Drug researchers continue to investigate the efficacy of medicines long after they hit the market, so why should NHS services delivered in community pharmacy be any different?
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
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NHS England to look at offering childhood vaccinations in healthcare settings other than general practice
NHS England will consider allowing other healthcare settings outside of general practice to offer vaccinations as part of a government strategy to tackle vaccine coverage in the UK.
A government-led review of the NHS Health Check programme will look into providing patients with “personalised interventions” based on where they live, their age and their genetics.
Government tenders £25m contract for 'express freight service' to transport urgent medicines after Brexit
The Department of Health and Social Care is looking for bids on a contract to set up an “express freight service” ahead of the UK leaving the EU at the end of October 2019.
A drug manufacturer has offered to pay the NHS £8m to resolve concerns around allegations of anti-competitive behaviour over the supply of a prescription drug.
Community pharmacies should have same business rate support as GPs, says LloydsPharmacy parent company
Community pharmacies should have their business rate tax reimbursed by the NHS in the same way as GP practices and dental surgeries, the head of a high street pharmacy chain has said.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee is one of several pharmacy bodies to have signed non-disclosure agreements preventing them from disclosing the UK government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit.
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NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told