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Profession

Elen Jones appointed director for RPS in Wales

Ms Jones will be accountable for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Wales.

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Practice

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland pass 250,000 Covid vaccines

The milestone includes primary and booster jabs since the sector began administering Covid vaccines in March.

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Clinical

NICE to approve inclisiran

New NICE guidance recommends Legvio as an option for primary hypercholesterolaemia.

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Business

PDAU signs agreement to represent pharmacists in NI GP federations

PDAU negotiate pay, leave, pensions and other issues for more than 300 pharmacists who work for GP federations

 

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Clinical

Rare case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea bacteria detected in UK

A man in his early 20s was infected in London in November last year but was treated successfully.

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Health & NHS

Obesity rates in children at highest level since records began

In England 27.7 per cent of reception-aged children and 40.9 per cent of year six children were obese or overweight

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Health & NHS

Emergency contraception prescriptions fall sharply in England

The 90,068 prescriptions dispensed last year compares with 252,800 dispensed in 2010.

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Business

Guidance on reporting medicines shortages updated

New guidance clarifies the obligations on suppliers in Regulation 28 and 29 of the Health Service Products Regulations 2018.

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Clinical

Hampshire MP says HRT has run out 'completely' in constituency

Caroline Nokes MP says local pharmacies have run out of HRT gel.

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Business

Boots employee loses tribunal case involving racism allegations

Dorothy Roach said she was constructively dismissed after a racism investigation was opened.

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Profession

Interview: Alison Strath, Scotland's chief pharmaceutical officer

Workforce issues loom large in Strath's in-tray, she reveals in an exclusive interview.

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Profession

RPS rolls two executive functions into one after redundancies

RPS creates a new post to head up education and membership after controversial redundancies.

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Clinical

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Clinical

Antiemetics linked to increased stroke risk

People receiving ADAs over three times more likely to experience ischaemic stroke in a French study.

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Clinical

Dears Pharmacy and PocDoc launch lipid testing service

Scheme uses smartphone testing and includes a statin prescribing option.

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Clinical

Statins may protect against Parkinsonian symptoms

The reduction in Parkinsonism was more marked in those receiving higher doses.

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

'Regular and consistent exercise' is the first line treatment, says NICE.

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

'Regular and consistent exercise' is the first line treatment, says NICE.

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Clinical

Twice-a-year injection for high blood pressure undergoes trial

The treatment could replace the need for daily pills if the study is successful.

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Clinical

Mixed reaction to proposed oxybutynin POM to P switch

Some pharmacists have criticised a proposal to reclassify the drug for overactive bladder in women.

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Clinical

Hampshire MP says HRT has run out 'completely' in constituency

Caroline Nokes MP says local pharmacies have run out of HRT gel.

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Clinical

MHRA highlights Nordic pregabalin risk study

Slightly higher risk of major congenital malformations when pregabalin is taken in pregnancy.

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Clinical

GPhC condemns 'unacceptable' reports of valproate supply without warning leaflet

A Sunday Times report revealed prescribers are supplying pregnant women with the drug without proper information.

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Clinical

Two new antimicrobial drugs set to launch in UK market

NICE issues draft recommendation for drugs developed through new 'subscription' payment model.

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Clinical

Research update: Methenamine – an alternative for UTI prophylaxis?

Metabolite offers an alternative to antibiotics for women with recurrent UTIs, research suggests.

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Business

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Business

Health board warns contractors it may withhold pay over pharmacy closures

Hywel Dda health board introduces new procedures to curb record rates of temporary closures.

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Business

Sale of Lloyds delaying pharmacist pay agreement, says PDA

Two previous pay rise offers have been rejected by the union as unacceptable to members.

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Business

Consolidated pharmacy group undergoes rebrand

Three businesses rebrand as Pickfords Pharmacy.

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Business

Chief pharmacist: NHSE can’t judge if there are too many pharmacies

It's not a "numbers argument," David Webb tells Pharmacy Network News.

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Business

Well Pharmacy raising up to £200k for Mind

Well announces fundraising partnership with mental health charity.

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Business

Pharmacy manager jailed after selling codeine to drug dealer

Ex-manager sentenced to two years and five months for illegally selling codeine and other drugs.

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Business

Three Leicester pharmacies sold in excess of guide prices

'Robust appetite' for Leicestershire pharmacies, says property adviser.

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Business

Boots owner has paid out "billions" in dividends

Dividend payments for Boots' parent company makes headlines in Sunday Times.

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Business

I want successful businesses to join me, says ‘super pharmacy’ CEO

Alitam chief sets out his ambitions to disrupt the sector.

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Business

Pharmacists looking at a GP partnership must protect their rights

Ross Clark from Hempsons said that without a signed deed a partnership can be “highly unstable”.

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Business

Superdrug launches £99 perimenopause blood test service

Screening service will assess reproductive hormone levels as well as nutritional deficiencies and thyroid function.

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Business

Pharmaceutical wholesaler falls into administration

Doncaster Pharmaceuticals Group, Testerworld Limited and Eclipse Generics Limited were appointed an administrator this week.

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