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Over 1,200 referred to pharmacy in NHS 111 trial

A PhIF funded pharmacy referral scheme has seen over 1,200 patients assessed by pharmacists rather than in hospitals in the North East this winter

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

Moving pharmacy ahead in a digital age

With most of the larger pharmacy companies now working on digital development, Well’s head of digital speaks to P3 about plans in the pipeline

Rules, regulations and sanctions

Proposed legislation will safeguard pharmacy professionals from prosecution and bring an approach that is more unified with other healthcare professions, says Noel Wicks It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have a legal defence from criminal sanctions for pharmacists and staff who make inadvertent dispensing errors. It’s been more commonly referred to as ‘decriminalisation’ or ‘dispensing error defence’, but whatever term you use, it represents a major change for pharmacy.

Next year could see great opportunity for pharmacy

Mike Smith puts the world to rights… Following on from my comments about the excellent strategy for Scotland produced by chief pharmacist Rose Marie Parr, I have just returned from a trip to Scotland, and had the good fortune to meet Rose Marie in Edinburgh while I was there. The strategy is well worth a read – do visit gov.scot to have a look. visited several community pharmacists during my trip and it was encouraging to see some aspects of the strategy already in place. Key is a break away from the obsession with remuneration and thinking more closely about identifying and developing services along with normal practice. Of course, the financial challenges are just the same north of the border as in England, but they have looked at ways of working with the Scottish government to move forward in the face of these difficulties. To see the minor ailment service and the chronic medication service in operation demonstrates to me the way forward in England, but so far we’ve heard nothing but talk. I understand that Keith Ridge claimed at the All Party Pharmacy Group that CCGs are decommissioning minor ailment schemes because “things have moved on”. Well, watch this space, I say.

NPA issues guide to FMD for contractors

Community pharmacy needs clarity from the government on the funding that will be made available for FMD implementation, the NPA said

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

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

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

Boots UK launches online ED clinic

Boots UK has announced it is to launch an online erectile dysfunction service, which the retailer says will be its biggest online pharmacy service to date

Case study: E-commerce innovation

In this In Business case study, Mitesh explains how the North London pharmacy’s online offering has gone from strength to strength and how the business has benefited from partnerships with third parties such as Tesco and Amazon

Superdrug Online Doctor passes CQC inspection

Superdrug has announced that its Online Doctor service has passed an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Support SMEs to improve work health, says PHE

Small employers stand to benefit from support in improving workforce health, Public Health England said as it launched a new advice initiative

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

LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor passes CQC inspection

The service provides a model for how pharmacy can move forward, a representative said after it passed the latest round of CQC inspections

New BNF & BNFC App launches

A new BNF & BNFC App with enhanced interactivity is available to download via the App Store and Google Play, replacing the NICE BNF app

New group promotes digital practice in pharmacy

The Community Pharmacy IT Group, a new body that aims to further the use of digital technology in pharmacy, convened for the first time on Wednesday 8 June

GP data hub makes statistics accessible

Official figures on patient care will be gathered in an accessible format and published via the new NHS Digital GP Data Hub over the next six months

FMD should be at ‘minimum cost’ to contractors

The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy says the process, which comes into effect in 2019, should have minimal impact on pharmacy working practices

Doing things differently for pharmacy efficiency

Naz Meghji shares the steps that Avicenna’s pharmacies have taken to improve pharmacy efficiency
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