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Health & NHS

AMR a key area for community pharmacy says PHE

Community pharmacy teams must embrace their role as health educators to help tackle AMR, a PHE clinical fellow said.

Three companies accused of illegally hiking drug price by 1,800%

The CMA alleges Aspen agreed to pay Amilco and Tiofarma to stay out of the UK market for Addison’s Disease medicine.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

NHS flu vaccination advertising starts early October

The campaign will consist of TV, radio and digital advertising supported by search and partnership activity.

Pharmacy Complete launches 'PCN-ready' course

The programme aims to support new partnership working models and primary care integration.

NAO: Still significant gaps in no-deal medicines planning

There still significant gaps in the government’s efforts to safeguard medicines supply after a no-deal Brexit.

Pharmacy gears up for Stoptober

Community pharmacy teams are getting ready for this year’s Stoptober campaign, which kicks off on October 1.

Almost 400 pharmacists leave profession amid funding pressures

Nearly 400 community pharmacists in Northern Ireland have left the profession in the last two years according to a survey.

DHSC reveals latest concessions list for September

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the final list of drug price concessions for September.

Corbyn: Labour would establish state-owned generics manufacturer

Jeremy Corbyn has said that if elected Labour would “redesign” medicine distribution in the UK.

PHE launches Stoptober 2019

It’s time to split up with smoking, according to PHE, as preparation for 2019 Stoptober campaign gets underway.

Labour announces pledge to scrap prescription fees

Labour's plans would bring England in line with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Gabapentin, pregabalin and oxycodone scripts rise sharply

Prescriptions for gabapentin, pregabalin, and oxycodone rose consistently each year between 2013 and 2018.

Deprived areas see twice as many A&E visits

The 10 per cent of people in the most deprived areas accounted for twice as many A&E visits than those in least deprived areas. 

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Diabetics encouraged to talk about hypoglycaemia risk

Many people who have a diabetic relative have told them to speak to a healthcare professional about their hypoglycaemia risk.

New activity guidelines emphasise strength building

The importance of building strength and balance for adults has been emphasised in new physical activity guidelines.

New tool 'will help pharmacies identify their PCN'

A mapping tool to help pharmacies identify which primary care network they should work with is in development.

RPS: Chancellor Javid must "look beyond one year"

The government must take a long-term approach to the recruitment and training of pharmacists, the RPS tells Sajid Javid.

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