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And the winner is…

From purple hair and bake sales to local radio broadcasts and VIP visits, Pancreatic Cancer Action’s inaugural Turn it Purple! Pharmacy of the Year Award saw it all. But who came out on top?

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.

RoE Awards: it's time to enter!

Training Matters’ annual hunt for exceptional pharmacy support staff is officially underway as the Recognition of Excellence Awards opens for entries.

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

Prevention is key, says NHS Long Term Plan

Community pharmacy has an essential role to play in delivering the long-anticipated NHS Long Term Plan, which has prevention at its heart.

NHS 111 referral pilot extended

Following a successful initial pilot in the North East, NHS England is extending the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service pilot to London, Devon and the East Midlands.

Rise in mental health support for dads

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive has announced.

Child mental disorders rising

One in eight people aged between five and 19 years, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder, according to a new report published by NHS Digital.

Calorie focus for NHS DPP

The NHS will for the first time pilot at scale the very low calorie diets that have been shown to put type 2 diabetes in remission.

Onwards and upwards for EPS

NHS Digital has launched a pilot that could see more than 95 per cent of GP prescriptions processed electronically, saving the NHS time and money.

Working together for self care

The country needs Self Care Communities if we are to make real progress on improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, the inaugural Self Care Summit concluded.

Investing in community

Prime minister Theresa May has outlined plans to make a significant investment in primary and community healthcare of £3.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.

Sore throat service launches

LloydsPharmacy has launched a new nationwide sore throat service to identify Strep A throat infections and help to tackle antibiotic resistance. 

Lives at risk

Most adults in England are living unhealthy lifestyles, putting their lives at risk, according to new statistics from NHS Digital.

Reports of first FMD-compliant pharmacy

Market Pharmacy in Bolton is the first UK community pharmacy to become fully compliant with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), the NPA claims.

ACPT training from CPPE

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Eduction (CPPE) is rolling out its online accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme.

AF increases dementia risk

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with faster cognitive decline and an increased risk of dementia, especially in women, according to a new report in the journal Neurology.

News in brief: 3 December

A brief news round up from the week commencing 3/12/2018, including a PSNC remindeer of the gluten-free foods permitted on the NHS.

The Pharmacy Xchangeathon

Identifying ways for community pharmacy to take a leading role in managing minor ailments and support self care was the focus of a recent Pharmacy Xchangeathon.

NHS England consults on further prescribing curbs

NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of a further group of ‘low priority’ items such as silk garments

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