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Practice

Regulators issue principles for online prescribing

The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

Minor ailments visits double in a single year in Wales

A document from Statistics for Wales revealed that 43,158 CAS consultations were made in 2018-19, up from 16,087 in 2017-18.

Electronic prescriptions to go England-wide from November

The Government is to roll out the electronic prescription service (EPS) across England from November.

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."

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. 

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. 

GPhC publishes pharmacy inspection reports for first time

The GPhC said this would improve transparency and “drive improvement in pharmacy services.”

Suicide awareness from CPPE

CPPE has launched a suicide awareness learning video to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Pharmacists should dispense high-strength statins OTC says NHS

High-dose statins could be made more easily available without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Surge in care homes using NHSmail

The number of care homes using NHSmail with healthcare professionals like pharmacists has risen more than tenfold.

Pharmacy heart check service to launch on October 1

Community pharmacies will trial a new service to help meet the Government's ambitious disease prevention targets.

Lloyds launches Dementia Connect service

LloydsPharmacy has launched Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service in seven of its pharmacies. 

Landmark NHS 111 referral scheme to launch on October 29

The first details have been released about the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Age UK urges Government action on polypharmacy

Age UK warns that inappropriate polypharmacy is jeopardising the health and safety of older people. 

PSNC secures increase in pharmacy flu service fees

Pharmacy fees for the 2019-20 flu vaccination service have increased to £9.58 – an increase of 10p on 2011-19.

NHS Health Checks could be given digital overhaul

The new, personalised service could involve more digital screening and fewer interactions with healthcare professionals.

APTUK responds to CPCF

The CPCF provides a great opportunity to build on the clinical services provided by community pharmacy to enhance patient care, APTUK commented.

Advancing health

Pharmacy teams have a big role to play in advancing public health through prevention, according to a new Government consultation paper. 

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