Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Pharmacists Ade Williams, Olutayo Arikawe nominated for NHS Parliamentary Awards

Two community pharmacists were nominated for the NHS Parliamentary Awards by their MPs. Ade Williams, of Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol and Olutayo Arikawe, of the Priority...

Dame Sally Davies named UK special envoy on AMR

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the outgoing chief medical officer of England, has been appointed as the UK’s first special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She...

Pfizer recalls Docetaxel injections

Pfizer UK has issued a recall for two batches of Docetaxel Injection 160mg/16ml and one batch of Docetaxel Injection 20mg/2ml. The Medicines and Healthcare products...

Boots replaces plastic carriers with paper bags

Boots is replacing plastic carrier bags with unbleached paper bags in all of its stores across the UK. From today, 53 Boots stores started using...

NHS to fast-track ‘game changing’ tumour agnostic cancer drugs

NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game-changing’ new cancer drugs, announced NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens. The drugs target tumours according to...

NHS launches single-click access to patient records for community pharmacies

Pharmacists across England can now quickly access vital patient information through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function. Pharmacists can easily log in on...

‘A third of Brits stockpile leftover medication’

Over a third of Britons admit they never get rid of leftover medication, according to a new research from Co-op Health. A further 33 per...

DHSC announces second list of June’s price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced its second list of price concessions for June. The announcement, revealed by the PSNC today,...

Claire Anderson elected as new English Pharmacy Board chair

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) on Wednesday elected Claire Anderson as the new English Pharmacy Board (EPB) chair. She will replace Sandra Gidley, who in...

McKesson UK acquires repeat prescription app Echo

McKesson UK, the parent company of LloydsPharmacy, has acquired Echo, an online prescription fulfilment business in the UK, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is...