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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

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

Antidepressants most increased prescription area in 2016, figures show

An NHS Digital Report shows that in 2016 antidepressants saw the greatest increase of any BNF therapeutic area for the fourth year running

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

Charity opposes axing GF prescriptions

Coeliac UK is “fundamentally opposed” to the complete removal of access to gluten-free food on prescription, as proposed in the Department of Health’s consultation.

EPS making its mark in hospitals

There is a slow revolution taking place in the hospital sector. The introduction of electronicn prescribing and medicine administration systems looks set to reduce medication errors and improve operational efficiency. Patrick Grice looks at how this aspect of healthcare is developing

Ready for a new dispensing model?

Hub and spoke dispensing is on the horizon – Carolyn Scott finds out what that might involve

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Rowlands Pharmacy teams up with UK Sepsis Trust to raise awarenes…

Rowlands Pharmacy and charity the UK Sepsis Trust have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the condition, includin...

Make best use of pharmacy network, says PSNC

Decision making in the NHS should include community pharmacy, urges pharmacy leaders

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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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Numark rolls out HLP training programme

Numark has been contracted by North Yorkshire and the Humber LPCs to provide Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 training

Boots & DH awarded for meds adherence collaboration

Boots UK and the Department of Health have been awarded for a randomised trial looking at ways to improve medication adh...

Significance of responsive feeding

This NPA-accredited module explores the technique of responsive infant feeding and how it can protect against overweight...