GPs are encouraging patients with long-term conditions to take part in their local ‘Parkrun’ in a national initiative to boost physical activity and, where possible, help reduce medication.
More than two-thirds of smokers who want to quit go to their community pharmacy for support, but specialist stop smoking services have a higher success rate, according to the new Scottish Tobacco Action Plan.
Pharmacist prescribers are associated with increased access to healthcare services and enhanced patient outcomes according to results of a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Cannabis should be rescheduled within the Misuse of Drugs Act to allow research to take place, say the vast majority of respondents to a Royal Pharmaceutical Society survey.
The latest NICE draft guidelines on adult depression are “not fit for purpose”, say leading mental health experts.
Airborne pollen could reach the highest levels seen for 12 years, the Met Office has warned.
Women taking the contraceptive pill should be given repeat 12-month prescriptions, rather than three or six months’ worth of supplies, guidance from leading doctors has said.
Tess Fenn, who announced her decision to step down as president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK at its annual conference on 17 June 2018, has said that she hopes the next president will work to ensure pharmacy technicians are equally valued and utilised as pharmacy professionals.
Pharmacists have been criticised for not questioning prescribing at Gosport War Memorial Hospital after an independent review found that at least 456 patients died after being given inappropriate doses of opioid painkillers.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has written to home secretary Sajid Javid to express the Society’s support for the rescheduling of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The government will consider whether medicinal cannabis should be rescheduled, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has announced.
Outsourcing of primary care support by NHS England increased pressure on community pharmacy, says PSNC
NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support increased the workload for community pharmacy, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said.
Government launches double consultation on dispensing errors legislation and role of responsible and superintendent pharmacists
The government has launched a consultation on extending the new defence for dispensing errors from community pharmacists to other parts of the profession, and a second consultation on clarification of how registered pharmacies should be governed.
Pharmacy can help ensure the NHS gets value for money from the £20.5bn planned increase in its funding by 2023–2024, pharmacy leaders say.
Aspirin reduces the risk of all-cause death or hospitalisation for heart failure in patients with concomitant type 2 diabetes and heart failure but increases the risk of non-fatal heart attack or stroke.
Research has shown ‘marked improvements’ in PTSD symptoms after MDMA use during psychotherapy.
Research into long-term proton pump inhibitor use among older adults has led to cautions over pneumonia risk.
Use of a body-worn sensor to track movements could help grade a person’s severity of multiple sclerosis, guiding treatment, research has shown.
7-day antibiotic course ‘non-inferior’ to 14 days for treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemiaSubscription
Research has shown that shorter antibiotic courses are not inferior to longer courses for the treatment of Gram-negative bacteraemia.
An electronic medical record alert system could potentially reduce coprescribing and related overdose deaths, researchers have found.
Interventions to reduce blood pressure may help to improve reproductive outcomes in healthy young women, research has found.
Introducing first-line immunotherapy could benefit long-term outcomes in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a study has revealed.