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Health & NHS

Landmark transformation role for LPC

Greater Manchester LPC completes a UK community pharmacy first with the appointment of a director of pharmacy transformation.

Action on mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation reinforces the need for more recognition of mouth cancer during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Development of UK alcohol clinical guidelines underway

PHE is collaborating with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol misuse.

Second flu pilot goes live in Scotland

Flu vaccinations offered in 189 pharmacies in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

MPs call for ‘sustainable funding’ for N Ireland pharmacies

CPNI welcomes MPs' call for ‘sustainable funding’ for pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Over 8,500 pharmacies sign up to new CPCS

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Bruce Warner said CPCS is a “step change” in the way people access community pharmacists.

Final October concessions announced

The DHSC announced the last drug price concessions list for October on the final day of the month.

Employers backing apprenticeships commit to transparency

The employers behind a second pharmacy apprenticeship proposal have identified themselves.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

NHS drive to increase vaccination uptake

More vaccinations should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, says a new NHS review.

Alverine and irbesartan among October concessions

The DHSC has announced the first wave of drug price concessions for October.

Electronic prescriptions to go England-wide from November

The Government is to roll out the electronic prescription service (EPS) across England from November.

CPNI chief: Community pharmacy in NI must not trail behind hospital and practice pharmacy

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges policymakers in Northern Ireland to place greater emphasis on community pharmacy.

Pharmacy teams hailed at 2019 Independent Pharmacy Awards

The Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons celebrated the role of pharmacy teams across the UK.

Obesity costs us £409 each in taxes

Obesity is costing each UK citizen an additional £409 a year in taxes and cutting their life expectancy by 2.7 years, according to an OECD report.

CQC highlights difficulty accessing services

Access to care and staffing issues pose challenges across all care settings, the Care Quality Commission has said.

LloydsPharmacy providing GI treatment in the community

LloydsPharmacy and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust are running mobile gastroenterology units. 

Breast cancer deaths down 44 per cent in 20 years

More than 130,000 breast cancer deaths in the UK have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to a new Cancer Research UK analysis.

MHRA recalls prescription-only Zantac batches

Four types of prescription-only Zantac have been recalled by the MHRA as a precautionary measure.

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