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Drug Tariff distribution changes

NHS England is to stop automatically sending monthly printed copies to community pharmacies after January

NHS 111 referral pilot extended to London, Devon and East Midlands

NHS England is extending the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service pilot to London, Devon and the East Midlands

CMA drops generics pricing investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority concluded that the case was not a good use of its resources

Industry & govt near agreement on PPRS successor

The NHS across the UK is expected to save around £930m on its medicine bill under a new scheme

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

EPS Phase 4 pilot to include more patients

The pilot will see electronic prescriptions extended to patients who have not nominated a regular dispenser

Pharmacists linked to care homes as part of £3.5bn investment

Pharmacists and GPs are to be assigned to care homes in a measure Theresa May says will be "better for patients"

New standard on pharmacy/GP data sharing

A new professional standard sets out how community pharmacies and GP surgeries share clinical information

£11.1m funding boost not enough for NI pharmacies, says CPNI chair

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland receive additional funding of £11.1m, but it's not enough claims CPNI

Medicines delivery by drone tested in Africa

Drone delivery of meds moves closer with long range test in Africa

NI pharmacy “light years behind”, facing “indiscriminate” closures

The funding crisis facing the community pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland will cause widespread closures, CPNI has said

Alliance Healthcare celebrates 80th anniversary

Pharmaceutical wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has marked its 80-year anniversary with a series of events and activities

'Rise in complaints' partly behind GPhC fee proposals

A “rising number of concerns about registrants” being raised is among the workload factors that have contributed to the GPhC's proposing to increase its fees

AYP Week 2018 focuses on medicines safety

Ask Your Pharmacist Week has kicked off, with pharmacies around the country providing information on medicines safety

Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

100 days to FMD deadline

With 100 days to go before the February 9 deadline for the Falsified Medicines Directive, community pharmacies should not delay in ensuring they are FMD-ready, the National Pharmacy Association has said

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

GSK temporary stock shutdown: latest

GSK has placed a temporary hold on stock distribution to facilitate its move towards a reduced wholesaler model

Autumn 2018 budget announced

Chancellor Philip Hammond has today (Monday 29 October) delivered his 2018 budget, describing it as bringing an end to the “age of austerity”

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