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Health & NHS

CPCS may be replaced, says Javid as he announces winter funding

Javid announces plans to make GPs 'more available' to patients.

OHID has mission to level up health disparities

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is one of two bodies taking over roles of Public Health England

PSNC awaits pilot on inclusion of antidepressants in NMS

PSNC says its support for depression to be added to the New Medicine Service remains unwavering

Labour MP campaigns to end HRT prescription charges

Carolyn Harris hopes her bill will help change the law on HRT prescriptions.

Mental disorders in children and youngsters on the rise

One in six six to 16-year-olds may have had a mental health illness compared with one in nine in 2017.

Pandemic delivery service extended until March 31

Pharmacies will continue providing prescription medicines and appliances to patientsí homes.

Pharmacy contraception pilot launches in 7 NHS regions

Pilot offers ongoing access to oral contraception from pharmacies in some PCNs.

Vaccine rates for childhood diseases hits WHO target for tenth year

Coverage of measles, mumps and rubella fell slightly but targets hit overall.

Pharmacies paid £91m for Covid jabs from January to June

Pharmacy2U topped the leaderboard with 558,691 vaccinations worth £7.03m.

Pharmacy teams to get free flu jabs as NHS secures funding

Free jab offer extends to locums as NHS secures additional funding.

Pharmacies in Scotland to offer bridging contraception service

Pharmacies will be able to provide a three-month supply of desogestrel after a consultation.

Emergency contraception prescriptions fall sharply in England

The 90,068 prescriptions dispensed last year compares with 252,800 dispensed in 2010.

Welsh government presses ahead with ePrescribing

The plans will improve the way patients and healthcare professionals access and manage medicines.

Ridge review finds 10pc of all prescribed medicines unnecessary

CPhO calls for more openness and greater use of social prescribing to prevent medicines harm.

RPS supports Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds

Three million youngsters will be eligible to receive a single dose of the Pfizer jab.

Dukes: I always planned to leave PSNC after 4 years

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

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.

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