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APPG calls for NHS England to take lead on integration

Provider contracts, including that for community pharmacy, should be aligned to ensure that patients experience coordinated and consistent care, says a report

Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as health secretary

Amid dramatic cabinet resignations, long-standing health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to foreign secretary and replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

Antidepressants linked to obesity epidemic

People with depression often report changes in their weight. Now new research suggests that antidepressants might contribute to weight gain.

One in four emergency admissions avoidable

Nearly 1.5 million emergency admissions could be avoided with better preventive care outside hospitals, according to a new report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

HSIS defends supplements use

HSIS has reiterated the important role of vitamin and mineral supplements in bridging nutrient shortfalls after the results of a new review.

NHS to roll out patient app

A new NHS app, which will be available free to patients in England from December 2018, will make it quicker and easier to access health services, it is claimed

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Spotlight on STIs

Overall rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016 with around 422,000 cases.

Roll out pharmacist-GP collaboration care model, NPA urges

A Sheffield scheme that saw community pharmacy-based support measures free up GP appointments should be used to inform national policy, the NPA has said

Get talking diabetes

One in three people would turn to the internet for medical advice first over talking to a healthcare professional about a health concern, new research from Diabetes UK has revealed.

Numark broaden services support

Numark has developed a structured service programme running throughout the year to help its members gain the maximum benefit from their services and boost income.

RPS targets mental health

A new RPS report calls for pharmacy teams to take on a bigger role in mental health care provision.

Exclude medical singleuse plastics from tax?

Medicine-related items should be excluded from a proposed Government crackdown on single-use plastics and should not attract a “plastic tax”, the Company Chemists’ Association has said.

Act now to address life expectancy gap, experts urge government

Reducing the life expectancy gap between the UK’s richest and poorest will be a crucial test of whether a planned £20 billion NHS cash injection is succesful, experts said

Treating cancer in the community

The first community pharmacy-based clinic to provide a breast cancer treatment service took place this month at LloydsPharmacy in Marsden Drive, Scunthorpe.

Online medicine supply needs greater regulation says GPhC

The regulator's proposals include introducing safeguards around the supply of certain medicines online, such as antibiotics and opiates

Boots launches private chickenpox jab

The service, which consists of two vaccinations given six weeks apart is available in 30 of the pharmacy retailer’s stores to individuals aged between one and 65

RoE 2018 winners announced at spectacular ceremony

Pharmacy support staff from across the UK were celebrated at the Recognition of Excellence Awards on 20 June as the pharmacy sector joined together to recognise and reward the very best in community pharmacy.

Eczema increases cardiovascular risk

Atopic eczema, especially when severe and “predominantly active”, seems to increase cardiovascular risk, according to UK research.
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