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  • Mark Drakeford (pictured), health minister for Wales, says there will not be a Cancer Drugs Fund for Wales

    Wales will not have a Cancer Drugs Fund, health minister says Subscription

    12 NOV 2014 17:46 By Graeme Smith

    Wales will not have a Cancer Drugs Fund, despite a 98,000-signature petition calling for equity of access to cancer drugs for patients in England and Wales being handed to the Welsh Assembly on 5 November 2014.

  • Quality care standards for Wales Subscription

    7 NOV 2014 17:08

    The Welsh Government has published new standards to ensure everyone in Wales receives the same level of high-quality care from the Welsh NHS. A consultation on the standards is available on the Welsh Government website until 26 January 2014.

  • Support booklet for unpaid carers in Wales Subscription

    6 NOV 2014 17:15

    A new booklet to help unpaid carers in their daily lives has been published in Wales. It aims to give carers information about how to manage medicines effectively, and encourages them to make themselves known to their local pharmacy. The bilingual booklet, from Carers Trust Wales, Community Pharmacy Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, will be available in all North Wales community pharmacies.

  • Alogliptin approved for use in Wales Subscription

    6 NOV 2014 17:11

    The following medicines have been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG): alogliptin, in combination with metformin or a sulphonylurea, to treat adults with type 2 diabetes (Vipdomet — a combination tablet containing metformin and alogliptin — is also approved); bortezomib, with dexamethasone, to treat adults with progressive multiple myeloma who have received at least one previous treatment and for whom haematopoietic stem ...

  • Hospital pharmacists may join new NHS strike on 24 November Subscription

    5 NOV 2014 16:41

    Members of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists are likely to be among NHS workers in England due to go on strike again on 24 November 2014.

  • Ebola poster issued Subscription

    31 OCT 2014 11:26

    NHS England and the Department for Health have issued a poster about Ebola to be displayed in pharmacies and another for pharmacy staff. Public Health Wales has issued a bilingual version. Posters can be downloaded for free from the Pharmaceutical ...

  • Propylthiouracil reimbursement Subscription

    31 OCT 2014 11:19

    The Department of Health and National Assembly for Wales have made a new determination that the reimbursement price in the month of October 2014 for propylthiouracil 50mg tablets is £60.00 instead of £49.01 as stated in the Drug Tariff.

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    Why elderly care must be a priority for pharmacists in Wales Subscription

    30 OCT 2014 By Stephen Robinson

    Health minister calls for pharmacists to focus on polypharmacy and over-treatment in the elderly.

  • Healthcare in England and Wales consultation Subscription

    23 OCT 2014 16:55

    The Welsh Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry focusing on cross-border arrangements between the English and Welsh healthcare systems and the experience of patients who rely on services on the other side of the border. It is seeking views from patients and healthcare practitioners.

  • Mair Davies

    Strengthening participation in Welsh local practice forums Subscription

    23 OCT 2014 By Mair Davies

    A new generation of RPS members is invigorating local practice forums in Wales, says Mair Davies, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board.

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