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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

Gender pay gap figures reported

Pharmacy sector companies were among businesses with 250 or more employees required to report their gender pay gap figures

Pharmacy can be key to long-term care, study shows

New research suggests that pharmacy care plans can improve medicines adherence and quality of life for patients with long-term conditions

EPS urgent care scheme to be rolled out nationwide

A scheme integrating electronic prescribing into urgent care settings is to be rolled out nationally following a successful pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Basic pharmacy safety standards not being met, PDA reveals

Pharmacists need greater support to ensure pharmacies meet basic safety standards, says PDA as it publishes safety survey

Interim arrangements for 2018/19 funding announced

Pharmacy funding for contractors in England will remain unchanged from April, it has been announced, as an interim arrangement while negotiations take place

Independents criticise Viagra Connect exclusivity deal

Erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra Connect has gone on OTC sale for the first time, with Boots receiving a two-week exclusivity period

43% of online primary care services not ‘safe’, CQC finds

The regulator identified causes for concern including inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and failure to share information with a patient's GP

Don’t forget March 31 deadline for clinical governance

The deadline for four clinical governance aspects of terms of service for contactors in England is fast approaching

Brexit negotiators urged to prioritise patient safety

The HDA joined the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee in urging Brexit negotiators to prioritise patient safety in the next round of talks

PAGB welcomes head lice treatment safety alert

It's important to reassure people that head lice treatments are appropriately safe when used correctly, PAGB said in its response

TV doctor backs VApril quit smoking campaign

Dr Christian Jessen is fronting a campaign encouraging smokers to try out vaping to help them quit

Strong results from Quality Payments scheme says NHS England

Figures show that a majority of community pharmacies in England are now offering improved care for patients with asthma and dementia

Help pharmacy to work with STPs, NPA urges government

Tell Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) about community pharmacy’s “vital” contribution to primary care, the NPA urged

Care home pharmacist recruitment drive is “bang on target” says RPS

A £20 million NHS England drive to recruit pharmacists and pharmacy technicians into care homes has been praised by the RPS

Families struggle with variation in care home quality

The proportion of care homes rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ increased in one in five local authority areas, according to analysis

Smokers incorrectly think cold turkey best quit strategy

Many smokers still try to quit by going ‘cold turkey’ despite this being the least effective way, Public Health England has said
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