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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

NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription may have contributed to hospital admissions

Gender pay gap figures reported

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

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

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

Put eye care category into sharper focus

An ageing population is increasing pressure on secondary care eye services, leaving gaps in provision for primary care. Where can pharmacy help?

Reduce costs to NHS by managing malnutrition

Managing a patient's malnutrition in the community may help reduce costs to the NHS, new advice suggests

Which? investigation uncovers poor OTC practice

In an undercover investigation carried out by Which?, three in 10 pharmacies did not follow safety guidelines when making sales of OTC pain medicines

PHE launches review into prescription drug addiction

Public Health England is to undertake a year-long review into the growing problem of addiction to prescription medications such as opioid painkillers

More funding for GP pharmacists

Additional funding to place pharmacists in GP practices will help patients access expert clinical advice and free up GPs’ time, NHS England has said

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

As community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions, where do those outside the pharmacy sector think the profession should be aiming?

Going on gut instinct

How community pharmacy can support customers to learn more about their gastrointestinal problems and improve the performance of the category in-store

Next year could see great opportunity for pharmacy

Mike Smith puts the world to rights… Following on from my comments about the excellent strategy for Scotland produced by chief pharmacist Rose Marie Parr, I have just returned from a trip to Scotland, and had the good fortune to meet Rose Marie in Edinburgh while I was there. The strategy is well worth a read – do visit gov.scot to have a look. visited several community pharmacists during my trip and it was encouraging to see some aspects of the strategy already in place. Key is a break away from the obsession with remuneration and thinking more closely about identifying and developing services along with normal practice. Of course, the financial challenges are just the same north of the border as in England, but they have looked at ways of working with the Scottish government to move forward in the face of these difficulties. To see the minor ailment service and the chronic medication service in operation demonstrates to me the way forward in England, but so far we’ve heard nothing but talk. I understand that Keith Ridge claimed at the All Party Pharmacy Group that CCGs are decommissioning minor ailment schemes because “things have moved on”. Well, watch this space, I say.

NPA issues guide to FMD for contractors

Community pharmacy needs clarity from the government on the funding that will be made available for FMD implementation, the NPA said

Bringing more patients into community pharmacy

Healthcare is becoming more about choice and we need to offer services that are designed with patients in mind, says speciality director at Celesio UK, Ruth Poole Providing patients with more choice is the key to delivering sustainable healthcare that is fit for the future, and since I joined Celesio UK 12 months ago, we have spoken a lot about how we’re on a mission to transform healthcare. It’s clear that this doesn’t happen overnight, but we have been making steady progress toward that goal. With the launch of Healthcare Centres from LloydsPharmacy, I believe we are taking a huge leap forward.

Klear-vol for the winter season

Klear-Vol is an all-natural pine oil-based decongestant that can be used with children as young as three months.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Leaders must use influence to improve safety culture, study finds

Positive leadership is needed to improve safety culture in healthcare environments and to remove barriers to error reporting, an international study has found

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

The PDA launches a Charter of seven commitments to safe pharmacy practice
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