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Lloyds launches mental health pilot in Manchester

Community pharmacists are piloting a new service that offers personalised support to mental illness patients.

Pharmacy safety organisation targets LASA errors

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group cites reducing look alike, sound alike errors as one of its top priorities for 2020.

Resupply dates pushed back for shortage drugs

PSNC has today issued resupply updates for five medicines that have been affected by shortages in recent months.

Pharmacist-led AF screening reduces strokes by a fifth

A pharmacy-led AF screening programme in the North West of England found over 100 strokes could be prevented each year.

Use pharmacies to support cancer patients, says RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society calls for pharmacies to be utilised to support people with cancer.

Pharmacies receive over 100k CPCS referrals in first 10 weeks

Pharmacies have had over 100,000 patients referred to them by NHS 111 since the CPCS was launched on October 29.

Coroner raises concerns about repeat prescriptions

A coroner's report outlined concerns about pharmacists ordering repeat prescriptions without involving patients.

New MHRA website for PILs and SPCs

New site provides information on SPCs, PILs and PARs

SSP issued for haloperidol 500mcg capsules (Serenace)

SSP04 allows for haloperidol 500 microgram tablets to be supplied in place of capsules.

Legal defence for dispensing errors improving patient safety, survey finds

Pharmacy teams are less afraid of reporting dispensing errors since the legal defence was introduced, a new survey suggests.

NPA: Home Office CBD guidance ‘hard to interpret’

The National Pharmacy Association has called for clear guidance on the sale of CBD products.

Cochrane: Community pharmacy health promotion benefits patients

Health promotion in pharmacies “probably” improves patient health outcomes while being cost-effective, says Cochrane.

Pharmacists help CCG save £44k on insulin needles

Pharmacists assessing needle use in diabetics helped Isle of Wight CCG make an annual saving of £44,000.

New guidance for pharmacist prescribers from GPhC

The GPhC has approved new guidance for pharmacist prescribers.

Make EHC available "without consultation" argues Royal College

EHC should be reclassified as GSL and “sold off the shelf without consultation,” the RCOG has said.

NMS to save NHS £650m say researchers

Researchers say the NMS will save the NHS in England £651m and give patients almost 300,000 ‘quality adjusted life years’.

Pharmacy teams highlight valproate risks

Pharmacy teams are raising awareness of the risks associated with valproate medicines and pregnancy – but more needs to be done.

CCA and AIM run audit to probe non-supply of OTC meds

CCA and AIM want community pharmacies to take part in an audit on the non-supply of OTC medicines to patients seeking self-care.

Pharmacies receiving ‘surprising’ CPCS referrals from NHS 111

A number of pharmacies have reported being “surprised” at some of the CPCS cases referred to them by NHS 111 call handlers.

Leeds pharmacies and GPs share flu jab details

PharmOutcomes and GP practices using SystmOne trial electronic notifications.

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