Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hunt to set out steps to reduce drug errors linked to over 23,000 deaths

The health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt will today outline to a patient safety conference in London the steps the NHS is taking...

Boots fails to convince court over who should vote in ballot to decide union...

Boots’ attempt to prevent their pharmacists from securing independent trade union representation was dealt a blow after the healthcare giant failed to convince a...

Prescription charge to rise to £8.80 from April 1, government announces

The prescription charge in England will increase by 20 pence to £8.80 from April 1, the government has announced. The cost of prescription pre-payment certificates...

It’s official – antidepressants do work, claim researchers

Antidepressants are effective at reducing the symptoms of acute depression although some are better than others, according to researchers. A six-year study, which was based...

GSK recalls batches of Ventolin and Seretide Accuhalers

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling two batches of Ventolin (salbutamol) 200mcg Accuhaler devices and one batch of Seretide (salmeterol xinafoate, fluticasone propionate) 50/250mcg Accuhaler devices from...

Pharmacy profession backs NHS England’s Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

The pharmacy profession has thrown its support behind NHS England’s nationwide campaign to encourage people to go to their local pharmacy instead of GP...

NPA urges members to return election nomination forms before deadline

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has urged its members to nominate a candidate for the organisation’s board of management elections before the deadline on...

Pharmacies are failing to provide safety information with OTC medicine purchases

Some community pharmacies are failing to give customers safety information about over-the-counter medicines including paracetamol and ibuprofen, an investigation by Which? has found. Undercover researchers...

Last community pharmacy in NE London will close in 2025 under current model

Hemant Patel, the secretary of North East London LPC, grimly predicted the last community pharmacy in his area will close by December 31, 2025...

PSNC chief: We’ll ensure funding no longer recognises just volume but pharmacy services

Sue Sharpe, the outgoing chief executive of the PSNC, said the negotiator will press the government to ensure community pharmacy funding reflects not only...