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EHC refusals 'unacceptable' says RPS

'Unacceptable' that young women had negative experience in pharmacies says RPS.

Scottish NES pharmacy workforce survey starts 12 September

CPS warns contractors to look out for online survey in pharmacy mailbox

RPS updates Competency Framework for Prescribers

Framework includes 12 new supporting statements and offers online version

Staffordshire pharmacies paid for OA pilot consultations

Around 40 pharmacies are taking part in an arthritis pilot in the Staffordshire area.

Pharmacy patient safety group launches reporting survey

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group launches a new survey on safety reports.

Demand for pharmacist prescribing rises sharply in Wales

Over 16,000 consultations for pharmacy prescribing services across Wales have taken place in the last four-and-a-half years. 

GPhC urges pharmacies to have valproate safeguards in place

The GPhC has reminded pharmacy teams to ensure they have safeguards in place when prescribing valproate to patients.

RPS: Every pharmacy should stock naloxone

Overdose treatment naloxone should be available from every community pharmacy in Scotland, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

NHS eyes 'health MOT' service in pharmacies

Health MOTs at pharmacies, clinics and NHS vaccinations services are set to save thousands of lives.

Pharmacies giving 17 unpaid consultations per day

The average community pharmacy in England conducts 17 'informal' patient consultations each day, PSNC has found. 

Independent prescribing 'a game changer' for Scotland

Independent prescribing training for pharmacists will be a “game changer” for the NHS in Scotland, the sector negotiator has said. 

BOPA launches cancer training for pharmacy teams

The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) has launched an educational series for community pharmacy teams on how to discuss cancer.

PDA urges members to be aware of remote prescribing risks

The PDA has warned members they are putting patients at risk if medicines they prescribe are not made known to their GP.

Call for community pharmacists to support urgent care service

The clinical lead on an NHS urgent care service for patients with long-term conditions has spoken of the scheme’s “desperate need” for pharmacists.

GPs ‘staggered’ by pharmacist antibiotics pilot

A pilot that saw pharmacists work with GP surgeries to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing achieved “staggering” results.

Just 30% of public expect wellbeing advice in pharmacies

Just over a quarter of British adults are aware of health and wellbeing services in community pharmacies, a new survey suggests. 

PHE pulls guidance advising against Covid testing in pharmacies

NPA seeking clarification on how new guidance will apply to pharmacies.

Role for community pharmacy in gene testing says Boots

Pharmacists could help test patients to see whether they are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from certain drugs, Boots has said.

Community pharmacists leading mosque vaccinations in Birmingham

A pharmacy group in the West Midlands is running two pharmacist-led Covid-19 vaccination sites, including one in a Birmingham mosque.

Pharmacy flu jabs up almost 40% in Wales year on year

The number of flu jabs administered in a community pharmacy in Wales has risen by 37 per cent in the current flu season compared to last year.

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