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Matt Hancock

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RPS: Act now to stop fake medicines flooding the UK

The RPS warns Matt Hancock that the UK supply chain will be exposed to counterfeit medicines without safety measures.

Health bodies ask Hancock to stop Priadel withdrawal

Health leaders have written to Matt Hancock urging him to ensure patients continue to have access to bipolar disorder drug Priadel.

Hancock urged to allow pharmacists to amend scripts

Health bodies petition health secretary for change in the law to allow pharmacists to amend scripts when medicines out of stock.

Hancock to ‘drive money towards pharmacy’

Hancock plans to “drive money towards pharmacy” from a growing NHS budget, on the condition they provide “more NHS services”.

Tackle competition over flu jabs, Hancock urged

Hancock should seek to minimise competition between GP practices and community pharmacies over the provision of flu jabs, a Tory MP says. 

PHE replacement ‘must include pharmacy’ says RPS

The body replacing Public Health England must use pharmacy to address the NHS care backlog, the RPS warned. 

Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

Hancock visits pharmacy to praise sector's Covid efforts

Health secretary Matt Hancock visited a London pharmacy yesterday to give his thanks for the sector’s role in supporting local communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Legal action against Hancock over retired pharmacist's Covid-19 death

A dentist has brought proceedings against the health secretary and Public Health England after his father, a retired London community pharmacist, died of Covid-19.

Test and trace: ‘Same rules apply’ to pharmacy teams

Health workers including community pharmacy teams are “essentially” subject to the new self-isolation guidelines in the Government’s test and trace scheme, the comments of a DHSC spokesperson suggest.

New antibody study will inform Govt lockdown strategy

A new Government-funded study is using Covid-19 antibody testing to determine how widespread coronavirus is in the community in Britain.

PDA urges Hancock to talk to unions about pharmacy safety

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to hold talks with unions and employers on pharmacy workers' safety as lockdown eases.

Hancock urged to remove script charges ‘to save lives’

The health sectretary has been urged to scrap prescription charges temporarily to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

Hancock clarifies ‘extra £300m’ pharmacy comments

Matt Hancock has been forced to clarify remarks about the £300m cash advance being paid to pharmacies in England.

NHS messaging service to send Covid-19 text support

People who contact NHS 111 and register their coronavirus symptoms will receive support through daily text messages.

Pharmacies not getting PPE, PDA warns Hancock

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to ensure pharmacy has access to Covid-19 protective equipment. 

Wholesalers hold supplies of cannabis-based drugs after import change

Pharmacy wholesalers can now hold supplies of cannabis-based medicines for future use by patients.

Poorest women’s life expectancy falls in England’s ‘lost decade’

Women living in England’s poorest neighbourhoods have seen a decline in life expectancy since 2011. 

CPCF: New services, hub & spoke changes on the way

Year 2 of the contract will see changes such as the launch of a new NHS Discharge Medicines Service.

Hancock urges pharmacists to engage with French model

Health secretary Matt Hancock has reiterated his support for maximising the use of pharmacists' clinical skills.

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