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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

EPS change will reduce confusion for patients

Changes to EPS nomination will reduce confusion for patients who are struggling to understand the system, says Numark 

Not what was intended?

Price and clinical effectiveness are not the only factors when prescribing and dispensing these days, suggests Noel Wicks Have you ever come across the law of unintended consequences? If you’re not entirely sure what this ‘law’ is, then let me enlighten you. It refers to outcomes that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action. There are some interesting examples out there of unintended consequences. There’s lots around the introduction of wildlife into areas they weren’t indigenous to, often with catastrophic repercussions – the rabbits and cane toads in Australia are two that instantly jump to mind (no pun intended). In 1990, the Australian state of Victoria made wearing safety helmets mandatory for all bicycle riders.

Insight: better clinical consultations

Independent pharmacists regularly go above and beyond what is required of them, yet their stories often remain unheard.

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