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Health & NHS

Scotland’s drugs spend drops for first time in 10 years

Last year saw the first drop in spending on medicines in the community in Scotland in a decade.

LPC holds elections to decide PCN pharmacist leads

North East London LPC is holding elections to decide the pharmacist leads for all 40 primary care networks in the area.

NHS to trial anti-cholesterol jab in pioneering collaboration with Novartis

NHS will conduct trials of as yet unlicensed inclisiran in bid to cut deaths from heart disease.

England's top doctor warns against fad diets

Warnings against fad diets and nutritional quick-fixes have been highlighted by professor Stephen Powis.

Help Us Help You Pharmacy Advice campaign launch

NHS England and NHS Improvement to launch an updated Help Us Help You Pharmacy Advice campaign on 20 January.

Drug deaths in England and Wales hit record levels

Misuse of heroin pushes drug misuse deaths up by 17 per cent to 2,917.

GP consultations for flu on rise in last seven days

Hospital and intensive care admission rates for flu has decreased over the last week but GP consultations increased.      

NHS App users ‘more than double’ in four months

NHS Digital has reported that the number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since September.

NHS issues flu vaccine reimbursement guidance

Advice on which flu vaccines to order for 2020-21 has been issued by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Flu cases continue to rise

The final days of 2019 saw influenza activity continuing to increase in the community.

Consultation underway on draft PCN service specs

Consultation under way on first draft PCN service specifications.

Scottish govt to recruit 120 primary care pharmacists

Pharmacists and pre-reg posts part of Scottish National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan.

NHS ‘not for sale’ claims Government in Queen’s speech

The NHS “is not and never will be for sale,” the new Conservative Government said in its Queen’s speech.

Hancock: ‘We will unleash the potential of our pharmacies’

Matt Hancock: "We will unleash the potential of our pharmacies because there really is so much more they are capable of doing."

Action needed on gender inequality says NAWP head

Anita White, the National Association of Women Pharmacists president, says “more needs to be done” to ensure gender equality.    

Online pharmacies can access SCR, Gidley says after codeine death

RPS president Sandra Gidley said online pharmacies can check medicines prescribed to patients after the death of a woman.

Commuters link public transport and winter illness

The study of 2,000 people found that 66 per cent are worried they will catch a sore throat or cough while using public transport. 

Co-ordinated approach to PCN engagement needed, says Patel

Local approaches to PCNs should be co-ordinated, says North East London LPC chief officer Hemant Patel. 

Illegal diazepam sold by online pharmacies seized by Border Force

The UK’s Border Force seized 1.3 million illegal diazepam tablets last year - some supplied by online pharmacies.

MHRA explores POM to P switch for the pill and HRT

MHRA looking at reclassification of HRT and OCs to Pharmacy medicines.

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