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Advertising regulator upholds complaint against Pharmacy2U

The ASA says Pharmacy2U’s claim that it could save the NHS £300 million a year is not based on a currently realistic scenario

Quality payments deadline

Contractors in England can't afford to miss a Quality Payments deadline today (Friday 13 July)

Register to get involved with #GoGreen4PS

The profession's charity Pharmacist Support has announced the return of its #GoGreen4PS fundraising campaign in September

APPG calls for NHS England to take lead on integration

Provider contracts, including that for community pharmacy, should be aligned to ensure that patients experience coordinated and consistent care, says a report

Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Amid dramatic cabinet resignations, long-standing health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to foreign secretary and replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

New legislation means the end of Scheme M

The government is to scrap the voluntary schemes which enable it to monitor the prices of medicines, particularly generics and specials

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

NHS to roll out patient app

A new NHS app, which will be available free to patients in England from December 2018, will make it quicker and easier to access health services, it is claimed

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Roll out pharmacist-GP collaboration care model, NPA urges

A Sheffield scheme that saw community pharmacy-based support measures free up GP appointments should be used to inform national policy, the NPA has said

Community pharmacists under “enormous pressure” says PSNC

Contractors face enormous and unreasonable pressure due to supply and pricing issues, PSNC says, as the latest price concessions are announced

Act now to address life expectancy gap, experts urge government

Reducing the life expectancy gap between the UK’s richest and poorest will be a crucial test of whether a planned £20 billion NHS cash injection is succesful, experts said

Boots launches private chickenpox jab

The service, which consists of two vaccinations given six weeks apart is available in 30 of the pharmacy retailer’s stores to individuals aged between one and 65

Online medicine supply needs greater regulation says GPhC

The regulator's proposals include introducing safeguards around the supply of certain medicines online, such as antibiotics and opiates

Dementia risk now included in NHS Health Check

Adding the dementia element will enable healthcare professionals to talk to patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk

Consultation on dispensing errors and responsible pharmacist role

A UK-wide consultation was launched in mid-June on two new draft pieces of legislation covering dispensing errors and pharmacy governance

Love Your Liver week: deaths from liver disease soaring

Some 60,000 adults in the UK have liver disease, yet almost 75 per cent of these don’t know they are affected

Gearing up for the flu vaccination 2018-19

Information and promotional resources to support the 2018-19 flu vaccination programme are becoming available, including an interactive immunisation e-learning programme

RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

The RPS welcomed the promise of additional funding but said some of this money must be used to help pharmacy support "the best use of medicines"

CCA launches valproate audit for pharmacy teams

The trade body represents large pharmacy multiples but encourages all community pharmacies to participate due to the seriousness of the issue

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