The new urgent medicine supply scheme from NHS England requires more thought and revision.
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Recommendations made in Murray’s review for community pharmacy will not be simple to implementSubscription
Practical challenges, including building closer relationships with GPs, will need to be overcome if the recommendations in the Murray review on community pharmacy are to be implemented successfully.
We need fewer empty promises and more action and progress with rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation — particularly around dispensing errors.
Reclassifying emergency hormonal contraception levonorgestrel from a pharmacy to general sale medicine is not the answerSubscription
Instead of making levonorgestrel available to purchase in any retail outlet without medical advice, it would be better to improve emergency hormonal contraception consultations, lower the price of the medicine and make it more easily accessible via national patient group directions.
A decision on whether to fund HIV prevention treatment on the NHS should be based on the evidence, not politics.
Ending homeopathy funding on the NHSSubscription
The funding of homeopathic products on the NHS must stop – and not just for financial reasons.
The UK government’s documents on funding cuts for community pharmacy are inconsistent and lack evidence.