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Judicial review appeals: Hearing starts today

PSNC and NPA are in the Court of Appeal today (May 22) over their Judicial Review cases concerning the funding cuts

Improving access

The potential for pharmacy to improve the NHS’ “chronic access problem” is the subject of a new NPA report.

Boots union ballot latest: voting period extended

The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

Folic acid could reduce stroke risk

Taking a folic acid supplement could be a “wise move for all adults in the UK”, especially those with high blood pressure, HSIS has said.

RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

NHS moves to tackle medication errors

To help the NHS monitor medication errors, a series of indicators are being introduced to show whether a prescription may have contributed to hospital admissions

NHS well placed to integrate care

The NHS probably has a better chance to truly integrate care than almost any other health care system in the world, a former leading US health administrator has said

RPS candidates urged to share their travel health vision

Travel health experts are urging candidates in the RPS board elections to share their views on making pharmacy travel clinics more effective and consistent

GPhC consults on “significant” changes to inspection

Proposals to publish inspection reports for the first time, unannounced inspections and three new types of inspection, are all part of a consultation launched by GPhC

NI politicians lobby for community pharmacy funding

The health spokesmen of the main political parties in Northern Ireland have highlighted the current funding crisis in community pharmacy

Minimum unit pricing implemented

Scotland has become the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol to tackle the damage caused by cheap, high strength alcohol.

Eddie welcomed to Well

Well Pharmacy has launched ‘Eddie’ – the first digital subscription service for Viagra Connect in the UK.

Bedminster Pharmacy champions bowel cancer awareness

The team at the Bristol pharmacy carried out a campaign to raise symptoms awareness of the second biggest cancer killer and to champion early diagnosis

Making moves on meningitis

Staff at Bedminster pharmacy in Bristol showed their support for World Meningitis Day (24 April) by turning their pharmacy orange with information and resources from the meningitis charity Meningitis Now.

Data Protection Officers to be needed in all pharmacies

The PSNC is now advising that all community pharmacies regardless of size should appoint a DPO after signs the UK Data Protection Act will require this

Pharmacies should stock naloxone says PHE opioid guidance

Opioid antagonist naloxone should be available from community pharmacies to help prevent fentanyl overdose deaths, new PHE guidance says

As Boots union ballots despatched, CAC refuses voting extension

As of Thursday 10 May, around 7,000 pharmacists employed by Boots can begin voting on their future union representation

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

PDAU to give £1 to charity for each vote in de-recognition ballot

The PDAU says it hopes the gesture will encourage Boots pharmacists to take part in the forthcoming ballot on whether to de-recognise the BPA

Pharmacies urged to act on blood pressure

Community pharmacies are being invited to get involved in two blood pressure campaigns 
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