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Gluten-free staples to remain on prescription

Gluten free breads and flour mixes will remain on prescription in England, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced following its consultation launched in March 2017.

Consultation launched on plans to rein in prescriptions

A consultation on proposals to “rein in prescriptions” for a number of OTC products has been published by NHS England.

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.

Mixed response to low value treatment consultation

The RPS welcomed NHS England's decision to remove homeopathy but said proposals to end prescriptions for some medicines could make health inequalities worse

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Diabetes prescriptions up 80 per cent in 10 years

An NHS Digital report reveals that prescriptions for diabetes drugs in primary care are rising at a much higher rate than overall prescribing

Antidepressants most increased prescription area in 2016, figures show

An NHS Digital Report shows that in 2016 antidepressants saw the greatest increase of any BNF therapeutic area for the fourth year running

Well launches major new campaign

Well, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has launched a £350,000 marketing campaign to promote awareness of its prescriptions service

Charity opposes axing GF prescriptions

Coeliac UK is “fundamentally opposed” to the complete removal of access to gluten-free food on prescription, as proposed in the Department of Health’s consultation.

EPS making its mark in hospitals

There is a slow revolution taking place in the hospital sector. The introduction of electronicn prescribing and medicine administration systems looks set to reduce medication errors and improve operational efficiency. Patrick Grice looks at how this aspect of healthcare is developing

Ready for a new dispensing model?

Hub and spoke dispensing is on the horizon – Carolyn Scott finds out what that might involve

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Scotland contractors get 3.6 per cent funding boost

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