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NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

Diversion of diazepam down by more than 60 per cent

The MHRA claims that trading in diazepam 10mg has fallen as a result of its efforts to stop the illegal diversion of medicines to the black market

Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

The scheme is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 ABMU pharmacies by August

Personal health budgets to be extended

The DHSC is consulting on proposals to give more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Phoenix trials fleet of GDP compliant delivery vehicles

Phoenix is trialling a new fleet of 39 bespoke refrigerated vans designed to exceed the industry's good distribution practice (GDP) standards

'Unwarranted variation' in CCGs' gluten-free policy, study claims

The study found “substantial clinically unwarranted variation” in rates of gluten-free food prescriptions in England, partly driven by CCG policy

Amazon shelves plans to crack US pharma market

The potential ‘Amazonisation’ of the pharmaceutical products distribution network has been the subject of speculation in recent years

Alphega members report above average QPS payments

Alphega Pharmacy UK has reported that its members earned on average 4.3 more Quality Payments points at the first review point than other pharmacies

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

Diversity: We all know about gender equality

Gender equality isn’t the only aspect of diversity that requires more focus within pharmacy, suggests one pharmacist

The Beast from the East did not beat pharmacy

Pharmacy should be proud of the sector's performance during the severe weather conditions this winter says pharmacist Mike Smith The severe weather in late February caused tremendous problems right across the UK, with many services grinding to a halt. I have to say that pharmacy performed really well to ensure that our patients received their vital medical supplies, again demonstrating the magnificent value we provide to our local communities. There are numerous stories of staff walking to work and then delivering medicines to housebound patients on foot. If ever we needed a better example of the vital social and healthcare support that community pharmacies provide – this was it. I hope that these efforts receive recognition they deserve and we continue to PR ourselves.

What to expect from this hayfever season

There are about 18 million hayfever sufferers in the UK, yet only half can identify their triggers, according to Allergy UK. This means there is plenty of scope for pharmacy advice this season

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

Pharmacy flu jabs up nearly 250k in 2017/18

Community pharmacies delivered nearly a quarter of a million more flu vaccinations in 2017/18 than in the previous year, the latest figures show

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

World Pharmacists Day 2018 highlights medicines expertise

‘Pharmacists are your medicines experts' is to be the theme for this year's World Pharmacists Day, the FIP has announced

Female NHS workers earn almost a quarter less than men

The average full time female worker in the NHS is paid £28,072 annually versus £37,470 for the average man, NHS Digital figures reveal

Are you ready for revalidation?

Are you ready to get started with revalidation? P3 speaks to Os Ammar, head of continuing fitness to practise at GPhC, to find out more

EU pharmacy report points to growth in services

The PGEU’s 2017 Annual Report surveys European countries on the extent and variety of services offered in their community pharmacy sectors

Gender pay gap figures reported

Pharmacy sector companies were among businesses with 250 or more employees required to report their gender pay gap figures
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