Monday, December 9, 2019

DHSC allows use of antiviral medicines against influenza

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today issued an alert permitting the use of antiviral medicines against influenza. Pharmacists may now supply antiviral...

Pharmacist-led interventions can significantly reduce CVD risks, says study

Pharmacists working in GP surgeries can play an integral role in cardiovascular disease prevention, according to a recent research. The study findings, published recently in...

GENERAL ELECTION: Trump won’t take NHS if handed on a “silver platter”

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he wouldn't take the NHS even if it was offered on a "silver platter". The US president is in London...

DHSC publishes final list of November price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) today announced the final list of price concessions for November. The latest list, revealed by PSNC, follows...

Welsh pharmacies asked to order flu jabs from multiple suppliers to avoid shortages

The chief medical officer (CMO) for Wales has advised pharmacists to order injectable flu vaccines from more than one supplier to reduce the risk...

NMS can save NHS England over £650m

A team of academics have calculated that the new medicine service (NMS) could save NHS England around £651 million as a result of increased...

Over 40 per cent increase in the number of GP pharmacists

The number of pharmacists working across GP practices has increased by 40.57 per cent, according to NHS Digital. The General Practice workforce statistics show that...

RCOG latest to join calls for EHC reclassification

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is the latest to call for emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) to be available ‘off the shelf’...

ABPI appoints Richard Torbett as new chief executive

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) today named Dr Richard Torbett as its new chief executive. He replaces Mike Thompson, who has led...

GPhC launches new guidance for pharmacist prescribers

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) today launched a new guidance for pharmacist prescribers to ensure safe and effective care when prescribing. The guidance sets out...