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Dukes: I always planned to leave PSNC after 4 years

Leaving now gives my successor time to shape future contract, says Dukes.

New pharmacy minister announced in cabinet reshuffle

Maggie Throup is a former Government whip and trained scientist.

Pharmacies and GPs could deliver Covid vaccines with annual flu jabs

The PSNC said the two must work together to deliver the biggest ever flu vaccination programme.

Collection codes required in updated lateral flow service

A number of changes are being made to the service from early October.

Prescribing of antidepressants on the rise, says NHS report

Between April and June this year 20.5 million antidepressant items were prescribed.

APPG launches inquiry into future of community pharmacy

MPs want to gather information to create a blueprint for the sector's development in the coming years.

Bedfordshire Numark pharmacies deliver 68,500 Covid vaccinations

Numark pharmacies worked with six GP surgeries to administer Covid vaccinations in Flitwick

AZ boss warns against rushing into Covid booster programme

Soirot questions wisdom of giving booster jab without real world evidence of need

Survey will assess pupils' attitudes towards smoking, alcohol and drugs

Around one thousand schools in England will be randomly selected by the government.

Immunosuppressed to be offered a third Covid jab

The announcement follows new advice from the JCVI.

Study finds rise in young adult smokers and drinkers during first lockdown

There was a 25 per cent increase in 18 to 34-year-old smokers in England.

'Revolutionary' anti-cholesterol drug to be offered on NHS

NHSE&I said inclisiran will be administered by nurses in GP surgeries.

More pharmacies to deliver Moderna Covid vaccine in Northern Ireland

It is believed a 'small number' of pharmacies are providing Moderna jabs.

Pharmacy's role bolstered in Scotland's new NHS plan

The Pharmacy First scheme gets another 2.5m in 2022-23 under the NHS Recovery Plan.

Metformin batch recalled due to NDMA contamination

A batch of metformin oral solution has been urgently recalled by the MRHA.

Pharmacy hypertension service 'can save 2,000 lives in 5 years'

NHSE&I said pharmacies can prevent 3,700 strokes and 2,500 heart attacks.

MHRA issues thermometer warning

MHRA issues thermometer warning after increase in the number of unreliable products available in the UK.

Scottish Government proposes women's health pharmacy service

The Scottish Government wants pharmacies to play a greater role in women's health.

MHRA approves Covid antibody treatment

Ronapreve may prevent infections and help reduce hospital admissions.

GPs told to offer Shingrix vaccine to eligible patients

The vaccine will be given in two doses, the second two months after the first.

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