Monday, December 9, 2019

Hunt: We need open conversation on dangers of medication errors

Jeremy Hunt will set up a panel of experts to examine why medication and prescribing errors occur and look at ways of tackling the...

Avicenna in Vietnam: Where has all the Category M money gone?

Neil Trainis in Nha Trang, Vietnam Bharat Shah, the managing director of Sigma, claimed an analysis carried out by his company showed the government has...

Pharmacy must continue challenging government on its policies, says PSNC chief

Sue Sharpe has said community pharmacy must continue challenging the government on policies that shape the sector’s future in years to come. The outgoing chief...

Charity highlights pharmacist stress before parliament

Pharmacist Support has highlighted the pressure impacting pharmacists' wellbeing as they presented their research findings before the parliament. In an event held on Monday, Pharmacist...

DHSC releases second list of September price concessions

The Department of Health and Socialcare (DHSC) today published its second list of price concessions for September. The announcement, revealed by the PSNC, follows the...

NHS Confederation appoints Ruth Rankine as PCN lead

NHS Confederation has appointed Dr Ruth Rankine as its Primary Care Network (PCN) development director. The appointment is part of the Confederation's plan to set...

Report suggests major overhaul of national screening services

A government-commissioned report recommends major overhaul to reverse the "worrying decline" in the number of people attending national screening programmes. Patients must be able to attend...

NHS, Vertex sign deal for cystic fibrosis drugs

NHS England today announced a deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals securing access to its all three UK-licensed cystic fibrosis drugs. Patients across the NHS will now...

£26 million funding to introduce digital prescriptions at hospitals

The government today announced a £26 million funding for the roll out of hospital digital prescriptions. Twenty-five NHS trusts will receive a share of the funding...

Johnson & Johnson files for European approval of Ebola vaccine

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it had filed for an approval from European regulators for its two-dose experimental vaccine to protect against Ebola, less than a month after the agency recommended approval of Merck &...