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Invest in community pharmacy, says Health Secretary

Investment in community pharmacy will be part of measures for primary care “so people don’t need to go to hospital,” the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has said

PDA releases first piece of work on technician role

The first chapter of the Pharmacy Technicians Report has been released by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA)

PSNC welcomes £15 million increase in Category M

A £15 million increase in Category M reimbursement prices from August 2018 is "very positive" news, PSNC has said

Advertising regulator upholds complaint against Pharmacy2U

The ASA said Pharmacy2U's claim that its business model could save the NHS £300 million a year was not "based on a currently realistic scenario"

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

The NHS “needs more than just a cash injection” to cope with the challenges it faces, PAGB said as it called for greater national focus on self care

Quality payments deadline

Contractors in England can't afford to miss a Quality Payments deadline today (Friday 13 July)

Register to get involved with #GoGreen4PS

The profession's charity Pharmacist Support has announced the return of its #GoGreen4PS fundraising campaign in September

APPG calls for NHS England to take lead on integration

Provider contracts, including that for community pharmacy, should be aligned to ensure that patients experience coordinated and consistent care, says a report

Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Amid dramatic cabinet resignations, long-standing health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to foreign secretary and replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

NHS to roll out patient app

A new NHS app, which will be available free to patients in England from December 2018, will make it quicker and easier to access health services, it is claimed

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

New legislation means the end of Scheme M

The government is to scrap the voluntary schemes which enable it to monitor the prices of medicines, particularly generics and specials

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Roll out pharmacist-GP collaboration care model, NPA urges

A Sheffield scheme that saw community pharmacy-based support measures free up GP appointments should be used to inform national policy, the NPA has said

Act now to address life expectancy gap, experts urge government

Reducing the life expectancy gap between the UK’s richest and poorest will be a crucial test of whether a planned £20 billion NHS cash injection is succesful, experts said

Community pharmacists under “enormous pressure” says PSNC

Contractors face enormous and unreasonable pressure due to supply and pricing issues, PSNC says, as the latest price concessions are announced

Online medicine supply needs greater regulation says GPhC

The regulator's proposals include introducing safeguards around the supply of certain medicines online, such as antibiotics and opiates

Boots launches private chickenpox jab

The service, which consists of two vaccinations given six weeks apart is available in 30 of the pharmacy retailer’s stores to individuals aged between one and 65

Gearing up for the flu vaccination 2018-19

Information and promotional resources to support the 2018-19 flu vaccination programme are becoming available, including an interactive immunisation e-learning programme

Love Your Liver week: deaths from liver disease soaring

Some 60,000 adults in the UK have liver disease, yet almost 75 per cent of these don’t know they are affected
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