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GP pharmacist recruitment linked with ‘better medicines prescribing’

However, higher recruitment of additional roles to surgeries may hurt patient satisfaction

30 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Diabetes prescriptions on the rise in England, latest figures reveal

Data shows 60.3 million items were prescribed in 2021-22 compared with 57.9 million in 2020-21

11 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Nine in 10 people want pharmacists to write prescriptions

Strong public backing for the profession's trajectory in Scotland, an RPS survey finds.

09 Mar 2022 , 1 Min Article

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'Slender majority' backs change to prescriber training rules

Fifty-five per cent of respondents to a GPhC consultation backed scrapping the two-year rule.

08 Mar 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Public take expired medicines, reveals survey     

Forty per cent of consumers admitted they threw away unused medication.

18 Feb 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Wales moves to longer standard prescribing cycles to 'free capacity'

Suitable patients to be moved from 28 day prescribing to 56 days under new guidance.

14 Feb 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Opioid use has fallen in County Durham and Sunderland, campaigners claim

Painkillers Don't Exist said the number of high-strength opioids prescribed has gone down.

06 Dec 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Ridge review finds 10pc of all prescribed medicines unnecessary

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

22 Sep 2021 , 2 Min Article

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Repaglinide back in stock but Voriconazole supplies delayed

The PSNC has reported that Repaglinide 1mg and 2mg tablets are back in stock.

13 May 2021 , 1 Min Article

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RPS wants legal restrictions on CDs in research removed

The RPS has called for legal restrictions on the use of controlled drugs in research to be removed. 

12 May 2021 , 1 Min Article