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RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

The RPS welcomed the promise of additional funding but said some of this money must be used to help pharmacy support "the best use of medicines"

CCA launches valproate audit for pharmacy teams

The trade body represents large pharmacy multiples but encourages all community pharmacies to participate due to the seriousness of the issue

Super-infections could spread post-Brexit

Leaving the EU without agreed systems for collaboration on alerts for emerging infectious diseases, for example, could be a threat to public health

New GPhC guidance for safer pharmacies

New guidance sets out what pharmacy owners are expected to do to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team

Research suggests omega-3 may improve brain health

Research that is currently under review suggests that taking omega-3 supplements may have a beneficial effect on brain health at various life stages

Paediatric coeliac disease detection at all-time low

Coeliac disease is the most common food-related chronic disease among children in Europe, affecting one in 100, yet experts warn that up to 80 per cent of cases remain undiagnosed.

Brisk walking is key

PHE and the Royal College of GPs are encouraging adults to focus on walking briskly for 10 minutes each day rather than just counting steps to improve their health and wellbeing.

Welsh government moves care into the community

A new document says people “will only go to a general hospital when it is essential,” with community-based services to “create even better care locally” 

Advising on malaria: Offering expert advice to customers

This module is designed to help you make a difference to travellers, equipping you to give expert advice and recommend effective products that are available without prescription.

Boots pharmacists vote for new union arrangement

Boots pharmacists have voted in favour of ending the recognition between the company and its own union

Bladder weakness programme: Understanding pharmacy’s role

This module is designed to help you make a difference to customers with bladder weakness and will equip you with the knowledge to give the very best advice.

NPA chief executive takes up post

Mark Lyonette has begun his role as the new chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association

RPS calls for bigger role for pharmacists in mental health

The RPS in England wants pharmacists to be integrated into services providing care for people with mental health problems

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Exclude medical single-use plastics from tax?

Medicine-related single-use plastic items should be exempt from a future plastic tax, argues CCA

Tobacco use is not falling fast enough

Targets agreed globally for tobacco use reduction are being missed, says WHO

The painful truth

Grumbling about our aches and pains is a British trope, but our chair-bound lifestyles are creating an epidemic of pain that is sweeping the nation.

Reflections on… revalidation

In the first of our new series, Asha Fowells muses on the journey to revalidation.

Put it to the test

Managing our own health and wellbeing is increasingly in vogue, with self-test kits becoming more popular and with that, more widely available.

Helping others succeed

Myra Battle is making the most of her success in community pharmacy and using her experience to help others achieve new heights.
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RPS: pharmacy needs share of £20bn NHS boost

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CCA launches valproate audit for pharmacy teams

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