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Health & NHS

Pharmacy cuts in England a wake up call for Wales

Westminster's decision to impose cuts in England triggered positive changes for the sector in Wales, the NPA conference heard.

Pharmacists think pharmacy has been slow to take up tech

A survey reveals 87% of pharmacists in the UK think pharmacy has been slow to take up new technologies.

GP DMIRS could send 20m patients to community pharmacy

A patient referral model could lead to 20.4m GP consultations being transferred to community pharmacy.

We’ll support independents, promises RPS chief

RPS chief Paul Bennett vows to work with independent pharmacists as the new NHS structures emerge.

LPCs should co-ordinate contact with PCNs

LPCs should co-ordinate pharmacists' engagement with primary care networks across England.

PCNs 'should not be led by legal structures'

An NHS Confederation conference panel on local collaboration contained plenty of insight for local pharmacy leaders.

King's Fund reports on primary care home model

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

Stevens: Knife crime, pollution high on NHS agenda

Simon Stevens commits the NHS to tackling the society's major challenges including health.

Fitness lowering COPD

Good fitness levels in middle-aged people associated with lowering risks of chronic lung disease (COPD).

Breaking: New English Pharmacy Board chair elected

Claire Anderson replaces Sandra Gidley as the new English Pharmacy Board chair.

Oral impact

Poor oral health has been linked to a 75 per cent increased risk of the most common form of liver cancer.

DHSC publishes second concession list for June

DHSC publishes second drug price concession list for June.

NHS publishes PCN guide for community pharmacy

Pharmacies should agree ways of working with primary care networks, NHS England has said.

Delivering the vision

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the Interim People Plan, describing how people working in the NHS will be supported.

CCG mergers gather pace

Four CCGs – South Worcestershire, Redditch & Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest, and Herefordshire - are planning to merge by April next year.

NUMSAS continues to grow

Over 4,020 pharmacies in England are now registered to offer the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS).

Drug reaction reports from community pharmacists fall

The number of reports from community pharmacists to the yellow card reporting system fell between 2018 and 2017.

DHSC releases first list of price concessions for June

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published the first list of drug price concessions for June.

Phenytoin 50mg Infatabs “unavailable,” warns PSNC

The PSNC has warned contractors that Pfizer's licensed phenytoin 50mg Infatabs is unavailable.

Recall of paracetamol 500mg tablets

M&A Pharmachem has recalled batches of paracetamol 500mg tablets because of “a small number" of contaminated pots.

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