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Email MPs about community pharmacy campaign

Pharmacists should make contact with their local MPs to remind them of the Support Your Local Pharmacy campaign

New vitamin D guidance from PHE

Public Health England has recommended that all groups receive 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily

Astbury returns as RPS president

Martin Astbury has been elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Profession in shock at passing of Kirit Patel MBE

Kirit Patel FRPharmS, MBE, founder and chief executive of the Day Lewis group, has died

Refer for persistent cough and breathlessness says PHE campaign

A public health campaign raises awareness of persistent cough and breathlessness, the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease

Work more closely with patients says King’s Fund

Healthcare must commit to working more closely with patients, The King’s Fund has said

Patients call for more clarity on professionalism

Patients ask for clear guidance for pharmacy professionals on achieving high standards of professionalism

And another one goes... Burt resigns

Pharmacy minister Alistair Burt is to stand down in September, he told MPs during health questions yesterday

3.9m year-on-year increase in antidepressant prescriptions

61 million antidepressants were dispensed in 2015 compared to just 31.6 million in 2005, according to a report by the HSCIC

Morning after pill stops Derby pharmacy move

Plans to relocate a Superdrug store in Derby have been blocked because it would inconvenience women seeking the morning after pill, the High Court has ruled

Superdrug announces £62.2m profit

Superdrug has announced that it made an operating profit of £62.2 million in 2015, up 64 per cent on the previous 12 months.

Two million people call on PM to reconsider cuts

A further 200,000 Support Your Local Pharmacy petitions are to be sent to the PM bringing the total to 2m signatures

RPS to looks reassure pharmacy teams after ‘Brexit’ vote

The Society has promised to do all it can “to ensure that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all countries continue to feel welcome

RPS President to be elected in July

Ash Soni says he is "hugely proud" of the progress made by the RPS

New NHS Alliance calls for pharmacy ‘forward view’

A Department of Health strategy is needed for community pharmacy to enable the sector “to deliver its potential

LloydsPharmacy refits 500th store to modernise services

A LloydsPharmacy store is the 500th in the company to have undergone a makeover to upgrade the pharmacy’s services

GPhC to examine workplace pressures in pharmacy

GPhC looks to examine and understand workplace pressures across the pharmacy sector

Organisational culture a factor in pharmacist prescribing

Organisational culture and multidisciplinary working are important in prescribing practice by pharmacists, survey finds

Most pharmacists unhappy with career choice

Nearly 60 per cent of pharmacists say if they had their time again they would not choose the same profession

Awards offer chance to show contribution to communities

Entries are invited for Nectar's national small business awards
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