News

APTUK annual conference announced

Registration is now open for the APTUK Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019.

Mental chains

Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support. 

The new faces of flu vaccinations

Pharmacy technicians have been visiting schools on the Isle of Wight to administer nasal flu vaccinations to children aged four to 11 years in a new trial from Boots UK.

POM to P allergy control training

CIG Healthcare Partnership and Bayer Consumer Health have developed a five-minute interactive module about allergy relief.

Scratching the surface

With the majority of people self-treating skin conditions, pharmacy teams are well placed to offer advice and recommendations. 

HRT linked to Alzheimer's

Women who take oral hormone replacement therapy may be increasing their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Mental health campaign from Samaritans

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has launched an awareness campaign today (19 March) to encourage more men to seek help about their mental health.

Health secretary to speak at NPA conference

Matt Hancock, secretary of sate for health and social care, has been confirmed as the headline speaker at the NPA conference on 20 June.

PAGB publish self care white paper

Some 71 per cent of people think there should be better education around self-treatable conditions and relevant services, according to a new white paper published by the PAGB.

Vape kit trial rolled out

Pharmacies in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester are to provide free vaping starter kits to smokers as part of a new trial.

NICE blood pressure

NICE has published an updated draft guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) for public consultation.

Recording your revalidation

TM believes that revalidation solutions should be free, easy to use and accessible to all pharmacy professionals so we have enhanced tmmagazine.co.uk.

The EPS expands

Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs will now be available via the electronic prescription service (EPS), NHS Digital has announced.

Unification after Gosport

The GPhC, RPS and APTUK have collectively published a resource to learn from the Gosport Independent Panel report.

The final report

The PDA continues to question the role of pharmacy technicians in its final report on their current roles and capabilities.

Vaccine extension

Boots UK has extended its Chickenpox Vaccination Service, making it available at 294 stores across the UK. 

National No Smoking Day 2019

No Smoking Day aims to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking, celebrate successes and encourage those still smoking to try quitting and give up for good.

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

RoE guest speaker announced

Training Matters is extremely excited to announce Kate Allatt as the guest speaker for The Recognition of Excellence Awards 2019.

PHE launches cervical screening campaign

PHE has launched a campaign – Cervical Screening Saves Lives – to encourage women to accept their cervical screening invitation.

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