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Phoenix on track to update its van fleet

Phoenix Healthcare Distribution has announced the roll out of 39 new vans designed to exceed current GDP standards, including ambient temperature control

'Unwarranted variation' in CCGs' gluten-free policy, study claims

The study found “substantial clinically unwarranted variation” in rates of gluten-free food prescriptions in England, partly driven by CCG policy

Amazon shelves plans to crack US pharma market

The potential ‘Amazonisation’ of the pharmaceutical products distribution network has been the subject of speculation in recent years

Alphega members report above average QPS payments

Alphega Pharmacy UK has reported that its members earned on average 4.3 more Quality Payments points at the first review point than other pharmacies

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

Viagra training programme launched

Pfizer has announced its largest pharmacy training programme to date, to support pharmacists and pharmacy assistants with the launch of Viagra Connect.

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

Pharmacies surpass flu jab record

Community pharmacy teams administered almost 1.2 million flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2017/18 – at least 240,000 more than in the previous year.

Pharmacy flu jabs up nearly 250k in 2017/18

Community pharmacies delivered nearly a quarter of a million more flu vaccinations in 2017/18 than in the previous year, the latest figures show

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

#WomenInPharmacy

Pharmacy has a lack of women in senior roles, according to research conducted by University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy.

World Pharmacists Day 2018 highlights medicines expertise

‘Pharmacists are your medicines experts' is to be the theme for this year's World Pharmacists Day, the FIP has announced

Sugary drink tax comes into force

Health commentators have said the long-awaited ‘sugar tax’ will help the UK tackle obesity rates and improve the nation’s oral health

Female NHS workers earn almost a quarter less than men

The average full time female worker in the NHS is paid £28,072 annually versus £37,470 for the average man, NHS Digital figures reveal

EU pharmacy report points to growth in services

The PGEU’s 2017 Annual Report surveys European countries on the extent and variety of services offered in their community pharmacy sectors

Pharmacy can be key to long-term care, study shows

New research suggests that pharmacy care plans can improve medicines adherence and quality of life for patients with long-term conditions

EPS urgent care scheme to be rolled out nationwide

A scheme integrating electronic prescribing into urgent care settings is to be rolled out nationally following a successful pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Basic pharmacy safety standards not being met, PDA reveals

Pharmacists need greater support to ensure pharmacies meet basic safety standards, says PDA as it publishes safety survey

Interim arrangements for 2018/19 funding announced

Pharmacy funding for contractors in England will remain unchanged from April, it has been announced, as an interim arrangement while negotiations take place

Independents criticise Viagra Connect exclusivity deal

Erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra Connect has gone on OTC sale for the first time, with Boots receiving a two-week exclusivity period
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Phoenix on track to update its van fleet

Phoenix Healthcare Distribution has announced the roll out of 39 new vans designed to exceed current GDP standards, incl...

'Unwarranted variation' in CCGs' gluten-free policy, study claims

The study found “substantial clinically unwarranted variation” in rates of gluten-free food prescriptions in...

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