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LloydsPharmacy to support dementia charities with Black Friday sales

One per cent of all sales made during the Black Friday promotion will go to Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland

NHS measures for whistleblowers in primary care

NHS England has issued new guidance for primary care teams on how staff members should be supported to raise their concerns.

Carry on communicating value of pharmacy to public

Community pharmacy could do more to communicate its valuable role to the public, John Nuttall, chief executive of Well, has said.

Encourage more people to self care, PAGB urges

Education and encouragement are key to overcoming barriers to self care, says PAGB as it publishes findings on current attitudes

RPS warns against dangers of DIY diagnosis

The RPS has released new survey findings documenting a growing trend of adults attempting to self-diagnose via websites and health apps

Simpler health information would support self care

People want health information to be presented more simply a survey of patients has found

Charity urges Government to promote diabetes awareness

Diabetes UK says that more needs to be done to ensure those living with the condition access vital education and screening services

Sore throat swab testing to be rolled out in UK pharmacies

A walk-in testing service for sore throat sufferers is a good idea but one that is inconsistent with funding cuts, leading voices in community pharmacy have said

Celesio UK partners with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime members in London can have health and beauty products delivered in one hour

Self Care Week 2016 – how pharmacies can get involved

The week-long initiative aims to overcome barriers to patients managing their own health effectively

Boots pays tribute to women who work on Christmas Day

Nurses, paramedics, farmers and volunteers are among the women whose work over the festive period is celebrated in the pharmacy multiple's Christmas campaign

APPG to investigate impact of funding cuts

The impact of the Government’s funding package for community pharmacy will be examined in a series of evidence sessions

Gene testing first for patients on warfarin

Genotyping is being used to prescribe individualised dosages for patients receiving warfarin for the first time

Mowat meets with APPG to discuss the future of pharmacy

A range of topics were discussed at the meeting, including eligibility for PhAS funding and plans to integrate pharmacy with other care providers

NPA launches legal challenge against cuts

The NPA has started legal action in a bid to halt the pharmacy funding cuts

RPS and PSNC call for wider healthcare role

PSNC is leading calls to fund a minor ailments service from pharmacy budget cuts, while RPS is seeking a greater role in managing long-term conditions

NPA survey: cuts to worsen NHS winter strain

76 per cent of pharmacies expect they will have to reduce opening hours and/or other services this winter, the survey reveals

LPC conference: Minister rebuffed as PSNC hits back

PSNC's Sue Sharpe comes out fighting at the LPC conference, as the minister receives a frosty reception

Epic debate in Parliament highlights support from MPs

A motion in Parliament against community pharmacy cuts received strong support for the sector from MPs in hours of debate

Will your MP be supporting pharmacy in Parliament?

Pharmacy contractors have a last minute opportunity to contact their local MPs about a debate on community pharmacy funding cuts due to be taking place in Parliament tomorrow

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