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NHS England launches community pharmacy leadership training

A programme aimed at developing leadership and management skills in clinical settings is being offered to community pharmacy professionals for the first time

Health body drive to reach more with flu jab

Public health bodies have teamed up to launch a raft of measures aimed at boosting flu jab uptake – including addressing uptake issues among healthcare staff

‘Faces of pharmacy’ wanted for NHS England campaign

NHS England has issued a call for community pharmacy team members to take part in an advertising campaign highlighting the services they offer

NHS England praises pharmacy as new QP guidance issued

Keith Ridge said he “welcomed the excellent response” to the Quality Payments Scheme as new guidance was issued for the November review point

Pharmacies asked to provide MUR evidence

NHS Business Services Authority is to run post-payment spot checks on pharmacies claiming payments for medicines use reviews

Concerns over restricting prescriptions

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

Six million more to benefit from GP pharmacists

Up to six million additional patients are to benefit from the support of a clinical pharmacist in their GP practice, as NHS England extends a major scheme across over 700 more surgeries

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.

NHS to save on low value prescription items

Some supplements, travel vaccinations, the painkiller fentanyl and gluten-free foods are among the items that may no longer be available on the NHS

NUMSAS specification published

NHS England has published the service specification for the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service pilot 

50 per cent with diabetic foot ulcer die in five years

Foot complications are common in diabetics seven per cent having a foot ulcer or related condition

NHS to prevent thousands of diabetes cases with new programme

Up to 100,000 people will be offered places on the first nationwide programme to stop the development of diabetes

General practice and the pharmacy pilots

The shortage of GPs is creating a crisis that this year’s pharmacists in general practice pilot may help to relieve

Independents rally to call for coordinated response to cuts

"Our voice is most powerful when NPA members are actively involved, so we are asking independents to step forward"

GPs need to give patients free choice of pharmacy, says NHS England

NHS England has written to GPs asking them to display a poster informing patients of their right to choose their pharmacy.

Pharmacy is on the agenda says NHS England

Interest in community pharmacy is unprecedented says the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer of NHS England

April in numbers

A look at the news from April in numbers

Digital patient records could soon be within reach

Barriers to pharmacy access to the Summary Care Record are slowly being overcome

The way Pharmacy is being treated is patent-ly stupid

It’s time that pharmacy put its collective foot down over confusion caused by patents, says Noel Wicks I once heard a quote that ran along the lines of ‘out of chaos comes control’ and that’s certainly how I would describe the unbearable situation pharmacists find themselves in at the moment over the generic launch of pregabalin. It seems that in the chaos generated by the patent court case, everyone is now looking to apply this control to the actions of the pharmacist.  One recent addition to the pile of letters relating to this situation was from the manufacturer writing to us to explain that we ‘need to take steps to ensure the correct product is dispensed’. They suggest that steps might include contacting the prescriber or asking the patient in order to establish the indication. This is despite the fact that the judge in the patent case specifically said that NHS England and other respective NHS bodies would be expected to meet with the manufacturer to give out guidance as a matter of urgency.

Generics expand their impact

The generics industry is moving into new areas of manufacture, experts say

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Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks...

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OTC prescribing: where local policy is taking the lead

Dudley CCG’s decision on self care medicines is an interesting approach, says Noel Wicks It seems that the saga surro...

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