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Provide e-cigarettes on prescription, PHE urges

The PHE review of e-cigarette use has found that the smoking substitute poses “a small fraction” of the health risks associated with smoking

Brine joins NHS execs in supporting Smokefree Pledge

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine has joined NHS England and Public Health England chief executives in endorsing the NHS Smokefree Pledge

Alphega members report high Quality Payment attainment

Members reportedly earned an average 2.7 more points than non-members by the April 2017 review point – equating to at least £173.80 per pharmacy

More funding for GP pharmacists

Additional funding to place pharmacists in GP practices will help patients access expert clinical advice and free up GPs’ time, NHS England has said

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

As community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions, where do those outside the pharmacy sector think the profession should be aiming?

Supporting quit attempts and new beginnings

Pharmacy teams are well placed to help smokers quit for good this New Year, says PAGB’s John Smith Here we are again in December. It’s time to reflect on the year we’ve just had and think about all of the success and learnings we can take with us into 2018. For most people, New Year comes with resolutions, and health related ones, such as giving up smoking and joining the gym, are usually high on the list. We make these promises to ourselves on 1 January when our motivation levels are high, but as time passes, it’s just not that easy to keep them.  

Towards a smoke-free generation

Quit rates are improving, but pharmacy staff can still do more to help customers decide on a course of action that suits them best

Rennie's triple combination treatment

Rennie Heartburn, Indigestion & Wind Relief arrived on pharmacy shelves in October.

Bringing more patients into community pharmacy

Healthcare is becoming more about choice and we need to offer services that are designed with patients in mind, says speciality director at Celesio UK, Ruth Poole Providing patients with more choice is the key to delivering sustainable healthcare that is fit for the future, and since I joined Celesio UK 12 months ago, we have spoken a lot about how we’re on a mission to transform healthcare. It’s clear that this doesn’t happen overnight, but we have been making steady progress toward that goal. With the launch of Healthcare Centres from LloydsPharmacy, I believe we are taking a huge leap forward.

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

The PDA launches a Charter of seven commitments to safe pharmacy practice

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

Green light for Viagra POM to P switch

With the MHRA’s approval of a POM to P switch for sildenafil, UK men will be able to access an ED medicine over the counter for the first time

Make best use of pharmacy network, says PSNC

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

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Quality Payments declaration portal open

The Quality Payments online declaration portal is open on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website

Celesio UK to recruit for new managing director

Managing director of Celesio UK, Cormac Tobin, has left the company after more than ten years with the Celesio group

Can the quit smoking dip be turned around?

An NHS report has shown that the number of people who accessed NHS Stop Smoking Services fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016/17

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

Pharmacy service ‘map’ indicates untapped potential

A new study suggests that inconsistent commissioning of pharmacy services is holding the sector back from improving health in some communities

Charity warns of health impact of cuts

A King's Fund analysis suggests that sexual health, substance abuse and stop smoking services are being hit particularly hard by council cuts
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