Substance misuse and needle exchange patients in Newcastle will be given “up to £25 of Greggs vouchers” if they present for a blood spot test for hepatitis C in a community pharmacy.
A patient in Wales will become the first in the country to start chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy after other treatments for his lymphoma were unsuccessful.
The number of community pharmacies offering minor ailment schemes has fallen by a third since 2017/2018, data published by NHS Digital have shown.
The UK’s four largest community pharmacy multiples currently do not collect ethnicity pay data for their pharmacist employees, with two of the high street chains telling The Pharmaceutical Journal that there was no ethnicity pay gap within their respective organisations.
Pharmacy staff in NHS Tayside, who went on strike over a pay dispute, returned to work on 11 November 2019 after three months without a resolution.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended two cannabis-based medicinal products for reimbursement under the NHS.
Using an oral spray to deliver vitamin D is just as effective as a capsule, research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown.
Decision aids could help GPs and patients in the process of discontinuing antidepressants, researchers have said.
Oral antibiotic use is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer, but a reduced risk of rectal cancer, a study in Gut suggests.
Patients exposed to fluoroquinolone antibiotics are more than twice as likely to develop aortic or mitral regurgitation, compared with patients taking amoxicillin, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Patients treated with nivolumab for advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma had a better survival rate at five years than those who received chemotherapy, a follow-up trial has shown.
Sertraline is unlikely to reduce depressive symptoms within six weeks, according to findings from a randomised controlled trial in The Lancet Psychiatry.