Practice

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.

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.

Smokefree campaign 2018 to launch

Public Health England is inviting pharmacy teams across the country to work in partnership throughout this season's Smokefree campaign.

Revalidation to go live in March: RPS responds

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on 30 March 2018, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced.

Charter launched for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’ with the aim of ensuring safe practice in pharmacy and improving patient care through better working conditions.

Service support from Numark

Numark has introduced a further three resource packs to its service support portfolio, designed to contain everything to help members deliver both private and NHS services.

Spreading the word

While many people are embracing the public health role of pharmacies, some topics are perceived as off-limits, according to a new NPA study.

Support for MS patients

A new patient support programme designed for those living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been developed by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Accuracy checking training from CPPE

A new Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme has been launched by CPPE, as part of its growing portfolio of learning opportunities for pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Rebalancing Board update

The RPS has called for wider consultation on supervision, following the latest meeting of the Rebalancing Board.

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Mental health funding boost

A funding boost of £500,000 to improve mental health services has been announced by the Scottish Government to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Long-term success for EPS

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has managed to save the NHS £130 million over three years, according to new statistics released by NHS Digital.

New pharmacy research mentoring scheme launched

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is calling on novice researchers and potential mentors to sign up online to a new mentoring scheme

Tough times ahead

Sue Sharpe, chief executive of PSNC, pulled no punches when she delivered a bleak, but honest, outlook on community pharmacy to delegates at this year’s Pharmacy Show.

Focus on hypertension

The opportunity for community pharmacy to step in and support people with hypertension is huge, especially as drug adherence is so poor, said Liam Stapleton at this year’s Pharmacy Show.

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians
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