patient Safety Group has developed a detailed discussion paper on how delivering medicines to people’s homes can be made as safe as possible

Time for a fresh look at medicines information, experts say

A new report highlights the difficulties people face in accessing clear information about their medicines and calls for reforms to patient information leaflets

Rowlands Pharmacy and Omnicell UK join forces on medication adherence

Pharmacy teams are concerned about customers’ lack of knowledge regarding the impact of medication non-adherence, a survey of Rowlands Pharmacy staff suggests

CIG's Doug Simpson receives MBE for services to journalism

The former editor of the PJ and Independent Community Pharmacist, Douglas Simpson, has been awarded an MBE

Pharmacist jailed on drugs charges

An Ilford pharmacist has been jailed for 12 months for stealing almost £5,000 worth of prescription drugs and selling them on the street

The impact of modern life on women’s health

Women are facing many challenges in their lives when they come to you for advice. How ready are you to help them deal with their health concerns?

Reappointed Hunt envisages ‘bigger role’ for pharmacy

Jeremy Hunt is prepared to engage personally with pharmacists on a manifesto pledge to make greater use of the sector in healthcare, he told Confed17

SCA business splits to form Essity

The owner of TENA and Bodyform has created a new company to focus on hygiene and health

Well launches major new campaign

Well, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has launched a £350,000 marketing campaign to promote awareness of its prescriptions service

Health and care problems won’t wait, Confed17 hears

A review of long-term demand patterns in health and care is urgently needed, over 1,000 delegates heard

Health sector forms Brexit Health Alliance

An alliance looks to safeguard the interests of patients, healthcare and research during Brexit negotiations

Pharmacist organises the UK’s largest ever yoga class

UK pharmacist Raj Aggarwal OBE has organised the UK’s biggest ever yoga class in Cardiff on this year’s International Yoga Day (Sunday 25 June)

WHO tackles antimicrobial resistance

The World Health Organization has called for antibiotics to be divided into three categories in order to tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance

Charities call on government to do more for carers

With a survey suggesting that the work of the UK's 6.5million unpaid carers is not valued enough, charities are calling on the new government to do more
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