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An independent national academy will support healthcare professionals in prescribing arts, sport and leisure activities to more patients, the health secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
Legislation enabling the use of serious shortage protocols in Scotland will come into effect from 31 October 2019, the Scottish government has said.
Digital-only prescriptions will be introduced across England from November 2019, the pharmacy minister Jo Churchill has announced.
The Department of Health and Social Care has added our more medicines to list of those that cannot be parallel exported from the UK.
The delivery company UPS is one of three transport firms to be given contracts worth £25m to ensure medicines can be delivered quickly if Brexit goes ahead at the end of October 2019.
Pharmacist prescribing increased by 55% in 2018/2019, according to a Care Quality Commission report which called for greater use of pharmacists in primary care networks.
Pharmacists will be asked to choose from the same three standards for their reflective accounts for revalidation next year, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced.
The government has signed contracts with four transport companies worth £87m in total, which it says will help to ensure the continued supply of medicines.
The UK is the most resistant country to the tobacco industry’s influence in policy making, a global analysis has revealed.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has introduced “a blind proof check” of its exam questions after three errors were found in the regulator’s June 2019 registration assessment.
Pharmacists are being advised to stop supplying some ranitidine products after it was revealed that they may be contaminated with the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine.
Little progress made to develop incentives for new antibiotics, vaccines and diagnostics, AMR review concludes
Little progress has been made to transform research or develop incentives for new antibiotics, vaccines and diagnostics, a review of progress on antimicrobial resistance has concluded.
Pharmacists in Leeds will be able to send updates to GPs on patients who have their flu vaccination in pharmacies from 14 October 2019, as part of a two-week pilot.
A senior NHS England official has described pharmacists’ use of the summary care record as “quite disappointing”.
A new pilot scheme will assess whether greater community pharmacy involvement in diabetes care helps improve the overall health of patients.
The European Medicines Agency’s safety committee has recommended limiting use of high-strength creams containing 100 microgram/gram of estradiol to a single treatment period of up to four weeks.
Mentoring is “crucial” to the development of advanced practice pharmacists, according to the results of a survey of hospital pharmacists in Scotland.
The National Association of Women Pharmacists is set to continue as a semi-autonomous network within the Pharmacists’ Defence Association.
Pharmacy minister defends freezing funding for community pharmacy as meeting pharmacy negotiator's terms
The pharmacy minister has defended the decision to freeze funding for community pharmacies over the next five years by saying it provides the level of certainty that pharmacy negotiators wanted.
The European Medicines Agency has told drug manufacturers to test all medicines that contain chemically synthesised active substances for the presence of nitrosamines.
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