Thursday, October 24, 2019

MHRA appoints two new directors

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced the appointment of two new interim directors. Dr Sarah Branch is the agency’s new interim...

DHSC announces first wave of October price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today announced the first wave of price concessions for October. The list of prices (below), revealed by...

Corbyn visits pharmacy in Watford

Just weeks after announcing that a Labour government would end prescription charges, Jeremy Corbyn last Wednesday visited an independent community pharmacy in Watford. The Labour...

RPS wants all pharmacists included in NHS Practitioner Health

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has taken exception to the government's announcement today of an NHS Practitioner Health programme, calling it "plain wrong" to...

Government announces national roll-out of electronic prescription service

The government has announced the national roll-out of electronic prescription service (EPS) from next month. This digitalisation of prescriptions would make staff and patients’ lives...

Help Us Help You contracted winter campaign to begin on Monday

The NHS 111 phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ Winter Pressures campaign is set to begin on Monday, October 21. The campaign is one...

Pharmacists reminded of Aspiration payment deadline

Community pharmacists across the country are reminded of claiming Aspiration payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) as the payment claiming window closes on...

Patients attending NHS Health Checks increase by 50 per cent in six years

The number of patients attending NHS Health Checks has increased over 50 per cent in the last six years, according to the latest NHS...

Galen Pharma discontinues Loestrin 20 and 30

Galen Pharma said it has discontinued Loestrin 20 and 30 contraceptive pills following manufacturing issues. In a letter, dated September 24, the company added that...

NHS pilot enables pharmacists to transfer flu vaccination data to GP practices

Pharmacies and GP practices in Leeds are taking part in a first of its kind pilot that enables sharing of flu vaccination details through...