General practice pharmacist roles only part-funded by GP Forward View

It is feared that the remainder of the funding for the new roles could come from the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

Community pharmacies offer excellent value says PSNC

The Prime Minister is urged to correct claims made about pharmacy spending in Parliament

Boots responds to criticism on MUR targets

Pharmacists working in Boots UK have been “reminded” of company guidance around Medicine Use Reviews

NICE urges safer use of controlled drugs

NICE’s guidance will help care professionals “negotiate complex legislation and regulations”, says the body.

BPSA and RPS launch “Pre-Foundation Programme” for pharmacy students

The programme aims to help pharmacy students and pre-registration trainees get a head start on their pre-reg training

Alan Hicks: consumer health visionary

Alan Hicks, a far-reaching visionary for consumer health and a pioneer of POM to P switches, passed away on April 9.

April in numbers

A look at the news from April 2016 in numbers.

Well Pharmacy boosts pay for seven roles across pharmacy

Thousands of its staff will see their pay rise by as much as 10 per cent

Four times more adults now have diabetes than in 1980

The number of adults who have diabetes has quadrupled since 1980, according to data released by the World Health Organisation.

PHE updates 5-A-Day logo and Eatwell Plate

PHE has published updated versions of the Eatwell plate and the five-a-day logo to make them “more relevant”.

Consultation on new standards for pharmacy professionals

The GPhC is asking members of the public to give their views on proposed new standards for pharmacists

Competition winner – I am Pharmacy!

We ran a competition asking pharmacists to explain why pharmacy is so essential. Read the winning entry!

RPS proposals for the Pharmacy Integration Fund

RPS wants the fund to enable pharmacists to expand the range of clinical services they offer

Obesity Day to highlight growing obesity epidemic in Europe

Over 50 per cent of all Europeans will be affected by obesity by 2030, according to the WHO

EPS hits 1 million prescriptions a day milestone

A total 500 million electronic prescriptions have now been issued through the system.

Numark urges members to become dementia aware

Numark is set to distribute resources to members on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Flu vaccine campaign for carers wins NHS award

The Orpington based pharmacy “successfully targeted carers” by designing specific leaflets

NHS to prevent thousands of diabetes cases with new programme

Up to 100,000 people will be offered places on the first nationwide programme to stop the development of diabetes

Over a quarter of over 50s haven’t heard of AF

One million people in the UK live with the heart rhythm disturbance but many dont realise the risk

CPPE launches six-week challenge on polypharmacy

The initiative asks pharmacists to complete six small, bite-sized challenges over six weeks this spring
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