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John Bell & Croyden takes to the treadmill for charity

During the month of the London Marathon, the team aims to run over 26.2 miles on a machine in front of the Wigmore Street store for Alzheimer's Society

Nitin Sodha announced as new NPA chair

Nitin Sodha, managing director of the Knights Pharmacy group, replaces Ian Strachan and has been vice-chair since 2014

Brine makes positive noises about care-based contract

Pharmacy minister writes to APPG in support of a services contract but PSNC still waiting for green light on negotiations

GPhC proposes making inspection reports public

The publication of inspection reports is the “most significant change” in plans to modernise the regulation of registered pharmacies, the GPhC said

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

Diversion of diazepam down by more than 60 per cent

The MHRA claims that trading in diazepam 10mg has fallen as a result of its efforts to stop the illegal diversion of medicines to the black market

Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

The scheme is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 ABMU pharmacies by August

Personal health budgets to be extended

The DHSC is consulting on proposals to give more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Phoenix trials fleet of GDP compliant delivery vehicles

Phoenix is trialling a new fleet of 39 bespoke refrigerated vans designed to exceed the industry's good distribution practice (GDP) standards

'Unwarranted variation' in CCGs' gluten-free policy, study claims

The study found “substantial clinically unwarranted variation” in rates of gluten-free food prescriptions in England, partly driven by CCG policy

Amazon shelves plans to crack US pharma market

The potential ‘Amazonisation’ of the pharmaceutical products distribution network has been the subject of speculation in recent years

Alphega members report above average QPS payments

Alphega Pharmacy UK has reported that its members earned on average 4.3 more Quality Payments points at the first review point than other pharmacies

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

Pharmacy flu jabs up nearly 250k in 2017/18

Community pharmacies delivered nearly a quarter of a million more flu vaccinations in 2017/18 than in the previous year, the latest figures show

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

World Pharmacists Day 2018 highlights medicines expertise

‘Pharmacists are your medicines experts' is to be the theme for this year's World Pharmacists Day, the FIP has announced

Female NHS workers earn almost a quarter less than men

The average full time female worker in the NHS is paid £28,072 annually versus £37,470 for the average man, NHS Digital figures reveal

Are you ready for revalidation?

Are you ready to get started with revalidation? P3 speaks to Os Ammar, head of continuing fitness to practise at GPhC, to find out more

EU pharmacy report points to growth in services

The PGEU’s 2017 Annual Report surveys European countries on the extent and variety of services offered in their community pharmacy sectors
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