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NPA board elections make history

Reena Barai has been elected to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board for Area 7, Home Counties South and is believed to be the first Asian female pharmacy owner ever elected.

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

Diversion of diazepam down by more than 60 per cent

The MHRA claims that trading in diazepam 10mg has fallen as a result of its efforts to stop the illegal diversion of medicines to the black market

Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

The scheme is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 ABMU pharmacies by August

Personal health budgets to be extended

The DHSC is consulting on proposals to give more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

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

New innovation from GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched Voltarol Back and Muscle Pain Relief 1.16% gel (diclofenac diethylammonium) with ‘No Mess’ applicator.

Banish those greys

After launching Control GX – a range of shampoos that gradually reduce the amount of visible grey hair with each wash – in 2017, Just for Men has added two new varieties to the range.

What a pain…

New research from Solpadeine into the impact of pain and how people articulate it has revealed that 37 per cent of people put up with pain and do nothing else if mild analgesics don’t help.

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
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NPA board elections make history

Reena Barai has been elected to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board for Area 7, Home Counties South and i...

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Com...

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