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Number of ex-smokers double that of current smokers

Data that has been published by PHE ahead of the Stoptober challenge shows that smoking rates are at their lowest since records began.

Catherine McDermott appointed Celesio UK’s operations director

McDermott joins following a four-year stint with Amazon, where she most recently worked as supply chain director.

Regulator proposes new approach to CPD records

Pharmacist and technician CPD records may be called for review by the regulator as a random sample each year, rather than each pharmacy professional submitting records every five years.

King’s Fund report highlights NHS pressures

The charity's Quarterly Monitoring Report reveals that stresses on the health service are increasing year-on-year

East London pharmacies get involved in wellbeing campaign

The Newham Self-Management Support Programme is linking pharmacists with patients living with chronic conditions to develop wellbeing plans

Don't rush through cuts, pharmacy warns

Pharmacy organisations have urged the Government not to go back on its promise to delay implementing the pharmacy cuts

DH aims for December start for 2016/17 funding package

A new funding package for pharmacy funding in England may be implemented from 1 December, PSNC has been told by DH

Men’s Health Forum issues call for input on diabetes

Diabetes researchers and practitioners, as well as men living with the condition, are invited to help shape the work of the Men's Health Forum

Pharmacy contributes £3bn in value, report finds

A report carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of PSNC has found that community pharmacy is a net contributor to the public purse

Pharmacy cuts will be delayed, minister confirms

The promised community pharmacy cuts will now not happen in October, minister tells RPS conference

Half of British men more comfortable discussing mental health with barbers than doctors

A survey suggests that most British men would rather discuss mental health issues such as depression with their barber than with their doctor

"A pharmacy without a pharmacist is a shop"

RPS president Martin Astbury warns against any liberalisation of pharmacy's supervision requirements

NICE consults on draft standard to boost vaccination rates

NICE are inviting registered stakeholders to share their views on how vaccination rates in under-19s can be improved

Sainsbury’s pharmacy teams welcomed by Celesio

The number of LloydsPharmacy branches has grown to 1,800 following the transfer of Sainsbury’s pharmacies to the group

Study shows benefits of testing for coeliac disease in pharmacy

Just under 10 per cent of participants in a point of care testing trial tested positive for coeliac antibodies

A forward-looking vision for pharmacy

PSNC and Pharmacy Voice have launched the Community Pharmacy Forward View, arguing that the sector should strengthen ties with local healthcare services

Campaign takes a family-led approach to childhood obesity

Families will be able to attend consultations in their local pharmacies to promote healthy habits for their children

Flu vaccination 2016/17: Service specification & PGD now available

The service specification and Patient Group Direction (PGD) for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2016/17 have now been published.

Survey shows pharmacists put patient needs first

Data suggests that pharmacy teams consistently base the decision of whether to provide an OTC medicine on patient safety – even when this means a lost sale.

NCB criticises Childhood Obesity Strategy

The government's plan for tackling childhood obesity is under attack, with many claiming it doesn't go far enough 
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