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Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

Commission a national EHC service, DH urged

The DHSC has been urged to introduce national service specifications for smoking cessation and EHC.

APTUK Conference 2019

The future of the pharmacy technician profession was the theme of this year's APTUK conference.

CQC highlights difficulty accessing services

Access to care and staffing issues pose challenges across all care settings, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Obesity costs us £409 each in taxes

Obesity is costing each UK citizen an additional £409 a year in taxes and cutting their life expectancy by 2.7 years, according to an OECD report.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week key a 'timely' reminder of CPCS

The NPA says Ask Your Pharmacist Week will remind the public about the community pharmacist consultation service.

DHSC orders 400,000 additional flu jabs for winter

The DHSC has ordered 400,000 extra doses of the adult flu vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season, it was announced yesterday.

LloydsPharmacy providing GI treatment in the community

LloydsPharmacy and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are running mobile gastroenterology units. 

Breast cancer deaths down 44 per cent in 20 years

More than 130,000 breast cancer deaths in the UK have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to a new Cancer Research UK analysis.

BHF warns of gender divide in heart attack treatment

Stark inequalities in awareness, diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks are leading to women dying every day in the UK, according to the BHF. 

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

MHRA recalls prescription-only Zantac batches

Four types of prescription-only Zantac have been recalled by the MHRA as a precautionary measure.

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PHE launches Every Mind Matters

Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS launch Every Mind Matters, a new mental health campaign.

AMR a key area for community pharmacy says PHE

Community pharmacy teams must embrace their role as health educators to help tackle AMR, a PHE clinical fellow said.

Digital is 'key to future proofing pharmacy'

Pharmacies need to “future proof” themselves and take advantage of the digital age, said Rahul Kapoor, chief commercial officer at MedicSpot.

NPA: Community pharmacy already delivering on services agenda

The NPA's Helga Mangion said new public health agendas formalise ways of working that are already happening in pharmacies. 

BAME women in pharmacy earn 16% less than males 

BAME women can expect to earn 16 per cent less than males, the Pharmacy Show heard.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

Pharmacists to switch fluoxetine strengths as first SSP introduced

Pharmacists have been granted powers to dispense an “alternative strength or pharmaceutical form” of fluoxetine.

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