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VAT change for medicines prescribed by EEA doctors

Scripts written by doctors registered in EEA countries and dispensed in the UK now zero-rated.

Scottish pharmacies receive £4.6m global sum boost

Community pharmacies in Scotland have been offered a three-year funding package for the first time.

GPhC cracks down on 12 online pharmacies

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s clampdown on rogue online pharmacies appears to be gathering pace.

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

Pharmacist prescribing up 55 per cent in one year

Prescribing by pharmacist independent prescribers rose 55 per cent between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

European authorities approve cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy

European authorities have for the first time approved a cannabis-based medicine for use in severe childhood epilepsy.

Why are doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis?

Last year's legislative fix on medical cannabis has not simplified access as intended. Experience in the US may hold clues as to why

Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and patients, NHS Digital has said

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Concerns over restricting prescriptions

Restrictions on prescribing certain medicines for common conditions will exacerbate health inequalities and compromise NHS principles, says RPS

NHS to save on low value prescription items

Some supplements, travel vaccinations, the painkiller fentanyl and gluten-free foods are among the items that may no longer be available on the NHS

RPS: Give pharmacists a greater role in care for long-term conditions

A report to be presented at the House of Commons argues that giving pharmacists greater powers to prescribe medicines and refer patients will lessen the burden on the NHS

Cost of diabetes drugs soars to almost £1 billion

The national spend on prescription items is rising each year in line with increased rates of diagnosis



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