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RPS releases general election manifesto: Key asks revealed

It urges the next government to review prescription charges in England and strengthen the UK’s medicines supply chain  The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), professional membership body for pharmacists and...

CCA urges urgent action on shortage of designated prescribing practitioners

It has repeatedly warned NHS England of the likely consequences arising from the lack of designated prescribing practitioners  The...

First pharmacist to lead training initiatives for critical care professionals: Reena Mehta

Spearheading the educational efforts and training initiatives for the Intensive Care Society, Reena Mehta ,the first pharmacist, to...

New Diabetes UK report highlights 168K U40 with type-2 diabetes; suggests restricting junk food

According to the report, in 2022-23, 4.4 million people were diagnosed with diabetes "Bold action is needed to reverse the rising trend in type 2...

Brothers take over the reins of Staveley Pharmacy

Hutchings Consultants announces the new owner of the family-run pharmacy   Staveley Pharmacy, a well-established community pharmacy located in the picturesque village of Kendal within...

60 per cent public demand improvement in accessing community services, new NHS research reveals

According to the proportion of NHS spending on general practice currently at its lowest in nearly a decade A groundbreaking research project has revealed that...

Community pharmacists urged to build ‘strong relationships’ with local GPs : CPE

Strong collaboration between GPs and community pharmacists essential to pharmacy first service successful, the CPE highlight To maximise the benefits of the Pharmacy First service...

Pharmacy should be viewed as an equal partner on ICBs – Peers agree with CPE

Peers supported measures such as generic medicine substitution as a short-term means to ease some issues Community Pharmacy England (CPE) highlighted the insufficient representation...

RPS election results 2024 announced: Check the names of elected members

According to RPS chief executive Paul Bennett, voter participation in England has increased by nearly 3% to 10.1% this year The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)...

NHS and government apologies to more than 30K over Infected Blood Inquiry report

The infected blood inquiry report cites failures in communication and risk management in blood transfusions The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry has been...

High-dispensing pharmacy sold after 50 years, Matrix Pharmacy offloads off-patch branch

A first-time buyer has taken over Bishop Waltham Pharmacy, previously owned by Matrix Primary Healthcare Ltd. Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser,...

#SaveOurPharmacies: NPA distributes fair funding campaign posters, stickers

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is distributing new campaign materials to pharmacies across England this week to empower them to advocate for fair funding...

Lake District pharmacy grapples with medicine shortages amidst growing crisis

79% of pharmacists fear for patient health according to Community Pharmacy England report A Lake District pharmacy is grappling with significant medication supply issues, affecting...

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