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Campaign encourages greater smear test awareness

As Cervical Cancer Prevention Week kicks off, research highlights that embarrassment is preventing too many women from attending smear tests

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures, NHS Digital has announced.

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.

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

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and patients, NHS Digital has said

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

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

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

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

Carry on with setting EPS nominations says NHS Digital

Twenty million patients have now set an Electronic Prescription Service nomination in England, according to NHS Digital

Cost of diabetes drugs soars to almost £1 billion

The national spend on prescription items is rising each year in line with increased rates of diagnosis

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SMEs looking to spend more on marketing in 2018/19

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Don’t miss nomination deadline, NPA urges

The NPA has issued a call for members to nominate a candidate for the forthcoming board of management elections by ...

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Why we can't continue to work harder and harder

Workload pressure isn't going to change, but how we work with it can, suggests Noel Wicks. The recent media spotli...

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Hypertension and health behaviours: Understanding pharmacy’s ro…

Accredited by the BIHS, this module explores how pharmacists and their teams can help hypertension patients lead healthi...

Warnings of Brexit impact on medicines supply

Price hikes on NHS medicines and an increase in red tape on imports could put patient safety at risk, the HDA has said

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winte...