Monday, April 6, 2020

Politicians urged to strengthen role of community pharmacy to promote vaccination uptake

Political parties have been urged to consider community pharmacy as a potential space outside of general practice to promote vaccination uptake. In an open letter...

New legal defence for dispensing errors improves patient safety, survey reveals

New legal defence for dispensing errors is helping to improve patient safety, according to a recent survey. The law allowing a defence against criminal prosecution...

Antibiotic prescribing on rise despite warnings

Antibiotics are being prescribed at an increasing rate in England despite continuing warnings they are becoming less effective as antimicrobial resistance continues to gather...

Majority of pharmacy professionals are satisfied with their jobs: GPhC survey

A survey commissioned by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed that the majority of pharmacy professionals have job satisfaction. Sixty per cent of pharmacists...

NHS prescription charge to rise to £9 in April

The government on Thursday announced an increase of 20 pence to the NHS prescription charge, making it to £9 per prescription item. The change...

Aspirin safe for intracerebral haemorrhage, study finds

Patients who survived intracerebral haemorrhage can safely use antiplatelet therapy, according to a recent study. The British Heart Foundation-funded study, published in The Lancet, was...

Commonly prescribed drugs associated with increased dementia risk, study finds

The use of different types of strong anticholinergic medication - prescribed for a number of conditions as varied as bladder problems, Parkinson's disease and...

RPS Scotland calls for read and write access to patient records

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland on Tuesday called on the Scottish government to make patient records accessible to all pharmacists. Ahead of today's world...

Scotland to approve free sanitary products for all women

The Scottish parliament on Tuesday is due to approve plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women - the first nation in...

RPS appoints Elen Jones as director for Wales

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Elen Jones as its new director for Wales. Jones steps into a role that will see her accountable for...