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Clinical

Sedentary behaviour linked to deaths

Spending large amounts of time sitting during the day has been linked to almost 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

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Business

RPS president slams Poundland over ’irresponsible’ paracetamol offer

RPS president Sandra Gidley calls Poundland “irresponsible” for its multi-buy offer on paracetamol.

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Profession

No Covid bonus for pharmacists in England, Labour MP told

Pharmacists in England to miss out on payments received elsewhere, Government confirms.

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Health & NHS

Hypertension pilot 'could become contractual pharmacy service'

The results of a pilot CVD service will inform future contractual discussions for the pharmacy sector, says NHS England. 

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Profession

RPS partners with health charity on workforce vision project

RPS and King's Fund to hold a series of engagement events to gather ideas for professional development.

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Health & NHS

DH: A third of eligible pharmacies will use hub and spoke

Around 1,300 pharmacies will be using hub and spoke by year 10 if laws are changed, Government projects.

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Clinical

New tool predicts T2D adherence, find Kingston pharmacy researchers

Diagnostic tool accurately predicts non-adherent patients, University of Kingston researchers find

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Health & NHS

Children in troubled households more likely to suffer mental health issues

Researchers looked at the anonymised hospital and GP records of 190,000 children in Wales.

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Health & NHS

Doctors urge Hancock to investigate HRT shortages

Medical organisations are urging health secretary Matt Hancock to investigate the cause of ongoing HRT shortages.

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Health & NHS

Blood test will detect early signs of bowel cancer

A blood test that can detect the early signs of bowel cancer will be rolled out in GP practices.

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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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Practice

Pharmacists among new group of diabetes clinical champions

Birmingham pharmacist Satyan Kotecha is among the latest ‘clinical champions’ selected by Diabetes UK.

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Clinical

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Clinical

New drug proven to slow cognitive decline in early Alzheimer's

Full data from the trial was published on Tuesday (29th November) in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Clinical

Non-melanoma skin cancer needs updated guidelines

A report by Sanofi warns the disease is “severely under-recognised and under-prioritised” by the NHS and policy-makers.

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Clinical

Life-extending prostate cancer drug fast-tracked to NHS

Darolutamide will be available “on a budget-neutral basis to the NHS" for men whose cancer has spread

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Clinical

Government launches AMR consultation to tackle 'next potential pandemic'

Evidence sought from technical experts in fields like health, food chains and the environment

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Clinical

60pc of young adults take antibiotics for a sore throat

Survey identifies a high dependence on using antibiotics to treat respiratory conditions

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Clinical

DH issues new shortage protocols for Estraderm patches

New SSPs allow pharmacists to substitute Evorel patches for an Estraderm prescription

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Clinical

MHRA approves childhood pneumonia indication for Vaxneuvance

Vaxneuvance (PCV15) is already indicated to immunise over-18s against pneumococcal disease

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Clinical

New Covid bivalent vaccine approved by the MHRA

It targets the original strain of the disease as well as the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants

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Clinical

PSNC urges contractors to use correct flu vaccines

PSNC alerts contractors to cases where QIVe vaccine was given to patients aged 65 and above

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Clinical

MHRA approves secukinumab for paediatric arthritis

The drug will be used to treat two types of paediatric arthritic conditions

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Clinical

Pharmacy can play bigger role in pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer may be apparent up to three years earlier than previously recognised.

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Clinical

Flu jabs protective against ischaemic stroke

Spanish primary care records point to a 12 per cent reduction in stroke risk

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Business

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Business

Locum rates may be entering ‘period of correction’ report finds

Average rates up almost 4% - but sector may be entering 'period of correction' claims report

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Business

Badham Pharmacy plans more acquisitions as turnover passes £22m

Badham Pharmacy sees turnover pass £22m, prompting confidence it will increase its profitability

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Business

Vaccine fatigue has set in, claims Well study

Of the 2,000 individuals who took part, 25 per cent said they detected a lack of motivation among people to get jabbed

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Business

Asda offers £2 cash incentives to private flu jab customers

Multiple offers cash incentive to those who use its reward app and book flu jab online

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Business

AAH: We've delivered over 70 million Covid vaccine doses

AAH chief executive offer David Bound described it as “a huge milestone” for the company

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Business

Department launches ‘emergency review’ of NI pharmacies

Department 'very conscious' of the funding challenges facing Northern Ireland's pharmacies

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Business

Former Boots director takes top job at Pharmacy2U

Kevin Heath takes over from former CEO Mark Livingstone, who steps down after 6 years

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Business

Yorkshire pharmacy group expands with seven-figure refinance loan

Pharm-Assist acquires York pharmacy after GP partners decide to sell shares

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Business

Over a million counterfeit pills seized from Manchester premises

Suspected counterfeit codeine, diazepam and lorazepam seized along with cash

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Business

Alliance Healthcare supporting Antimicrobial Resistance Week

Wholesaler pledges to become an Antibiotic Guardian as Alphega promotes Keep Antibiotics Working campaign.

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Business

Autumn budget: Pharmacies need a share of NHS spending boost

Pharmacies need a fair share of the £6.6bn funding boost announced today, says NPA

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Business

Pharmacy sold after shortage of pharmacists in Dundee

St Mary’s Pharmacy was acquired by Davidsons Chemist which owns more than 50 pharmacies in Scotland

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