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  • 'Bah humbug' from the Department of Health and NHS England Subscription

    23 DEC 2015 9:35 By Graham Phillips
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    According to the Department of Health and NHS England in their letter about community pharmacy contractual funding for 2016–2017: “There is real potential for far greater use of community pharmacy and pharmacists.” So clearly the NHS has finally appreciated the oft-discussed ...

  • A hit below the belt for community pharmacy Subscription

    21 DEC 2015 16:24 By Michael Holden

    The subheading “putting pharmacy at the heart of the NHS” from the letter from the Department of Health (DoH) and NHS England on community pharmacy contractual funding sounded great. However, the messages in it were not the Christmas present or the vision and leadership that the dedicated owners and ...

  • Meeting patients’ individual needs using the Always Events Programme Subscription

    8 DEC 2015 10:30 By Paul Jebb

    For healthcare professionals, being able to meet patients’ individual needs can be a challenge. These could be perceived as minor things, such as a seamless transfer of care of a frail elderly patient from one health setting to another, or ensuring that a patient with eye problems can read the prescription label on their medicines properly. But it is often the finer details in a patient’s care journey that shape how they view their care and the healthcare system. So it is important ...

  • New models of training needed to ensure future pharmacists are fit for new roles Subscription

    2 DEC 2015 14:32 By Ricarda Micallef, Reem Kayyali

    There has been much talk in recent years about workforce and workforce planning to enhance the provision of current and future healthcare roles. Pharmacy is no exception.

  • Clarification on the PrescQIPP guidance for gluten-free foods Subscription

    17 NOV 2015 10:48 By Carol Roberts

    In response to the comment piece written by Tony Cartwright, ‘NHS gluten-free food controversy does no favours for coeliacs’ (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;295:324), we would like to point out some inaccuracies on the ...

  • NHS England has announced that it is doubling the size of the pilot that will see pharmacists employed directly in GP practices following an “overwhelmingly positive response”. In the image, NHS England's chief executive, Simon Stevens

    NHS England doubles funding for GP practice pharmacist pilot Subscription

    16 NOV 2015 16:53

    NHS England has announced that it is doubling the size of the pilot that will see pharmacists employed directly in GP practices following an “overwhelmingly positive response” from surgeries.

  • EPS training from HSCIC Subscription

    16 OCT 2015 11:01

    Free training sessions to help community pharmacy staff get the most out of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) are being offered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Over 800 evening masterclasses will be held throughout England until the end of June 2016. Book via the HSCIC ...

  • Biosimilar medicines resource Subscription

    8 OCT 2015 10:01

    NHS England has published a document entitled ‘What is a biosimilar medicine?’, which explains how healthcare professionals can support the appropriate use of all biological medicines, including biosimilar medicines, for the benefit of NHS patients. The NHS England document, which was produced in collaboration with the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the pharmaceutical industry ...

  • NHS Atlas of Variation 2015 published Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:28

    The latest NHS Atlas of Variation, launched by Public Health England, NHS Right Care and NHS England, is now available to download from the NHS Right Care website. The atlas is made up of a series of maps that indicate the difference in the provision of care across England. 

  • Community pharmacy flu service Subscription

    22 SEP 2015 14:24

    Community pharmacies can now start offering the seasonal influenza vaccine service, as part of the 2015–2016 pharmacy funding contract. Prior to commencing this advanced service, community pharmacies must complete the notification form on the NHS Business Services Authority website that informs NHS England of the pharmacy’s intention to provide ...

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