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Prescribing

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New advice for patients switching between levothyroxine products

Small number have reported symptoms consistent with thyroid dysfunction when their tablets were changed to a different product

RPS Wales issues pharmacy manifesto ahead of elections

The Welsh arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a pharmacy manifesto ahead of the May 6 elections.

Independent prescribing ‘a game changer’ for Scotland

Independent prescribing training for pharmacists will be a “game changer” for the NHS in Scotland, the sector negotiator has said. 

Data on hospital medicines prescribed during Covid to be collected

Data on medicines prescribed and administered in hospitals will be collected as part of research into patients' Covid care.

PDA urges members to be aware of remote prescribing risks

The PDA has warned members they are putting patients at risk if medicines they prescribe are not made known to their GP.

OTC analgesic prescribing fell just 4% after NHS guidance

NSH guidance aimed at reducing prescriptions for OTC medicines saw a drop of just 4.4 per cent for simple analgesia prescriptions in its first year.

Biological medicines and biosimilars

This module explores biological and biosimilar medicines, and will increase your understanding of the guidelines surrounding the brand prescribing of these drugs and your role in their supply

Opioid prescribing varies widely across England

Opioid prescribing varies considerably across England and is especially marked in areas of high socio-economic deprivation, a study shows. 

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

Antidepressant prescribing on the increase in England

The number of antidepressant drugs prescribed in England is on the rise according to new NHSBSA data.

Contractors get £2k per month for Pharmacy First Plus service

Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland will receive a monthly fee of £2,000 for offering the new Pharmacy First Plus service, it has been revealed. 

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.

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

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