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NHS staff shortages are putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a NHS Confederation survey of leaders across the health service in England.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has added five medicine shortages to its list of notifactions from the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England, bringing the total to 21 medicines shortages in the UK.
A national minor ailments service should be commissioned across England, according to a community pharmacy election manifesto published jointly by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the National Pharmacy Association and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence must consider observational data from whole-plant products when it evaluates the clinical and cost-effectiveness of cannabis-based medical products for chronic pain and epilepsy, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has said.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society will publish its ethnicity pay data, its chief executive announced at the Society’s 2019 annual conference.
Omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention and vigilance in young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who have low levels of omega-3, a study in Translational Psychiatry suggests.
Taking antihypertensive medications in the evening, rather than the morning, improves blood pressure control and reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, a study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.
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.
A closer look at the progress made so far on introducing a nationwide foundation training scheme.
‘Urgent action’ needed on pharmacist shortagesSubscription
NHS workforce planners warn that they are running out of pharmacists as demand for the profession rises.
With almost 1,400 reports of controlled drugs being lost, stolen or missing in 2018/2019, there are concerns regarding the increasing sophistication of those trying to subvert the system.
One year since UK law changed to enable medical cannabis to be prescribed, researchers are exploring the drug’s potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Is hormone replacement therapy worth the risks?Subscription
The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have long been the source of confusion and controversy. Here we summarise the latest evidence to assist pharmacists in supporting patients thinking about HRT.