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Government eyes overhaul of who can prescribe and how to dispense

One of the main elements of a proposed Medicines and Medical Devices Bill – referred to in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (October 14) and expanded…

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Multiples ask government to commission national pharmacy EHC service

Pharmacists with prescribing qualifications should be able to prescribe oral contraceptives and pharmacies should be commissioned to monitor these patients , the Company Chemists’ Association…

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No-deal preparation sees pharmacists recruited and flu jabs stocked

In a report assessing how the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is preparing for a no-deal scenario, the National Audit Office revealed that…

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What can the UK learn from the French flu vaccination model?

The French government was inspired by the national pharmacy flu service in England to commission its own national equivalent, explained Mr Picard, who was born…

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Pharmacies 2 years behind GPs in becoming ‘collaborative competitors’

Adam Irvine, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Cheshire and Wirral, explained that getting pharmacies who have traditionally been competitors to work together and alongside primary…

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The three types of patients to expect from NHS 111 referral service

North-east England local professional network chair Mr Yeung and Marton Pharmacy’s Mike Maguire were the architects of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service pilot that…

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Lloydspharmacy responds to GP letter ‘coercing’ flu jab patients

In a letter – a copy of which C+D has seen – sent to patients in England last month, an unnamed GP practice claimed that…

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RPS to take its pharmacist mental health data to government this year

The report will be based on data collected from a survey launched today (October 10), looking into the wellbeing support needs of all pharmacists, and…

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Pharmacy minister talks contract and shortages in her first interview

It’s only been a couple of months since Jo Churchill was confirmed as the new health minister with responsibility for pharmacy, after her predecessor Seema…

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Bruce Warner: Pharmacies prepared to change will be ‘sustainable’

NHS England’s deputy chief pharmaceutical officer is confident that “we will see emerging over the next few years…a sustainable [model of] community pharmacy”, he told…

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