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Analysis

Wanted: An enduring and confident professional leadership body

Former CPhO Keith Ridge explains why he believes Royal College status matters.

5 Min Module

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Health & NHS

Lorazepam in extremely limited supply until December

Lorazepam will be in limited supply until December, the PSNC has warned.

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Health & NHS

Coroner: Suicide risk if pharmacies not involved in safety plans

There is a “risk of future fatalities” if pharmacies not involved in safety plans for young mental health patients at risk of overdose, a coroner says.

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Health & NHS

Practical portion guide

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a practical guide to portion sizes to help people understand which foods to eat, how often and in what quantities.

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Practice

Storage issues top GPhC 'not met' standards

Fridge temperatures and date-checking top list of standards not met, says GPhC. 

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Health & NHS

King's Fund reports on primary care home model

Local change factors gleaned from early primary care networks provide insight for local development

1 Min Module

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Business

Group adds fourth pharmacy to portfolio for £575k

Tuffour Pharm Group Ltd has taken its portfolio of pharmacies to four after buying Woodbridge Pharmacy in Suffolk. 

1 Min Module

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Business

Avicenna hits 135 branches with purchase of Welsh group

Avicenna has acquired the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales to take its total number of branches to 135.

1 Min Module

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Profession

Independent Pharmacy Awards announces finalists

ICP has announced the finalists for the Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons.

1 Min Module

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Health & NHS

Chief medical officer highlights UK pharmacists’ AMR work

AMR still centre stage in outgoing chief medical officer's final annual report.

1 Min Module

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Analysis

Exclusive: Pharmacists aren’t stockpiling, says NHS England

An FOI reveals there has been just one investigation into suspected stockpiling of medicines by pharmacies since January.

1 Min Module

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Health & NHS

‘Selected’ pharmacies to offer on-site Covid jabs, NHS confirms

NHS England & improvement has confirmed that “selected” community pharmacies will be invited to take part in England’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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Clinical

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Clinical

Smoking may increase risk of developing mental illness

Smoking likely to increase a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, say researchers.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Proton pump inhibitors linked to higher risk of diabetes

Prolonged use of PPIs raises diabetes risk, Italian researchers conclude.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

NICE says 400,000 people could benefit from new triglyceride drug

Vazkepa can reduce heart attack and stroke in individuals with residual risk despite statin treatment.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Pharmacies told to stop supplying batch of Phenobarbital 60mg tablets

The MHRA said all remaining stock should be quarantined and returned to its supplier.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Flu jabs can cut CV risk

Meta-analysis finds that flu vaccinations can cut CVD risk by over a third.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

NICE to review evidence on HRT and cancer risk in menopause guidance

NICE to review new evidence on menopause care and potentially revisit its guidelines.

1 Min Module

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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.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Dears Pharmacy and PocDoc launch lipid testing service

Scheme uses smartphone testing and includes a statin prescribing option.

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Statins may protect against Parkinsonian symptoms

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

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

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

1 Min Module

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Clinical

Exercise better than paracetamol for osteoarthritis, says NICE

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

1 Min Module

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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.

1 Min Module

Business

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Business

Independent pharmacy in North London bought by small group

Greenacre Pharmacy in Cockfosters was bought by Mansons Group for an undisclosed fee.

1 Min Module

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Business

Boots agrees to 11% increase to newly qualified pharmacist wages

Base rate for newly qualified pharmacists rising from £37,750 to £42,000 FTE.

1 Min Module

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Business

LloydsPharmacy reacts to reports of security guard turning patients away

The multiple said it needed to protect staff and patients after a number of incidents at its Ash Vale branch.

1 Min Module

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Business

LloydsPharmacy expands partnership with Deliveroo to include 150 stores

Partnership has helped 'thousands of families' since 2020 launch, claims Deliveroo.

1 Min Module

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Business

Glasgow pharmacy chain secures eight-figure loan to expand

HSBC lends M&D Green Group multi-million sum to buy five pharmacies.

1 Min Module

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Business

Alliance Healthcare staff raise over £40k for children’s charities

The Tour D’Alliance saw teams cycle over 1,000km from Coatbridge in Scotland and Exeter.

1 Min Module

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Business

Pharmacy’s rent will rise by 220 per cent, says director

Gurdev Channa at Britannia Pharmacy says the rent of one branch will rise from £25,038 a year to £80,000.

1 Min Module

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Business

Rising locum rates a factor behind pharmacy closures, says CCA

Multiples affected "more acutely" by staffing issues than independents, says trade body.

1 Min Module

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Business

NHS landlord triples rent for independent pharmacy

NPA urges landlords to review arrangements as one NHS property demands threefold rent hike.

1 Min Module

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Business

Over 200 residents sign petition to save pharmacy from closure

Lincolnshire Co-op said it was closing the pharmacy because of the low number of prescriptions it dispenses.

1 Min Module

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Business

Boots launches own brand Viagra

The healthcare giant is selling Boots Sildenafil in 1,400 of its stores.

1 Min Module

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Business

Four-thousand-items pharmacy sells off £1m asking price

Central London pharmacy changes hands after 45 years.

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