Tuesday, June 25, 2019

RPS: We’ll push GPhC to get clear definition of ‘exceptional’ situations where remote supervision...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) president Ash Soni has been forced to clarify the position of pharmacy’s professional leadership body amid concerns that it accepts...

Numark breaks through 300-member mark in Northern Ireland

Numark has broken through the 300-member mark in Northern Ireland taking its market share to 56% of pharmacies in the country and total UK...

Changing the time of flu jab can increase the treatment’s effectiveness, research suggests

Changing the time of the day patients are administered the flu jab can increase the treatment's effectiveness a group of leading researchers at the...

Statins should be made available at fast food outlets, according to researchers

Researchers from London's Imperial College believe that statins should be available free of charge for self-selection at fast food restaurants to neutralise the cardiovascular...

NHS England consults on plans to stop prescriptions for OTC products

NHS England has launched a public consultation on its proposals to stop prescriptions for some over-the-counter products as it attempts to free up money...

Complaints about the NHS on the rise, says ombudsman’s report

The number of complaints against the NHS has risen significantly according to the health service ombudsman who pinpointed poor communication as the reason behind...

Alliance Pharma plc negotiates new bank loan facilities of up to ?44 million with...

Pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma plc has negotiated new bank loan facilities of up to £44 million with Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets to replace its...

Flu vaccination programme a relative success reports Public Health England

The government's national flu vaccination programme has been a relative success, with Public Health England reporting that many people from a range of groups...

PSNC concern over RPS president’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ contract remarks

By Neil Trainis Sue Sharpe, the chief executive of the PSNC, has said she is "very concerned" by Ash Soni's suggestion that community pharmacy "has...

NPA chief backs leaked Labour manifesto promising halt to pharmacy closures

Ian Strachan has expressed his support for proposals contained in a leaked Labour manifesto in which the party promised to stop the closure of...