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Judicial review appeals: Hearing starts

PSNC and NPA are in the Court of Appeal today (May 22) over their Judicial Review cases concerning the funding cuts

Boots union ballot latest: voting period extended

The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription may have contributed to hospital admissions

Support diabetic patients fasting during Ramadan

Pharmacy teams at LloydsPharmacy are being supported to ensure safe fasting for people with diabetes during Ramadan

NHS well placed to integrate care

The NHS probably has a better chance to truly integrate care than almost any other health care system in the world, a former leading US health administrator has said

PSNC chief executive: “the reality is tough”

PSNC chief executive, Simon Dukes has told contractors that he can see how difficult and uncertain it is for businesses

RPS candidates urged to share their travel health vision

Travel health experts are urging candidates in the RPS board elections to share their views on making pharmacy travel clinics more effective and consistent

Collaboration is key for community pharmacy

Further integration between community pharmacy and other local clinicians is being encouraged in a paper published by NAPC

GPhC consults on “significant” changes to inspection

Proposals to publish inspection reports for the first time, unannounced inspections and three new types of inspection, are all part of a consultation launched by GPhC

NI politicians lobby for community pharmacy funding

The health spokesmen of the main political parties in Northern Ireland have highlighted the current funding crisis in community pharmacy

Bedminster Pharmacy champions bowel cancer awareness

The team at the Bristol pharmacy carried out a campaign to raise symptoms awareness of the second biggest cancer killer and to champion early diagnosis

Data Protection Officers to be needed in all pharmacies

The PSNC is now advising that all community pharmacies regardless of size should appoint a DPO after signs the UK Data Protection Act will require this

As Boots union ballots despatched, CAC refuses voting extension

As of Thursday 10 May, around 7,000 pharmacists employed by Boots can begin voting on their future union representation

Well launches ‘Eddie’ digital subscription service

Customers have the option to buy single packs or sign up to a monthly subscription service

Celesio UK goes green with energy reduction measures

Celesio UK is looking to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy costs through the installation of solar panels at its Coventry headquarters

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

PDAU to give £1 to charity for each vote in de-recognition ballot

The PDAU says it hopes the gesture will encourage Boots pharmacists to take part in the forthcoming ballot on whether to de-recognise the BPA

Pharmacies urged to act on blood pressure

Community pharmacies are being invited to get involved in two blood pressure campaigns 

GSK restructures support for community pharmacy

Pharmacy should expect more face-to-face visits from GSK, with category advice to help grow OTC sales, the company has said
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