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Pharmacists to strike as funding pressures 'reach end game’

Community pharmacists in Northern Ireland last night voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

Coronavirus sees global shift in hygiene behaviour

The current coronavirus outbreak has led to widespread concern with many people changing their hygiene behaviours, finds a study.

Patients discharged from hospital to be referred to pharmacies

Patients discharged from hospital will be referred to community pharmacies for advice about newly prescribed medicines from July.

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

Women’s intimate health

Pharmacy teams can provide reassuring and non-judgmental advice to ensure that women stay healthy and look after all aspects of their health.

Market Monitor: February

Product news from Training Matters.

Sight savers

With a recent study showing age-related macular degeneration is on the rise, what can pharmacy teams do to help people safeguard their sight?

Medicines reconciliation 'prevents hospital readmission'

Medicines reconciliation could become an essential service in the 2020-21 community pharmacy contractual framework.

FtP concerns hit a record high for second quarter running

GPhC received record 765 complaints in last three months of 2019.

Mumps cases reach 10-year high

The rise in cases has been largely driven by outbreaks in universities and colleges.

Let's talk about sex

Pharmacy teams are ideally placed to lead conversations about STIs and help improve customers’ sexual health. 

PHE asks pharmacists to raise coronavirus awareness

Pharmacists are being asked to display new posters from Public Health England with advice about coronavirus. 

Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: second reading March 2

Bill gives government powers to update medicines regulations once Brexit transition period complete.

The kids are alright

With so many health issues that can affect children, it is no wonder parents need advice from the pharmacy every now and again.

Cppe on... the CPCF

Pharmacy technicians can further their knowledge of the new CPCF with this new programme from CPPE.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a number of concerns were identified. 

Deadline for CBD companies to keep products on shelves

The Food Standards Agency has given the CBD industry until March 31 2021 to apply to keep ther products on shelves.

Pharmacy teams urged to make Yellow Card reports

MHRA is raising awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects using the Yellow Card Scheme.

Two thirds of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre

UK adults confused about how much fibre they should be eating, according to research conducted by the bakery company Hovis.

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