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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.

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

Voice technology to 'reduce pharmacy pressures'

Aims for health information from the NHS website to be provided through voice-assisted technology.

Smoking during pregnancy numbers still high

More than one in 10 of all pregnant women still smoking at birth, the NHS has warned.

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Quality improvement activities for Scottish contractors

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has said it will be distributing ‘safety culture discussion cards’ to all community pharmacies in Scotland.

Boots rolls out cystitis test to nearly 300 UK stores

Boots will roll out a cystitis test and treat service to nearly 300 UK stores.

Pharmacists 'need new skills' to succeed in PCN meetings

Hemant Patel says pharmacists need “influencing and leadership" training to survive PCN meetings.

LGB women missing vital tests due to "fake news"

Lesbian, gay and bisexual women are being urged to attended cervical cancer screening tests as numbers remain low.

NICE warns of indoor pollution dangers

Recommendations of ways to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution has been published in new guidance by NICE.

RPS welcomes NHS patient safety strategy

The RPS has welcomed the publication of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and says that pharmacists will take centre stage.

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Discuss activities with dementia sufferers, NICE urges

People with dementia should be offered activates to promote wellbeing, according to new NICE guidance.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Public would talk to community pharmacist before GP about cancer

Many people would talk to a community pharmacist more often than a GP about the early warning signs of cancer.

Boys to be offered HPV vaccine for first time

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free HPV vaccine from September for the first time.

Holidaymakers urged to put MMR check top of travel plans

Travellers warned of MMR risk when travelling to Europe.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

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