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Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

Community pharmacy clinical audit published

NHS England has published the paperwork for the 2018-19 national community pharmacy clinical audit, which all contractors must complete by the end of the year

NHS Trafford CCG sets up pharmacy care home team

The Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Team will be working with GPs to help residents get the most out of their medication, says the CCG

NHS England sets out vision for technology in healthcare

The policy paper from NHS Digital says the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be

NPA: Pharmacy services can help NHS achieve long-term goals

Investing in screening, diagnostic and monitoring services in pharmacy will drive better outcomes in cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions and cancer, the NPA is saying

PSNC chair looks forward; last two years 'history'

PSNC chair Mike Pitt looks forward; suggests a turning point in Government thinking about community pharmacies

Fluad manufacturer: We are on track to meet delivery plan

Seqirus told Pharmacy Magazine that despite “processing challenges” it is on track to meet its delivery schedule and will seek to “identify any opportunities to bring additional doses of Fluad into the UK"

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

RPS sets out its criteria for primary care networks

The RPS has written to NHS England to put forward some key considerations for the primary care network initiative, and to argue that pharmacy “will be vital in delivering a sustainable NHS for the future”

Unipart wins NHS Supply Chain logistics contract

The government has agreed a five-year contract worth £730m with Unipart Logistics to centralise delivery services for NHS Trusts after seeing off a legal challenge from the incumbent provider

NUMSAS extended to March 2019, Brine confirms

The NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) pilot scheme has been extended until the end of March 2019, pharmacy minister Steve Brine has confirmed

NHS Choices is no more...

Changes to the NHS website include more accessible content, better mobile device experience, new content for helping people to manage long-terms conditions, and improved page design

NHS workforce increases by 1.6 per cent in a year

A total of 1,230,000 FTEs were employed by the health service in England across NHS Trusts, CCGs, NHS support organisations and central bodies as well as in General Practice

Pharmacist care delivers better patient outcomes, major study finds

Involving a pharmacist in patient care can deliver improved outcomes for patients with long-term conditions, a major study from the University of Bath, Cochrane and others has found

Flu vaccination guidance for 2018-19 issued

New guidance for pharmacy contractors and GP surgeries on providing the 2018-19 flu vaccination service has been issued by NHS England, PSNC and the BMA

Biosimilars & generics saved NHS £324m last year

The NHS saved £324 million by switching from using 10 medicines to “better value and equally effective alternatives” in 2017-18 – and additional savings are expected this year

Dispensed items in Scotland up 20% in a decade

The total number of items dispensed over the last 10 years by community pharmacies in Scotland has increased by 20.5 per cent from 85.8 million to 103.4 million items

PAGB calls for national self care strategy

The NHS “needs more than just a cash injection” to cope with the challenges it faces, PAGB said as it called for greater national focus on self care

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

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