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PSNC signals start of planning for DH negotiations

Work has begun in preparation for negotiations with the DH for 2018/19 on pharmacy funding, PSNC has said

RoE: how to create a winning entry

As this year's RoE Awards open for entries, TM gives you the inside scoop on putting together a winning entry, including the types of things our expert judging panel look out for.

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

Update: Boots under fire from BBC

The BBC’s Inside Out programme, ‘Boots: Pharmacists’ under pressure’ has sparked debate about workplace pressure, patient safety and staffing in community pharmacy.

QPS success for Alphega

Alphega Pharmacy UK members have come out on top at the first quality payments scheme (QPS) review point in April 2017.

Group B Strep info for mums

Group B Strep is the focus of a new patient leaflet that will be provided to all pregnant women as part of their routine antenatal care.

Warner visits Bedminster pharmacy

NHS England’s deputy chief pharmacist is “empathetic and candid” in visit to Bristol pharmacy

Taking control of snacking

Helping parents take control of their children’s snacking is the focus of Public Health England's latest Change4Life campaign and the first promoting healthier snacks.

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.

Targeting smokers this new year

A new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes and urging smokers to make a quit attempt with help from Smokefree has been released by PHE.

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures, NHS Digital has announced.

Protect against STIs, urges PHE

Public Health England launches ‘Protect against STIs’, a new campaign that aims to reduce the rates of STIs among 16-24-year-olds and normalise and encourage condom use.

Stopping bowel cancer in its tracks

Almost 332,000 people living in the UK will needlessly lose their lives to bowel cancer between now and 2035 unless urgent action is taken to fill critical research gaps, says Bowel Cancer UK.

Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women

Women aged 50-64 will see a 62 per cent increase in incidence of cervical cancer which could lead to a 143 per cent rise in mortality by 2040, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.

Bristol pharmacy goes purple

Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic cancer by taking part in ‘Turn It Purple’ for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Check your balls boys, says new app

The first, simple to use, step-by-step “check yourself” testicular cancer app has been launched by cancer charity The Oddballs Foundation.

Battle against type 2 diabetes goes digital

More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will test a range of digital products aimed at supporting people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes.

Stress ruins festive season for 15 million Brits

New research reveals that 30 per cent of UK adults – 15.5 million people – dread the Christmas and New Year period because they suffer from increased stress levels.

Update: Legislation passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

The RPS has joined other pharmacy bodies in welcoming the news that legislation to introduce a new defence around inadvertent dispensing errors has finally been approved by Parliament.

Rapid growth of HLPs

Over 8,300 pharmacies have attained Level 1 healthy living pharmacy (HLP) status, Public Health England has announced.
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