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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Scottish NHS and private care to be kept separate, draft guidance says

    18 DEC 2008 13:39

    NHS patients in Scotland should be able to top up their care privately but only if private and NHS care are kept clearly separate, according to draft guidance published by the Scottish Government on 12 December 2008 .

  • Group to oversee transition

    18 DEC 2008 13:32

    A new working group has been set up to oversee the transition of the Society to the professional body.The group, consisting of Society Council members and staff, will ensure that progress is made within the required time, that there is effective co-ordination of work streams and that risks are managed effectively.

  • Governance of new regulator yet to be agreed

    18 DEC 2008 13:26

    Governance arrangements for the new pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, are yet to be finalised, although they have now been considered by the Pharmacy Regulation and Leadership Oversight Group (PRLOG).

  • Guidance on smart cards now available

    18 DEC 2008 13:22

    Detailed guidance about how pharmacists can obtain the smart card needed for them to participate in the next phase of the government’s planned electronic prescription service, Release 2, is now available on the website of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.

  • APPG: Barriers to vascular service still exist

    18 DEC 2008 13:18

    The All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) has written to the Department of Health outlining “significant potential barriers” that it says still need to be addressed before the vascular risk assessments service can be rolled out among UK community pharmacists.

  • Medicine list would reduce errors, says NPC

    18 DEC 2008 13:09

    A minimum dataset of information on patients’ medicines should be available when care is transferred to ensure effective medicines reconciliation, the National Prescribing Centre has said in guidance published 8 December 2008 — “Medicines reconciliation: a guide to implementation”.

  • Lack of funding will prevent pharmacists expanding clinical roles, says Lloyds research

    18 DEC 2008 13:03

    Nearly half of all community pharmacists in England believe lack of government funding will prevent them expanding their clinical role, according to the results of a survey revealed exclusively to The Journal.

  • Disciplinary Committee (16 October 2008) Subscription

    18 DEC 2008

  • Future-proof your pharmacy career! Subscription

    18 DEC 2008 12:26

    Plummeting stock markets, tumbling house prices, bank nationalisation and near meltdown of the international monetary fund did not get to me. The imminent splitting of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society also did not. They were all too gigantic and felt as if they had not, yet, directly hit me.

  • Doctor dispensing change off

    18 DEC 2008 12:18

    There will be no changes to current doctor dispensing arrangements minister of state, Phil Hope, announced this week.The choice was made due to the strength of responses received after proposals for change were made.

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