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Less than half of GP pharmacists have ‘clinical’ qualification

Less than half of GP pharmacists in England have had access to the CPPE’s ‘clinical pharmacist’ qualification, the PDA said.

CPS wants per-consultation minor ailments payment

CPS wants the new MAS to move away from the current model to a more "activity-based" one.

HRT suppliers implementing “demand management”

Several HRT suppliers are putting “demand management processes” in place in the wake of acute stock shortages.

All prescriptions electronic in Portsmouth

Portsmouth CCG is the first in the country to have 100 per cent of GP practices able to use the EPS.

PSNC secures increase in pharmacy flu service fees

Pharmacy fees for the 2019-20 flu vaccination service have increased to £9.58 – an increase of 10p on 2011-19.

Raine replaces Hudson at MHRA

Dr June Raine is taking over Ian Hudson as interim chief executive of the MHRA pending a permanent appointment.

Gabitril shortages to last until end of October

Teva has warned that shortages of the epilepsy drug will last a month long longer than previously expected.

NICE chief executive to stand down

Sir Andrew Dillon has announced his intention to stand down as chief executive at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Time to man up

With declining life expectancy growth for men in some areas, Victoria Goldman suggests how pharmacy can help address this troubling trend

Liberty protection safeguards - nearly all clear

The Mental Capacity (Amendment Act) has clarified the law around deprivation of liberty, says solicitor Susan Hunneyball 

We need to talk about specials

Lifting the lid on specials - prescribing, quality and reimbursement - and dealing with the regular headlines

Plan for an impact with public health

The NHS has recognised that there needs to be a greater focus on preventing, limiting or delaying ill health. Actions to promote positive health have been emphasised in the NHS Long Term Plan

RPS warns Boris Johnson of no deal flu threat

In a letter to Boris Johnson, health bodies said they were “unable to reassure patients" that Brexit wouldn't affect them.

RPS launches inclusion and diversity programme

The RPS has launched the initiative to allow it to “better represent our membership and pharmacists everywhere".

Pharmacist charity’s ‘Go Green’ campaign to return

The charity has spoken out about the need for funding in the wake of “rocketing” demand for its services.

Leaked no deal dossier warns of “severe” medicines delays

A leaked Government dossier suggests that medicines would be “vulnerable to severe extended delays”.

Too little patient facing time on Scotland pilot programme

“Some participants criticised the lack of hands-on experience," a report on the pilot programme has noted.

NHS Health Checks could be given digital overhaul

The new, personalised service could involve more digital screening and fewer interactions with healthcare professionals.

DHSC puts up £25m for no-deal express medicines freight service

The DHSC is inviting tenders for an express freight contract to ensure the supply of medicines in a no deal Brexit.

Jo Churchill confirmed as new pharmacy minister

Following several weeks of speculation, the Bury St Edmunds MP has been confirmed as the new pharmacy minister.

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