pharmacybiz


pharmacybiz
pharmacybusiness2@gmail.com



Hay fever Defination : Symptoms,Treatment,Causes

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/feature-helping-sufferers-of-hay-fever/)

Description: A bout 15 to 30 per cent of the UK population suffers from hay fever and there has been a definite increase in the number of moderate to severe hay fever sufferers, with sufferers experiencing more frequent and longer seasons. And now that the government has announced its plans for the easing of lockdown, community pharmacists can expect to see many more of their patients presenting with more severe symptoms than usual, as there will be more opportunities to spend time outside and be exposed to higher levels of pollen.

Category:

Tag: Hay-fever-symptoms-and-treatment,pharmacy-business,Hay-fever-treatment-at-home,Hay-fever-cough-treatment,Severe-hay-fever-symptoms,How-to-cure-hay-fever-permanently

Digital transformation is not a universal tonic

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/viewpoint-digitisation-is-not-a-universal-tonic/)

Description: Digital transformation is sweeping across the healthcare landscape. Fuelled by ambitious government policy, exciting innovation and huge injections of funding, it’s hard for anyone in the sector not to catch a dose of digitisation fever. But digitisation is not a universal tonic, and it certainly isn’t always a ‘good thing’. In fact, there’s a real danger to digitising healthcare. Such a fundamental change to the very nature of care delivery is an inevitably high-risk process: sometimes things or people get forgotten, vital processes stall, or new systems fail to replicate the strengths of those they replace. Take, for instance, the digitisation of pharmacies.

Category:

Tag: Digital-transformation-in-healthcare,pharmacy-business,Barriers-to-digital-transformation-in-healthcare,Benefits-of-digital-transformation-in-healthcare,Impact-of-digital-transformation-in-healthcare

David Webb:Pharmacy teams need to work differently

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/webb-to-make-most-of-icb-commissioning-pharmacy-teams-need-to-work-differently/)

Description: David Webb, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, acknowledged that the “pressure in the system is high”, but urged everyone to “keep our eye on the design” of the NHS plan, adding that the “the objective is to bring the different parts of primary care together” in the patient interest. Speaking during the opening keynote session at the the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) conference held on Thursday (13 October), he added that the NHS plan intends to bring different parts of primary care together to help patients.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-services,pharmacy-business,NPA-conference,New-pharmacy-services,Community-pharmacy-Enhanced-Services,Pharmacy-Committee,PSNC-Pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-services

RPS awards fellowships to three pharmacists in Scotland

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-awards-fellowships-to-three-pharmacists-in-scotland/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has designated four pharmacists in Scotland as its fellows in recognition of their services to the profession. Pharmacists Paul Forsyth, Alasdair MacIntryre and Peter Mulholland were presented with their certificates at a recent celebration and networking evening at RPS Scotland’s building on Melville Street, Edinburgh, while the fellowship of the fourth pharmacist, Findlay Hickey, will be celebrated in 2023.

Category:

Tag: RPS-Fellowship,RPS-awards-fellowships,pharmacy-business,RPS-Scotland,Clare-Morrison,Pharmacists-UK,RPS-Panel-of-Fellows,RPS-Fellowship-panels,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Medicine shortages:Country experiencing due to supply chain

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/swiss-pharmacy-body-says-country-experiencing-medicine-shortages-due-to-supply-chain-issues/)

Description: Switzerland is experiencing medicine shortages due to supply chain issues linked to COVID lockdowns in China and war in Europe, the country’s pharmacists association said. “We have the biggest problems with children’s medications, especially fever-reducing syrup,” Enea Martinelli from pharmaSuisse told Swiss broadcaster SRF.

Category:

Tag: Medicine-shortage-2022,pharmacy-business,medicine-shortage-2022-switzerland,Current-drug-shortages-UK-2022,Citalopram-shortage-UK-2022,UK-drug-shortages-list

Boots pharmacist:People get vaccinated against flu,COVID-19

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-pharmacist-calls-on-people-to-get-vaccinated-against-flu-and-covid-19-this-festive-season/)

Description: Boots UK’s chief pharmacist has been encouraging people to get a flu vaccination by the end of November to help protect themselves, their loved ones and the NHS this festive season. Flu cases in the UK are usually highest in the winter months, from December to March. This year, the UK has seen a rise in cases earlier than usual, and therefore Claire Nevinson, superintendent pharmacist at Boots, reminds people that it is even more important to get protected early to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus due to increased mixing at Christmas parties and family get togethers.

Category:

Tag: Boots-flu-jab,pharmacy-business,Boots-flu-jab-2022,NHS-flu-jab-booking,COVID-19-booster,free-NHS-flu-jab,nhs-flu-vaccination-2022/23

COVID-19 booster:Disappointment with uptake

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/disappointing-covid-19-booster-uptake-worries-europes-head-of-vaccines-strategy/)

Description: Recent uptake of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in Europe has been “rather disappointing,” an official said on Thursday (November 24), amid concerns that protection against severe cases of the disease could weaken during the winter. The European average rate of re-vaccination, or receiving booster doses, was only 29 per cent in the groups of people considered to be at highest risk, such as the elderly and immunocompromised.

Category:

Tag: covid-19-booster-uk,pharmacy-business,5th-COVID-vaccine-booster-UK,Autumn-Covid-booster-2022-UK,covid-booster-walk-in-centres,NHS-COVID-booster

Probiotic Brands:How to Find The Right One Online

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-find-the-right-probiotic-brands-online/)

Description: If you’re looking for the best probiotic brands, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss how to find the right probiotic brands for your needs. We’ll go over factors such as price, quality, and customer reviews to help you make an informed decision. We will also discuss the different types of probiotics and how to select the right one for you. So whether you’re just starting out on your probiotic journey or you’re looking for a new brand to try, read on for our top tips!

Category:

Tag: which-probiotic-is-right-for-me,pharmacy-business,Best-probiotics-for-gut-health,Best-probiotics-for-adults,Best-probiotic-for-gut-health-and-weight-loss,Probiotics-for-gut-health

Dr Sarah Jarvis:EM Pharma welcomes as medical adviser

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/em-pharma-welcomes-dr-sarah-jarvis-as-medical-adviser-for-its-consumer-awareness-campaign/)

Description: Nasofed Anti Viral Nasal Spray, from EM Pharma, is delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Jarvis as medical adviser for its winter colds and flu consumer awareness campaign. Sarah is well known as a trusted and reliable source of medical advice through her various media roles as Resident GP on BBC R2’s The Jeremey Vine Show, Good Morning Britain, Channel 5 and ITV News.

Category:

Tag: Dr-Sarah-Jarvis-EM-Pharma,pharmacy-business,winter-colds-and-flu-consumer-awareness-campaign,Stay-well-this-winter-campaign-2022,consumer-education-programme-uk

Mental health services:RPS Wales address rising demands

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-wales-joins-calls-for-urgent-transformation-of-mental-health-services-to-address-rising-demands/)

Description: The Welsh chapter of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, along with ten other royal colleges and professional bodies, have renewed calls for the urgent transformation of mental health services to address increasing demands on the NHS in Wales. Representatives of the Royal College Mental Health Expert Advisory Group joined members of the Senedd in Cardiff to outline the work of the group over the past year and to explain why a well-trained, fully supported and equipped multi-disciplinary workforce is critical for the development of care for people with mental health conditions.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-mental-health-services,pharmacy-business,Mental-health-pharmacy,Mental-health-awareness-pharmacy,PSNC-Pharmacy-Services,Community-pharmacy-Enhanced-Services

Nivedita Valentine:Pharmanovia appoints as VP

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmanovia-appoints-nivedita-valentine-as-vp-of-product-innovation/)

Description: The life cycle management company, Pharmanovia, has appointed Nivedita Valentine as associate vice president of Product Innovation. Ms Valentine will oversee the company’s product innovation operations and decision-making as Pharmanovia continues to focus efforts on both, identifying new prospects to enhance lifecycle management of its brands through incremental innovation. She will report to interim chief scientific officer Stephen Deacon and help bridge unmet patient needs with the help of novel therapies, originating both from in-house development and through partnerships.

Category:

Tag: nivedita-valentine-Pharmanovia,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,Pharmacy-News-Today,Accord-Healthcare,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-News

Good cholesterol level:Predictive value varies by race

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/predictive-value-of-good-cholesterol-level-varies-by-race-u-s-study-finds/)

Description: The widely-held concept that levels of “good” cholesterol in the blood can indicate heart disease risk is not equally true for Blacks and whites, and the measure itself may be of less value than previously thought, according to a U.S. study published on Monday (November 21). Various types of cholesterol are thought to have either healthy or unhealthy effects.

Category:

Tag: Studies-on-HDL-cholesterol,pharmacy-business,Truth-about-cholesterol-2022,Cholesterol-research,Latest-cholesterol-research-2022

AAH:Delivers 70 million COVID-19 vaccines across England

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/aah-reaches-milestone-of-delivering-over-50-million-covid-19-vaccines-across-england/)

Description: AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd (AAH) has exceeded the milestone of delivering over 70 million COVID-19 vaccination doses across England, since it was awarded a contract in December 2020. In addition, AAH has delivered over 100 million ancillary items to more than 3,000 healthcare providers.

Category:

Tag: 70-million-COVID-19-vaccines,pharmacy-business,AAH-Pharmaceuticals,UK-pharmacy-news,aah-pharmaceuticals-covid-vaccine,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,Pharmacy-News-Today

Survey:UK people supported GPs referral to pharmacists idea

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/more-than-60-of-uk-adult-supports-idea-of-gps-referral-to-pharmacists-survey-reveals/)

Description: More than half of people (52%) do not feel confident in treating backache and less than half (44%) uses community pharmacists’ advice as their first step on self-treatable conditions, a self-care attitudes 2022 survey has revealed. PAGB, the consumer healthcare association, surveyed over 2,000 adults across the UK about their attitudes towards self-care and access to health services. According to the survey, the public is in favour of self-care but many people lack the confidence and knowledge to care for the most common self-treatable conditions including backaches, headaches, diarrhoea and constipation.

Category:

Tag: GPs-referral-to-pharmacists,pharmacy-business,NHS-community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-referral-scheme,Community-pharmacy-referral-Scheme,NHS-111-referral-pharmacy

UKCPA critical care course eligible for HEE funding

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/ukcpas-critical-care-course-for-pharmacists-in-england-eligible-for-hee-funding/)

Description: The Health Education England (HEE) has allocated £440,000 to help upskill pharmacists working in adult critical care across England. UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) has confirmed with HEE that UKCPA critical care courses meet the criteria for this funding, for courses that complete before 31 March 2023.

Category:

Tag: UKCPA-critical-care-course,pharmacy-business,HEE-funding-eligibility,UKCPA-Education-group,HEE-funded-courses-2022,HEE-workforce-development-funding,HEE-funding-Pharmacy

NPA welcomes Chancellor’s commitment to increase NHS budget

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-welcome-chancellors-commitment-to-increase-nhs-budget/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to increase the NHS budget, hoping that ‘community pharmacies benefit from this investment’. The association is urging the government to address years of underfunding so that community pharmacies can avoid staff lay-offs to cover the increasing costs of the national living wage.

Category:

Tag: NHS-funding,NPA-news,pharmacy-business,NHS-funding-2022,NHS-funding-and-expenditure,NHS-funding-issues,Financial-challenges-facing-the-NHS-2022

PSNC launches ‘four point plan’ at parliamentary event

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-launches-four-point-plan-at-parliamentary-event/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has launched a four point plan at its parliamentary drop-in event for MPs and peers hosted on Tuesday (15 November). The event lasted for two hours, during which MPs had the opportunity to drop-in and have their blood pressure measured by pharmacists with experience of working on the front-line and were briefed on the urgent need for action to address the pressures on the sector.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-Pharmacy-Services,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Enhanced-services,Pharmacy-Essential-Services,Community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-First-service,PSNC-news

Mental ill-health : Reducing rising levels

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mental-health-reducing-rising-levels-of-mental-ill-health/)

Description: Whether it’s the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and those suffering with long Covid, or the financial pressures of rising living costs, these hard times can affect absolutely anyone’s mental health. Mental health problems have worsened across all age-groups in the last few years, from lack of social interaction, unexpected bereavements or the significant impact of a physical injury or long-term illness taking its toll on mental wellbeing – these challenging experiences and situations that we face throughout life leave a big strain on the population.

Category:

Tag: Mental-health-issues,pharmacy-business,UK-Government-mental-health-strategy,UK-Government-mental-health-policy,Mental-health-policies-and-procedures

Complete skin protection in just easy steps

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/for-complete-skin-protection/)

Description: The Intime range from incontinence experts Ontex provides maximum protection and the low hipster waist has been designed with discretion and comfort in mind, absorbing eight times its own weight. The innovative hipster shape brings a perfect fit that works with any outfit, to provide a comfortable sensation and maximum wear-ability for the user. The slim core means that women will never feel a bulky sensation when wearing Intime.

Category:

Tag: skin-care-protection,pharmacy-business,intime-range-products,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,AAH-Pharmaceutical,AAH-Pharmaceuticals-CEO

Haleon PPIs witnessed 13% growth in pharmacy recommendations

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/haleons-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis-witnessed-13-growth-in-pharmacy-recommendations/)

Description: Despite a 13 per cent increase from last year, less than a quarter (21%) of pharmacy teams recommend Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) as a first line of treatment for frequent heartburn. There has been a 4% decrease in pharmacy teams considering ‘frequent heartburn’ as a condition that occurs more than once a week 8-in-10 said a larger pack size would be useful to their patients who suffer from frequent heartburn.

Category:

Tag: proton-pump-inhibitors,pharmacy-business,Proton-pump-inhibitors-list,what-gets-rid-of-heartburn-fast,Nexium-Control,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

PSNC:Political influencing campaign for community pharmacy

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-launches-new-political-influencing-campaign-for-community-pharmacies/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) will launch a new influencing campaign to build wider political support for community pharmacies this week. The campaign aims to ensure that MPs and Peers across Parliament understand the risks to pharmacy services that the current pressures on the sector are causing.

Category:

Tag: psnc-health-campaigns-2022,pharmacy-business,Public-health-campaigns-2022,PSNC-news,political-influencing-campaign-psnc,Community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-First-service

GP CPCS delivers unexpected insights Greater Manchester

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gp-cpcs-delivers-unexpected-insights-across-greater-manchester/)

Description: The GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP CPCS) is also delivering ‘unexpected’ insights to help transform patient care and facilitate integrated working between pharmacists and GPs across Greater Manchester. Since April 2021, almost 14,000 appointments have been referred using the GP CPCS across the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership – a figure that is growing as its success gathers pace and they continue to support practices to increase referral activity.

Category:

Tag: GP-CPCS,pharmacy-business,Greater-Manchester-NHS,Community-pharmacy,community-pharmacist-consultation-service,NHS-Community-Pharmacist-Consultation-Service

AAH promotes David Bound to CEO - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/aah-promotes-david-bound-to-ceo/)

Description: AAH Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday (November 15) announced the promotion of its commercial director David Bound to chief executive officer of the company. In his 10 years in the company, Mr Bound has helped to drive growth across the AAH business, implementing new digital channels for customers, and developing strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical manufacturers – drawing on from his vast experience in the healthcare industry, as well as in supply chain, operations, and trading.

Category:

Tag: AAH-Pharmaceutical,pharmacy-business,David-Bound,Brian-Chambers,AAH-Pharmaceuticals-CEO,latest-pharmacy-updates-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Community pharmacy in Northern Ireland under-funding

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacies-in-northern-ireland-are-facing-a-perfect-storm-of-under-funding/)

Description: As the largest pharmacy wholesaler in Northern Ireland, we understandably take a keen interest in the financial stability of the customers we serve. It is apparent to us that much needed long-term stable funding is simply not there and the sector is sliding towards financial crisis. The Department’s recent offer of £5.3m falls far short of Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland’s (CPNI) estimate of what is required to address a £20—30m funding reduction. And almost £5m of that £5.3m figure is in the form of a loan which needs to be paid back.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-services-northern-ireland,community-pharmacy,drug-tariff-northern-ireland,drug-tariff-2022,financial-crisis-in-pharmacy-uk

Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy:RPS

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-launches-revised-professional-standards-for-hospital-pharmacy/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched a new revised RPS Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services at its annual conference held on Friday (11 November). RPS developed the standards through an extensive consultation with the profession, multidisciplinary teams and patients. They are relevant for providers of pharmacy services in acute, mental health, private, community service, prison, hospice and ambulance settings.

Category:

Tag: Professional-Standards-for-Hospital-Pharmacy,pharmacy-business,RPS-Hospital-pharmacy-standards,Pharmacy-professional-standards,RPS-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

GSK,Sanofi,Haleon shares slump on Zantac litigation concerns

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-sanofi-and-haleon-shares-slump-on-zantac-litigation-concerns-jj-ends-talcum-powder-sale/)

Description: Shares in GSK, Sanofi and Haleon fell sharply on Thursday (August 11) amid growing investor concerns about US litigation focused on a heartburn drug that contained a probable carcinogen, while Johnson and Johnson has decided to end sales of talcum powder after cancer claims. GSK shares were down 6.8 per cent, Sanofi’s were down 6.9 per cent and Haleon’s down per cent.

Category:

Tag: GSK-news,pharmacy-business,gsk-spin-off-date,GSK-split-2022,Sanofi-news,Haleon-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,carcinogen,Zantac

Integrated healthcare system provide effective patient care

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/integrated-healthcare-system-could-enable-pharmacists-to-provide-effective-efficient-patient-care-pda/)

Description: The lessons from Covid crisis applied in the future through collaboration can create a better integration between GP practices, hospitals and community pharmacies, Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) has proposed. Stating that a more integrated healthcare system could enable pharmacists to provide effective and more efficient care to patients, the PDA proposed a model where at least two pharmacists would be working in each community pharmacy, empowered, and enabled with two-way referral pathways, having more clinical input and full access to patient records.

Category:

Tag: Integrated-care-systems-2022,pharmacy-business,List-of-Integrated-care-systems,Integrated-care-Board,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

GPhC assessment:NPA lauds trainee pharmacists secured 81 %

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-lauds-its-cohort-of-trainee-pharmacists-who-secured-81-per-cent-pass-rate-in-gphc-assessment/)

Description: Eighty-one per cent of the National Pharmacy Association cohort of trainee pharmacists passed the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s common registration assessment which took place in June. The NPA’s team of learning and development pharmacists helped students prepare for the assessment with study days and mock exams.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-assessment'22,pharmacy-business,Trainee-pharmacist-GPhC,GPhC-foundation-training-learning-outcomes,GPhC-learning-outcomes-2022,GPhC-registration-assessment-2023

Clare Morrison joins NHS Scotland in January

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/clare-morrison-joins-nhs-scotland-in-january/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Director for Scotland, Clare Morrison will be joining NHS Scotland in January. Morrison has been appointed Director of Community Engagement at Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Category:

Tag: Clare-Morrison-NHS,pharmacy-business,RPS-director,NHS-Scotland,Director-of-Community-Engagement,community-pharmacy,RPS-scotland,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

PSNI strikes out 2-yr rqmt as registered pharmacist for IP

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/regulator-strikes-out-two-year-requirement-as-registered-pharmacist-for-ip-training-in-northern-ireland/)

Description: The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI) to remove the two-year requirement as a registered pharmacist to have an Independent Prescriber (IP) annotation on the pharmacy register in Northern Ireland. It has further endorsed that the two-year requirement for entry onto stand-alone pharmacist independent prescribing courses be removed and replaced with an assessment before admission, by course providers, based upon guidance provided by the regulator.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-submission-2022,pharmacy-business,GPhC-revalidation-standards-2022,GPhC-revalidation,independent-prescribers,independent-prescribing-courses,GPhC-news

Marc Donovan:Boots to recruit new superintendent pharmacist

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-to-recruit-for-new-superintendent-pharmacist-soon-as-marc-donovan-moves-into-a-new-role/)

Description: Boots UK is set to start recruiting for a new superintendent pharmacist as Marc Donovan moved into a new role. The company announced the appointment of Anne Higgins as the new pharmacy director for Boots UK. A Boots veteran for 25 years, she has been in the role of director for stores for more than two years since starting her journey as a pre-register pharmacist in July 1997.

Category:

Tag: Boots-UK,pharmacy-business,marc-donovan-boots,Boots-pharmacist-shortage,Pharmacist-shortage-UK,Community-pharmacist-shortage,Boots-superintendent-pharmacist

Pharmacy role in sustainability at Senedd:RPS,ABPI

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-wales-abpi-highlight-pharmacys-role-in-sustainability-at-senedd/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Wales and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) co-hosted a drop-in session to inform members of the Senedd (MSs) about the action taken by pharmacists to make medicines use more sustainable. At a ‘drop-in’ session the ABPI, RPS members and staff had the opportunity to speak to a number of MSs from all political parties.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-environmental-sustainability,pharmacy-business,RPS-news,RPS-Sustainability-policy,Sustainability-in-pharmacy,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Teva UK:Reduce pressure on pharmacies due to energy crisis

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/teva-uk-seek-governments-assurance-to-reduce-pressure-on-pharmacies-due-to-energy-crisis/)

Description: Teva UK has alerted the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to the problem posed by steep energy prices. Teva’s UK General Manager Kim Innes wrote to the minister seeking assurances that the distribution of medicines to patients will be safeguarded over what’s likely to be a difficult winter.

Category:

Tag: Teva-UK,pharmacy-business,energy-crisis-uk,Energy-crisis-UK-payment,Government-help-with-energy-bills,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,energy-price-uk

Parliamentary drop-in event on hypertension service:PSNC

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-to-host-parliamentary-drop-in-event-on-hypertension-service-next-week/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) will be hosting a Parliamentary drop-in event for MPs on Monday (14 November). “The event will last for roughly two hours, during which MPs will have the opportunity to drop-in and have their blood pressure measured by a fully qualified pharmacist,” said the committee.

Category:

Tag: Parliamentary-drop-in-event-on-hypertension-service,pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,PSNC-Hypertension-webinar,Hypertension-services,Pharmacy-hypertension-service

Pharmacy vision project:PSNC first consultation within

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-launches-first-consultation-within-pharmacy-vision-project/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has invited pharmacy contractors, LPCs and others in the sector to share their views on an open consultation on the “future of community pharmacy”. “The consultation – which takes the form of an online survey – is the first opportunity within PSNC’s vision project for individuals and organisations to share their thoughts with Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund,” said PSNC.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-first-consultation,pharmacy-business,future-of-community-pharmacy,PSNC-Pharmacy-Services,Pharmacy-Committee,Nuffield-Trust,The-King’s-Fund,PSNC-news

Well Pharmacy acquires three new pharmacies

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/well-pharmacy-acquires-three-new-pharmacies/)

Description: Well Pharmacy has acquired three new pharmacies taking the total number of pharmacies owned by the chain across the UK to 746. The UK’s largest independent and third largest pharmacy chain has bought Pharmacy Express in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and two Frosts Pharmacy’s in Banbury, North Oxfordshire, and Marston, near Oxford. All three pharmacies will be rebranded.

Category:

Tag: well-pharmacy-acquisitions,pharmacy-business,Well-pharmacy-services,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-Express,Frosts-Pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,Well-pharmacy-near-me

3/4 UK long Covid sufferers have to change work they do

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/three-quarters-of-uks-long-covid-sufferers-have-had-to-cut-back-or-change-work-they-do-survey/)

Description: More than three quarters of British people, who have suffered persistent ill health following a Covid-19 infection, have had to cut back or change the work they do, according to a survey on the impact of long Covid published on Wednesday (November 9).

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Long-COVID-job-loss,Sickness-record-and-COVID,covid-19-infection-rate-uk,Work-accommodations-for-long-COVID,How-long-off-work-with-COVID

QIVe flu vaccine not suitable for 65s and over: PSNC

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/qive-flu-vaccine-not-suitable-for-65s-and-over-reminds-psnc/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has reminded Community pharmacy contractors to ensure that the correct flu vaccines are being used for each patient cohort. The pharmacies have also been asked to ensure that they recorded accurately in the patient’s clinical record for the NHS Flu Vaccination Service.

Category:

Tag: QIV-flu-vaccine-uk,pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,community-pharmacy,PSNC-flu-vaccine-Over-50,Drug-Tariff-flu-vaccine,QIVe-flu-vaccine,Quadrivalent-flu-vaccine-side-effects

Pembrolizumab:To treat triple-negative breast cancer

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-introduces-pembrolizumab-to-treat-triple-negative-breast-cancer/)

Description: The NHS has secured a deal for ‘Pembrolizumab’ to treat women with triple-negative breast cancer. Up to 1,600 women a year affected by high risk triple-negative breast cancer are set to benefit from the confidential deal struck by the NHS and the Merck Sharp and Dohme’s (MSD), manufacturer of Pembrolizumab.

Category:

Tag: triple-negative-breast-cancer,Pembrolizumab-triple-negative-breast-cancer,pharmacy-business,Triple-negative-breast-cancer-treatment-2022,good-news-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer

Dry eye: 8-in-1 revolution from the world eyecare leader

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eight-in-one-dry-eye-revolution-from-the-world-eyecare-leader/)

Description: The Mentholatum Company is shaking up the dry eye market with a clinically proven, world-leading advanced dry eye relief formulation. Rohto Dry Aid relieves EIGHT symptoms of dry eye and helps hydrate, protect and restore the tear film. Elvy Mardjono, senior brand manager for Rohto Dry Aid, says: “Rohto Dry Aid, with its Tearshield Technology™ acts fast, is non-blurry and delivers soothing relief for up to 12 hours.”

Category:

Tag: dry-eye-revolution,pharmacy-business,dry-eye-revolution-review,Mentholatum-Company-products,dry-aid-relieves-lubricant-eye-drops,Rohto-Eye-Drops-Whitening

Ask Your Pharmacist week:Chief officer NI visited pharmacy

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/chief-pharmacist-promotes-pharmacy-first-in-ni-as-part-of-this-years-ask-your-pharmacist-week/)

Description: Northern Ireland’s chief pharmaceutical officer paid a visit to a community pharmacy in Belfast on Monday (November 7) — marking the end of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, an annual public awareness campaign launched by the National Pharmacy Association.

Category:

Tag: Ask-Your-Pharmacist-week,pharmacy-business,ask-your-pharmacist-week-2022,Department-of-Health-NI,NHS-Pharmacy-First,community-pharmacy,NPA-News,latest-pharmacy-news

Ketogenic Diet : What Is The Opinion Of Pharmacists

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/what-is-the-opinion-of-pharmacists-about-the-ketogenic-diet/)

Description: The opinions of pharmacists on the ketogenic diet can vary greatly. Some believe that it is a potentially effective and safe way to lose weight, while others are more skeptical about its ability to promote sustainable health benefits over the long term. Ultimately, the success of the ketogenic diet will depend on each individual’s unique circumstances and personal goals, so it is important to consult with a medical professional before making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Category:

Tag: What-is-ketogenic-diet,pharmacy-business,Is-keto-diet-safe,Keto-diet-side-effects,keto-diet-side-effects-long-term,How-long-is-it-safe-to-be-in-ketosis,Keto-diet-benefits

Prostate cancer: Signs,Symtoms and Treatment Options

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mens-health-making-a-lifestyle-impact-for-patients/)

Description: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United Kingdom. However, Macmillan revealed that prostate cancer diagnoses were down 29 per cent between 2019 and 2020, meaning men weren’t seeing their GPs to begin to get diagnosed. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to spot any symptoms and get checked, as an early diagnosis can help not only increase survival rates, but also offer a more varied choice of treatment options.

Category:

Tag: Treatment-for-prostate-cancer,pharmacy-business,Prostate-cancer-symptoms,what-are-the-5-warning-signs-of-prostate-cancer,Early-signs-of-prostate-cancer-in-males

AI algo detects brain defects treat hard-to-spot epilepsy

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/ai-algorithm-that-detects-brain-defects-could-help-treat-hard-to-spot-epilepsy/)

Description: A University College London team of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) programme that can identify minute brain anomalies that lead to epileptic seizures. The algorithm, used in the Multicentre Epilepsy Lesion Detection project (MELD) and which reports locations of abnormalities in cases of drug-resistant focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) — a major cause of epilepsy — was developed by a multinational team who used more than 1,000 patient MRI scans from 22 international epilepsy centres.

Category:

Tag: artificial-intelligence-epilepsy,Latest-research-on-epilepsy,pharmacy-business,New-epilepsy-treatments-2022,al-algo-for-brain-defects,Brain-and-artificial-intelligence

Steve Brine:Elected chair of Health n Social Care Committee

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/former-pharmacy-minister-steve-brine-mp-elected-as-chair-of-health-and-social-care-committee/)

Description: Former pharmacy minister Steve Brine was on Wednesday (November 2) elected chair of the influential Health and Social Care Committee, the cross-party parliamentary group that scrutinises the work of the Department of Health and Social Care and its associated public bodies.

Category:

Tag: Steve-Brine-majority,pharmacy-business,Former-pharmacy-minister-Steve-Brine,Health-and-Social-Care-Committee-Chair,Chairman-of-Health-Committee,Health-Committee-members

Community pharmacy:How to unlock full potential|APPG meeting

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mps-and-pharmacy-bodies-discuss-on-how-to-unlock-full-potential-of-community-pharmacy/)

Description: Pharmacy bodies and MPs discussed on support needed to unlock the “full potential” of community pharmacy at the All Pharmacy Party Group (APPG)’s general meeting held in Westminster on Tuesday (01 November). The attendees of the meeting were Janet Morrison OBE, Chief Executive of Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee; Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive of The Company Chemists’ Association; Thorrun Govind, Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society; Sanjeev Panesar, National Pharmacy Association Board Member, and Pharmacist Superintendent and Owner of the Pan Pharmacy Group; and Sandeep Dhami, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies member and superintendent at MW Phillips Chemist

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,pharmacy-services-uk,full-potential-of-community-pharmacy-services,Future-of-community-pharmacy,APPG-Register-2022,latest-pharmacy-news

NPA,BeWell partnership provides solution-based platform

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-bewell-expand-partnership-to-provide-solution-based-platform-to-pharmacies/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and BeWell are working together to help provide efficiencies and productivity that address the growing pressures within community pharmacy. BeWell’s Pharmacy Management Platform provides robust solutions that include Patient Relationship Management, Omnichannel Communications and Engagement, Services and Bookings Management, access to patient records, NHS Login supported Patient Application, and repeat prescription capabilities for Pharmacy Website and Patient App that include integrations with Surgery Online Services.

Category:

Tag: BeWell-UK,pharmacy-business,Npa-pharmacy-for-sale,Community-Pharmacy,NPA-news,npa-pharmacy-services,NPA-dispensing-course,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Technology Forecasting Hats:Pharmacists urged to put on

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-urged-to-put-on-their-technology-forecasting-hats/)

Description: It’s time for pharmacists to get their technology forecasting hats on and be selective in choosing digital technologies, commented Prof James Woudhuysen, of London South Bank University, at the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Conference, Pharmacy Odyssey, held on Thursday (13 October). In a session on ‘Healthcare in tomorrow’s digital environment’, hosted by Fergus Walsh, Prof Woudhuysen opined that digitisation has its merit, but it’s quite tricky, and slower than we imagine.

Category:

Tag: Technology-Forecasting-Hats,pharmacy-business,NPA-Conference,Importance-of-technology-in-pharmacy,New-technology-in-pharmacy,Automated-dispensing-units-cabinet

Neil O’Brien:New pharmacy minister amid challenges in sector

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-pharmacy-minister-neil-obrien-is-warned-hell-find-the-sector-more-fragile-than-ever/)

Description: Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the new minister in charge of the profession amid warnings that he will find the sector in a state that is “more fragile that ever” due to “untenable funding and workforce pressures”. Neil O’Brien was re-appointed as parliamentary under secretary of state in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on October 25 and was later assigned the pharmacy brief.

Category:

Tag: New-pharmacy-minister-Neil-O’Brien,pharmacy-business,workforce-pressures-uk,DHSC-news,untenable-funding-workforce-pressures,NHS-challenges-post-COVID,nhs-workforce-challenges

RPS-Marie Curie:Professional standards in palliative care

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-marie-curie-develops-professional-standards-in-palliative-care-for-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the charity Marie Curie have developed a consultation on ‘professional standards for palliative and end of life care for community pharmacy’. The consultation will be open for four weeks for community pharmacists, organisations with a role in community pharmacy or palliative/end of life care, or patients or carers with first-hand experience of palliative and end of life care to share their views until 1st December 2022.

Category:

Tag: RPS-Marie-Curie-charity,pharmacy-business,professional-standards-for-palliative-life-care,Palliative-care-social-work-assessment,community-pharmacy,RPS-news

Somerset GPs refer 1k patients to community pharmacists

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/somersets-gps-refer-1000-patients-a-month-to-community-pharmacists-through-gp-cpcs/)

Description: NHS Somerset is aiming to grow its referral rate through GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP CPCS) to between 4,000 to 6,000 patients a month. Since June 2021 GPs in Somerset have successfully referred around 1,000 patients a month through the Somerset GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (GP CPCS)

Category:

Tag: Somerset-GPs,pharmacy-business,NHS-Somerset,GP-CPCS,gp-cpcs-nhs-england,Community-pharmacy-referral-Scheme,Community-pharmacy-UK,Community-pharmacy-referral-Scheme

Mark Drakeford:Welsh Minister Diwali celebrations in Cardiff

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/welsh-first-minister-joins-official-diwali-celebrations-in-cardiff/)

Description: Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford joined Diwali celebration at the official Indian government in Cardiff on 26 October. The 68-year-old Labour politician joined in with the traditional Indian dancing at Glamorgan Cricket club in Pontcanna, Cardiff, for the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

Category:

Tag: Welsh-First-Minister-Mark-Drakeford,pharmacy-business,Diwali-celebrations-Cardiff,mark-drakeford-diwali-2022,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund:New vision for pharmacy

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-commissions-nuffield-trust-and-the-kings-fund-to-develop-new-vision-for-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has commissioned Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund to develop a new vision and strategic options for community pharmacy.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,nuffield-trust-research,The-King’s-Fund,PSNC-news,PSNC-Services,Community-pharmacy-funding,the-vision-project,Community-pharmacy-services

NPA Skills 4 Pharmacy:Offer member apprenticeship programme

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-partners-with-skills-4-pharmacy-to-offer-its-member-apprenticeship-programme/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has partnered with training provider Skills 4 Pharmacy to provide Level 2 and Level 3 pharmacy apprenticeships to its members in England.

Category:

Tag: NPA-apprenticeship,pharmacy-business,Apprenticeship-funding-rules,NPA-membership,NPA-pharmacy,npa-nvq-level-3-pharmacy-services,NVQ-Pharmacy-services

Steve Barclay:Appointed as health secretary

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pm-sunak-appoints-steve-barclay-as-health-secretary-moves-therese-coffey-to-defra/)

Description: Prime minister Rishi Sunak appointed Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire Steve Barclay as secretary of state for health and social care on 25 October 2022. He previously held the same role between 5 July and 6 September — after Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary.

Category:

Tag: Steve-Barclay-Health-Secretary,pharmacy-business,Who-is-health-secretary-UK,Health-ministers-UK,New-health-minister-UK,Health-Minister-UK-2022,Secretary-of-State-for-Health

Home Testing Tips: Helpful Things And Sites You Should Know

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/at-home-testing-helpful-tips-and-sites-you-should-know/)

Description: Drug testing is a crucial part of many people’s lives. Whether you’re applying for a job in the law enforcement field, military, or pharmacy industry, it can be difficult to find out what drugs are on your application. Luckily, there are new ways to test yourself at home to see if you have any traces of drugs inside of you.

Category:

Tag: Home-Testing-Tips,pharmacy-business,drug-test-at-home-nearby,Home-Drug-Test,At-home-Drug-Test-UK,SELFCheck-Multi-Drug-test,Home-drug-testing-kit,Home-Drug-Testing-kits-Boots

Steve Barclay:Pharmacy bodies look forward to work again

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-bodies-look-forward-to-working-with-steve-barclay-again/)

Description: Leading pharmacy bodies and associations are looking forward to working with ‘reappointed’ Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay, on ‘future roles’ and ‘funding’ for the community pharmacy. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) England Country Board Chair, Thorrun Govind, hopes that the ministers will now be able to focus on addressing the key challenges facing the health service and the country.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-bodies-UK,pharmacy-business,role-in-pharmaceutical-industry,community-pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-services,pharmacy-education-and-training

NPA: Public awareness on NHS pharmacy needs to be raised

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/public-awareness-on-nhs-pharmacy-services-needs-to-be-raised-npa-survey-reveals/)

Description: The large majority of adults in the England knew that flu jabs are available in many pharmacies, just over half were aware of the GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service or the New Medicine Service, according to a new survey by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). The new survey revealed the need to raise the public awareness of key NHS services such as the New Medicine Service.

Category:

Tag: npa-survey,pharmacy-business,New-pharmacy-services,pharmacy-services-uk,NHS-pharmacy-services,nhs-pharmacy-online,ask-your-pharmacist-week-2022,GP-Community-Pharmacist

Depression : 7 Ways You Can Help Someone

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/7-ways-you-can-help-someone-with-depression/)

Description: Depression is a serious mental illness that affects millions of people each year. It can be very difficult to deal with, and often leaves the sufferer feeling helpless. If you know someone who is struggling with depression, there are ways you can help them. In this blog post, we will discuss seven ways you can help someone with depression.

Category:

Tag: what-are-the-best-ways-to-help-someone-with-depression,pharmacy-business,helping-someone-with-depression,helping-someone-with-depression-and-anxiety,depression-helping-someone

Research e-learning modules for pharmacy professionals:RPS

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-launches-research-e-learning-modules-for-pharmacy-professionals/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), supported by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK), have launched the first e-learning module in a series for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to develop their skills and knowledge in research. A total of nine e-learning modules will be released by the end of 2022 to improve research awareness, knowledge and skills for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with little or no experience of research or research opportunities.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,RPS-Education-and-training-pharmacist,RPS-AMS-training,RPS-e-Learning,RPS-Learning-Hub,RPS-e-Portfolio,Rps-professional-knowledge-guides

PDA education revision programme:Ahead of Nov'22 assessment

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pdas-education-revision-programme-helps-its-member-ahead-of-november-2022-assessment/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has made the its ‘Education revision programme’ accessible for new registrations who are preparing for the GPhC/PSNI November 2022 assessment. The programme offers a wide range of practice calculations questions, some mock exams, practical tips on revision, and an opportunity to chat to other PDA members who are preparing to sit the assessment.

Category:

Tag: education-revision-programme,pharmacy-business,PDA-update,education-revision-programme-pda-2022,PDA-Education-Hub,PDA-registration,gphc-assessment-2022,GPhC-exam-2023

BGMA:VPAS exemption for branded generics and biosimilars

Posted by 12 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/bgma-calls-for-vpas-exemption-for-branded-generics-and-biosimilars/)

Description: The British Generic Medicines Association (BGMA) has called for exemption from the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (VPAS), an agreement between the UK Government, NHS England, and the pharmaceutical industry for branded generics and biosimilars. “Due to the rising rate of VPAS on top of existing competition, manufacturers are finding the additional levy economically unviable given their already low prices,” the association said.

Category:

Tag: vpas-exemptions,pharmacy-business,VPAS-scheme,VPAS-explained,Voluntary-scheme-for-branded-medicines-pricing-and-access,VPAS-NHS,VPAS-UK-2022,VPAS-UK-Pharma

Will Quince:Visited community pharmacy in Westminster

Posted by 14 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/minister-will-quince-visits-a-community-pharmacy-in-westminster/)

Description: Pharmacy Minister, Will Quince received flu vaccination and blood pressure check at his visit to a Boots pharmacy in Westminster arranged by the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA). The Boots pharmacist, Flavia, explained to the Minister the broad range of services the pharmacy delivers, from the new medicines service to emergency contraception and the community pharmacy consultation service.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-Minister-Will-Quince,pharmacy-business,will-quince-mp,Community-pharmacy,flu-vaccination-programme-2022,boots-pharmacy-uk,Boots-pharmacy-in-Westminster

GPhC set power define roles superintendent,chief pharmacists

Posted by 16 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-psni-gains-power-to-define-roles-responsibilities-of-responsible-superintendent-and-chief-pharmacists/)

Description: New legislative orders approved by the Privy Council will give the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) powers to set professional standards for Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists and Chief Pharmacists. The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Hospital (and Other Pharmacy Services) Order 2022 and the Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022 have been published and are expected to come into force in December 2022.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,GPhC-superintendent-pharmacist,Superintendent-pharmacist-roles-and-responsibilities,PSNC-superintendent-pharmacist,Superintendent-pharmacist-role-GPhC

Medical Staff: How To Increase The Hygiene Level

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-increase-the-hygiene-level-of-your-medical-staff/)

Description: It is no secret that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. In order to protect patients, it is essential that medical staff maintain a high level of hygiene at all times. Unfortunately, many healthcare workers do not take the necessary precautions to keep themselves clean. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to increase the hygiene level of your medical staff. We will also touch on the importance of enforcing strict hand-washing policies and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Category:

Tag: Hygiene-Level,pharmacy-business,Hand-hygiene-improvement-strategies,5-moments-of-hand-hygiene,why-are-the-5-moments-of-hand-hygiene-important,Importance-of-hand-hygiene

Rishi Sunak:Become first British Asian PM on Diwali Day

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-son-sunak-wins-tory-leadership-battle-on-diwali-day-to-become-first-british-asian-pm/)

Description: Former chancellor Rishi Sunak on Monday (October 24) won the battle for leader of Britain’s Conservative party and will become the country’s first prime minister of colour. Penny Mordaunt, the last rival left after Boris Johnson dramatically pulled out, failed to secure the necessary 100 nominations from her fellow MPs.

Category:

Tag: Rishi-Sunak-prime-minister,pharmacy-business,first-british-asian-pm,first-british-asian-prime-minister,UK-prime-minister,UK-prime-minister-new,Prime-minister-of-Britain-Today

Andrew Lane: Diwali message from NPA chair

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/diwali-message-from-npa-chair-andrew-lane/)

Description: The message of Diwali – a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness – seems to take on new layers of meaning every year. At the height of the Covid pandemic, it brought to mind the importance of togetherness, as we all struggled through lockdowns and missed the human contact that is so important to us all.

Category:

Tag: andrew-lane-npa,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,diwali-wishes-uk,community-pharmacist-uk,Role-of-community-pharmacist,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,National-Pharmacy-Association

£5.3m pharmacy support package : Department of Health NI

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/department-of-health-announces-support-package-worth-5-3m-for-pharmacy-sector-in-ni/)

Description: The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has announced an immediate intervention worth over £5.3m in value, and a commitment to progress wider reform arrangements in collaboration with the Community Pharmacy NI (CPNI) to support pharmacies to deal with the ongoing pressure. The Minister and Department are ‘very aware of the pressures facing community pharmacies’. They discussed the situation with CPNI representatives at a meeting last week. The scale of the unprecedented budgetary pressures and uncertainty currently facing the Department were spelt out.

Category:

Tag: £5.3m-pharmacy-support-package-ni,pharmacy-business,Community-Pharmacy-NI,pharmacy-support,prescription-medicines-online,NHS-prescription-online,Northern-Ireland-pharmacies

Aspiration payment Remainder PSNC: 2 weeks left to claim

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/two-weeks-left-to-claim-an-aspiration-payment-psnc-reminds-contractors/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has reminded community pharmacy contractors that they have two weeks left to claim an Aspiration payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2022/23. The window for claiming the payment will close at 11.59pm on 4 November 2022.

Category:

Tag: aspiration-payment-psnc,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme,pharmacy-quality-scheme-2022/23,pqs-2021/22-psnc,PQS-Pharmacy,psnc-pqs-2021/22-training

Asthma Flare-Ups: When Should You See a Doctor?

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/asthma-flare-ups-when-should-you-see-a-doctor/)

Description: If you have asthma, it’s important to know when you should see a doctor about an asthma flare-up. A flare-up is a sudden increase in your symptoms, which can include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Flare-ups can be mild or severe, and they can occur at any time. If you’re not sure whether you’re having a flare-up, here are six obvious signs that it might be time to see a doctor.

Category:

Tag: asthma-flare-up,pharmacy-business,asthma-flare-up-symptoms,treatment-for-asthma-flare-up,Asthma-flare-up-for-days,Asthma-flare-up-symptoms-adults,Asthma-flare-up-or-COVID

Premises Injury Case: What Evidence Is Needed?

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/premises-injury-case-what-evidence-is-needed/)

Description: If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be wondering what evidence is needed to win your case. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for visitors, and if they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur. In this blog post, we will discuss the types of evidence that may be necessary to prove your case and win financial compensation for your injuries.

Category:

Tag: Premises-Injury-Case,pharmacy-business,Premises-liability-settlements,How-to-win-a-premises-liability-case,Injury-Lawyers-for-you,Premises-liability-law

41% pharmacy closures in 7 years deprived areas of England

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/cca-analysis-deprived-areas-of-england-witnessed-41-pharmacy-closure-in-last-seven-year/)

Description: The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA)’s research has found that between 2015 and 2022 more than 40 per cent of permanent community pharmacy closures took place in the 20 per cent most deprived parts of England. The association has analysed the NHS data and found that between 2015 and 2022, 808 pharmacies closed permanently in England. In that period, only 138 new pharmacies opened – a net loss of 670 community pharmacies.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-closures-2022,pharmacy-business,Most-deprived-areas-in-UK,Pharmacy-closure-checklist,pharmacy-closures-uk,Pharmacist-shortage-UK,Shortage-of-community-pharmacists

Sauna:How to Reap All the Health Benefits

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-use-the-sauna-to-reap-all-the-health-benefits/)

Description: The sauna is a popular way to relax and enjoy all the health benefits it has to offer. Did you know that the sauna can improve cardiovascular health, help you lose weight, and even reduce stress? This article will discuss how to use the sauna for maximum benefit. We’ll cover everything from choosing the right type of sauna to staying safe while using it. So if you’re ready to start reaping all the amazing health benefits of the sauna, keep reading.

Category:

Tag: Sauna-benefits,pharmacy-business,Sauna-benefits-for-skin,Is-sauna-good-for-skin-eczema,Is-sauna-good-for-dry-skin,Benefits-of-sauna,Benefits-of-sauna-after-workout

Diabetes:4 Things To Consider Better Handle

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/consider-these-things-to-better-handle-your-diabetes/)

Description: Living with diabetes can be difficult, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. Millions of people around the world are living with diabetes every day. This article will discuss some tips on how to better handle your diabetes. It will also provide information on the latest treatments and technologies available to help make managing your diabetes easier than ever before!

Category:

Tag: Tips-for-diabetes-control,pharmacy-business,How-to-prevent-diabetes-type-2,How-to-prevent-diabetes-type-1,How-to-prevent-diabetes-type-2-with-diet,Diabetes-Prevention-diet-plan

Pharmacy Technician Day:PSNI acknowledges

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psni-acknowledge-pharmacy-technicians-on-pharmacy-technician-day/)

Description: The Council of Pharmaceutical Society NI acknowledged the contribution of pharmacy technicians in Northern Ireland on ‘Pharmacy Technician Day’ celebrated on 18 October. The society said: “Today we mark Pharmacy Technician Day and wish to acknowledge the significant contribution Pharmacy Technicians and support staff make, as an integral part of the pharmacy team, to patient wellbeing and care in Northern Ireland.”

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-technician-day-2022,pharmacy-business,national-pharmacy-technician-day-2023,How-many-pharmacy-technicians-in-the-UK,psni-pharmacy,Pharmacy-Technicians

Search Results : How To Better Demonstrate To Your Peers

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-better-demonstrate-your-search-results-to-your-peers/)

Description: As a researcher, it is important to communicate your findings to your peers effectively. After all, the whole point of conducting research is to contribute new knowledge to the field. One way to do this is by presenting your search results in a clear and easy way for others to understand.

Category:

Tag: How-to-present-findings-in-research,pharmacy-business,Present-the-findings-in-marketing-research,Presenting-market-research,How-to-structure-a-scientific-talk

Beauty Treatment And Plastic Surgery:How To Setup Clinic

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-setup-a-clinic-for-beauty-treatment-and-plastic-surgery/)

Description: Being accepted and appearing attractive has always been among the most coveted goals in the world, which has given rise to the multibillion-dollar cosmetic and beauty industry. Fairy stories have been written about everlasting charm, and battles have been waged over attaining beauty. For the most part throughout history, people have continuously sought ways to improve their features using natural materials, and as technology advanced, they began to use technical methods like light therapy to accomplish the same goal.

Category:

Tag: Beauty-Treatment-And-Plastic-Surgery,Plastic-surgery-clinic-London,pharmacy-business,How-to-open-a-plastic-surgery-clinic,How-much-does-it-cost-to-open-a-plastic-surgery-clinic

PSNC IT survey : 83% of pharmacies support going paperless

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/83-of-pharmacies-support-going-paperless-psncs-it-survey-reveals/)

Description: The results of the Community Pharmacy IT Group’s (CP ITG’s) IT arrangements survey revealed that 83 per cent of the respondents support the goal of going paperless. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) asked community pharmacy teams to complete the survey between late 2021 and October 2022.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-IT-survey,pharmacy-business,CP-ITG,pharmacy-survey-questionnaire,Community-pharmacy-Patient-Questionnaire,community-pharmacy-survey,community-pharmacists-survey

Probiotics : 6 SIgns to know it is beneficial for your child

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-signs-probiotics-are-working/)

Description: Kids get stomach problems all the time due to low immunity or lifestyle risk factors. While taking medications can reduce a bloated stomach or excess diarrhea, learning how to improve gut health can help your kid avoid stomach problems. One of the most effective gut health products is probiotics. Whether you plan to provide your kid with good strains of gut bacteria through Sproutedbiome supplements or introducing the good bacteria through diet, knowing what to expect can help you determine if they are working.

Category:

Tag: Signs-probiotics-are-working,pharmacy-business,Probiotic-dosage-for-child,Can-a-child-overdose-on-probiotics,Probiotic-overdose-symptoms,Signs-of-too-much-probiotics

Health Hazards At The Workplace:7 Efficient Ways To Prevent

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/7-efficient-ways-to-prevent-health-hazards-at-the-workplace/)

Description: Working in an office environment can be hazardous to your health. From sitting on a chair all day to exposure to harmful chemicals, many potential health hazards can occur in the workplace. While some health hazards are out of your control, there are many things you can do to help prevent them. Here are seven efficient ways to prevent health hazards at the workplace:

Category:

Tag: Health-Hazards-At-The-Workplace,pharmacy-business,5-ways-on-how-to-prevent-hazard-and-risk-in-the-workplace,how-to-control-hazards-and-risks-in-the-workplace

PSNI : Pharmacy staffing levels consultation

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psni-launches-consultation-on-pharmacy-staffing-levels-within-registered-premises/)

Description: The Council of Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI) has introduced an 8-week public consultation on proposed Guidance on Pharmacy Staffing Levels within registered premises. The principle-based Guidance seeks to assist Pharmacy Owners and Superintendents to ensure that each pharmacy has enough appropriately skilled and qualified staff to provide safe and effective pharmacy services to the public. All registered pharmacies will have to meet the standards set out in the Premises Standards, when commenced.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-staffing-levels-consultation,pharmacy-business,PSNi-news,GPhC-standards-for-registered-pharmacies,Psni-registration,psni-guidance,psni-entry-requirements

Dispensing:Community pharmacy witnesses highest in 2021/2022

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacy-witnesses-highest-dispensing-activity-in-2021-22-report-reveals/)

Description: Dispensing activity by community pharmacy in England has witnessed a 4.2 per cent increase across the year 2021 till March 2022, the Pharmacy Market Review 2022 report revealed. The report launched by Christie & Co, said: “All pharmacy settings saw improvements in dispensing numbers, with standard community settings seeing the highest increase of 4.2 per cent, with the average moving to 7,173 items, albeit still below the combined average.”

Category:

Tag: dispensing-activity-in-community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-news-uk,Community-pharmacy-news,Pharmacy-guidelines-for-dispensing-of-medicines,Dispensing-prescriptions

Boots with Uber Eats provide beauty, healthcare products

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-partners-with-uber-eats-to-provide-beauty-healthcare-products-and-medicines-for-minor-ailments/)

Description: Boots has partnered with Uber Eats to deliver beauty essentials and healthcare products to customers’ doors in 30 minutes. Medicines for minor ailments such as coughs, colds, hay fever, mild pain, rashes as well as COVID-19 test kits can be ordered through Uber Eats. Boots is partnering with the doorstep delivery company with a pilot in 14 of its stores around the UK, with 13 of those stores giving customers within range access to third-party doorstep delivery of Boots products for the very first time.

Category:

Tag: Boots-uber-eats,pharmacy-business,Boots-Health-Hub,Boots-delivery,Boots-online-delivery,Boots-UK-delivery,Boots-click-and-collect-uk,Boots-pharmacy-delivery

I’m your champion and voice in govt, says pharmacy minister Will Quince in his first speech to sector - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/im-your-champion-and-voice-in-govt-says-pharmacy-minister-will-quince-in-his-first-speech-to-sector/)

Description: In his maiden speech delivered to community pharmacy since becoming new minister with responsibility for the sector, Will Quince MP said he’s determined to be “your champion” and “voice in government”. Addressing delegates on Wednesday (Oct 12) as chief guest at the 22nd Pharmacy Business Awards in central London, he praised community pharmacy for delivering 25 million Covid-19 vaccines, five million flu jabs, 200 million lateral flow testing kits and millions of medicines throughout the pandemic.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-minister-Will-Quince,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-update-uk,pharmacy-news-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Paracetamol 120mg :Pharmacists can dispense as SSP

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-can-dispense-paracetamol-120mg-suppositories-as-ssp-for-the-drug-has-now-expired/)

Description: Pharmacists can dispense Paracetamol 120mg suppositories in accordance with the prescription, as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that sufficient stocks are available to meet normal demand. This means the Serious Shortage Protocol — SSP033 — for Paracetamol 120mg suppositories has now expired since 26 August 2022.

Category:

Tag: Paracetamol-120mg,Paracetamol-shortage-UK-2022,pharmacy-business,Current-drug-shortages-2022,Pharmacy-SSP,NHS-drug-shortages,SSP-NHSBSA,SSP-HRT

Madelaine McTernan:Returns working for vaccine taskforce

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hrt-taskforce-head-madelaine-mcternan-returns-working-fulltime-for-vaccine-taskforce/)

Description: The Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Taskforce head Madelaine McTernan has returned to working full time as the director general of the Vaccine Taskforce for autumn booster campaign preparation. She has presented a few key recommendations to help ensure continued HRT supply to meet rising demand. “Improved access to data on prescriptions to more easily see where there are shortfalls between HRT packs prescribed and HRT packs supplied by manufacturers,” she suggested. “Taking lessons from the HRT supply chain work to inform broader medicine supply work.”

Category:

Tag: Madelaine-McTernan-HRT,pharmacy-business,vaccine-taskforce,autumn-booster-campaign-uk,UK-COVID-Vaccine-task-force,hrt-therapy-uk,HRT-supply-chain,HRT-patches

Community pharmacy funding:Talk is cheap, money buys houses

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/guest-column-talk-is-cheap-money-buys-houses/)

Description: Anyone who has studied the finances of an independent pharmacy business knows that money is tight. In many cases, they are perilously close to failure. It’s easy to assume they are retail businesses, cashing in on the higher public profile the sector has enjoyed during the pandemic years. But those have been mere words. Certainly, the pandemic represented a halcyon period for the profession. We engendered a feeling of normality, dependable and accessible to society. We played a substantive role in keeping people out of hospitals and giving the vulnerable the ability to live independently from their own homes for longer. We mobilised to smash flu vaccination records and deliver covid jabs.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy-funding,pharmacy-business,Dr-Leyla-Hannbeck,community-pharmacy-resources,community-pharmacy-funding-cuts,how-to-improve-community-pharmacy

Future of community pharmacy : Meeting the needs

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/view-point-meeting-the-needs-of-a-digital-population/)

Description: The future of community pharmacies is in danger. With some 639 local pharmacies closing in England since 2016, action is clearly needed to ensure their longevity and maintain their rightful place on the high street. With increasing pressure on the NHS, which is suffering from healthcare backlogs and long waiting lists following the harsh impact of the pandemic, pharmacies have an opportunity to create a more substantial contribution within the healthcare industry. To ensure that pharmacies are able to embrace this opportunity, they need to be equipped with the necessary tools to enable them to meet the needs of an increasingly digital population.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-in-the-future,community-pharmacy,future-of-pharmacy-profession-uk,Current-issues-in-pharmacy-2022-UK,Future-of-pharmacy-UK

RPS survey:1 in 2 UK adults keep their medicines in kitchen

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/one-in-two-uk-adults-keep-their-medicines-in-kitchen-rps-survey-reveals/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)’s new research (YouGov poll) revealed that one in five of UK adults (19%) keep their medicines in the bathroom. The research revealed, “Almost one in two (45%) of UK adult keep their medicines in the kitchen, which could also cause problems.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,RPS-survey-2022,rps-news,RPS-research-hubs,Pharmacy-News-2022,Latest-YouGov-opinion-poll-September-2022,yougov-poll-latest,Latest-YouGov-opinion-poll-2022

Sunil Kumar:PSNC appoints new regional representative

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-appoints-new-regional-representative-for-north-east-and-cumbria-region/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has appointed Sunil Kumar, an independent contractor from Darlington, as the Regional Representative for the North East and Cumbria region.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmaceutical-Services-Negotiating-Committee,PSNC-news,new-regional-representative,community-Pharmacy,independent-contractor-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

RPS Scotland : Commitment for health professionals

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-scotland-welcomes-cabinet-secretarys-commitment-to-achieving-protected-learning-time-for-health-professionals/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Director for Scotland Clare Morrison participated in the panel discussion alongside representatives from other health professional organisations on tackling the workforce crisis at the SNP conference in Aberdeen on 8 October. At the conference, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care committed to achieving protected learning time for health professionals. Morrison welcomed the Cabinet Secretary’s statement as fantastic news for pharmacists across Scotland.

Category:

Tag: RPS-Director-Scotland-Clare-Morrison,pharmacy-business,Scottish-Pharmacy-Board,community-pharmacy,healthcare-workforce-crisis-uk,healthcare-workforce-shortage-2022

Upadacitinib:To treat Active Ulcerative Colitis in Adults

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/scottish-medicines-consortium-accepts-upadacitinib-to-treat-active-ulcerative-colitis-in-adults/)

Description: The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted AbbVie‘s RINVOQ (upadacitinib) for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC). Upadacitinib offers an additional treatment choice in the therapeutic class of janus kinase inhibitors.

Category:

Tag: Upadacitinib-FDA-ulcerative-colitis,pharmacy-business,RINVOQ-for-ulcerative-colitis,Upadacitinib-ulcerative-colitis-phase-3,Rinvoq-ulcerative-colitis-approval

6 Healthy places to work for health conscious people

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/what-places-are-great-for-people-looking-to-work-on-their-health/)

Description: In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the importance of health. People are looking for ways to improve their health and live a longer, more productive life. There are many different places that people can go to work on their health, but some are better than others. Here is a list of the top six places to work on your health.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Health-conscious-market,Health-conscious-lifestyle,Best-jobs-for-your-health,Healthiest-jobs-UK,Health-and-work,Relationship-between-health-and-work

Unplanned temporary closures:PSNC urge to follow procedures

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-urge-pharmacy-contractor-to-follow-procedures-for-unplanned-temporary-closures/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged the pharmacy contractors to follow appropriate procedures for unplanned temporary closures due to current workforce pressure, to avoid a breach of terms of service. “If the temporary closure is not for reasons beyond the contractor’s control, this may be a breach of the terms of service,” said PSNC.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,Unplanned-temporary-closures,workforce-pressure-uk,PSNC-pharmacy-closure,Pharmacy-temporary-closure,Emergency-pharmacy-closure

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2022/23 begins from 10th October'22

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-quality-scheme-2022-23-begins-from-10th-october/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has reminded community pharmacy contractors to start working on the quality criteria if they intend to meet the Respiratory domain of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2022/23. For respiratory domain, community pharmacy contractors ?must?start working towards inhaler waste management; use of a spacer in patients aged 5-15 years; and personalised asthma action plans, from today (10 October).

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme-2022/23,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Payment-Scheme,NHSBSA-Pharmacy-payment-dates,NHS-advance-payment,community-pharmacy-contractors

Hearing Loss:How To Handle Certain Issues

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-handle-certain-issues-a-hearing-loss-can-cause/)

Description: If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You are not alone – millions of people around the world are living with hearing loss. The good news is that there are many resources available to help you learn how to manage your condition and live a full life. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common issues that people with hearing loss face and provide tips on how to handle them.

Category:

Tag: what-problems-can-hearing-loss-cause,Early-signs-of-hearing-loss-in-adults,pharmacy-business,What-is-the-first-sign-of-hearing-loss,Most-common-cause-of-hearing-loss

Regularly Binge Drinking:Know tips and tricks to help people

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/do-you-know-somebody-who-is-regularly-binge-drinking-heres-how-to-help-them/)

Description: If you know somebody who is regularly binge drinking, it can be difficult to know how to help them. Binge drinking is a serious problem, and can have devastating consequences for the individual involved. This blog post will discuss the signs of binge drinking and provide some tips on how you can help somebody who is struggling with this addiction.

Category:

Tag: How-I-stopped-binge-drinking,pharmacy-business,What-is-binge-drinking,How-to-stop-binge-drinking-UK,How-many-drinks-is-considered-binge-drinking,Effects-of-binge-drinking

Community pharmacists treat people for minor illness:Data

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacists-treat-thousands-more-people-for-minor-illness-in-one-month-nhs-data-reveals/)

Description: The new data from NHS England has revealed that more than 100,000 patients were treated for minor illness by their high street pharmacist in just one month. According to new NHS figures, in June, 118,123 people with minor illnesses such as a sore throat or constipation, or those in need of medicine urgently, received a same-day consultation with their local pharmacist after calling NHS 111 or their GP practice – an increase of more than four-fifths (83%) on the number in the same month last year (64,512).

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacists-uk,pharmacy-business,NHS-england,NHS-pharmacy-contract,Pharmacy-contract-2022,community-pharmacy-contract,Community-pharmacy-Essential-Services

6 Ways How Going Vegan Can Transform Your Physical Health

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-ways-how-going-vegan-can-transform-your-physical-health/)

Description: There are many reasons why people choose to go vegan. For some, it’s a matter of ethics, while others believe that veganism is the healthiest way to live. Whatever the reason, there are many benefits to be had by making the switch to a vegan lifestyle. Here are six of the most important ones: 1. YOU’LL LOSE WEIGHT If you’re carrying around a few extra pounds, going vegan is a great way to shed them. A vegan diet is naturally lower in calories than one that includes meat and dairy, so you’ll likely find yourself eating less without even trying. And since plant-based foods are typically packed with fiber, you’ll feel full and satisfied after meals, without the need to overeat. You can do some research if you visit www.veganfitguide.com or by reading various online resources. Keep in mind that you may not lose weight immediately, as your body will need time to adjust to the new way of eating. But once it does, the pounds should start coming off.

Category:

Tag: Benefits-of-being-vegan,pharmacy-business,Vegan-benefits-skin,Benefits-of-being-vegan-for-the-environment,Impact-of-plant-based-diet,Vegan-diet,vegan-lifestyle-benefits

James Davies : RPS appoints as Director of England

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-appoints-james-davies-as-director-of-england/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed James Davies as Director of England. Davies will be joining RPS in January 2023 to drive professional leadership for the pharmacy profession in England, working with and for RPS members.

Category:

Tag: RPS-director,James-Davies-RPS,pharmacy-business,James-Davies-rps-uk,pharmacy-profession-in-England,How-to-become-a-pharmacist-in-UK,community-pharmacy-uk

NPA conference:To Discuss future of community pharmacy NHS

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-conference-to-discuss-future-of-community-pharmacy-within-nhs/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has announced that the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, David Webb will be among the keynote speakers at the Pharmacy Odyssey Conference on 13 October. He and other special guests will discuss the future of community pharmacy within the NHS, during a day of insight and practical advice for pharmacy teams.

Category:

Tag: David-Webb,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Odyssey-Conference,NPA-conference-2022,NPA-pharmacy-technician-course,future-of-community-pharmacy-in-uk,Future-of-pharmacists

Pharmacy Sector demands level playing field for pharmacists

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sector-demands-level-playing-field-for-pharmacists/)

Description: Leaders from across the pharmacy sector and trade bodies dwelled on the challenges faced by the pharmacists at the Sigma Conference held on Sunday (2 October). “If the cost of carrying out regulation is higher than the benefits, it’s time for all the bodies to sit together and talk on what can be adjusted accordingly,” said Salim Jetha, Chairman, Avicenna.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-sector-uk,pharmacy-business,Sigma-Conference-uk,challenges-faced-by-the-pharmacists,independent-pharmacy,shooting-community-pharmacies,Price-concessions-uk

NPA Charac duo:Accelerate digitisation in community pharmacy

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-partners-with-charac-to-accelerate-digitisation-in-community-pharmacies/)

Description: Charac, an NHS-integrated one-stop platform for independent community pharmacies, and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have announced their long-term partnership to allow pharmacies to deliver the broad range of services needed to support the public. The NPA and Charac will collaborate with members of the NPA and beyond to accelerate the necessary digital transition of independent community pharmacies, particularly given their importance to poorer communities and less advantaged individuals at high risk due to potential pharmacy closures.

Category:

Tag: npa-charac-duo-in-community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,npa-digitisation,npa-payments-uk,independent-community-pharmacies,digital-transformation-in-pharmacy

Phoenix MD:Govt to reverse decline of community pharmacy UK

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/phoenix-md-urges-government-to-act-now-to-reverse-decline-of-community-pharmacy-in-england/)

Description: A winter NHS crisis is inevitable unless the government acts now to reverse the worrying decline in community pharmacies. Years of government underfunding could see 3,000 pharmacies in England – around a third of the network – having no option but to shut their doors to patients in the next few years. That figure is based on independent assessments from Ernst & Young and UCL/LSE healthcare professors: it is not scaremongering – it is the reality the country faces. Fifty per cent of pharmacies are already in financial distress because government funding has been falling in real terms since 2019 and that figure is predicted to rise to 75 per cent within the next two years.

Category:

Tag: Phoenix-MD-Steve-Anderso,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-uk,pharmacy-closures-uk,Community-pharmacy-funding,Pharmacist-shortage-2022,Community-pharmacy-contract

Assisted Living Facility :How To Choose The Right

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-choose-the-right-assisted-living-facility/)

Description: Assisted living facilities are for people with cognitive decline or those with trouble managing their daily activities like feeding themselves, getting dressed, or bathing. If your loved one can’t perform two or more basic daily activities, they become candidates for assisted living. Choosing an assisted living facility goes beyond just signing up and moving in. The choice should be carefully considered because this is where your loved ones will probably spend the rest of their lives. So, when the time comes, you have to consider pertinent things to help you make the right decisions.

Category:

Tag: How-to-evaluate-assisted-living-facilities,pharmacy-business,How-to-find-an-assisted-living-facility,Assisted-living-for-vulnerable-adults,Supported-living-for-disabled-adults

Scotland Pharmacists support co-workers with disabilities

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-in-scotland-commits-to-support-co-workers-with-disabilities/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) brought together a wide range of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy organisations from across Scotland at the Scottish Parliament on Monday (3 October) to support people living with disabilities. The meeting was chaired by Jeremy Balfour MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Disability, and the meeting was also attended by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Alison Strath.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,RPS-scotland,Disability-support-groups-scotland,Disability-Inclusion-Scotland,Disability-discrimination-Scotland,Disability-rights-Scotland

Pharmacy professional leadership :Vision for the future

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/our-vision-for-the-future-of-pharmacy-professional-leadership/)

Description: Today I’m proud to share with you the statement we submitted to the UK Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership in which we set out what professional leadership means to RPS. I recognise we haven’t always been clear in communicating our ideas to members and our external stakeholders. Through the Commission, and our own Independent Review of member participation and communications, we are determined to remedy this.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-professional-leadership,Paul-Bennett,pharmacy-business,CEO-of-RPS,Leadership-in-pharmacy,Leadership-in-community-pharmacy,why-is-leadership-important-in-pharmacy

Regulators reduced notice periods for supplementary hours

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/regulators-reduce-required-notice-periods-for-changing-supplementary-hours/)

Description: The regulators have reduced the notice periods for change to supplementary opening hours for community pharmacy contractors from 1 October 2022. Following the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)’s discussions with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England as part of Year 4 negotiations, it has been agreed that the required notice periods for changes to supplementary opening hours will reduce to five weeks.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme-2021/22,community-pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-funding,community-pharmacy-regulations,Community-pharmacy-contract

Margin delivery rates increases from October'22

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/margin-delivery-rate-increases-from-october/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has announced the margin delivery rates will increase from October as the agreed £100m write off is implemented. “The baseline margin allowance will remain £800m per year in 2022/23 and 2023/24,” said PSNC.

Category:

Tag: Margin-delivery-rate-psnc,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-dispensing-fee-per-item-UK,Dispensing-Fee-2022-uk,Drug-Tariff-multiple-charges,Category-M-Drug-Tariff,PSNC-Drug-Tariff

Dioralyte oral rehydration sachets:Supply expected until Dec

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/limited-supply-of-dioralyte-oral-rehydration-sachets-expected-until-december/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Dioralyte oral rehydration sachets. “Dioralyte oral rehydration sachets are expected to be in limited supply until late December 2022. St Mark’s solution is available as an unlicensed special and can support an uplift in demand,” said DHSC.

Category:

Tag: Dioralyte-oral-rehydration-sachets,pharmacy-business,Dioralyte-oral-powder-sachets-plain,Dioralyte-for-dehydration-without-diarrhea,Homemade-Dioralyte-NHS

Answered questions on professional leadership commission

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/chief-pharmacist-for-england-answer-pharmacists-questions-on-professional-leadership-commission/)

Description: The Chief Pharmacist for England and Co-Chairs of professional leadership commission has responded to the questions raised by the Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA)’s member on the professional leadership survey. In early September, the PDA wrote to the UK’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officers to increase transparency and confidence in the process by asking for clarification of some of the commission’s thinking, assumptions, and scope.

Category:

Tag: UK-Commission-on-pharmacy-professional-leadership,pharmacy-business,PDA-news,pharmacy-news-uk,Pharmacy-News-today,UK-health-news,pda-pharmacy-services

Aspire Pharma acquires Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/aspire-pharma-acquires-morningside-pharmaceuticals-and-its-subsidiaries/)

Description: Aspire Pharma has completed the acquisition of Morningside Pharmaceuticals (Loughborough), Morningside Healthcare (Leicester) and Morningside Healthcare (India); speciality generic pharmaceutical organisations. Morningside delivers Aspire added talent, increased in-market range, and an industry leading pipeline, complementary to Aspire’s.

Category:

Tag: aspire-pharma-morningside,pharmacy-business,aspire-pharma-hig,aspire-medication,morningside-pharmaceuticals-sold,Morningside-pharmaceuticals-uk,Morningside-Healthcare

Melatonin to treat sleep onset insomnia in children:MHRA

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-approves-coloniss-melatonin-to-treat-sleep-onset-insomnia-in-children/)

Description: Colonis, a subsidiary company of the Clinigen Group has received the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approval for Melatonin 1mg/ml Oral Solution for sleep onset insomnia in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Clinical evidence demonstrates that Melatonin has the potential to decrease sleep latency and increase sleep efficiency in children with ADHD and chronic sleep onset insomnia.

Category:

Tag: Melatonin-for-chronic-insomnia,pharmacy-business,Melatonin-for-sleep,Melatonin-for-sleep-kids,Melatonin-for-teens,Melatonin-dosage-for-autistic-child

Well Pharmacy:Medicine aid relief for Pakistan flood victims

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/well-pharmacy-donate-medicines-to-support-aid-relief-for-pakistan-flood-victims/)

Description: Well Pharmacy, a subsidiary company of Bestway Group is donating US$400,000 worth of medicines to help the victims of those impacted by the recent flooding in Pakistan. The Bestway Group has raised funds to the tune of $2.3 million, which will be deployed urgently on the ground in Pakistan. The monies raised has been pledged to build homes (or shelters) for 5,000 families, provide usable water for more than 100,000 individuals and provide food and medical supplies to over 20,000 people.

Category:

Tag: Well-Pharmacy,Medicine-aid-relief,pharmacy-business,Pakistan-flood-appeal,Pakistan-flood-appeal-Red-Cross,Well-pharmacy-online,medical-aid-schemes-uk

Pharmacy Business : How To Run Like A Pro

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-run-your-pharmacy-business-like-a-pro-here-are-a-few-tips-and-trick-you-need/)

Description: he pharmacy business is one of the most profitable businesses on the planet. However, the trends are changing and as we move forward in this digital world, we see a transition from traditional business practices to modern and digital business practices that change the whole scenario. In this era of advanced technology, if you don’t keep up with the world, you lose the race. It is a fast-paced world where trends change every day, something might work today but it won’t work tomorrow, it will be replaced with something better and more efficient whether it is a tool, a technique, a marketing strategy, or a manufacturing process.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-business-model,How-do-pharmacies-make-money-UK,How-does-a-pharmacy-work,How-pharmacies-make-money,Pharmacy-profit-margin

Pharmacy first: How does it measure up in England ?

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/guest-column-how-does-pharmacy-first-in-england-measure-up/)

Description: In a recent interview with The Telegraph, health secretary Steve Barclay stated that he has asked his officials within DHSC to look at a “pharmacy first” approach to alleviate pressures on A&E departments in order to avoid the widely predicted NHS winter crisis. On the face of it, this a welcome if long overdue recognition that community pharmacy is an essential part of our national healthcare infrastructure alongside our GP and A&E colleagues. But let’s not get carried away – we have had lots of praise from politicians in the past which have not then been backed by firm commitments for a sustainable future for the network.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-First-scheme-2022,pharmacy-business,New-pharmacy-rules-2022,Pharmacy-Access-Scheme-2022,NHS-pharmacy-contract,Community-pharmacy-contract,Community-pharmacy-funding

Proper Medical Aid :How To Get It If You’re Injured At Work

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-get-the-proper-medical-aid-if-youre-injured-at-work/)

Description: It’s no secret that the world of work can be dangerous. Every day, workers are injured on the job, and in some cases, these injuries can be quite serious. If you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself in this situation, it’s important to know what steps to take to get the medical care you need. There are several ways to get proper medical aid if you’re injured at work, and each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

Category:

Tag: Proper-Medical-Aid,pharmacy-business,first-aid-at-work-regulations-2022,Basic-first-aid,Basic-first-aid-UK,5-basic-first-aid-tips,workplace-injury-compensation-uk

Water Filtration:6 Major Reasons Why Businesses Should Filter

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-major-reasons-why-businesses-should-filter-their-water/)

Description: Water is the lifeblood of any business – employees must stay hydrated and productive, and it’s needed for many industrial processes. That’s why businesses need to filter their water and remove any harmful contaminants. Here are six major reasons why businesses should filter their water.

Category:

Tag: 6-benefits-of-filtration,pharmacy-business,Benefits-of-water-filtration,Advantages-of-filtration,Filter-your-water,pharmacy-news-uk,Pharmacy-News-today

Haleon : Raising the bar for patient care

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/exclusive-raising-the-bar-for-patient-care/)

Description: Global consumer healthcare company Haleon has launched a new centre of excellence for a global leader in consumer health which will bring together world leading academics in human behaviour and frontline healthcare professionals including community pharmacists. Unveiled at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in ‘sunny’ Seville, Spain on September 20, the Centre will operate as a community of healthcare professionals and specialists in behavioural science, health psychology and the social sciences to solve some of the most pressing everyday health challenges.

Category:

Tag: haleon-gsk,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacists,community-pharmacy-uk,Health-Education-England,health-care-uk,Health-care-NHS,Pharmacy-News-today

Twindemic of flu and Covid:Warning of difficult winter UK

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/health-officials-warn-of-difficult-winter-with-twindemic-of-flu-and-covid/)

Description: British health officials on Wednesday (September 28) warned that increased circulation of flu and a resurgence in Covid-19 could lead to a difficult winter that increases pressure on the already stretched NHS. Warnings over a possible “twindemic” of Covid-19 and flu have been issued each winter since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, but Covid restrictions that limited social contact have meant flu levels stayed low.

Category:

Tag: UK-health-news,pharmacy-business,twindemic-flu,twindemic-alert,twindemic-alert-uk,twindemic-symptoms,COVID-surge,Surge-in-Covid-cases-UK,Pharmacy-News-today

Positive Solutions,Charac:To Strengthen community pharmacy

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/positive-solutions-charac-partners-to-strengthen-digital-footprint-of-community-pharmacies/)

Description: Charac, an NHS-integrated one-stop platform for independent community pharmacies, and Positive Solutions, the fastest growing pharmacy IT provider in the UK, have agreed on a collaboration to support community pharmacies through new integrated technology platform – MyHealthHub. The tech platform aims to give pharmacies a powerful and compelling tool to both help retain and attract new patients. The app will also allow the over 7,200 independent high street pharmacies which are lacking a digital footprint to compete with larger online pharmacies by providing them with an online presence.

Category:

Tag: Positive-Solutions,Charac,pharmacy-business,MyHealthHub,Charac-pharmacy,community-pharmacy,digital-pharmacy-uk,digital-footprint-pharmacy,Pharmacy-News-today

Dekra : MHRA appoints to certify medical devices in UK

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-appoints-dekra-to-certify-medical-devices-in-uk/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has appointed Dekra to certify medical devices in the UK. Dekra Certification UK has joined the three current UK approved bodies, increasing the UK’s capacity to process conformity assessments for medical devices to ensure safe and effective devices reach the UK public.

Category:

Tag: dekra-medical-device,MHRA-medical-device-registration,pharmacy-business,MHRA-registration,MHRA-device-registration,UKCA-medical-devices,DEKRA-fda,Dekra-uk

25 Whistleblowing disclosures in a year : GPhC

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-received-25-whistleblowing-disclosures-in-a-year/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed it has received 25 whistleblowing disclosures between April 2021 and March 2022. The pharmacy regulator said, in its annual report, that it has concluded enquiries on 22 disclosures so far with a further three still under review.

Category:

Tag: gphc-whistleblowing,pharmacy-business,GPhC-news,GPhC-registration-assessment-2022,GPhC-revalidation-2022,GPhC-reflective-account-2022,gphc-standards

Pharmanovia collaborates with Aquestive Therapeutics for diazepam buccal film - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmanovia-collaborates-with-aquestive-therapeutics-for-diazepam-buccal-film/)

Description: Pharmanovia, the lifecycle management company has signed a licence and supply agreement with Aquestive Therapeutics for its patented diazepam buccal film formulation across the EU, UK, Switzerland, and Norway, as well as countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)– up to 48 markets in total. Aquestive Therapeutics has been granted tentative approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for its diazepam buccal film for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (i.e., seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizures) that are distinct from a patient’s usual seizure pattern in patients with epilepsy 12 years of age and older.

Category:

Tag: Pharmanovia,pharmacy-business,Aquestive-Therapeutics,Libervant-FDA-approval,Aquestive-Therapeutics-FDA-approval,Aquestive-Libervant,Libervant-News

Future of vaccination services:Pharmacies support NHS plan

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacies-could-support-nhs-plan-on-future-of-vaccination-services-with-additional-remuneration/)

Description: In its response to NHS England’s consultation on ‘the future of vaccination services’, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has suggested that a wider range of NHS vaccinations being available from community pharmacies could support the achievement of increased vaccination levels. PSNC said: “Any additional services that contractors could provide can only be considered with additional remuneration above the current global sum in the community pharmacy contractual framework to ensure that the services are adequately resourced.”

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Future-of-vaccination-services,NHS-plan,Community-pharmacy-Services-UK,Community-pharmacy-NHS,NHS-Services,PSNC-news,nhs-vaccinations

Pharmacy and Pharmacology reports : RPS launched

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-launches-pharmacy-and-pharmacology-reports/)

Description: In partnership with Oxford University Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched the ‘RPS Pharmacy and Pharmacology’ reports. RPS Pharmacy and Pharmacology Reports is a new, fully open access journal and the sister journal to Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-and-Pharmacology-reports,pharmacy-business,RPS-news,RPS-Pharmacy-and-Pharmacology-Reports-impact-factor,Oxford-Pharmacy,Journal-of-Pharmacy-and-Pharmacology

Thousands of community pharmacies may close by 2024:NPA

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/thousands-of-community-pharmacies-may-close-by-2024-npa-commissioned-report-warns/)

Description: A new report commissioned by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has revealed harsh financial realities faced by community pharmacies in England. The report by Professor David Taylor of University College London warned that 1000s of community pharmacy closure might take place by 2024 in England if the sector was not supported with additional funds.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,NPA-news,community-pharmacy-UK,Pharmacist-shortage-2022,community-pharmacies-scotland,NHS-community-pharmacy,Current-issues-in-pharmacy-2022-UK

Moderna bivalent vaccine:Concerns over needles and syringes

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-highlight-concerns-over-needles-and-syringes-supplied-with-modernas-bivalent-vaccines/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has urged pharmacists working in Covid-19 vaccination role to report any concerns about the needles and syringes supplied with the Moderna Spikevax Bivalent vaccine. The association has heard reports of bending when vaccinators pierce the top of the vial containing the Covid-19 vaccine doses, needles falling out during manipulation and appearing to be bent even before removal from the packaging.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Moderna-Bivalent-vaccines,Spikevax-bivalent-booster-dose,spikevax-bivalent-original/omicron,Moderna-Spikevax-Omicron,Covid-19-vaccination

Independent prescribing courses:New guidance from 1st Oct'22

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-guidance-for-entry-to-independent-prescribing-courses-to-be-applicable-from-1st-october/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced that the new requirement for independent prescribing courses will be applicable from 1st of October 2022. Pharmacists currently taking independent prescribing courses and those who apply before 1 October won’t be affected by the changes.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-independent-prescribing-competencies,pharmacy-business,Independent-Prescribing-course-London,Independent-prescribing-pharmacist,Independent-prescribing-pharmacist-course

GPhC temporary register:Pharmacists can practise till 2024

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-on-gphc-temporary-register-can-practise-till-2024/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) temporary register which was expected to close on 30 September 2022 will continue for the next two years following a request from the secretary of state for health and social care. The temporary register was set up in 2020 after the then secretary of state asked the GPhC to use its emergency powers in order to rapidly register pharmacy professionals to assist in the national response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-register,pharmacy-business,Pharmacist-register-UK,GPhC-pharmacist-register,GPhC-responsible-pharmacist,GPhC-registration-fee,gphc-pharmacist-register-notice

World Pharmacists Day : UK pharmacist celebrates

Posted by 10 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-pharmacists-celebrate-world-pharmacists-day/)

Description: Three UK pharmacists are featured in the digital book of celebrations to mark the International Federation of Pharmacists’ (FIP) World Pharmacists’ Day 2022. Simon Nelson, Nelsons Pharmacy Group, Wales; Raj Rohilla, Midhurst Pharmacy (West Sussex)/Goys Pharmacy (Battersea)/ Hamlins Pharmacy (Shepherds Bush) and Olutayo Arikawe, Swinford Pharmacy, West Midlands were among 27 pharmacists from across the globe and the AmerisourceBergen family, who contributed to a digital book of celebration, which aims to highlight the changing role of pharmacists and how they can create healthier futures.

Category:

Tag: World-Pharmacists-Day-2022,pharmacy-business,World-pharmacist-Day-2022-theme,World-Pharmacist-Day-2023,World-Pharmacist-Day-activities,role-of-pharmacists

International Pharmaceutical Federation : PDA joins

Posted by 12 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-joins-international-pharmaceutical-federation/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has become a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). On Thursday (22 September), the FIP council voted to welcome the PDA as a full member of the global federation of organisations that brings together and advances pharmacy.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,pda-news,International-Pharmaceutical-Federation,international-pharmaceutical-federation-2022,pda-pharmacy,pda-pharmacy-services

Campaign to support parents in pharmacy : RPS

Posted by 14 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-launches-campaign-to-support-parents-in-pharmacy/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched a new campaign to help parents and carers in pharmacy get the support they need in the workplace as part of its inclusion and diversity work. “A lack of flexibility in employment can mean work life balance is hard to keep, ramping up the pressure even more,” said RPS.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,RPS-community-pharmacy,rps-campaign-for-support-parents-in-pharmacy,rps-campaign-pharmacy,campaign-to-help-parents,workplace-inclusion-and-diversity

World Pharmacists Day:PSNI appreciated pharmacists in NI

Posted by 16 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psni-appreciated-pharmacists-from-every-sector-in-ni-on-world-pharmacists-day/)

Description: On World Pharmacists’ Day, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI) thanked pharmacists working in every sector of pharmacy in Northern Ireland (NI) for their continued service to the public. The theme of this year’s International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Pharmacists’ Day, (25 September 2022) was ‘Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world’.

Category:

Tag: World-Pharmacists-Day,pharmacy-business,PSNI-pharmacy,Psni-pharmacy-register,pharmacists-in-Northern-Ireland,Community-pharmacy-NI,Pharmaceutical-Society-of-Northern-Ireland

Fresh funding:PSNC faces criticism as deal shows no funds

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-faces-sector-wide-criticism-as-deal-on-last-two-years-of-national-contract-shows-no-fresh-funding/)

Description: -Pharmacy bodies are “bitterly disappointed” that the latest deal on the national contract makes no commitment to “fresh funding”, with one organisation calling it “the biggest dis-service ever done” to community pharmacy. The only commitment made in monetary terms was one in which NHS England agreed to write off a sum of £100m in excess margin earned by contractors in previous years. This allowance, which can’t be seen as new cash injection, was said to have been made in recognition of the pressures facing the sector.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Access-Scheme-2022,New-pharmacy-rules-2022,psnc-pharmacy,Pharmacy-5-year-plan,NHS-Long-Term-Plan,New-pharmacy-services

Community pharmacy UK financial crisis 2022

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacy-finances-need-an-open-heart-surgery-not-a-couple-of-paracetamol-tablets/)

Description: The English health secretary has fumbled the opportunity to prevent a crisis in the NHS this winter. She either does not understand or value the role of community pharmacy as the third pillar of patient access to essential healthcare. Her announcement that she wants community pharmacy to provide more services to take the strain off A&E departments and GP surgeries comes on the same day DHSC announces no new long-term investment to sustain the sector.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy-uk,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-news,community-pharmacy-funding,Pharmacy-News-today,Pharmacy-news-UK,Current-issues-in-pharmacy-2022-UK

Medicines adherence:NPA HEF funds breakthrough research

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npas-hef-funds-breakthrough-research-into-medicines-adherence/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA)’s Health Education Foundation (HEF) has funded a major study that aimed to test the SPUR tool and evaluate how effective it was at measuring medicines adherence. The study has been published in the British Medical Journal Open. Dr Joshua Wells, a fourth year PhD candidate at Kingston University, who was awarded the NPA bursary, was the lead researcher for the SPUR UK study, under the guidance of Professor Reem Kayyali.

Category:

Tag: medicines-adherence-npa,pharmacy-business,NPA-pharmacy,npa-hef-funding,National-pharmacists-Association,npa-courses,spur-tool,community-pharmacy

New Pharmacy Quality Scheme begins next month

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-pharmacy-quality-scheme-begins-next-month/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has announced that the new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) for this year will officially begin on October 10. From previous scheme £75m funding is also available and contractors will be able to claim an ‘Aspiration payment’ if they wish to, later this year.

Category:

Tag: New-Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme-2022,pharmacy-business,PSNC-PQS-2021/22-training,PQS-Scheme,pqs-2022/23,PQS-Pharmacy,pharmacy-quality-scheme-2022/23,PQS-quality

Boots,PDA agree on 4.5 pc pay rise for multiple pharmacists

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-pda-agree-on-4-5-pc-pay-rise-for-multiples-pharmacists/)

Description: Boots pharmacists will receive a pay rise of 4.5 per cent as the pharmacy multiple and PDA Union jointly announce this year’s pay settlement. Following discussions between Boots management services and the PDA Union negotiators, the agreement was reached in relation to this year’s pay claim, effective from 1 November 2022.

Category:

Tag: Boots-staff-pay-rise,Boots-staff-pay-rise-2022,pharmacy-business,Boots-pay-dates-2022,Boots-pay-2022,Pay-rise-Boots,PDA-Boots-pay,Boots-pay-increase-2022,Boots-pharmacist-pay-rise

PSNC price concession fix for pharmacy contractors

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-calls-for-price-concession-fix-as-system-is-no-longer-working-for-pharmacy-contractors/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)’s members are seeking immediate rescue packages for the sector to help with energy bills and to ease capacity constraints. In a meeting held on 14th and 15th September, the committee members expressed their anger and frustration on the reluctance of NHS England and government to fund pharmacy sustainably.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-concession,pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,Price-concession-2022,community-pharmacy,Price-concession-september-2022,community-pharmacy-contractors,PSNC-Essential-Services

Knee Surgery : 6 Tips to Help You Recover

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/undertaking-a-serious-knee-surgery-6-tips-to-help-you-recover/)

Description: If you are one of the unlucky few who require serious knee surgery, you will likely want to do everything possible to ensure a successful recovery. Knee surgeries can be difficult and frustrating, but with the right attitude and approach, you can make the process much easier on yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss six tips for recovering from serious knee surgery. Follow these tips and you will be on your way to a successful recovery!

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Must-haves-after-knee-surgery,how-to-recover-from-knee-injury,Knee-injury-treatment-at-home,why-won't-my-knee-injury-heal,Knee-injury-treatment

Soft tissue injuries: How to do your joint care

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/joint-care-managing-soft-tissue-injuries/)

Description: An ever-increasing emphasis is being placed on getting and staying fit and mobile, whatever your age, with good reason. Regular aerobic exercise (physical activity which gets the heart beating faster) helps patients to: Reduce or maintain body weight Reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and diabetes Control blood sugar (helpful for diabetics) Maintain mobility and muscle strength, allowing daily activities to be undertaken more easily Improve mood, physical activity can be beneficial for everyone. However, injuries sometimes happen during exercise or everyday life. Collectively, injuries to tendons, ligaments and/or skeletal muscle, are referred to as musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Post pandemic pharmacists are now the first port of call for many seeking to self-treat so it is important that information, advice and a wide range of treatment options are available.

Category:

Tag: Soft-tissue-injuries-examples,pharmacy-business,Soft-tissue-injury-causes,Soft-tissue-injury-treatment,Medicine-for-soft-tissue-injury,Soft-tissue-injury-home-remedies

Financial pressure,pharmacists shortage hinder DHSC new plan

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/financial-pressure-shortage-of-pharmacists-stumbling-blocks-for-sector-to-fulfil-dhscs-new-plan/)

Description: Community pharmacy bodies have said that the current crippling financial pressures and severe staff shortages will limit the sector from fully supporting the new health secretary’s ambition to improve patient care in England. Thérèse Coffey announced her plans on Thursday (September 22) which would be looking to reduce the country’s reliance on general practice by expanding the range of services available from community pharmacies and allowing pharmacists more “prescribing powers”.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,Drug-shortage-solutions,Current-issues-in-pharmacy-today,Pharmacy-News,Pharmacy-News-2022,Pharmacist-News-Today

Changing landscape of community pharmacy

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/guest-column-changing-landscape-of-community-pharmacy/)

Description: As we transition in England through yet another NHS organisational change, I ask myself what does this mean for community pharmacy? I would like to think that this change will bring about opportunity and a chance for community pharmacy to showcase and continue the excellent work that was carried out during the height of the pandemic and is still ongoing today. I hope that it allows community pharmacy to be regarded as part of the NHS rather than sitting on the side lines. This change has to lead to better funding for community pharmacy, without sufficient funding we will see more pharmacies close.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,Importance-of-community-pharmacy,NHS-news,Community-pharmacy-services,independent-prescribing-services

Technology and Leadership in community pharmacy

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/technology-leadership-in-pharmacy/)

Description: What skills does a pharmacist need these days? You’d think it would be sufficient to have a good understanding of pharmacy and the ability to offer a great patient service. Whilst this is true of course, the reality of the day to day role demands skills which most pharmacists have not been trained for as part of their formal qualification. At the very least, pharmacists find themselves responsible for running the pharmacy, managing people, managing processes and dealing with issues relating to customers, suppliers, surgeries, regulators and stakeholders. Even the most junior pharmacists quickly find themselves being accountable for the financial performance of their department and having to work within budgets or deliver on targets.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-leadership-articles,Why-is-leadership-important-in-pharmacy,Pharmacist-as-a-leader,community-pharmacy,technology-in-pharmacy

Community pharmacy : Coping with pressure

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/guest-column-coping-with-pressure/)

Description: The country as a whole is facing uncertain and challenging times, and for our profession emerging from the second year of the pandemic, the pressures and stresses don’t look to be easing up. It is undeniable that the wellbeing of those in our pharmacy family has suffered and many face emotional and psychological challenges in addition to immense workplace pressure.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,coping-with-pressure-at-work,Danielle-Hunt,cost-of-living-crisis-uk,community-pharmacy-challenges,workplace-pressure-pharmacy,workplace-pressure-stress

Gut Health : How to improve patients digestive system

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gastro-improving-your-patients-gut-health/)

Description: Gut microbiome is the combined genetic material (genomes) of the microorganisms residing in the gut. The term microbiota is used to describe the community of microorganisms themselves. Lower microbiota diversity indicates a microbial imbalance within the gut, and is often found in people with autoimmune diseases, obesity and cardiometabolic conditions.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,how-to-improve-gut-health,How-to-improve-gut-health-naturally,How-to-improve-gut-health-Reddit,Foods-to-improve-gut-health,Foods-to-avoid-for-gut-health

Pain Management in Elderly People |Role of Pharmacists

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pain-management-managing-pain-in-older-people/)

Description: Pharmacists are a vital member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) supporting older people to manage their pain. The pharmacist is uniquely positioned to holistically review drug interactions and potential risks associated with each patient’s medication and has the expertise to suggest alternative treatment options to reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy or unwanted side effects caused by other medications.

Category:

Tag: Pain-Management-in-Elderly-People,pharmacy-business,role-of-pharmacists-in-treating-older-adults,pain-management-in-older-person,Causes-of-chronic-pain-in-elderly

Joint Pain: Giving the right support in pharmacy

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/joint-care-giving-the-right-support-in-pharmacy/)

Description: During the coronavirus pandemic many people found themselves working from home, and this has continued to some extent in many businesses. A change in working environment can bring challenges, one of which can be joint pain and discomfort. Imagine you have gone from a busy office environment, meeting in boardrooms and visiting the canteen for a coffee, to working at home on your dining room table, walking several feet to get a cup of tea and sitting back down again, this change in surroundings can have an impact on your joints.

Category:

Tag: Joint-supplements-UK,pharmacy-business,joint-pain-uk,Joint-pain-all-over,Sudden-joint-pain-all-over,Joint-pain-and-stiffness-all-over-body,Treatment-for-joint-pain-and-stiffness

Joint care : Supplements for joints health

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/joint-care-supplements-support-joint-health/)

Description: Dr Rod Hughes sets out how pharmacists can play a pivotal role in steering people with joint pain towards a prevention programme… Joint health supplements are big business in the UK, with millions of pounds spent over the counter every year. People turn to these supplements for various reasons, but most are seeking relief from the symptoms of arthritis, a group of painful long-term conditions thought to affect around 10 million people in this country.

Category:

Tag: Supplements-for-joint-pain-and-stiffness,pharmacy-business,Supplements-for-joints-and-ligaments,Joint-supplements-for-Women,Joint-supplements-for-Men,Joint-health-supplements

Workforce Wellbeing Survey 2022 :Pharmacists to complete

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-urge-pharmacists-to-complete-workforce-wellbeing-survey-2022/)

Description: To support the mental health and wellbeing of pharmacists, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is running its fourth annual Workforce Wellbeing survey, in partnership with Pharmacist Support. This year it’s focussed on exploring some of the obstacles that prevent workforce wellbeing measures being implemented in practice.

Category:

Tag: Workforce-Wellbeing-Survey-2022,pharmacy-business,RPS-survey,RPS-guidance,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society,Workplace-wellbeing-initiatives

Covid-19 booster vaccine : MHRA approves second bivalent

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-approves-second-covid-19-booster-vaccine/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved a second “bivalent” vaccine as a Covid-19 booster. The updated booster vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech, targeting two coronavirus variants, has been approved for use in individuals aged 12 years and above.

Category:

Tag: Covid-19-booster-vaccine,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-news-uk-updates,Autumn-Covid-booster-2022-UK,NHS-Covid-booster,Autumn-booster-jab-2022,Pfizer/BioNTech-bivalent-vaccine

PSNC challenges price concessions imposed by DHSC

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-challenges-price-concessions-imposed-by-dhsc/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has challenged price concessions imposed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on some of the medicines. It has raised concerns on the process for setting price concessions to senior government officials responsible for medicines supply, warning that the system is not working in the current environment from a community pharmacy contractor perspective.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,PSNC-price-concessions-August-2022,Price-concession-2022,Price-concession-september-2022,Drug-Tariff-2022,Price-concession-PSNC,Drug-Tariff-online

Contact Lens : How Has Technology Changed

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-has-technology-changed-contact-lenses/)

Description: Technological innovation has touched our lives in immeasurable ways, from city infrastructure to personal entertainment and beyond. Even our health and conditions have been improved by the right tech innovations; contact lenses were one such innovation, having been safely pioneered as recently as the 19th century. But there are more recent developments which could change the lives of contact lens users forever; what are they?

Category:

Tag: New-contact-lens-technology pharmacy-business New-contact-lenses-technology-2022 Smart-contact-lenses Smart-contact-lenses-technology smart-touch-contact-lenses-technology

Parvatiben Solanki: Community pharmacy pays tributes

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/remembering-parvatiben-solanki-community-pharmacy-pays-tributes-to-visionary-and-pioneer/)

Description: Pharmacists, politicians, faith and community leaders paid tribute to Parvatiben Solanki, the co-founder of the Asian Media Group (AMG), publishers of Pharmacy Business magazine. Mrs Solanki passed away in London last Thursday (September 8). She was 86. Along with her husband, the late Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Mrs Solanki played a key role in establishing AMG as one of Britain’s largest Asian publishing houses.

Category:

Tag: Mrs-Parvatiben-Solanki,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy,Queen-Elizabeth-II,AMG-business,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News,pharmacy-updates-uk

Community pharmacy pay negotiations Wales : PDA

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-calls-for-tripartite-structures-for-community-pharmacists-pay-negotiations-in-wales/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has reacted to the chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) for Wales’s offer for community pharmacy contractors, offering a funding uplift for community pharmacy on the condition of an increase in pay for some staff by at least the amount currently being imposed upon NHS employees. The PDA has expressed a mixed reaction to the intervention being attempted by the Welsh government.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy-contract-wales,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-Enhanced-services,Community-pharmacy-wales,Community-pharmacy-Wales-New-contract

Susan Rienow : ABPI elects as vice president

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/abpi-elects-pfizers-susan-rienow-as-vice-president/)

Description: The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has appointed Susan Rienow, country president of Pfizer, as its vice president. “As vice president, she will support the president, Pinder Sahota, general manager and corporate vice president of Novo Nordisk UK, in delivering his priorities. These are improving access to medicines, delivering economic growth and helping to find solutions to big societal challenges such as climate change, AMR, and inequalities,” said ABPI in a statement.

Category:

Tag: Susan-Rienow-Pfizer,pharmacy-business,abpi-vice-president,ABPI-news,ABPI-Pharmaceutical,NHS-news,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News,pharmacy-updates-uk

Cost of living Scotland: Pharmacists march demand action

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-march-to-demand-action-on-cost-of-living-in-scotland/)

Description: Pharmacists, along with workers from other public sector workplaces, marched on 8 September demanding that the Scottish government take all available action to mitigate the biggest reduction in living standards workers will have experienced for generations. Pharmacists Defence’ Association (PDA) members participated in the Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC) march to let the government know that “Scotland demands better”.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacists-march-scotland,Community-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News,cost-of-living-scotland-2022,pharmacy-updates-uk

Temazepam 10mg,20mg tab:DHSC Medicine Supply Notification

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-medicine-supply-notification-for-temazepam-10mg-20mg-tablets/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Temazepam 10mg and 20mg tablets. “Temazepam 10mg and 20mg tablets are in limited supply until w/c 5th December 2022. Alternative benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics remain available and will be able to support increased demand,” said DHSC.

Category:

Tag: Temazepam-10mg,Medicine-supply-notification-Department-of-Health,pharmacy-business,DHSC-news,Temazepam-20mg-UK,Temazepam-20mg-used-for,Temazepam-20mg-price

PSNC publish pharmacy representation progress update

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-publish-pharmacy-representation-progress-update-and-a-toolkit-for-lpcs/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has published an update on the work it is doing as part of the Transforming Pharmacy Representation (TAPR) Programme to take forward the mandate from contractors to deliver the Review Steering Group (RSG) recommendations. The update is primarily aimed at LPCs – with whom PSNC has been working closely on some of the TAPR work over the summer.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-representation-update,Community-pharmacy-funding,Community-pharmacy-Services-UK,community-pharmacy,cpcf-negotiations-update

Dispensing of controlled drugs:PSNC guidance for instalment

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/queens-funeral-bank-holiday-psncs-guidance-for-instalment-dispensing-of-controlled-drugs/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has issued a revised guidance for the dispensing of controlled drugs in instalments on 19 September that has been declared as a bank holiday for Her Majesty The Queen’s state funeral.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-Controlled-Drugs,pharmacy-business,PSNC-guidance,Controlled-drug-prescription,Controlled-drug-prescription-UK,Controlled-drug-prescription-requirements

Discount deduction system:PSNC to host webinar on next month

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-to-host-webinar-on-discount-deduction-system-next-month/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)’s director of pharmacy funding Mike Dent and Jack Cresswell, its funding strategy manager, will be hosting a webinar about changes to the discount deduction system on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm.

Category:

Tag: Discount-deduction-system,pharmacy-business,psnc-webinar,PSNC-concession,community-pharmacy,discount-deduction-pharmacy,discount-deduction-psnc,PSNC-News

Raj Aggarwal:Recollections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/raj-aggarwal-my-recollections-of-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii/)

Description: It was my great privilege be appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to serve as her representative in South Glamorgan as Deputy Lord Lieutenant and also as Honorary Captain in the Royal Navy. During that time I was incredibly lucky to have met her on a number of occasions, including the state opening of Parliament, the Buckingham Palace Summer Garden Party, the Commonwealth reception and at various culture celebrations.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Queen-Elizabeth-II-news,community-pharmacy-saddened-uk,Queen-Elizabeth-news-today,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Autumn Covid-19 Booster: Pharmacist can book from Sept 7

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacy-staff-can-book-autumn-covid-19-booster-vaccination-from-september-7/)

Description: Healthcare workers, including community pharmacy staff, can book their Covid-19 booster vaccination through the National Booking Service from Wednesday (September 7) onwards. NHS England has announced that around seven million people, including those aged 75 and over, people who are immunosuppressed and health and care workers will be able to book an appointment for their Covid-19 booster vaccinations online or by calling 119.

Category:

Tag: Autumn-Covid-19-booster,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-staff,Book-autumn-COVID-booster-2022,Book-booster,Book-COVID-booster,Book-my-autumn-COVID-booster

Swiss competition watchdog probes Novartis over patent use

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/swiss-competition-watchdog-probes-novartis-over-patent-use/)

Description: The Swiss competition commission (COMCO) has opened an investigation of Novartis over possible unlawful use of a patent to reduce competitive pressure, the Swiss drugmaker confirmed on Thursday, September 15. COMCO conducted an early morning raid on the company on Sept. 13, it said in a statement that did not name Novartis, which subsequently said in its own statement that it was the group under investigation.

Category:

Tag: Swiss-news,pharmacy-business,novartis-probes-in-switzerland,Novartis-News-Today,novartis-patent-case,Novartis-patents,COMCO-investigation,Community-pharmacy-uk

WHO chief : End of Covid-19 is ‘in sight’

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/end-of-covid-19-is-in-sight-who-chief/)

Description: The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on September 14, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at a virtual press conference.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Tedros-Adhanom-Ghebreyesus,WHO-chief,World-Health-Organization-COVID,Who-pandemic-end-2022,When-will-Covid-end-UK,Covid-19-summer-wave

PDA welcomes regulator’s measure to improve online exams

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-welcomes-regulators-measure-to-improve-online-exams/)

Description: The Pharmacist’ Defence Association (PDA) has welcomed the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)’s plan to ensure a more robust, fair and positive experience for trainees, provisionally registered and potential pharmacists who will be sitting the November 2022 assessment.

Category:

Tag: PDA-revision-programme,pharmacy-business,PDA-pre-reg,PDA-revision-programme,PDA-newly-qualified-pharmacist,PDA-potential-pharmacist,pda-november-assessment22

Olbas Oil new TV ad to debut this October

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/olbas-oils-new-tv-ad-to-debut-this-october/)

Description: Olbas has announced the launch of its new TV ad campaign which will debut across the country this October. The TV campaign, which will be supported by a £1.5 million pound media investment, has been directed by commercial film director, Anthony Farquhar-Smith.

Category:

Tag: Olbas-Oil-diffuser,pharmacy-business,Olbas-Oil-steam-inhalation,Olbas-oil-steam-inhalation-how-long,Olbas-Oil-how-to-use,Olbas-Oil-for-babies-how-to-use

Dr Therese Coffey replaces Steve Barclay as health secretary

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/breaking-dr-therese-coffey-replaces-steve-barclay-as-health-secretary/)

Description: Dr Thérèse Coffey, the MP for Suffolk Coastal, has been appointed as health secretary — the fourth person to get the job after Jeremy Hunt, Matt Hancock, Sajid Javid and Steve Barclay in the past five years. She replaces Steve Barclay who held the job for just two months between July and September.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Steve-Barclay,health-secretary-uk,Health-minister-UK-2022,Previous-health-minister-UK,New-health-minister-UK,Community-pharmacy-uk

5 Practical Weight Loss Tips for Beginners

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/practical-weight-loss-tips-for-beginners/)

Description: There are several benefits to losing weight, including higher self-esteem, better mood, improved sleep pattern, and better health in general. In addition, you can prevent various health concerns associated with obesity, such as heart problems and diabetes. There are different ways to help reduce weight, including lifestyle changes. It requires discipline, perseverance, and commitment to reach your goal and maintain it. The first step to making these changes can be challenging, but you must push yourself and keep moving forward to achieve your objective. If you are a beginner, the weight loss tips can be overwhelming, and some may be too hard to do that it could demotivate you or make you give up. So, we listed some tips for losing weight that are ideal for beginners.

Category:

Tag: Practical-Weight-Loss-Tips,pharmacy-business,How-to-start-losing-weight-for-beginners,How-to-lose-belly-fat,Weight-loss-tips-at-home,weight-loss-foods

PSNC advice for community pharmacies on bank holiday

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psncs-advice-for-community-pharmacies-on-bank-holiday-for-queens-state-funeral/)

Description: As 19th September has been declared a bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has advised that there is a need for some pharmacies to remain open for public interest. NHS England has discussed with PSNC how this will impact community pharmacy and is in the process of sending a letter to all contractors, setting out the above and requesting that they work with their local NHS England team to help plan arrangements for pharmaceutical provision in the area on the 19th of September.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-bank-holiday-2022,pharmacy-business,Nhs-hospitals-bank-holiday-funeral,Nhs-hospitals-bank-holiday-funeral,Nhs-england-queen-funeral,Nhs-staff-bank-holiday-funeral

PSNC launches impact calculator tool for community pharmacy

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-launches-impact-calculator-tool-for-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has developed a webtool to help community pharmacy contractors estimate the impact on their payments under the new discount deduction system. The calculator aims to illustrate the changes to discount deduction that a pharmacy could experience during the transition to the new arrangements from October 2022 to January 2024, when the new system will be fully in place.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,impact-calculator-tool,community-pharmacy-contractors,discount-deduction-system,Return-medication-to-pharmacy,NHS-indicative-price

Queen Elizabeth II: Community pharmacy deeply saddened

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacy-deeply-saddened-as-queen-elizabeth-dies-at-96-ending-an-era-for-britain/)

Description: Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the nation’s figurehead and a towering presence on the world stage for seven decades, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the new king, her eldest son Charles, said.

Category:

Tag: Queen-Elizabeth-news,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-saddened-uk,Queen-Elizabeth-news-today-BBC,BBC-Queen-Elizabeth-death,Queen-Elizabeth-funeral,Community-pharmacy

£20 and £50 paper notes to expire by end of September

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/20-and-50-paper-notes-to-expire-by-end-of-september/)

Description: Businesses, including community pharmacies, that handle cash have been urged to prepare for the removal of £20 and £50 paper banknotes from circulation. The paper notes of both denominations will no longer be legal tender from Friday 30 September. Cash handling experts Volumatic reminded businesses to make sure that they deposit any paper notes at banks by this date, and ensure they would not be accepting any further paper notes from customers from 1 October onwards.

Category:

Tag: paper-£50-notes-deadline,pharmacy-business,when-do-the-old-£20-notes-expire,New-20-pound-notes,New-20-and-50-pound-notes,paper-£20-notes,old-£20-notes-expire

Mental Health Issues :Top Ways Medications Help To Treat

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/top-ways-medications-can-help-in-treating-mental-health-issues/)

Description: Mental health issues are very common, and one in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many people do not seek treatment because they are embarrassed or ashamed. However, there is no need to be ashamed – mental health problems are just like any other medical condition. Treatment options include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. In this blog post, we will discuss the top ways medications can help in treating mental health issues. We will also dispel some of the myths about mental health medications.

Category:

Tag: Mental-Health-Issues,pharmacy-business,Benefits-of-medication-for-mental-illness,Medication-used-to-treat-mental-health-problems,Pros-and-cons-of-medication-for-mental-illness

SSP for Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets expired

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/ssp-for-dispense-lipitor-10mg-chewable-tablets-expired/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that sufficient stock of Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets is now available to meet normal demand. Therefore, the Serious Shortage Protocol, SSP032 Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets expired at 23.59pm on Friday (9 September).

Category:

Tag: SSP-for-Lipitor-10mg,pharmacy-business,Serious-shortage-protocol,lipitor-10mg-chewable-tablets,Lipitor-10mg-tablet,ssp-lipitor,SSP-prescriptions

Locum pharmacist rates up by 14 per cent across UK:Survey

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/locum-pharmacist-rates-up-by-14-per-cent-across-uk-survey-reveals/)

Description: Locate a Locum’s analysis has found that there has been around 14 per cent rise in rate of locum pharmacists in a year. The report said: “Post-covid locum pharmacist rates remain at an all-time high because of a variety of internal and external factors, including continued strong local and regional demand for pharmacist services, which is more acute in some areas, and some persistent last-minute or unplanned booking activity among pharmacies.”

Category:

Tag: Locum-pharmacist-rates,pharmacy-business,Locum-pharmacist-rates-2022,Pharmacist-locum-rates-UK,Locate-a-Locum,Locum-Pharmacist-rates-2022-UK,Boots-locum-pharmacist-rates

SSPs for Estraderm MX 25mcg and 100mcg patches : DHSC

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-ssps-for-estraderm-mx-25mcg-and-100mcg-patches/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued two new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Estraderm MX 25mcg and 100mcg patches. Effective from 8 September 2022, SSP035 and SSP036 provide that for every Estraderm MX 25mcg or 100mcg patch originally prescribed, one Evorel 25mcg patch or 100mcg patch must be supplied, respectively. Both SSPs are currently set to expire on 16 September 2022.

Category:

Tag: ssps-for-estraderm-patch,pharmacy-business,psnc-ssp,estraderm-patch-100,Estraderm-MX-25,Estraderm-mx-25-shortage,Why-is-there-a-shortage-of-HRT,DHSC-news

Premises Injury Cases:4 Legal Facts Businesses Should Know

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/4-legal-facts-businesses-should-know-about-handling-premises-injury-cases/)

Description: Businesses have a responsibility for the safety of their employees, as well as visitors that are on their premises. If an injury occurs on their property, a company can be held responsible. There are various issues and rules that may apply, so it is important to know the facts regarding such situations. Here are 4 impacts legalities to consider for your business when dealing with such incidents.

Category:

Tag: Premises-Injury-Cases,pharmacy-business,Injury-at-work-employer-responsibilities,employee-injured-at-work,Injury-at-work-rights,Accident-at-work-who-is-liable

Michael Yates : Appointed as COO of Ceuta Group

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/ceuta-group-appoints-pgs-michael-yates-as-chief-operating-officer/)

Description: Ceuta Group has appointed Michael Yates as chief operating officer (COO). In his new role, he will focus on the exploration of future acquisitions to support the Group’s growth plans and ensure it continues to provide innovative services and unlock new opportunities for its clients.

Category:

Tag: Ceuta-Group-COO,pharmacy-business,michael-yates-p&g,michael-yates-coo,Pharmacy-news-UK,Community-pharmacy-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022,latest-pharmacy-uk-news,Ceuta-Group-uk

Roger Scarlett-Smith steps down as head of STADA UK

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/roger-scarlett-smith-steps-down-as-head-of-stada-uk/)

Description: In a mutual agreement with the STADA board, Roger Scarlett-Smith has stepped down from his role as head of UK. The company has assigned the responsibility of UK operation to Rudolf Bär with current responsibilities as cluster head for Mid-Sized European Markets.

Category:

Tag: Roger-Scarlett-Smith,pharmacy-business,head-of-STADA-UK,STADA-Board-of-directors,Rudolf-Bär,STADA-UK,Pharmacy-news-UK,Community-pharmacy-uk

Hallo Healthcare : McKesson UK changes name

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mckesson-uk-changes-name-to-hallo-healthcare/)

Description: McKesson UK has announced that it has changed its name to Hallo Healthcare Group. This year, in April, European asset management group Aurelius completed the acquisition of McKesson UK.

Category:

Tag: McKesson-AURELIUS,mckesson-uk-new-name,pharmacy-business,McKesson-UK,Hallo-Healthcare-Group,AAH-Pharmaceuticals,AAH-Pharmaceuticals-McKesson,McKesson-UK-news

RPS:Regulators,pharmacy teams define clear plan

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-urges-regulators-pharmacy-teams-to-define-clear-prioritsation-plan-ahead-of-winter-pressure/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called pharmacy employers and pharmacy trade unions to come together to a round table meeting to agree on principles for a way forward that ensures patients benefit consistently from access to high quality, adequately staffed, safe pharmacy services. It has also urged the governments, NHS organisations and individual pharmacy teams to define clear prioritisation plans, which can be embedded in organisational business continuity plans which set out the pharmacy services that are essential and must always be provided and can be de-prioritised at specific levels of pressures.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-News-2022,Community-pharmacy,pharmacy-closures,medicine-shortage-uk,NHS-news,Pharmacy-news-UK

PSNC:Community pharmacy workforce survey mandatory

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/completion-of-community-pharmacy-workforce-survey-will-be-mandatory-psnc/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has called for improved workforce planning to be undertaken by the government and NHS. However, for this to happen, it added, “high quality workforce data for community pharmacy needs to be available.”

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,improved-workforce-planning,HEE-workforce-survey,HEE-survey,Community-pharmacy,NHS-news,pharmacist-shortage-2022,CPPQ-Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Press ties up with Datapharm

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmaceutical-press-ties-up-with-datapharm/)

Description: Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society publishing arm, has announced its partnership with Datapharm Ltd. Under the new partnership, Electronic Medicines Compendium (emc) the latest product to be added to MedicinesComplete, the online medicines information platform from Pharmaceutical Press.

Category:

Tag: Pharmaceutical-Press-BNF,pharmacy-business,Datapharm-acquisition,electronic-medicines-compendium,Electronic-medicines-compendium-UK,Community-pharmacy-uk,NHS-pharmacy

Community pharmacies are underpaid for their work :Survey

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vast-majority-of-uk-adults-say-community-pharmacies-are-underpaid-for-the-work-they-do-npa-survey/)

Description: Eighty-five per cent of adults responding to a survey commissioned by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have agreed that community pharmacies are underfunded and that the sector needs more investment to be able to do the work it does. The survey of 1,000+ adults in England was carried out online between August 26 and 30 by an agency called Research Without Barriers (RWB) on behalf of the NPA.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy-uk,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-NHS,NPA-news,NHS-services,NHS-pharmacy,NHS-pharmacy-online,npa-news-today,community-pharmacies-in-England

NPA warns of multi-million energy hit for pharmacies

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-warns-of-multi-million-energy-hit-for-pharmacies-psnc-calls-for-urgent-support-for-sector/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has warned of multi-million financial hit for community pharmacies, while the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has renewed its calls for urgent financial support amid a looming energy bill crisis. NPA board member, Olivier Picard, this week shared a screenshot of his estimated electricity bill on WhatsApp groups. Upon expiration of his current arrangements, in October, his electricity bill could rise from its current £1,821 for one pharmacy to an estimated £6,914 – a near fourfold increase.

Category:

Tag: NPA-news,pharmacy-business,energy-bill-crisis-uk,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022,Community-pharmacy-news,NHS-England

NHS booking and referral standard:PSNC,NHS digital seek view

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-nhs-digital-seek-community-pharmacies-views-on-new-nhs-booking-and-referral-standard/)

Description: Community pharmacy teams are urged to share their views relating to the new NHS Booking and Referral Standard (BaRS). “This will ensure that the tool supports the needs of pharmacy team members and their patients,” said the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Category:

Tag: NHS-booking-and-referral-standard,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-teams,NHS-referrals-login,NHS-referrals-tracker,community-pharmacy,NHS-Digital

Organ donations:14-year-old campaigner to Phoenix UK office

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/14-year-old-heart-transplant-campaigner-champions-organ-donation-during-visit-to-phoenix-uk-office/)

Description: A 14-year-old heart transplant campaigner visited Phoenix UK’s headquarters in Runcorn recently to raise awareness of the importance of organ donations. The visit by Max Johnson, founder of ‘Max and Keira’s law’, along with his mother Emma, coincided with the launch of Phoenix UK’s partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in which the pharmaceutical provider committed to set a donation goal of raising £20,000 by June 2023 for the heart charity.

Category:

Tag: Organ-donation-UK,UK-law-on-organ-donation,pharmacy-business,importance-of-Organ-donation,organ-donation-campaign-uk,Organ-donation-awareness-ideas,Phoenix-UK

Non-Invasive Liver Test:Benefits For Diagnosing NASH/NAFLD

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/benefits-of-non-invasive-liver-tests-for-diagnosing-nash-nafld/)

Description: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver condition that requires timely diagnosis. It involves a spectrum of liver conditions ranging from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to fibrosis and can eventually evolve into cirrhosis. Over the years, liver biopsy has been the popular diagnostic procedure for NASH/NAFLD. However, considering the progressive nature of NAFLD, sole reliance on liver biopsy procedures does not only lack feasibility but is also susceptible to suboptimal standardization. Going through liver biopsy surgery is unnecessary at the slightest observation of NAFLD symptoms.

Category:

Tag: Non-Invasive-Liver-Test,pharmacy-business,NASH-diagnosis-FibroScan,NASH-diagnosis-and-treatment,NASH-treatment,NASH-diagnosis,NASH-diagnosis-and-treatment,Fatty-liver-symptoms

New discount deduction system for community pharmacy: DHSC

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-introduces-new-discount-deduction-system-for-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has introduced new arrangements for the application of discount deduction to community pharmacy payments which will be implemented in six financial quarters beginning in October 2022 and concluding in January 2024. Under the new discount deduction system, the current single scale will be split into three groups: one each for generic medicines, branded medicines, and appliances. Separate fixed deduction rates have been determined for each group.

Category:

Tag: dhsc-news,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,independent-community-pharmacy,new-discount-deduction-systems,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022

Covid-19 trials launch study to test monkeypox treatment

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/oxford-university-scientists-behind-key-covid-19-trial-launch-study-to-test-monkeypox-treatment/)

Description: The British scientists behind one of the major therapeutic Covid-19 trials have turned their focus to treatments for monkeypox, a viral disease that has been labelled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The team from Oxford University behind the so-called RECOVERY trial — which honed in on four effective Covid treatments — on Tuesday unveiled a new trial, dubbed PLATINUM, to confirm whether Siga Technologies’ tecovirimat is an effective treatment for monkeypox.

Category:

Tag: Covid-19-trial-launch-study,pharmacy-business,Oxford-University-COVID-trial,Oxford-PRINCIPLE-trial-results,monkeypox-treatment-uk,Monkeypox-vaccine-UK

Rishi Sunak attacks Covid lockdown response

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sunak-attacks-covid-lockdown-response/)

Description: Former chancellor Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates vying to be Britain’s next premier, criticised the way outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson handled the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it had been a mistake to “empower” scientists and that the downsides of lockdowns were suppressed.

Category:

Tag: Former-chancellor-Rishi-Sunak,pharmacy-business,Covid-lockdown-response,UK-living-with-Covid,rishi-sunak-news,covid-19-pandemic-lockdown,covid-19-uk

Addiction: 6 Ways To Help A Family Member Struggling With

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-ways-to-help-a-family-member-struggling-with-addiction/)

Description: Addiction is a difficult disease to deal with, both for the person who is struggling with it and for their loved ones. If you have a family member who is battling addiction, it can be hard to know what to do to help them. The good news is that there are things you can do to support your loved ones and improve their chances of recovery. In this blog post, we will discuss six ways that families can help their loved ones struggling with addiction.

Category:

Tag: Tips-to-help-with-addiction,addiction-help-for-family-members,pharmacy-business,Helping-a-child-whose-parent-is-struggling-with-addiction,What-to-say-to-someone-struggling-with-addiction

Erection problems:How pharmacists can support men with it

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mens-health-how-pharmacists-can-support-men-with-erection-problems/)

Description: With GP waiting times on the rise and the secondary NHS care system under pressure, there is a further opportunity for pharmacy to support the general public with self-care. The men’s health category is one category where pharmacists can play a leading role – specifically Erection Problems (EPs) where pharmacists can be key to building awareness, destigmatising the condition, and providing support and solutions for the patient.

Category:

Tag: erection-problems-awareness,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy,Erectile-dysfunction-exercises,sudden-erectile-dysfunction,erectile-dysfunction-awareness-uk

Healthcare Technology : An Easy Guide To Understand

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/an-easy-guide-to-understanding-healthcare-technology/)

Description: Healthcare has a strong relationship with technology. The modern structure of hospitals and medical facilities cannot function without the progress of technology. It is important to acknowledge the impact of technology to ensure that priority is given to the constant maintenance of innovation. Here are a few ways to understand how healthcare and technology operate together.

Category:

Tag: Health-Technologies,pharmacy-business,Health-technology-devices,Health-and-Technology-journal,Health-technologies-examples,New-technology-in-healthcare,Future-of-healthcare-technology

Head Injuries: 6 Unexpected Scenarios That Often Lead

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-unexpected-scenarios-that-often-lead-to-head-injuries/)

Description: Head injuries are a serious matter. They can lead to long-term health problems and even death in some cases. This article will go over some unexpected scenarios that often lead to head injuries.

Category:

Tag: head-injuries-uk,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-uk-updates,Head-injury-statistics-UK,types-of-Head-injury,head-injury-management,NICE-head-injury-guidelines,workplace-injury

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech for patent infringement

Posted by 15 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/moderna-sues-pfizer-and-biontech-for-patent-infringement-over-covid-vaccine/)

Description: Moderna is suing Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement in the development of the first Covid-19 vaccine approved in the United States, alleging they copied technology that Moderna developed years before the pandemic. The lawsuit, which seeks undetermined monetary damages, was being filed in US District Court in Massachusetts and the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany, Moderna said in a news release on Friday (Aug 26).

Category:

Tag: Lawsuit-against-Pfizer-COVID-vaccine pharmacy-business Lawsuit-against-COVID-vaccine Pfizer-lawsuit-2022-COVID-vaccine Pfizer-lawsuit-vaccine Moderna-lawsuit-history

Covid-19 : Regular pharmacy staff testing to be paused

Posted by 16 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/regular-pharmacy-staff-testing-for-covid-19-to-be-paused/)

Description: The routine, twice-weekly asymptomatic Covid-19 testing by pharmacy staff can be paused from the end of August. The health regulator announced that regular asymptomatic testing for Covid-19 will be paused in all remaining health and care settings from 31 August 2022.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Covid-19-testing,COVID-rules-for-pharmacy-staff,Pharmacist-and-COVID-vaccine,Isolation-rules-for-pharmacy-staff,covid-testing-for-pharmacies

Good Insurance Policy At Work:Few Tips To Know

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/learn-how-to-haggle-for-and-keep-a-good-insurance-policy-at-work/)

Description: You work hard for your money, so you should make sure that when something terrible happens – like a car accident or a fire in your home – you’re fully compensated. That’s where insurance comes in. But sometimes, the premiums for good coverage can be expensive. So how do you get the best deal on insurance without compromising your peace of mind?

Category:

Tag: what-makes-a-good-insurance-policy,pharmacy-business,how-to-pick-a-good-insurance-plan,how-to-pick-a-good-insurance-plan,tips-to-select-insurance-plan

PSNC asked extra funds to ease pressure on pharmacy business

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-has-asked-for-urgent-extra-funding-to-ease-ongoing-pressure-on-pharmacy-businesses/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) chief executive Janet Morrison has assured contractors that PSNC will continue to raise with the new prime minister all concerning issues that are bothering pharmacy businesses. She felt the “fixed five-year funding settlement that is declining in real terms” was one of the serious factors that is putting a lots of pressure on contractors.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,PSNC-payments,Pharmacy-Pressures-Survey,Pharmacy-early-payment-Scheme,PSNC-Essential-Services,psnc-funding,psnc-pharmacy-funding

PM hopeful Rishi Sunak visits pharmacy once owned by family

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pm-hopeful-sunak-visits-bassett-pharmacy-in-southampton/)

Description: The Conservative Party Prime Ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak visited Bassett Pharmacy in Southampton on Wednesday (Aug 24) – the pharmacy that used to be run by his family. During the visit, Sunak is reported to have said that he intends to reform the NHS and achieve value for money from health spending, should he become prime minister.

Category:

Tag: Bassett-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,Rishi-Sunak,Sunak-Pharmacy,Sunak-Pharmacy-Southampton,rishi-sunak-pharmacy,Community-Pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022

Essential Pharma Receives Manufacturing licence

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/essential-pharma-receives-manufacturing-licence-in-switzerland-and-malta/)

Description: Essential Pharma, an international speciality pharma group, has procured an establishment and manufacturing licences in Switzerland and Malta. Following a successful inspection by Swissmedic, the company has been granted an establishment licence in Switzerland, which will allow the company to significantly enhance its supply chain efficiency for a wide range of important medicinal products. It will apply to transactions for both finished and unfinished pharmaceuticals, allowing importing, exporting, wholesaling and trading abroad.

Category:

Tag: Essential-Pharma-group,pharmacy-business,essential-pharma-licence,Essential-Pharma-UK,Community-Pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022,Good-Manufacturing-Practice

Contrelle:Viveca product tackle stress urinary incontinence

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/viveca-biomed-launches-contrelle-to-create-revolution-in-tackling-stress-urinary-incontinence/)

Description: Viveca Biomed has launched an innovative and clinically-proven bladder support device that offers women immediate relief from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and provides community pharmacy contractors with a way to build a new consumer base, customer loyalty and sales margins. The product, named ‘Contrelle Activgard’, has already recorded millions of sales in Scandinavia over a decade.

Category:

Tag: Contrelle-Activgard-UK,pharmacy-business,Contrelle-Activgard-Boots,Contrelle-Activgard-on-prescription,Contrelle-Activgard-UK,women's-incontinence-products

Boots expands ties with Deliveroo to deliver health products

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-expands-ties-with-deliveroo-to-deliver-health-and-beauty-products-from-125-stores-across-britain/)

Description: Boots has expanded its partnership with Deliveroo to cover 125 stores in the UK, offering delivery of a wide range of health and beauty products up and down the country. The company announced last year that it had entered into an exclusive partnership with Deliveroo to provide 400 plus health and beauty products to consumers at their doorsteps.

Category:

Tag: Boots-Deliveroo,pharmacy-business,Boots-UK-delivery,Boots-delivery,Boots-UK-delivery,Boots-pharmacy-delivery,Boots-Deliveroo-thrush,Deliveroo-pharmacy

RPS outlines plans to shape future of pharmacy in Wales

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-outlines-plans-to-shape-future-of-pharmacy-in-wales/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales that outlines a plan focusing on what can be achieved by end of 2025. The society has urged people to share their views by responding to the consultation on four key themes which were already set out in Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales –enhancing patient experience; developing the pharmacy workforce; seamless pharmaceutical care; and harnessing innovation and technology.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Welsh-pharmacy-strategy,RPS-news,Pharmacy-Delivering-a-Healthier-Wales,NHS-Wales-Pharmacy-contract,Community-Pharmacy,NHS-community-pharmacy

Sarah Passmore:HubRx appoints as superintendent pharmacist

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hubrx-appoints-sarah-passmore-as-superintendent-pharmacist/)

Description: HubRx has appointed Dr Sarah Passmore as superintendent pharmacist ahead of launching what the company called “the UK’s first state-of-the-art automated pharmacy hub”. Dr Passmore brings more than 20 years of pharmacy experience — having held key regulatory roles with Rowlands Pharmacy over a 11-year tenure, which also saw her involved in a number of pharmacy automation projects.

Category:

Tag: hubrx-appointment,HubRx-superintendent,pharmacy-business,Dr-Sarah-Passmore,automated-pharmacy-hubrx,fully-automated-pharmacy,Pharmacy-dispensing-systems-UK,community-pharmacists

Pharmacy Challenges:Dwindling margins making more untenable

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dwindling-margins-are-making-pharmacies-untenable/)

Description: Lack of appropriate funding is making survival a massive challenge for community pharmacy, a sector relied upon as a vital support system by both primary and secondary care in England. The Telegraph newspaper ran a story on Monday (August 22) which highlighted the dire straits community pharmacy finds itself in. Seasoned pharmacist Ian Strachan told the paper: “Our four pharmacies were the only point of call that was open (during Covid). We were there every single day, even when the virus was prevalent and people were dying.”

Category:

Tag: dwindling-profit-margins-pharmacy-industry,pharmacy-business,pharma-pricing-trends,pricing-and-market-access,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-closures-2022,Pharmacy-News

Base rent for health centre pharmacies needs revision

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/base-rent-for-health-centre-pharmacies-needs-to-be-revised-aimp/)

Description: The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) and senior official of NHS Property Services (NHSPS) had a meeting on August 18 to review the rent policy for health centre pharmacies. Earlier, the association had sent a letter to NHSPS that was signed by pharmacies from across the sector, including single independents, pharmacy groups and members of the Company Chemists’ Association.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-rent,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-rent-revision,NHS-Property-Services,Pharmacy-News,Community-pharmacy-news,PSNC-News,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022

Bristol Myers Squibb:1st pharma company menopause friendly

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/bristol-myers-squibb-becomes-uks-first-pharma-company-to-be-accredited-as-menopause-friendly/)

Description: Pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb has become the first pharmaceutical company in the UK to be accredited as a ‘menopause friendly workplace’. The accreditation, awarded by an independent panel of judges, recognises employers who put diversity, inclusion and wellbeing at the centre stage of their business.

Category:

Tag: Menopause-UK,pharmacy-business,Bristol-Myers-Squibb,Menopause-in-the-workplace-UK,Employer-accreditations-UK,Menopause-training-Company,Menopause-training-for-managers-UK

Demand for pharmacists in Scotland is outstripping:CCA

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/demand-for-pharmacists-in-scotland-is-outstripping-supply-says-cca/)

Description: The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) says the data from the ‘Locate a Locum’s annual report’ has revealed that the average locum rate rose by 124 per cent in Scotland in 2021 compared to the previous year and that the trend seems to have continued since. According to the report, in Scotland, the average rate has risen from £20.08 to £44.89 which is a massive £24.81 difference.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-shortages,Pharmacist-shortage-Scotland,Pharmacist-shortage-UK,Pharmacist-shortage-2022-UK,community-pharmacy,Community-Pharmacy-Scotland

Vape starter kit vouchers NHS could help more smokers quit

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vape-starter-kit-vouchers-on-nhs-could-help-more-smokers-quit/)

Description: A new study by the University of East Anglia has found that giving out ‘vape starter kit vouchers’ on the NHS could help even hardened smokers quit. In the recent study, researchers worked with GPs and the ‘NHS stop smoking service’, commissioned locally by Public Health at Norfolk County Council, to set up a pilot ‘vape shop voucher’ scheme (worth £25 each) to help patients who had tried but failed to stub it out in the past.

Category:

Tag: Vape-starter-kit-vouchers,pharmacy-business,what-is-included-in-a-vape-starter-kit,vape-starter-kits-uk,Best-vape-starter-kit-UK,quit-smoking-vape-kit,Safest-vape

Alitam announces merger with MHRx to upskill pharmacy teams

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/alitam-announces-merger-with-clinical-skills-training-provider-mhrx-to-upskill-its-pharmacy-teams/)

Description: Alitam has announced that it has merged with clinical skills training provider MHRx to upskill UK pharmacists so that its chain of community pharmacies in the UK can diagnose and treat minor medical ailments “quickly and safely”. This is a second merger deal announced by the group that has 100-plus pharmacies, just days after its merger with Pharmadoctor to “radically transform the UK and Ireland’s community pharmacy sector” into a truly preventative healthcare system.

Category:

Tag: Alitam-merger-with-MHRx,pharmacy-business,Alitam-Pharmacy,alitam-merger-pharmacy,community-pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-NHS,nhs-waiting-lists,Pharmacy-news-today

Adhesive Tape and Types:Guidelines To Use Correctly

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-use-adhesive-tape-correctly-follow-these-helpful-guidelines/)

Description: Adhesive tape is a versatile product that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is important to use this product correctly, however, in order to achieve the desired results. In this blog post, we will provide you with guidelines on how to use adhesive tape correctly. We will also discuss the different types of adhesive tape and their uses. Let’s get started!

Category:

Tag: Adhesive-Tape-and-Types,pharmacy-business,Adhesive-tape-types,Adhesive-tape-uses,Adhesive-tape-types,How-to-use-adhesive-tape-in-first-aid,Types-of-medical-tape

Supplements : 7 Things You Need to Know Before Taking it

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/what-you-need-to-know-before-taking-supplements-or-pill-products/)

Description: Supplements became hugely popular in the last decade to treat deficiencies and boost various body functions. People who work out use supplements to promote muscle growth and gain energy during exercise. If you are suffering from hormone or vitamin deficiency, you can get off-the-shelf supplements to get your daily intake of these vitamins. However, there have been cases where some people became too reliant on supplements and started taking more than the required dose. Although most of them are made from natural ingredients, it’s not particularly safe to use any supplement before understanding what it is and if you actually need it. Here are a few things you need to know before taking supplements or pill products.

Category:

Tag: Supplements-Products,pharmacy-business,uk-pharmacy-news,Benefits-of-taking-supplements,Best-supplements-to-take-for-overall-health,Disadvantages-of-taking-supplements

Medicare Plan : How To Choose The Right it

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-choose-the-right-medicare-plan/)

Description: When it comes time to choose a Medicare plan, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many factors to consider, from the cost of coverage to the quality of care you’ll receive. How do you know which plan is right for you? This article will discuss some of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing a Medicare plan. It will cover everything from drug coverage to hospital and doctor networks. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to confidently choose the right Medicare plan for your needs!

Category:

Tag: Medicare-Plan-uk,pharmacy-business,Medicare-plans-comparison-chart,medicare-plan-f-coverage,Medicare-Supplement-plans-2022,Medicare-Plan-G,Medicare-Plan-N-vs-Plan-G

Omicron booster:UK autumn Covid vaccination campaign

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uks-autumn-covid-vaccination-campaign-buoyed-by-omicron-booster-nod/)

Description: Britain’s Covid booster campaign is set to kick off this September, after the country became the first in the world to approve an Omicron-adapted shot. Around 26 million people in Britain are estimated to be eligible for an autumn Covid-19 booster, having had at least two Covid vaccine doses already, a UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) spokesperson said.

Category:

Tag: Autumn-Covid-booster-2022-UK,pharmacy-business,Omicron-booster-uk,NHS-autumn-COVID-booster,omicron-booster-vaccine,Omicron-specific-vaccine,Omicron-specific-booster

GPhC:Regulatory standard to curb risks of online services

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-advises-pharmacists-to-meet-regulatory-standard-to-curb-risks-relating-to-online-services/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has raised concerns over the rising risks related to online pharmacy services. It revealed over 30 per cent of its open Fitness to Practise (FtP) cases were related to online pharmacy, which is disproportionate to the sector of the market that online services occupy.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-standards-for-pharmacy-professionals-2022,pharmacy-business,risk-of-online-services-uk,GPhC-news,online-pharmacy-uk,Pharmacy-online,independent-pharmacists

Unnecessary closures of pharmacy : Special measures control

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/unnecessary-closures-pda-wants-failing-pharmacies-to-be-taken-into-special-measures-control/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Defence Association (PDA) has urged health ministers of the UK to take a strict and necessary action against the unnecessary closures of pharmacy. Concerned over the rising number of pharmacy closures, PDA has written an open letter to health secretary Steve Barclay; Robin Swann, health minister for Northern Ireland; Eluned Morgan, minister of health and social services for Wales; and Humza Yousaf, the Scottish health secretary.

Category:

Tag: Unnecessary-closures-of-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-closures-2022,pharmacy-closures-uk,Pharmacy-temporary-closure,Pharmacy-news-today,Community-pharmacy

Violence against local pharmacies:Petition to stop

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-bodies-support-pharmacists-petition-to-stop-violence-against-local-pharmacies/)

Description: National pharmacy bodies have called on the government and NHS leaders to take appropriate action to keep pharmacy teams safe from violence and abuse. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) — in collaboration with the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp), the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) — is supporting an important petition started by Mike Hewitson, a community pharmacy contractor, who has been threatened with stabbing and robbed in his own pharmacy.

Category:

Tag: Violence-in-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,UK-pharmacy-news,Community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-today,Community-pharmacy-news,Pharmacy-News-2022,Pharmacy-news-today

Call for evidence on pharmacy professional leadership:RPS

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-to-respond-to-call-for-evidence-on-pharmacy-professional-leadership/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has confirmed it will respond to UK Commission’s ‘call for evidence’ on pharmacy professional leadership. The commission wants to ensure the professions are well equipped, with a voice to help shape the future, and enabled to develop through sharing and learning from best practice.

Category:

Tag: Call-for-evidence-rps,pharmacy-business,RPS-resources,future-of-pharmacy-professional,Future-of-pharmacists-UK,future-of-pharmacy-technicians-uk,Community-pharmacy

Face-to-face training now mandatory for all flu vaccinators

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/face-to-face-training-now-mandatory-for-all-flu-vaccinators-says-psnc/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has notified that it is now mandatory to attend face-to-face training for both injection technique and basic life support training periodically for pharmacists and other vaccinators providing the annual flu vaccination service. “Community pharmacy contractors are required to demonstrate that all vaccinators, including pharmacists, providing the flu vaccination service in their pharmacy have the skills needed to do so,” said PSNC.

Category:

Tag: Face-to-face-training,pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,Pharmacist-vaccinator-training,flu-vaccination-service,NHS-England,Community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news

400 Rowlands pharmacy:seamless delivery of clinical service

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/400-rowlands-pharmacies-embrace-new-system-for-seamless-delivery-of-clinical-services/)

Description: Rowlands Pharmacy has joined hands with healthcare software company HasHealth for an enhanced digital proposition to facilitate seamless delivery of a raft of clinical services including flu and travel vaccinations. The new system is now available across 400 Rowlands pharmacies across the UK.

Category:

Tag: Rowlands-Pharmacy,pharmacy-business,Rowlands-Pharmacy-delivery,seamless-delivery-of-clinical-services,Clinical-services-NHS,flu-vaccinations,community-pharmacy

Contaminated blood victims £100K govt compensation in UK

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-to-pay-contaminated-blood-victims-100000-in-government-compensation/)

Description: Thousands of people in Britain infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions will receive a compensation payment decades after the scandal, the government announced on Wednesday (August 17). The payment of £100,000 ($121,000) to each victim is an interim one after Brian Langstaff, the chairman of a public inquiry into the long-running scandal, last month recommended making immediate payouts before waiting for an ongoing inquiry to conclude.

Category:

Tag: Contaminated-blood-Inquiry-compensation-latest-news-2022,pharmacy-business,Infected-blood-inquiry-latest-news,Infected-blood-Inquiry-compensation-amount,Infected-Blood-payments-2022

NHS pay award:Agenda for Change contractors rejected

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/agenda-for-change-contractors-reject-nhs-pay-award/)

Description: A recent Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) survey revealed that 80 per cent of its member working in the NHS in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland rejected the NHS pay award. “For the first time in the history of our union, members have told us they are so angry that they would not rule out industrial action in conjunction with other NHS unions,” said Paul Moloney, PDA Union national officer.

Category:

Tag: NHS-pay-award,pharmacy-business,Agenda-for-Change,PDA-survey,pharmacy-contractors,nhs-pay-award-2022/23,nhs-salary-bands,Band-7-NHS-pay-2022,NHS-pay-bands-2022

Sibby Buckle:First woman to hold the post of RPS treasurer

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sibby-buckle-becomes-first-woman-to-hold-the-post-of-rps-treasurer/)

Description: A member of the English Pharmacy Board and RPS Assembly, Sharon Isobel Tait Buckle (also known as Sibby) has been elected unopposed as the treasurer of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). Sibby takes over the role from Andre Yeung, whose tenure ended in June 2022.

Category:

Tag: Sharon-Isobel-Tait-Buckle,pharmacy-business,RPS-news,RPS-treasurer,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news,community-pharmacy-uk,Community-pharmacy-news

Future of pharmacy in England:RPS urges pharmacists views

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-urges-pharmacists-to-share-their-views-on-future-of-pharmacy-in-england/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is seeking views of pharmacists to help shape the future of pharmacy practice in England over the next decade. The RPS’s project with The King’s Fund, transforming pharmacy practice, aims to develop a vision for the role of pharmacists and pharmacy teams working across systems, providing patient care and NHS services. It’s due to be published at the end of the year.

Category:

Tag: future-of-pharmacy-uk,pharmacy-business,Future-trends-in-pharmacy,Future-of-pharmacy-2030,RPS-2030-vision,Pharmacy-future-scope,RPS-news,Pharma-trends-2022

Zantac : Drugmakers shares stabilise after litigation slump

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/drugmakers-shares-stabilise-after-zantac-litigation-slump/)

Description: Shares in GSK, Sanofi, Haleon and Pfizer began to recover on Friday (Aug 12) after the companies said that nothing material had changed regarding US litigation focused on heartburn drug Zantac. The companies’ share prices had fallen sharply last week on investor concern about the litigation over potential cancer-causing impurities that prompted the drug’s withdrawal from markets in 2019 and 2020.

Category:

Tag: zantac-uk,pharmacy-business,zantac-litigation,sanofi-zantac,sanofi-zantac-recall,sanofi-lawsuit,GSK-lawsuit-2022,GSK-news,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news

Britain:1st country to approve Covid-19 vaccine

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/britain-is-first-country-to-approve-covid-19-vaccine-targeting-both-original-virus-and-omnicron-variant/)

Description: Britain has become the first country to approve a Codiv-19 vaccine that targets both the original and Omicron variant of the virus. Medicines regulator MHRA approved the so-called bivalent vaccine made by US drug company Moderna as a booster for adults.

Category:

Tag: bivalent-vaccine-uk,Covid-19-vaccine,pharmacy-business,uk-covid-vaccines-approved,When-will-COVID-vaccine-be-fully-approved-UK,bivalent-vaccine-covid

Varicella vaccine :DHSC notifies limited supplies until Oct

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-notifies-limited-supplies-of-varicella-vaccine-until-mid-october/)

Description: Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a supply notification for Varicella vaccine (live) powder and solvent for suspension/solution for injection 0.5ml vials (Varivax and Varilrix) until mid-October. AAH have put quotas in place for GPs to limit the ordering of Varilrix and safeguard supplies during this shortage. To override this quota or obtain stock in any other primary care setting (including community pharmacy) a prescription will be required.

Category:

Tag: Varicella-vaccine,pharmacy-business,Varicella-vaccine-for-adults,Varicella-vaccine-dose-1-and-2,Varicella-vaccine-for-adults-dose,Varicella-vaccine-missed-second-dose

David Wright : HRA Pharma CEO resignation

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hra-pharma-ceo-resigns-chief-commercial-officer-martyn-hilton-is-asked-to-steps-in-as-interim-boss/)

Description: HRA pharma has announced the resignation of David Wright who moves on after serving the company for more than five years as chief executive officer. The company has appointed Martyn Hilton, chief commercial officer for HRA Pharma, as interim CEO effective from September 1, 2022.

Category:

Tag: HRA-Pharma-CEO,pharmacy-business,Martyn-Hilton,interim-CEO,community-pharmacy-uk,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

RPS Scotland launches online pharmacy best practice hub

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-scotland-launches-online-pharmacy-best-practice-hub/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland has launched an online pharmacy best practice hub to showcase the best practices adopted by pharmacy teams in Scotland. The brand new pharmacy best practice hub, hosted on the RPS Scotland website, went live on Thursday (August 11).

Category:

Tag: RPS-Scotland,pharmacy-business,online-pharmacy-best-practice-hub,Pharmacy-online,Pharmacy-online-UK,Best-online-pharmacy,community-pharmacy-uk,Pharmacy-news-UK

Fluoxetine 10mg tab,Lipitor 10mg chewable tab SSPs extends

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-extends-ssps-for-fluoxetine-10mg-tablets-lipitor-10mg-chewable-tablets-until-december-7/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has extended the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets (SSP005) and Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets (SSP032) to Wednesday, 7 December 2022. SSP005 for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets was due to expire on 12 August 2022.

Category:

Tag: SSP-Fluoxetine-10mg-tablets,pharmacy-business,Fluoxetine-Shortage-2022,Fluoxetine-shortage,Lipitor-10mg-chewable-tab-SSPs,Lipitor-chewable-tablets,Fluoxetine-10mg

Katie Maddock is new chair of Pharmacy Schools Council

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/katie-maddock-is-new-chair-of-pharmacy-schools-council/)

Description: The Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC) has elected Professor Katie Maddock as the organisation’s new chair. Prior to becoming head of school at Keele University, Professor Maddock had been MPharm course director and associate dean for education for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, responsible for developing the clinical teaching at Keele.

Category:

Tag: Katie-Maddock-uk,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Schools-Council,pharmacy-education-uk,Community-Pharmacy,NHS-news,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Contemporary Beauty Procedures: For Healthy Looking Skin

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/contemporary-beauty-procedures-to-try-for-healthy-looking-skin/)

Description: There are a lot of different beauty procedures that you can try in order to achieve healthy-looking skin. It’s essential to consult with a dermatologist or other skin care professional to find out which procedures will work best for you, depending on your skin type and concerns. This article will briefly describe some of the different procedures that are available. Here are some contemporary beauty procedures to consider.

Category:

Tag: Contemporary-Beauty-Procedures,pharmacy-business,Beauty-treatments-list,Beauty-treatments-at-home,Upcoming-beauty-treatments-2022,Most-profitable-beauty-treatments-UK

Polio vaccine:Children aged 1 to 9 in London to be offered

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/children-aged-1-to-9-in-london-to-be-offered-polio-vaccine-as-further-poliovirus-detected-in-sewage/)

Description: A polio vaccine booster campaign is being launched for almost a million children in London aged between 1 and 9 after confirmation that poliovirus is spreading in the capital for the first time since the 1980s. The UK Health Security Agency has identified 116 polioviruses from 19 sewage samples this year in London, after first sending an alert about finding the virus in June. The levels of poliovirus found and genetic diversity indicated that transmission was taking place in a number of London boroughs, the agency said on Wednesday (Aug 10).

Category:

Tag: polio-vaccine-booster-campaign,pharmacy-business,Polio-vaccine-London,Polio-UK,vaccine-induced-polio-uk,Polio-outbreak-UK,polio-vaccination-programme,children-aged-1-9-for-booster-vaccines

Drug shortages forcing patients to visit multiple pharmacies

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/drug-shortages-are-forcing-patients-to-visit-multiple-pharmacies-or-go-back-to-gp-for-an-alternative/)

Description: There has been extensive national media coverage today (August 11) on how medicine shortages have forced patients to visit multiple pharmacies to get their prescriptions filled or return to their GP to be prescribed alternative drugs. These media reports have been based on a survey involving more than 1,500 pharmacists in the UK, in which over a half of those polled said that their patients’ health had been put at risk in the last six months.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Drug-shortages-uk,UK-drug-shortages-list,NHS-drug-shortages-list,Current-drug-shortages-2022,Why-are-there-drug-shortages,FDA-drug-shortages

Corbevax Covid mix-and-match booster : India starts

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/india-gets-ready-to-start-administering-covid-mix-and-match-booster-vaccines/)

Description: Health authorities in India have said that Biological E’s Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax can be administered as a booster dose in people who have taken the country’s other two main shots, Covaxin and AstraZeneca’s Covishield, from Friday (Aug 12). Corbevax will be available to over 18s as precautionary booster six months after a second dose, the health ministry said in an August 8 letter to state authorities.

Category:

Tag: Corbevax,pharmacy-business,Covid-mix-and-match-booster,Corbevax-vaccine-side-effects,Corbevax-vaccine-India,Corbevax-News,Corbevax-WHO-approval,Corbevax-efficacy

Sodium Chloride Eye Drops : Stockport Pharma recalls

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/stockport-pharma-recalls-eye-drop-batch/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company-led drug recall for Sodium Chloride Eye Drops 5% 1x10ml (unlicensed medicine) Stockport Pharmaceuticals. Stockport Pharmaceuticals said that the above batch of Sodium Chloride Eye Drops 5% w/v as the sterile eye droppers supplied with the medicinal product have expired (Jan 2022).

Category:

Tag: MHRA-Class-recalls,pharmacy-business,Stockport-Pharma,recall-for-Sodium-Chloride-Eye-Drops-5%-1x10ml,sodium-chloride-5-eye-drops-uk,Pharmacy-news-UK

Insuman Comb 50:DHSC issues medicine supply notification

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-medicine-supply-notification-for-insuman-comb-50/)

Description: Insuman Comb 50 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges has been discontinued with stocks being exhausted imminently, notified Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The department has issued a medicine supply notification for Insulin isophane biphasic human 50/50 (Insuman Comb 50) 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridge.

Category:

Tag: Insuman-Comb-50,pharmacy-business,Humalog-Mix-50,insuman-comb-30/70,DHSC-news,Insuman-Comb-30-vs-Mixtard,Insuman-Comb-30-alternative,Pharmacy-news-UK

‘Early signs’ monkeypox outbreak plateauing in UK:UKHSA

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/early-signs-monkeypox-outbreak-plateauing-in-uk-health-authority-says/)

Description: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said last week (Aug 5) there were “early signs” that the monkeypox outbreak was plateauing across the country and that its expansion had slowed. “While the most recent data suggests the growth of the outbreak has slowed, we cannot be complacent,” Dr Meera Chand, director of clinical and emerging infections at UKHSA, said.

Category:

Tag: Monkeypox-cases-UK-today,pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-news,Monkeypox-symptoms,Is-monkeypox-dangerous,Monkeypox-vaccine,NHS-monkeypox-vaccine,Monkeypox-treatment

PSNC guidance:Ensure patients not affected due to closure

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-provides-guidance-for-pharmacy-to-ensure-patients-are-not-affected-due-to-closure/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged community pharmacy to plan and ensure patients are able to access their prescription if they have to close in an emergency situation for a short period. It has prepared a guidance which can be undertaken by pharmacy in the event of a closure and the contractor’s business can resume easily and effectively once the emergency has passed.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-guidance,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,PSNC-PQS-2021/22-training,psnc-price-concessions,PSNC-news,pharmacy-closure,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

DND list : Twenty-eight new medicines added

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/twenty-eight-new-medicines-added-to-dnd-list/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has added further 28 new products to the list of ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) in Part II of the Drug Tariff from 1 August 2022. PSNC said, “It will continue its work to assess whether other drugs and appliances fulfil the current DND entry requirements under either the ‘Group’ and ‘Individual item’ criteria and make applications to NHSBSA and DHSC, accordingly.”

Category:

Tag: Drug-Tariff,pharmacy-business,Drug-Tariff-2022,Drug-Tariff-2022-online,NHS-Drug-Tariff,UK-drug-price-database,drug-tariff-august-2022,DHSC-news

Dry eyes : How to deal with it | Eye Health Care

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eye-health-dealing-with-dry-eyes/)

Description: Dry eye syndrome is incredibly common and prevalence is increasing globally. Studies show that prevalence rates vary from five to 50 per cent but can be as high as 75 per cent in people over the age of 40, in people who wear contact lenses and those who work with computers. It is more common in women than in men, particularly during and after the menopause. According to a new real-world research commissioned by world experts in eye-care, Rohto, more than eight in ten women (83 per cent) indicate that they suffer from the condition, but only once they have had the symptoms of dry eye syndrome described to them.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Eye-Health-Care,dry-eye-during-menopause,How-to-cure-dry-eyes-permanently,How-to-cure-dry-eyes-permanently,Menopause-and-eye-problems,Dry-eyes-menopause-NHS

Skincare : It’s not just skin deep|Skin care tips

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/skincare-its-not-just-skin-deep/)

Description: Over the past two years, the Covid pandemic has resulted in a backlog of elective care within the NHS, with record numbers of patients on waiting lists across the UK. Despite efforts to catch up after the first wave, subsequent waves have put further strain on an already stretched NHS system. This has had a tremendous impact on many patients waiting for routine dermatology appointments and, while every effort has been made to see patients with suspected serious skin cancers within two weeks, this target is not always achieved.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Skin-care-tips,skin-deep,Skin-care-tips-at-home,Ask-a-pharmacist-UK-free,Diagnosing-skin-conditions,skin-care-solutions,Skin-care-tips-for-women

Menopause : Women's health managing at workplace

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/womens-health-managing-menopause-in-the-workplace/)

Description: The menopause is a natural aging process, whereby a woman’s oestrogen level drops thus disrupting periods until they eventually stop. A woman is said to be in the menopause when her periods have stopped for 12 months. The age when this usually occurs is between 45-55 but symptoms can begin prior to this. Symptoms vary and not all women experience them all. They include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, joint and muscle pain, insomnia, reduced libido, urinary problems such as bladder weakness or Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), but this list is not exhaustive.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,How-to-support-menopause-in-the-workplace,Workplace-menopause-policy-UK,Menopause-in-the-workplace-Pledge,Menopause-campaign-UK,community-pharmacy

Teraleve :Fesoterodine Fumarate Tablets for incontinence

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dr-reddys-teraleve-fesoterodine-fumarate-prolonged-release-tablets-for-incontinence/)

Description: Dr. Reddy’s Teraleve® 4mg and 8mg Fesoterodine Fumarate Prolonged-Release tablets have been available in the UK since their launch on 1st June 2022. Therapeutic indications: Indicated in adults for treatment of the symptoms (increased urinary frequency and/or urgency and/or urgency incontinence) that may occur with overactive bladder syndrome.

Category:

Tag: Dr-Reddy’s-Teraleve,fesoterodine-4mg-modified-release-tablets,pharmacy-business,fesoterodine-8mg-modified-release-tablets,Fesoterodine-NHS,Fesoterodine-fumarate

Mexiletine hydrochloride: MHRA recalls 50,100 & 200 mg tab

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-recalls-mexiletine-hydrochloride-50mg-100mg-200-mg-hard-capsules/)

Description: Three batches of Mexiletine hydrochloride 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg hard capsules manufactured by Clinigen Healthcare has been recalled. Pharmacists are urged to quarantine the said batches and return it to the supplier by or before 12 August.

Category:

Tag: Mexiletine-hydrochloride,pharmacy-business,Mexiletine-200-mg-buy-online,Drug-recalls-UK,MHRA-Drug-recalls,MHRA-drug-recall-classes,Mexiletine-hydrochloride-50mg

Panadol campaign:Celebrate the moment when release from pain

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-panadol-campaign-celebrates-the-moment-when-release-from-pain-begins/)

Description: Panadol launched a new purpose-led brand idea as part of a multi-channel campaign across Great Britain and Ireland. With nine out of 10 people suffering “everyday pain” and 65% of people saying they can’t be happy when they are in pain[1], globally, the campaign reiterates the brand’s commitment to holistic pain management by focusing on the acute pain recovery journey.

Category:

Tag: Panadol-for-pain-Relief,Panadol-campaign,pharmacy-business,Panadol-fast-Pain-Relief,Panadol-Advance,panadol-cold-and-flu,Panadol-Advance-Tablets,Panadol-Extra-Advance-Tablets

Pharmacy teams: Access to up-to-date records information

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-teams-should-have-access-to-up-to-date-records-information/)

Description: In its response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into ‘Digital Transformation in the NHS’, the Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG) has highlighted issues concerning the NHS community pharmacy. CP ITG, of which PSNC is a member, has urged that pharmacy teams should have access to up-to-date records information, e.g. from Shared Care Records, GP Connect and Summary Care Records with Additional Information.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-teams,pharmacy-business,Summary-Care-Record,Patient-medication-records-in-pharmacy,Do-pharmacists-have-access-to-medical-records-UK,Community-Pharmacy

Hay fever jab:Authorities take action against illegal advert

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/authorities-to-take-action-against-illegal-hay-fever-jab-adverts-online/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued a joint enforcement notice about the ‘illegal’ advertising of Kenalog injections on digital platforms. The notice warns all organisations offering Kenalog as a ‘hay fever treatment’ to stop advertising it in any of their social media or website advertising.

Category:

Tag: Hay-fever-jab,pharmacy-business,Hay-fever-injection,hay-fever-advert,Hay-fever-injection-NHS,Hayfever-injection-UK,Hayfever-injection-Boots,Hay-fever-injection-Pharmacy

Dietary supplements is here to stay healthy

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vms-dietary-supplementation-is-here-to-stay/)

Description: Community pharmacists are readily accessible healthcare providers and medicine experts in the community setting and their counsel is often sought by patients and consumers on a number of subjects including the use of dietary supplements. Their role in the sale of and advice regarding natural health and drug alternatives has never been more relevant.

Category:

Tag: Dietary-supplements,pharmacy-business,drug-free-treatment,Best-vitamins-for-immune-system,When-to-take-dietary-supplements,Community-pharmacists,reasons-to-take-supplements

Mental Health Problems : How To Deal with it

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-overcome-mental-health-problems-and-get-your-lifestyle-back/)

Description: Mental health problems can be incredibly isolating and debilitating. It can be difficult to know how to get your life back on track when you are struggling with mental health issues. In this blog post, we will discuss some strategies for overcoming mental health problems and getting your life back on track!

Category:

Tag: Mental-Health-Problems,pharmacy-business,tips-to-maintain-your-mental-health,self-care-tips-for-mental-health,Solutions-to-mental-health-issues,How-to-prevent-mental-health-problems

Type 1 diabetes:NHS roll out life-changing glucose monitors

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-to-roll-out-life-changing-glucose-monitors-to-all-type-1-diabetes-patients/)

Description: NHS England has secured a deal for ‘Dexcom ONE Real Time-Continuous Glucose Monitoring’ device which will help type 1 diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels at all times without having to scan or take a finger prick test. Once the patients receive their starter pack – which will include information on the product and usage, a sensor and transmitter – from the hospital or GP surgery, they can go to the community pharmacy for their repeat prescription.

Category:

Tag: Type-1-diabetes,pharmacy-business,Dexcom-ONE-Real-Time-Continuous-Glucose-Monitoring-device,Flash-glucose-monitoring-NHS-2022,NHS-recommended-blood-glucose-monitor

GPhC registration assessment:80 percent pass rate June'22

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-announces-80-per-cent-pass-rate-for-june-2022-online-registration-assessment/)

Description: The result of the common registration assessment for pharmacists, held jointly by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), have been published with an overall pass rate of 80 per cent. A total of 2,697 candidates sat the registration assessment in four countries on 29 June and 2,147 candidates passed the assessment.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-registration-assessment-2022,Gphc-pass-mark-2022,pharmacy-business,GPhC-exam-results-2022,GPhC-exam-pass-mark,GPhC-autumn-assessment-2022,GPhC-pre-reg-exam-2022-dates

Preventing 5 nutrient deficiencies in your community

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vms-preventing-5-nutrient-deficiencies-in-your-community/)

Description: In the UK, many people with nonoptimal diets are at risk of nutrient deficiencies, as they receive less than the recommended intakes of several key vitamins and minerals, which can impact overall health. Dietary supplements can be one method of treating a deficiency. Dietary supplements like vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, and amino acids are sold in pharmacies across the world, and it is estimated that half of UK adults use at least one dietary supplement per day. Combined with an increased popularity in vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan and flexitarian diets, there’s a chance patients are not consuming enough vital vitamins and minerals.

Category:

Tag: nutrient-deficiencies,pharmacy-business,Dietary-supplements,5-ways-to-prevent-nutritional-deficiency,prevention-of-vitamin-deficiency,Causes-of-nutritional-deficiency

Ways to extract cash out of your business

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/finance-ways-to-extract-cash-out-of-your-business/)

Description: It is important to revisit our financial situation early in the tax year and the various ways in which we could save some tax, extract cash from the business and reduce tax liabilities. We list below some of the tax planning opportunities available in the current tax year (05 April 2023 for individuals and 31 March 2023 for corporates). Salaries As a director of a limited company, you are entitled to be paid a salary for your work and so are members of your family who work for the company. Paying at least a small salary can be very beneficial, particularly when the recipient does not already have the 35 qualifying years needed for entitlement to the full single-tier state pension, which is payable to those who reach state pension age on or after 06 April 2016.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Ways-to-get-money-out-of-your-business,Tax-efficient-way-to-withdraw-money-from-company,How-to-extract-money-from-a-limited-company,finance

Community pharmacy:What does the collapse mean?

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/law-what-does-the-collapse-of-testerworld-mean-for-community-pharmacies/)

Description: The collapse of the three trading entities in the Converse Pharma Group (Testerworld Limited, Doncaster Pharmaceuticals Group Limited and Eclipse Generics Limited) (the Group) in May 2022 undoubtedly caused ripples throughout the pharmacy industry. The Group, a major supplier of pharmaceuticals, had a combined turnover over £300m, employed 1,000 staff members and supplied over 4,000 pharmacies throughout the country.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy-uk,pharmacy-business,Testerworld-Limited,Converse-Pharma-Group,pharmacy-industry-uk,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Technology in pharmacy : Fit for the future

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/technology-fit-for-the-future/)

Description: An increasingly common question I get from existing and prospective customers is, “I am fitting out my pharmacy, what layout would you recommend with Titan”? The question is then promptly followed up with some drawings sent to my inbox. If I am lucky, I will get a proposed layout done by a professional shop fitting company, but on other occasions I will have the pleasure of receiving an amusing hand drawn sketch of a building unit with rough dimensions and asked if I can “help out with some ideas”. I reply with a face palm emoji.

Category:

Tag: Technology-in-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news,Technology-used-in-pharmacy,Pharmacist-in-technology,New-technology-in-pharmacy,Digital-technology-in-pharmacy

Robbie Turner:PSNC appoints as chief transformation officer

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-appoints-robbie-turner-as-chief-transformation-officer/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has appointed Robbie Turner as chief transformation officer, to work closely with LPCs as part of its newly launched Transforming Pharmacy Representation (TAPR) programme. PSNC launched the TAPR Programme in response to the contractor vote in favour of the Review Steering Group’s proposals. As part of the programme – alongside actioning the recommendations for PSNC – there will be support for LPCs to implement their proposals.

Category:

Tag: Robbie-Turner,pharmacy-business,PSNC-chief-transformation-officer,Community-pharmacy-news,PSNC-news,Community-Pharmacy,TAPR-news,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Promethazine hydrochloride 10mg tab prescription reimburse

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhsbsa-to-reimburse-prescription-for-promethazine-hydrochloride-10mg-tablets-x-56-at-17-77/)

Description: Any prescription for Promethazine hydrochloride 10mg tablets x 56 submitted for payment to the NHSBSA for July 2022 will be reimbursed at the new price of £17.77 not as per the price concession of £13.45 announced in the 4th concessions update published on 29 July 2022, said the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Category:

Tag: Promethazine-hydrochloride-10mg,pharmacy-business,NHSBSA-news,Drug-Tariff-price,NHS-Drug-Tariff,Promethazine-tablets,phenergan-10mg-dosage-for-adults,Pharmacy-news-UK

Haleon exclusive: Cross-selling creates more loyal customers

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/haleon-exclusive-cross-selling-creates-more-loyal-customers/)

Description: The primary responsibility of community pharmacists is taking care of their patients but to do that they also need to learn how to run the business. It is one thing to be au fait with profit and loss statements, reimbursement models, budgets analysis, business planning and so much more but quite another when one is hard pressed on everything – time, resources and cash flow.

Category:

Tag: Haleon-exclusive,pharmacy-business,Bas-Vorsteveld,community-pharmacists,standalone-consumer-healthcare-business,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK

PillTime installs Titan PMR to boost prescription growth

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/online-pharmacy-pilltime-installs-titan-pmr-in-its-new-state-of-art-facility-to-boost-prescription-growth/)

Description: Online pharmacy PillTime has taken a step to boost its prescription growth by implementing new Patient Medication Record (PMR) system Titan in its state-of-the-art premises. PillTime moved to new, expanded 26,000sqft premises in Cribbs Causeway on the edge of Bristol earlier this year, where it has also installed state-of-the-art robotics in a bid to significantly enhance future productivity and capacity.

Category:

Tag: PillTime,pharmacy-business,prescription-growth,Patient-Medication-Record-system,Titan,Titan-PMR-cost,Pharmacy-PMR-systems-UK,titan-pmr-support

Dental Procedures : Essential List That Are Totally Worth It

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/an-essential-list-of-dental-procedures-that-are-totally-worth-it/)

Description: Dental procedures are a necessary evil for most people. We all know that we need to go in for a cleaning and check-up at least once a year, but sometimes the cost of these procedures can be prohibitive. It’s hard to know which procedures are worth the money and which ones aren’t. Here is an essential list of dental procedures that are worth the money.

Category:

Tag: Dental-Procedures,pharmacy-business,List-of-dental-procedures-and-prices,NHS-dentist-charges,Dental-treatment-list,Dental-treatment-at-home,Major-dental-procedures

AstraZeneca:Profits fall sharply due to rising cost

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/astrazeneca-profits-fall-due-to-rising-cost-following-takeover-of-us-biotech-firm-alexion/)

Description: Covid-vaccine maker AstraZeneca said Friday that profits fell sharply in the first half on ballooning costs linked to its takeover of US biotech firm Alexion. The pharmaceutical group added that sales of its Covid-19 vaccine Vaxzevria slumped 49 percent in the second quarter. Net profit slumped 64 per cent to $746 million compared with the first six months of last year, AstraZeneca said in a statement.

Category:

Tag: AstraZeneca-news,pharmacy-business,astrazeneca-earnings-2022,AstraZeneca-Q2-2022-results,AstraZeneca-Q1-2022-results,AstraZeneca-acquisitions,Alexion

HRT supply issue: 12 out of 13 HRT SSPs extended until Oct

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hrt-supply-issue-12-out-of-13-hrt-ssps-extended-until-october/)

Description: To help manage the ongoing supply disruptions, the health regulators have extended to 28 October 2022, serious shortage protocols (SSPs) for 12 of the 13 hormone replacement therapies (HRT). “The only HRT SSP set to expire on 29 July 2022 is for SSP021 Premique low dose 0.3mg/1.5mg modified-release tablets. After 29 July, there will be no need to restrict quantities of Premique tablets as its supply situation has now stabilised,” said PSNC.

Category:

Tag: HRT-supply-issue,ssp-hrt-nhs,pharmacy-business,HRT-shortage,HRT-shortage-UK-2022,SSP-NHSBSA,SSP-Oestrogel,SSP-Sandrena,SSP-Lenzetto,Lenzetto-shortage-2022

Back to School Sales: Stocking up for the new school year

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/back-to-school-stocking-up-for-the-new-school-year/)

Description: As the new school year approaches parents won’t just be in a flurry of buying new pencil cases and the next size up in shoes but also will be looking to stock their cupboard for their health needs for the next year. Along with the Supermarket’s Back-to-School sales there is also the opportunity to help parents with a clever display of the top needed cupboard accessories with some smart recommendations to help with choices.

Category:

Tag: Back-to-School-Sales,pharmacy-business,stocking-up-pharmacy,Stocking-of-drugs-in-pharmacy,Emergency-pharmacy-uk,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Pharmacy First: England desperately needs

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/exclusive-award-winning-community-pharmacist-says-england-desperately-needs-pharmacy-first/)

Description: Sobha Sharma Kandel wants community pharmacy teams up and down the country to be super responsive to emerging needs of their patients – by always being pro-active rather than reactive. “We know that every patient benefits from our proactive approaches – listening, asking questions, providing information and making clinical interventions when appropriate.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-First-England,pharmacy-business,Sobha-Sharma-Kandel,community-pharmacy,community-pharmacy-teams,independent-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Pharmaceutical Industry: 6 Interesting Things Should Know

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-interesting-things-you-should-know-about-pharmaceutical-industry/)

Description: The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most important and valuable industries in the world. It is responsible for developing and producing medicines that improve and save lives. However, there are some things you may not know about this fascinating industry. In this blog post, we will discuss six interesting facts about the pharmaceutical industry!

Category:

Tag: Pharmaceutical-Industry-uk,pharmacy-business,Benefits-of-working-in-pharmaceutical-industry,Opportunities-in-pharmaceutical-industry,pharmaceutical-industry-benefits

NPA seeks future PM’s support for community pharmacies

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-seeks-future-pms-support-for-community-pharmacies/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has called the future prime minister to deliver on the commitments made by the previous health secretaries to reform primary care through a ‘pharmacy first’ approach and fairly fund community pharmacies to avoid closures. In an open letter, the NPA has urged Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two leadership contenders of the Conservative Party and prime ministerial candidates, to think radically about the role of England’s 11,000 pharmacies, which are on the frontline of healthcare across the country.

Category:

Tag: NPA-news,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-first,pharmacy-first-scheme,Pharmacy-First-Scheme-2022,Prescription-rules-2022,Rishi-Sunak,workforce-plan-for-pharmacy

NPA,RPS urge new health secretary to support pharmacy first

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-rps-urge-new-health-secretary-to-support-pharmacy-first-approach-in-england/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have both urged the new health secretary Steve Barclay to back the ‘pharmacy first’ approach in England as mentioned by his predecessor on numerous occasions. “Sajid Javid recognised the vital role of community pharmacy and the potential of a ‘Pharmacy First’ to support patient access to care. I would urge the new Health Secretary to see this through to completion,” said chair of RPS in England Thorrun Govind.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,NPA-news,pharmacy-business,Steve-Barclay,pharmacy-first,pharmacy-first-scheme,Pharmacy-First-Scheme-2022,NHS-pharmacy-contract,Pharmacist-Independent-Prescribers

Prescription medicines delivery by drones : Boots pharmacy

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-becomes-first-uk-pharmacy-to-transport-prescription-medicines-by-drones/)

Description: Boots has become the first community pharmacy in the UK to transport prescription medicines by a drone. The pharmacy multiple completed a test flight transporting prescription-only medicines by drone from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight earlier this month.

Category:

Tag: boots-news,pharmacy-business,Boots-pharmacy-online-delivery,Boots-free-prescription-delivery,boots-delivery-prescription-drone,prescription-medicines-by-drones

Neville Carter:RPS appoints chief education officer

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-appoints-neville-carter-as-its-chief-education-and-membership-officer/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Neville Carter as its new chief education and membership officer. Neville joins RPS from the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) where he is currently director of engagement, leading a team of over 60 and responsible for creating a combined directorate accountable for education, membership, philanthropy, and business development.

Category:

Tag: Neville-Carter,pharmacy-business,RPS-news,RPS-chief-education-officer,neville-carter-rsm,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Autism Spectrum Disorder: How To Deal With it

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-properly-deal-with-being-diagnosed-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/)

Description: An autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, interact with others, and process information. There is no one-size-fits-all for people with ASD, as each experiences symptoms differently. While some people with ASD may be nonverbal, others may speak fluently but have difficulty with social interaction.

Category:

Tag: Autism-Spectrum-Disorder,ASD,pharmacy-business,How-to-diagnose-autism-in-adults,Signs-of-mild-autism-in-adults,Mild-autism-symptoms,Treatment-for-autism-spectrum-disorder

Double standards:Dangerous for patients and can't acceptable

Posted by 11 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/double-standards-will-be-dangerous-for-patients-and-cannot-be-acceptable/)

Description: The recent announcement that Royal Mail will be partnering with distance selling pharmacy (DSP) giant pharmacy2U highlights how standards of regulatory enforcement are being ignored to accommodate the DSP model. The brunt of these double standards hinges around the levelling down of temperature enforcement standards by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) which demands mapping must be audited from the point of dispensing to the patient.

Category:

Tag: double-standards,pharmacy-business,Dr-Leyla-Hannbeck,DSP-model,pharmacy-hub-uk,community-pharmacy,Independent-Multiple-Pharmacies,Pharmacy-news-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

CCA calls PDA pharmacy closure allegatn highly inflammatory

Posted by 14 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/cca-calls-pdas-pharmacy-closure-allegation-highly-inflammatory/)

Description: All pharmacy businesses are reporting that they are struggling to find the registered professionals needed to open their pharmacies, clarified the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) in response to an attack by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association. Last week, PDA allegedly accused some large pharmacy chains of ‘orchestrating’ full or part-time closures of some of their shops due to the staff shortage.

Category:

Tag: CCA-news,PDA-news,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-News,PSNC-Pharmacy-Pressures-Survey,Recent-pharmacy-news-UK,Community-pharmacy-news,Pharmacy-news-UK

Monkeypox: British agencies win CEPI funds to develop tools

Posted by 16 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/british-agencies-win-cepi-funds-to-develop-standard-monkeypox-tools/)

Description: British health agencies have secured funding to develop a standardised approach to test the performance of vaccines being used or in development against monkeypox, days after the World Health Organization labelled the growing outbreak a global health emergency. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) said it would give up to $375,000 to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to develop standard tools to assess the strength and duration of immune responses generated by current vaccines, and for tests used to detect monkeypox antibody levels.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-vaccine,Monkeypox-strain,Monkeypox-vaccine-UK,cepi-funds-monkeypox-uk,CEPI-funding,CEPI-vaccine,pharmacy-updates-uk

CMA:Regulation to curb potential competition risk

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/cma-suggests-regulatory-levers-to-curb-potential-competition-risk-from-hub-and-spoke-dispensing-policy/)

Description: The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has suggested regulatory levers to curb “potential competition risk” from hub and spoke dispensing. In its response to the hub and spoke dispensing consultation, led by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) last week, the competition watchdog said that a pro-active approach to monitoring the effect of hub and spoke dispensing and subsequent early consideration of any competition concerns was likely to be more effective and potentially less costly than any “ex-post enforcement any ex-post enforcement or unpicking of subsequently embedded competition issues”.

Category:

Tag: potential-competition-risk,pharmacy-business,CMA,hub-and-spoke-dispensing,Hub-and-spoke-pharmacy,CMA-news,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk

Pharmacy workforce:Health committee report for urgent plan

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/health-committees-new-report-calls-for-urgent-pharmacy-workforce-plan/)

Description: The Health Committee’s new report has reminded the government of a much-needed pharmacy workforce plan to support recruitment, training, and retention of staff. The report makes a number of recommendations to optimise workloads across primary care, reduce pressure on general practice and hospitals, and support the integrated care systems.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-workforce,Future-of-pharmacy-UK,pharmacy-workforce-plan,independent-prescribers,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk

David Webb opens health hub at Hindu festival

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/david-webb-opens-health-hub-at-hindu-festival/)

Description: England’s chief pharmaceutical officer David Webb on Friday (July 22) officially opened a community health hub at a Hindu temple in west London. The interactive health hub, which was built as part of the ‘Festival of Inspiration’ — a 10-day cultural celebration of the UK’s South Asian Hindu communities, will provide visitors with free health awareness and well-being advice.

Category:

Tag: David-Webb,pharmacy-business,health-hub-UK,Festival-of-Inspiration-UK,Hindu-festival-UK,pharmacy-updates-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Ravi Sharma:Resigns to join at Luton Hospital

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-england-director-ravi-sharma-resigns-to-take-up-top-job-at-luton-dunstable-university-hospital/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) England director, Ravi Sharma, has resigned after four years on the job. He will be leaving the RPS in October to join Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, part of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust group, as head of pharmacy.

Category:

Tag: RPS-England,Ravi-Sharma,pharmacy-business,Ravi-Sharma-pharmacist,RPS-news,Bedfordshire-Hospitals-NHS-Foundation-Trust-group,pharmacy-updates-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

PSNC Election process for regional representative

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-sets-out-election-process-in-search-of-a-regional-representative-for-north-east-and-cumbria/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has initiated the process for the regional representative election for the North-East and Cumbria region after Mark Burdon’s resignation from the committee earlier this year. The North-East and Cumbria region covers Community Pharmacy County Durham, Community Pharmacy Cumbria, Gateshead and South Tyneside LPC, North of Tyne LPC, Sunderland LPC and Tees LPC.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,PSNC-Election,Community-Pharmacy-Cumbria,independent-pharmacists,Pharmacy-News-2022,pharmacy-updates-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Scottish Drug Taskforce report:Role of community pharmacy

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/scottish-drug-deaths-taskforce-final-report-recognises-important-role-of-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Taskforce report recognises the important role of community pharmacy and pharmacy teams, and in particular, the fact that they often have most contact with individuals who are receiving medication assisted treatment, commented the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) on the publication of the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce’s final report.

Category:

Tag: Scottish-Drug-Taskforce-report,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,role-of-community-pharmacy,RPS-news,Pharmacy-News-2022,pharmacy-updates-uk

Ozempic VS Saxenda :Diabetic Drug Comparison

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/drug-comparison-ozempic-vs-saxenda/)

Description: Living with diabetes can be managed by proper medication. However, you may have questions regarding the medications available to you. Here, we will take a closer look at two medications, Ozempic and Saxenda, so that you can see how these medications can impact your health. A CLOSER LOOK AT DIABETES Diabetes can be divided into two categories, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder and is commonly diagnosed in children. Individuals with T1D require lifelong insulin treatment to manage their diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed later in life due to genetics, lifestyle, and other risk factors. Unlike T1D, there are numerous treatment options other than insulin therapy to manage type 2 diabetes.

Category:

Tag: Diabetic-Drug-Comparison,pharmacy-business,Ozempic,Saxenda,diabetic-medications,ozempic-vs-saxenda-which-is-better,Ozempic-vs-Saxenda-cost,Switching-from-Saxenda-to-Ozempic

Gina 10 mg:MHRA reclassifies from POM to over-the-counter

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-reclassifies-gina-10-mg-from-pom-to-over-the-counter/)

Description: Women in the UK will be able to purchase Gina 10 mg vaginal tablets without prescription from September from their local pharmacies, announced the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) product, Gina 10 microgram vaginal tablets (containing estradiol) are used for the treatment of vaginal symptoms such as dryness, soreness, itching, burning and uncomfortable sex caused by oestrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women aged 50 years and above who have not had a period for at least one year.

Category:

Tag: Gina-10-mg,pharmacy-business,Vaginal-atrophy,vaginal-tablets-without-prescription,Gina-10-cost,HRT-medication,HRT-for-women,HRT-medication,Names-of-HRT-tablets

HxCare:Positive Solution cloud based medicine management sys

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-it-provider-positive-solutions-launches-cloud-based-medicines-management-system-hxcare/)

Description: Positive Solutions is set to launch its new, innovative, cloud-based medicines management system – HxCare which will be showcased in October at the Care Show. HxCare will be free of charge to community pharmacies signing up to the HxCare Affiliate Programme (HxCAP) making it an ideal platform to support existing care home business and attract new ones.

Category:

Tag: HxCare,pharmacy-business,Positive-Solutions,cloud-based-medicines-management-system,Positive-Solutions-uk,Positive-Solutions-pharmacy,eMAR-medication-system

Illegal prescription tablets :240,000 tablets seized

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/authorities-seize-more-than-240000-illegal-prescription-tablets-bound-for-northern-ireland/)

Description: Authorities in Northern Ireland have seized more than 242,000 unlicensed prescription tablets purchased online and destined for addresses throughout NI. The medicines seized include Diazepam, used for anti-anxiety treatment, Pregabalin, used for epilepsy and anxiety, steroids and Zopiclone. Other prescription medicines recovered included Tamoxifen, often used in the treatment of breast cancer and Salbutamol inhalers, frequently used in the treatment of asthma.

Category:

Tag: Illegal-prescription-tablets,pharmacy-business,illegal-prescription-drugs,online-prescription-service,Online-prescriptions-UK,NHS-prescription,NHS-prescription-online

PSNC:Impact of medicines supply issues on community pharmacy

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-concerned-over-impact-of-medicines-supply-issues-on-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has expressed its concerns over sustained pressures on medicines supply that are having a very serious impact on community pharmacy teams and their patients. It has asked contractors and their teams to continue using its regular reporting tools to help them demonstrate the scale of the problems to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and to support escalations as needed.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,community-pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-news,Impact-of-drug-shortages-on-patient-care,Ensuring-supply-of-medicine,Medicine-shortages,Price-Concessions-uk

Locum pharmacists:Accept lower rates or get shifts cancelled

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/my-way-or-high-way-locum-pharmacists-asked-to-accept-lower-rates-or-get-shifts-cancelled/)

Description: Tesco, one of the leading pharmacy chains in the UK, has been allegedly accused of forcing some locum pharmacists to accept lower rates or it will cancel their booking. The issue has been brought to the notice of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) by some of its locum pharmacists members. “Some locum pharmacists who had existing confirmed bookings at Tesco stores have reported to the PDA that the company has contacted them to say that if they do not agree to accept lower rates than have already agreed, the company will cancel their booking,” said PDA.

Category:

Tag: locum-pharmacists,pharmacy-business,Locum-pharmacist-shifts,Locum-Pharmacist-London,community-pharmacy-closures,Pharmacy-News-2022,pharmacy-updates-uk

Public sector pay award: Another slap for community pharmacy

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/public-sector-pay-award-will-feel-like-another-slap-in-face-for-community-pharmacy-teams/)

Description: After the government announced to award pay rise to pubic sector workers, pharmacy trade bodies have expressed their disappointment at the neglect shown towards funding crisis in community pharmacy. The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) chair, Andrew Lane, said: “Our sector can’t help but feel utterly neglected after seven years of crushing real terms cuts to pharmacy funding, amounting to half a billion pounds, and no hint of any relief to come.

Category:

Tag: Public-sector-pay-award,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-funding,Pharmacy-News-2022,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Boots invest £3.5m to train its pharmacists in UK stores

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-to-invest-over-3-5m-to-train-its-pharmacists-to-beef-up-independent-prescribing-in-uk-stores/)

Description: Boots is planning to invest more than £3.5 million to accelerate its capacity to offer prescribing services in its stores across England. The company is inviting 500 of its pharmacists to apply for a bursary which will cover the cost of pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) courses starting this September.

Category:

Tag: Boots-news,pharmacy-business,Pharmacist-prescribing-UK,Boots-pharmacy-UK,independent-prescriber,Pharmacy-News-2022,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

CMA fines Pfizer and Flynn £70 million for inflating price

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/breaking-cma-fines-pfizer-and-flynn-70-million-for-inflating-price-of-anti-epilepsy-drug-by-2600pc/)

Description: Britain’s competition watchdog has fined pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Flynn £63 million and £6.7 million respectively for allegedly breaking competition law and illegally profiting from the sale of an anti-epilepsy drug. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that the two companies colluded to sell phenytoin sodium capsules, previously known as Epanutin, at “unfairly high prices” for over four over years between 2012 and 2016.

Category:

Tag: Pfizer/Flynn-excessive-pricing,pharmacy-business,Pfizer-NHS-fine,Pfizer-epilepsy-drug-name,Pfizer-Flynn-Pharma,Pfizer-fined,Pfizer-CMA,Pharmacy-News-2022

Fit notes : Authorised pharmacists will be able to certify

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/authorised-pharmacists-in-northern-ireland-will-be-able-to-certify-fit-notes/)

Description: A new legislation has been introduced to allow authorised pharmacists along with other healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland to certify ‘fit notes’, health minister Robin Swann has announced. Pharmacists and some other healthcare professionals in England, Scotland and Wales are already allowed to sign ‘fit notes’.

Category:

Tag: fit-notes-nhs,pharmacy-business,Fit-note-online-NHS,fit-notes-for-covid,fit-notes-pharmacist,community-pharmacy,Pharmacist-News-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022

PDA brutal attack for compromising on patient safety

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-launches-brutal-attack-on-multiples-for-compromising-on-patient-safety-by-closing-stores/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has launched a brutal attack on some large pharmacy chains for full or part-day closures of some of their shops throughout the UK. It published an Open Letter on Tuesday (July 19) demanding urgent action “to protect patients by ensuring that essential community pharmacy services are provided safely and consistently”.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,pharmacy-business,Pda-uk,pda-pharmacy,community-pharmacy,Pharmacist-News-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Free flu jabs : 50 years and above eligible

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/50-years-and-above-eligible-for-free-flu-jabs/)

Description: All adults aged 50 years and above are eligible for free flu jabs in England under the autumn Covid-19 booster programme, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced. “The flu virus could also be highly infectious at this time of year, so I am also announcing that those eligible for a free flu vaccination this year will include everyone aged 50 and over, primary school children and secondary school pupils in years 7, 8 and 9, as well as people in clinical risk groups, unpaid carers and household contacts of those who are immunosuppressed,” said new health secretary Steve Barclay.

Category:

Tag: Free-flu-jabs,pharmacy-business,autumn-Covid-19-booster-programme,Flu-vaccine-2022-UK,Flu-vaccine-Boots,Flu-jab,nhs-flu-vaccination-2021/22,NHS-flu-jab-booking

PDA warns pharmacists on online prescribing risks

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-warns-pharmacists-on-online-prescribing-risks/)

Description: Within the last few weeks, at least six pharmacists have been subjected to interim order applications — either suspended or had significant restrictions placed upon their registration pending a full ‘Fitness to Practise’ hearing into serious allegations being made about their prescribing practices, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has found. It said that there has been a “dramatic increase in action being taken by the pharmacy regulator (GPhC) against pharmacist prescribers associated with certain types of online prescribing services”.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,pharmacy-business,Pharmacist-prescribing-UK,Independent-prescribing-pharmacist,Pharmacist-independent-prescriber,online-prescribing-uk

Pharma group seeks fairer future access for covid patents

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/as-covid-patent-war-rages-on-pharma-group-seeks-fairer-future-access/)

Description: An alliance of companies has pledged to ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatments for pandemics, as the friction around intellectual property rights for Covid-19 interventions between the pharmaceutical industry and developing nations endures. At the heart of the plan is a commitment to set aside part of the production of vaccines and treatments upfront for vulnerable populations in low-income countries when the next pandemic arises, given how fragmented access to Covid tools has left many populations unprotected.

Category:

Tag: Covid-vaccine-patent,pharmacy-business,Vaccine-intellectual-property-rights,COVID-patent-news,Vaccine-patent-waiver,covid-19-vaccine-patent-waiver,Vaccine-patent-waiver-UK

Anti racist pharmacy toolkit : PDA launched

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-launches-anti-racist-pharmacy-toolkit/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s anti-racist pharmacy toolkit was launched at the 2022 Clinical Pharmacy Congress. The event also included a demonstration of how members could use the toolkit to work together to address inequality and discrimination in their workplace.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,pharmacy-business,PDA-Pharmacist,pda-pharmacist-indemnity-insurance,anti-racist-pharmacy,anti-racist-pharmacy-in-uk,Pharmacist-News-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022

Provisional registration:Those faced GPhC issues eligible

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/candidates-who-faced-registration-assessment-issues-will-be-eligible-for-provisional-registration/)

Description: All candidates in Great Britain who faced problems when sitting the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s registration assessment will be eligible for provisional registration, the pharmacy regulator has announced. However, they are eligible only if they meet eligibility criteria set out in the GPhC policy which states: “Have sat the registration assessment on 29 June 2022 and experienced delays of 30 minutes or more in starting or completing either or both Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the registration assessment due to technical or other IT difficulties (This also includes those who withdrew from the registration assessment on the day due to the start of the assessment being delayed by 30 minutes or more).”

Category:

Tag: Provisional-registration-gphc,pharmacy-business,GPhC-registration-assessment-2022,GPhC-register,Pharmacist-register-UK,GPhC-pharmacist-register,GPhC-registration-fee

Lloyds and PDA agreed pay settlement for store pharmacists

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/lloyds-and-pda-agreed-on-pay-settlement-for-store-pharmacists/)

Description: LloydsPharmacy has offered three per cent increase in base pay backdated to 1 April for its store pharmacists, the union of Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDAU) who represented them has announced. “We are pleased to announce that following a consultation of its members, the PDAU has informed the company that agreement can be reached on the company’s latest offer, made in July 2022,” said the PDAU.

Category:

Tag: Lloyds-Pharmacy-news,pharmacy-business,PDA-Pharmacy-Services,lloyds-pharmacy-pay-rise,lloyds-pharmacy-pay-increase,pay-increase-for-nhs-2022,pharmacy-updates-uk

Climate change: GPhC commits to playing its part

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-commits-to-playing-its-part-in-addressing-climate-change/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has committed to playing its part in addressing climate change by undertaking work to establish a carbon footprint baseline to improve its environmental performance. In a statement on Monday (July 18) the pharmacy regulator laid out what it called its vision “to have safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities”.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,GPhC-role-in-Climate-change,Climate-change-and-pharmacy,Pharmacy-and-the-environment,Sustainability-in-pharmacy,Rpharms-climate-change

HRA Pharma celebrates 1st anniversary of Hana

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hra-pharma-celebrates-1st-anniversary-of-hana/)

Description: HRA Pharma is celebrating the 1st anniversary of Hana, the first type of daily oral contraception available in the UK without a prescription. The launch of Hana in 2021 followed the historic decision of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to grant a marketing authorisation and marked a significant step forward in the women’s contraception category.

Category:

Tag: HRA-Pharma,pharmacy-business,1st-anniversary-of-Hana,Hana-contraceptive,Hana-contraceptive-pill-training,women’s-contraception-hana,Best-contraceptive-pill

GSK spins off Haleon, world’s biggest standalone consumer health business - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-spins-off-haleon-worlds-biggest-standalone-consumer-health-business/)

Description: In a long scripted overhaul of its business, GlaxoSmithKline spun off its consumer health business on Monday (July 18) in the biggest listing in Europe for more than a decade. The new company, Haleon, becomes the world’s biggest standalone consumer health business, home to brands including Sensodyne toothpaste, pain relief drug Panadol and cold treatment Theraflu.

Category:

Tag: Haleon,pharmacy-business,Haleon-GSK-consumer-healthcare,GSK-consumer-healthcare-spin-off,Haleon-GSK,New-GSK,New-GSK-consumer-healthcare,GSK-news,GSK-news-2022

6 MCAT Strategies That Will Help You Pass It Successfully

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-clever-mcat-strategies-that-will-help-you-pass-it-successfully/)

Description: Are you feeling overwhelmed about the MCAT? You’re not alone! The MCAT is a challenging test that can feel daunting for even the best students. But don’t worry, this article is here to help. This blog post will discuss six clever strategies that will help you pass the MCAT successfully. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to achieving your dream score.

Category:

Tag: MCAT-Strategies,pharmacy-business,MCAT-tips-and-tricks,MCAT-tips-and-tricks-Reddit,MCAT-Mastery-strategy-guide-PDF,mcat-guide,best-mcat-strategies,best-mcat-prep

Shoulder Pain Brief Guide : When to See a Doctor

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/when-to-see-a-doctor-for-shoulder-pain-a-brief-guide/)

Description: Shoulder pain is one of the most common types of pain that impacts your mobility and daily activities. Often associated with heart disease, shoulder pain can also occur due to an injury, trauma, or a medical condition like arthritis. While over-the-counter medications might help relieve the pain, it is crucial to address the cause of the pain becoming frequent. In this guide, we will be sharing particular situations that require a visit to an orthopedic doctor so you can get the appropriate treatment.

Category:

Tag: Shoulder-Pain,pharmacy-business,Top-of-shoulder-pain,Shoulder-pain-diagnosis-chart,Shoulder-pain-treatment,Shoulder-pain-reasons,Causes-of-shoulder-pain-in-female

Blue Angel Care scoop top prestigious awards

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/blue-angel-care-scoop-top-awards/)

Description: Homecare.co.uk’s famed Top 20 UK awards have turned out a multiple winner, with Blue Angel Care a highlight. Blue Angel Care took two prestigious gongs , Top 20 Homecare Group Provider in the UK and Top 20 Home Care Providers in South East England. Finding innovative ways to circumnavigate the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic, the homecare specialists have grown to a nationwide team of more than 200 care givers.

Category:

Tag: Blue-Angel-Care,pharmacy-business,Top-20-UK-awards,Blue-Angel-Care-CQC,Top-20-Homecare-Group-Provider-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Make It In The World Of Dentistry By These Pieces Of Advice

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/make-it-in-the-world-of-dentistry-by-listening-to-these-proven-pieces-of-advice/)

Description: Dentistry is one of the most important yet underappreciated professions in the world. Without dental professionals, our teeth would fall out, we wouldn’t be able to eat correctly, and our overall health would suffer. That’s why ensuring you’re doing everything possible to succeed in dentistry is crucial. And one of the best ways to do that is to listen to the advice of those who have come before you. If you are looking for some great tips on how to make it in the world of dentistry, then you have come to the right place. Here are four pieces of advice that will help you succeed.

Category:

Tag: All-about-dentistry,pharmacy-business,Why-choose-dentistry-over-medicine,Medicine-vs-dentistry-UK,Benefits-of-being-a-dentist,Why-dentistry-is-important,What-is-dental-care

Hit by Covid, EU population shrinks for second year running

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hit-by-covid-eu-population-shrinks-for-second-year-running/)

Description: The European Union’s population shrank for a second year running last year, the bloc’s statistics office said on Monday, as the region reels from over two million deaths from the coronavirus. According to Eurostat, the population of the 27 countries that make up the bloc fell by close to 172,000 from the previous year and over 656,000 from January 2020.

Category:

Tag: Global-population-growth,pharmacy-business,eu-population-growth-rate,EU-population-without-UK,eu-total-population,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Microplate Closure and Sealing : A Helpful Guide

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/a-helpful-guide-to-microplate-closure-and-sealing/)

Description: Microplates are an important part of many laboratory experiments. They are often used to measure the results of a process or to test a product. When working with microplates, it is important to use the right closure and sealing method to ensure accurate results. This article will discuss the different types of closures and seals available, as well as how to choose the right one for your needs.

Category:

Tag: Microplate-Closure-and-Sealing,pharmacy-business,types-of-closures-and-seals,closure-and-sealing-microplate,Microplate-sealer,types-of-closures-in-pharmaceutical-packaging

HRT SSP endorsement : PSNC tips to reduce errors

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-share-tips-for-pharmacy-contractors-to-reduce-hrt-ssp-endorsement-errors/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has advised the pharmacy contractors to check that their PMR systems supports correct and complete SSP endorsements. Several tips has been shared by the PSNC with pharmacy contractors after NHSBSA received several electronic EPS SSP claims which did not meet the requirements for a valid SSP between 1 April 2022 and 31 May 2022.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,HRT-SSP-endorsement,SSP-endorsements,PSNC-SSP-endorsement,PSNC-SSP-HRT,NHSBSA-SSP,SSP-PSNC,PSNC-pharmacy-services,NHS-SSP

NHS marks ‘Alpelisib’ as 100th fast-tracked cancer drug

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-marks-alpelisib-as-100th-fast-tracked-cancer-drug/)

Description: The drug, alpelisib, which is the 100th cancer drug that has being fast-tracked to patients under the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) will be used in combination with the hormone therapy, fulvestrant, to target the gene that causes fast-growing tumours. Up to 3,000 people a year with a certain type of secondary breast cancer will benefit from the treatment.

Category:

Tag: Alpelisib-cancer-drug,100th-cancer-drug,pharmacy-business,NHS-Cancer-Drugs-Fund,Alpelisib-mechanism-of-action,Alpelisib-drug-class,Alpelisib-FDA-approval,Alpelisib-Novartis

Bipolar Disorder : Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-properly-deal-with-symptoms-of-bipolar-disorder/)

Description: Bipolar disorder can be a very challenging mental illness to deal with. It is characterized by severe mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Many people with bipolar disorder struggle to live normal, productive lives. However, there are various treatments available that can help manage the symptoms of this condition and improve quality of life. In this article, we will discuss the different treatments for bipolar disorder and how to properly deal with the symptoms.

Category:

Tag: Bipolar-Disorder,pharmacy-business,bipolar-disorder-symptoms,bipolar-disorder-symptoms-in-females,bipolar-disorder-treatment,bipolar-disorder-nhs,bipolar-disorder-medication

Sajid Javid drops out of leadership contest

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/former-health-secretary-sajid-javid-drops-out-of-leadership-contest/)

Description: Former health secretary Sajid Javid on Tuesday (July 12) dropped out of the leadership contest to replace Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister. “There is an abundance of both ideas and talent in our party. One of the candidates will be given the honour of becoming prime minister,” Javid said in a statement.

Category:

Tag: Sajid-Javid,UK-news,pharmacy-business,leadership-contest-uk,uk-labour-leadership,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

PDA:Scottish government to end unnecessary pharmacy closures

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-urges-scottish-government-to-end-unnecessary-pharmacy-closures-on-saturdays/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on the Scottish government to end unnecessary pharmacy closures and introduce emergency regulations to force companies that operate Scotland’s pharmacies to open on the days and hours they have agreed. It is concerned that decisions made by some health boards in Scotland have now allowed pharmacy owners to close their pharmacies on Saturdays.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-closures-scotland,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-closures-2022,Boots-store-closures-2022,pharmacy-closures,PDA-news,mental-health-services,community-pharmacy

Continence: University study on pharmacy role in promotion

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/university-conducts-study-on-pharmacys-role-in-promotion-of-continence/)

Description: The University of the West of England (UWE) is conducting a survey to explore current practice in community pharmacy regarding the management of individuals who present with bladder and/or bowel incontinence. Approximately one in five people experience bladder or bowel leakage and they often do not know those simple conservative strategies can make a difference.

Category:

Tag: Continence-care-courses,pharmacy-business,bowel-continence-promotion,Bladder-and-bowel-UK,Bladder-and-bowel-UK-incontinence-products,Bladder-and-bowel-incontinence

Buserelin : DHSC issues medicine supply notification

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-medicine-supply-notification-for-buserelin/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has notified pharmacies over the shortage of Buserelin (Suprefact) 5.5mg/5.5ml solution for injection vials is out of stock until mid-August 2022. Limited supply of Buserelin (Suprefact) 5.5mg/5.5ml solution for injection vials remains available in NHS Trusts and health boards.

Category:

Tag: Buserelin-5.5mg/5.5ml-solution,pharmacy-business,suprecur-buserelin-injection-shortage,Buserelin-IVF,Buserelin-injection,suprecur-buserelin-injection,DHSC-news

Real Time Exemption :Pharmacies can now check in real time

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/four-out-of-every-five-pharmacies-can-now-check-script-exemption-in-real-time-nhsbsa-confirms/)

Description: More than 80 per cent of pharmacy organisations have received the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) functionality for Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC). The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has confirmed RTEC has been rolled out gradually, in phases. Contractors first received RTEC for use with processing NHSBSA exemptions.

Category:

Tag: Real-Time-Exemption-Checking,pharmacy-business,RTEC-NHS,NHS-Digital-RTEC,RTEC-pharmacy,Exemption-checker,NHS-exemption-checker,RxWeb-RTEC,NHS-exemption-certificate

NPA : Patients go without prescription medicines

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/cost-of-living-crisis-is-forcing-patients-go-without-prescription-medicines-npa-survey-finds/)

Description: Almost nine in ten community pharmacists in England say they have patients who sometimes go without prescription medicines because they cannot afford the prescription charge levied by the government. Sixty-eight per cent of pharmacists in a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) survey, conducted via email in June 2022, said this has become more frequent in the past year – suggesting that the rising cost of living could be leading more people to miss out on vital medicines.

Category:

Tag: NPA-survey,pharmacy-business,UK-prescription-charge,community-pharmacists-in-England,Prescription-charges-UK-2022,prescription-medicines-uk,cost-of-living-crisis-uk

Dental:Why Investing In Your Smile Is Always A Good Decision

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/why-investing-in-your-smile-is-always-a-good-decision/)

Description: Think about your smile. It’s one of the first things people see when they meet you, and it can leave a lasting impression. That’s why it’s so important to invest in your smile! Not only is it good for your health, but it also improves your confidence. There are many different dental care options available, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. In this article, we will discuss the different options available and how to choose the right one for you!

Category:

Tag: dental,pharmacy-business,different-dental-care-options,dental-care-tips,Tips-for-healthy-teeth-and-gums,10-ways-to-keep-your-teeth-healthy,Teeth-care-tips-at-home

RPS welcomes govt proposal increase access to PrEP in Wales

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-welcomes-govt-proposal-to-increase-access-to-prep-via-community-pharmacies-in-wales/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Wales has welcomed proposals from the Welsh government to increase access to PrEP via community pharmacies for people at risk of HIV. The new HIV Action Plan for Wales consultation proposes a shared care model between primary care and specialist sexual health services to improve access to PrEP.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-news,PrEP,RPS-wales,community-pharmacies-across-Wales

Dr Anthony Cox:RPS Education & Standard Committee New Chair

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-chair-appointed-for-rps-education-and-standards-committee/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Dr Anthony Cox from the University of Birmingham as the new chair of its Education and Standards Committee. Anthony is Head of the School of Pharmacy and a Reader in Clinical Pharmacy and Drug Safety. He has previously been a member of the English Pharmacy Board and is a Fellow of the RPS.

Category:

Tag: Dr-Anthony-Cox,pharmacy-business,RPS-Education-&-Standard-Committee,Anthony-Cox-Birmingham,RPS-new-appointment,RPS-Education,pharmacy-updates-uk,community-pharmacy

Parliamentarians call on PM to act for pharmacy closures

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/parliamentarians-call-on-pm-to-act-as-wave-of-pharmacy-closures-threatens-to-spiral-out-of-control/)

Description: Two dozen parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have called on the prime minister to act as a wave of pharmacy closures in recent years has threatened to spiral out of control. A letter to the prime minister signed by 24 MPs and peers has warned that worse could be yet to come after “spiralling business costs” and “year after year of real terms funding cuts” have led to hundreds of pharmacy closures.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-closures-2022,pharmacy-business,future-of-pharmacy-uk,community-pharmacy,Covid-19-vaccines,NHS-news,pharmaceutical-news-uk,NHS-England,pharmacy-updates-uk

Steve Barclay appointed as new health secretary

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/steve-barclay-appointed-as-new-health-secretary/)

Description: Boris Johnson has picked Steve Barclay as the new health secretary following the resignation of Sajid Javid, who stepped down on July 5 after saying he had lost faith in prime minister’s leadership. Barclay — who had served as chief of staff of the prime minister since February 2022 — was previously a junior health minister in 2018, responsible for NHS workforce and finance, before serving as Brexit secretary, chief secretary to the Treasury, and chancellor of the duchy.

Category:

Tag: Steve-Barclay,pharmacy-business,new-health-secretary-UK,Health-secretary-steve-barclay,Steve-Barclay-voting-record,community-pharmacy,Pharmacist-Independent-Prescribers

Heart health charity:Phoenix UK , British Heart Foundation

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/phoenix-uk-british-heart-foundation-partners-for-heart-health-charity/)

Description: PHOENIX UK and the British Heart Foundation has joined hands for a charity partnership to continue the ongoing commitment of improving heart health across the UK. The PHOENIX team have set the donation goal of £20,000 by June 2023 and are set to take on a range of exciting challenges over the course of the next year, such as a Tough Mudder and the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, all in a bid to raise funds for the heart health charity.

Category:

Tag: British-Heart-Foundation-sponsors,pharmacy-business,Heart-Month-2022-UK,UK-Heart-Month,British-Heart-Foundation-heart-Month-2022,Heart-health-charity,Community-pharmacy

David Webb:Wholehearted support for community pharmacy

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/david-webb-pledges-wholehearted-support-for-community-pharmacy-at-npa-board-meeting/)

Description: England’s chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) David Webb has promised his “wholehearted support” for the community pharmacy sector at the board meeting of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) on 28 June in St Albans. After hearing the CPhO at the meeting, NPA chair, Andrew Lane, later declared: “David is someone we can do business with.”

Category:

Tag: David-Webb,pharmacy-business,latest-pharma-news-uk,Chief-Pharmacist-NHS,pharmacists-uk,pharmaceutical-news-uk,Pharma-news-today,David-Webb-Chief-Pharmacist

PHOENIX:£13m investment for distribution hub in Wakefield

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/phoenix-invests-over-13-million-to-build-a-new-state-of-the-art-distribution-hub-in-wakefield/)

Description: Pharmacy wholesaler PHOENIX UK is investing over £13 million to build a new state-of-the-art distribution hub in Wakefield. The 260,000 sq. ft facility is expected to be operational next year and will service community pharmacies, hospitals and dispensing doctors across the North East of England and Yorkshire.

Category:

Tag: PHOENIX-Medical-Supplies-UK,pharmacy-business,Phoenix-investment,Phoenix-Asset-Management,community-pharmacy,Phoenix-UK-Fund,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

PhAS 2022: 1,445 pharmacies are now eligible

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/phas-2022-1445-pharmacies-are-now-eligible/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care has updated the list of community pharmacies eligible for the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) and approved 43 cases out of 63 applications, bringing the the total number of eligible pharmacies in England to 1,445. Earlier this year, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) invited community pharmacy contractors to apply for a review if they believed there were any inaccuracies in relation to pharmacy premises addresses or unforeseen circumstances affecting access, such as a permanent roadblock.

Category:

Tag: PhAS-2022,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-Access-Scheme-2022,PSNC-PQS-training,community-pharmacy,PQS-Scheme,Drug-Tariff-2022,Drug-Tariff-2022-online,NHS-Drug-Tariff

Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2022:NPA announced date

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-announces-date-of-ask-your-pharmacist-week-2022/)

Description: The public awareness campaign for community pharmacy, ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ this year will be on 31 October – 7 November, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has announced. Every year AYP Week is held across the UK, with an aim to raise awareness of pharmacy services and to prompt conversations with key stakeholders at a local level about community pharmacy’s role and benefits.

Category:

Tag: Ask-Your-Pharmacist-Week-2022,pharmacy-business,NPA-pharmacy,community-pharmacy,public-awareness-activities,AYP-Week-2022,Pharmacist-Union-UK,Pharmacist-News-UK

Heat And Cold Resistant : 4 Ways To Make Your Home

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/4-ways-to-make-your-home-both-heat-and-cold-resistant/)

Description: Making your home both heat and cold-resistant may seem like a daunting task, but there are actually a few simple things you can do to make your home more comfortable no matter the season. In this article, we’ll share four ways to make your home both heat and cold-resistant. INSTALL WEATHERSTRIPPING OR CAULKING One of the best ways to make your home more resistant to both heat and cold is to install weatherstripping or caulking around all of the doors and windows. This will help to seal up any cracks or gaps that might let the air escape, making it much easier to keep your home at a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather is like outside.

Category:

Tag: Weatherproof-Home-Improvements,pharmacy-business,How-to-weatherproof-your-home-for-summer,How-to-keep-house-cool-in-summer-naturally,Keeping-house-cool-in-summer-UK

Environmental impact: To reduce medicine prescribing

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/health-professional-leaders-call-for-action-to-reduce-environmental-impact-of-medicine-prescribing/)

Description: Three leading healthcare bodies in Scotland have called for action to reduce the environmental impact caused by medicine prescribing. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland have all urged policymakers to enable a more sustainable approach to prescribing.

Category:

Tag: Environmental-impact-of-medicine,pharmacy-business,Environmental-impact-of-pharmaceutical-industry,Environmental-Impact-Assessment-of-pharmaceutical-industry,Pharmaceutical-industry-pollution

Javid, Sunak quit cabinet leaving pharmacy stunned

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/javid-sunak-quit-cabinet-leaving-pharmacy-stunned/)

Description: Health secretary Sajid Javid and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak have both resigned on Tuesday (July 5) after a slew of scandals undermined the government of prime minister Boris Johnson. Javid and Sunak sent resignation letters to Johnson within minutes of each other in which both took aim at his ability to run an administration that adhered to standards.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-business,pharmacy-updates-uk,Sajid-Javid,Rishi-Sunak,Why-did-Rishi-Sunak-resign,Who-has-resigned-from-government-today,UK-government-resignations-2022

Pharmacy funding and workforce challenges: Leaders urged HSC

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sector-leaders-urge-health-select-committee-to-hold-government-to-account-on-pharmacy-funding-and-workforce-challenges/)

Description: Pharmacy bodies have urged the Health Select Committee to hold the government to account on pharmacy funding and workforce challenges. In a show of unity, leaders from the sector came together to write a joint letter to the chair of the committee and former health secretary Jeremy Hunt and bring to his attention how financial pressures worsened by nearly a decade of a real-term decrease in funding have made the sector virtually untenable.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,PSNC-pharmacy-services,Pharmacy-funding-uk,workforce-challenges-nhs,NHS-workforce-strategy-2022,Community-pharmacy,NHS-workforce-Statistics

Addiction Treatment : 6 Vital Things You Should Know About

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-vital-things-you-should-know-about-addiction-treatment/)

Description: Addiction is a complex disease that can be difficult to overcome. Many people don’t realize how serious addiction is and often don’t seek treatment until it’s too late. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the treatment process. This blog post will discuss six vital things that you should know about addiction treatment.

Category:

Tag: Addiction-Treatment,pharmacy-business,addiction-treatment-uk,addiction-treatment-london,addiction-treatment-nhs,various-types-of-treatments-in-addiction

Pharmacy teams need enhanced clinical roles

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-teams-need-enhanced-clinical-roles/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has republished a three-year-old report which underscores the vital role of community pharmacists and pharmacy t echnicians in a ‘modern NHS’ amid speculations that the government is set to announce plans to enhance the role of community pharmacy teams. PDA’s 2019 report which “took three year to compile” highlighted significant empirical evidence and made recommendations to develop the roles of both community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and the skill mix required to meet patients’ needs.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-technician-role-in-GP-practice,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-roles-uk,Community-pharmacy-roles,Community-pharmacy-practice,Community-pharmacy-services-UK

London Pride :Pharmacists march with pride 2022

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacists-march-with-pride-in-london/)

Description: A group of pharmacists on Saturday (July 2) took part in this year’s Pride in London parade, as the annual LGBTQ+ celebration returned to the capital after three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who participated in the march called on the government to ban conversion therapy for all LGBT+ people, reform the Gender Recognition Act, and provide equal protection for LGBT+ communities against hate crime.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Pharmacists-UK,Pride-in-London-parade,London-Pride-2022-dates,Pride-2022-theme,UK-Pride-2022,UK-Pride-Month,UK-Pride-Month-2022

Community pharmacy inclusive environment for professionals

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-presses-on-with-making-community-pharmacy-a-more-inclusive-environment-for-all-professionals/)

Description: NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), in association with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK), has published its first inclusive pharmacy practice (IPP) bulletin, with an overarching ambition “to make community pharmacy a more inclusive environment for all pharmacy professionals”. The IPP programme will take practical steps to improve the awareness and understanding at all levels of different cultural beliefs and attitudes, according to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy,Inclusive-pharmacy-Practice,pharmacy-business,NHS-news,Equality-in-pharmacy,Healthcare-inequality,IPP-programme,community-pharmacy-teams

Sanofi :Global health brand with non-profit treatments

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sanofi-launches-global-health-brand-with-non-profit-treatments/)

Description: French drugmaker Sanofi will make 30 of its treatments, including insulin, available on a not-for-profit basis in 40 lower-income countries in the first step of its plan to increase access to its medicines worldwide. The treatments will be provided under the new Impact brand, part of Sanofi’s global health unit launched last year, which sits outside the commercial business.

Category:

Tag: Sanofi,pharmacy-business,Global-health-brand,Sanofi-consumer-brands,Sanofi-brands-UK,treatments-for-cancer-hypertension-uk,community-pharmacy

UK must swiftly fend off competition | Life sciences Vision

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-must-act-swiftly-to-fend-off-competition-if-it-wants-to-build-the-worlds-leading-life-sciences-hub/)

Description: The UK must act swiftly to fend off competition if it wants to build the world’s leading life sciences sciences hub, a new report suggests. A year on from the launch of the government’s life science vision, the report commissioned by the the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry said although achieving the ambition remained feasible, the UK would need an attractive business environment because its competitor countries were becoming more adept at attracting investment.

Category:

Tag: UK-life-sciences-Vision,pharmacy-business,UK-life-sciences-strategy,UK-life-Sciences-report,UK-life-sciences-sector,UK-innovation-Strategy

Sector lambasts GPhC for failing foundation exam candidates

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/our-future-pharmacists-deserve-better-sector-lambasts-gphc-for-failing-foundation-exam-candidates/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council has apologised for severe delays and disruptions during the June foundation registration assessment at five test centres in England on Wednesday (June 29). The pharmacy regulator said it has since “contacted the candidates affected via email to apologise for the disruption and the extra worry this will have caused.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-foundation-registration-assessment,pharmacy-business,GPhC-exam,GPhC-exam-framework,GPhC-registration-exam-2022,GPhC-registration-assessment

Independent pharmacists appointment Pharmacy commission

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-leadership-commission-appoints-two-more-independent-pharmacists/)

Description: Two more independent community pharmacists have been appointed to the UK Commission on Pharmacy Professional Leadership. NPA board member Reena Barai and Sheelin McKeagney from Lurgan in Northern Ireland will join 25 other commission members, including Ash Soni who was the only practising community pharmacist on the initial list published in June.

Category:

Tag: Independent-pharmacists-appointment,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-commission,Pharmacist-independent-prescriber-near-me,Pharmacist-prescribing-UK,community-pharmacy

Government policy still lags behind public opinion

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/government-policy-still-lags-behind-public-opinion-15-years-after-smoking-ban-in-britain/)

Description: New data released on Friday (July 1) shows how public support has continued to grow despite a lack of progress on the policy front, 15 years since a smokefree legislation in Britain prohibited smoking inside public spaces such as offices, shops and pubs. This was demonstrated by a new report ‘Fifteen Smokefree Years’ summarising results from the annual survey carried out since 2007 by YouGov for the public health charity Action on Smoking and Health.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Importance-of-public-opinion-in-government,How-does-public-opinion-shape-government-policy,Smokefree-2030-ambition,Fifteen-Smokefree-Years

DND list UK : Nine new medicines added | DHSC

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nine-new-medicines-added-to-dnd-list/)

Description: Nine more new products have been classed as ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) from 1 July 2022, announced Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). This takes the total number of products granted DND status over the past 2 years to over 500 following checks made by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.

Category:

Tag: DND-list,pharmacy-business,Drug-reimbursement-UK,Drug-Tariff-uk,Drug-Tariff-online,DHSC-news,Actual-Medicinal-Product-(AMP)-listing,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk

Smart deals saved taxpayers £1.2b on medicines procurement

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-claims-its-smart-deals-have-saved-taxpayers-1-2-billion-on-medicines-procurement-over-3-years/)

Description: The NHS claims that it’s been able to save taxpayers £1.2 billion in just three years by procuring hundreds of hospital medicines at a better price. The adoption of cheaper versions of a single drug – adalimumab – which is used to treat more than 45,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis, has accounted for about one third of the savings.

Category:

Tag: Procurement-Rules,pharmacy-business,NHS-news,Procurement-regulations-UK,adalimumab-nhs,adalimumab-injection,nhs-smart-deals,Innovative-Medicines-Fund-UK,NHS-England

Rehabilitation Clinic : Learn How To Flawlessly Operate

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/learn-how-to-flawlessly-operate-a-rehabilitation-clinic/)

Description: Drug addiction poses a serious challenge since it impacts one’s physical and mental health. However, the good news is that individuals who complete a drug rehabilitation program can overcome this problem. If you are interested in providing rehab services, there are a couple of things you should know. Read on to learn how to operate a rehabilitation clinic flawlessly.

Category:

Tag: Rehabilitation-Clinic-uk,pharmacy-business,rehabilitation-clinic-near-me,Body-rehabilitation,Brain-injury-rehabilitation-guidelines,Rehab-clinics,NHS-rehabilitation-centre-near-me

Paper prescription bundle:charge £25 for late submission

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhsbsa-to-charge-25-for-late-submission-of-paper-prescription-bundle/)

Description: A community pharmacy contractor would be charged £25 if a paper prescription bundle is submitted late to the NHSBSA. “A charge for processing of a late bundle would only apply if a contractor cannot provide evidence, where requested by the NHSBSA, that their bundle was submitted using secure track and trace delivery no later than the 5th day of the following month in which supply was made,” said the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Category:

Tag: Paper-prescription-bundle,community-pharmacy-contractor,pharmacy-business,NHSBSA-Prescription-submission,FP34C-submission-document,End-of-month-Prescription-submission-form

Medical Malpractice 101 : Here are 6 Things You Need To Know

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/medical-malpractice-101-here-are-6-things-you-need-to-know/)

Description: Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and if you are ever a victim of it, you need to know what to do. More often than not, people do not even know that they are victims of medical malpractice until it is too late. This blog post will discuss six important things that you need to know about medical malpractice. Read on to learn more.

Category:

Tag: Medical-Malpractice-101,pharmacy-business,Medical-malpractice-reasons,Types-of-medical-malpractice,Remedies-for-medical-negligence,Medical-negligence-act

PDA urges pharmacists not to sign fit notes

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-urges-pharmacists-not-to-sign-fit-notes-that-lie-beyond-their-scope-of-competence/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has advised completing mandatory training once available to those who wish to sign fit notes. However, it advises pharmacists not to sign fit notes where the required therapeutic, diagnostic, or examination skills lie outside their scope of competence.

Category:

Tag: Fit-note-online,PDA-news,Fit-note-UK,pharmacy-business,pda-news,health-education-england,Health-Education-England-elearning,Elearning-for-healthcare,pharmacy-updates-uk

BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing pan-coronavirus shots

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/biontech-pfizer-to-start-testing-pan-coronavirus-shots/)

Description: BioNTech and Pfizer are to start tests on humans of next-generation vaccines that protect against a wide variety of coronaviruses in the second half of the year. Their experimental work on shots that go beyond the current approach include T-cell-enhancing shots, designed to primarily protect against severe disease if the virus becomes more dangerous, and pan-coronavirus shots that protect against the broader family of viruses and its mutations.

Category:

Tag: biontech-and-pfizer-vaccine,Pan-coronavirus-vaccine,pharmacy-business,Universal-COVID-vaccine,Universal-COVID-vaccine-clinical-trials,Pfizer-vaccine-news

Pharmacy technicians as regulated healthcare professionals

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-technicians-in-ni-to-be-recognised-as-regulated-healthcare-professionals/)

Description: Pharmacy technicians will soon be recognised as fully regulated healthcare professionals in North Ireland. Work has begun to bring pharmacy technicians under statutory regulation by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, health minister Robin Swann has announced. The public consultation was launched in March 2022 on a proposal to introduce statutory regulation of the Pharmacy Technician workforce in Northern Ireland.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-technicians-NI,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-technician-registration,Pharmacy-technician-registration-UK,community-pharmacy,Roles-in-a-community-pharmacy

World Pharmacy Council:UK pharma discuss workforce shortages

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-pharmacy-delegates-discuss-workforce-shortages-and-other-hot-topics-at-world-pharmacy-council/)

Description: Professional leadership bodies from around the world discussed workforce shortages in community pharmacy and other challenges affecting the sector at a global meeting held in Paris last month. Delegated from Denmark, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, US and the UK updated the conference on how the profession was progressing in practice, technology and workforce development in their respective countries.

Category:

Tag: World-Pharmacy-Council,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,Pharmacist-shortage-UK,Community-pharmacist-shortage,Pharmacists-in-the-UK,Pharmacist-shortage-2022

Imfinzi combo shows promise in late-stage lung cancer trial

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/astrazeneca-says-imfinzi-combo-shows-promise-in-late-stage-lung-cancer-trial/)

Description: AstraZeneca said on Thursday (June 30) that a combination of its cancer drug, Imfinzi, and chemotherapy showed promise in a late-stage trial in patients with an aggressive form of lung cancer, when given before surgery. Data showed the combination was more effective in removing cancer cells in tissue samples taken during surgery when compared with just chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, the drugmaker said.

Category:

Tag: Imfinzi-combo,pharmacy-business,AstraZeneca-cancer-drug,AstraZeneca-lung-cancer-drugs,AstraZeneca-oncology-drugs,Lung-cancer-treatment,Lung-cancer-treatment-by-stage

Erection problems in men| Awareness|Men's Health

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mens-health-need-to-raise-awareness-and-destigmatise-common-erection-problems/)

Description: Erection problems are common conditions that can affect adult men of any age. General awareness about erection problems has grown in recent years, and men’s partners and society at-large generally view it as a common condition. Indeed, 75% of men and their partners agree that they are a normal part of life for a man. But despite progress to normalise the condition, the research points to the fact that men still feel responsible for erection problems.

Category:

Tag: Erectile-dysfunction-causes,pharmacy-business,Erectile-dysfunction-treatment,erectile-dysfunction-awareness,erectile-dysfunction-exercises,erectile-dysfunction-nhs

NPA : Impact of inflation on community pharmacies

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-commissions-prof-david-taylor-study-to-evaluate-impact-of-inflation-on-community-pharmacies/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned Professor David Taylor of University College London to investigate the implications of all-time high inflation rates on community pharmacies in the UK. Professor Taylor’s will assess rates of inflation affecting community pharmacy across the UK, using public data sources whilst examining inflated costs in the context of the current five year contractual framework in England (2019-2024).

Category:

Tag: NPA-news,pharmacy-business,Professor-David-Taylor-to-investigate,community-pharmacies-in-UK,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Pharmacy becoming first port of call for healthcare advice

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacies-are-increasingly-becoming-the-first-port-of-call-for-healthcare-advice/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)’s 2022 Pharmacy Advice Audit revealed that more than 1.2 million consultations a week – or 65 million a year – are now being carried out by community pharmacy teams in England. This is an increase from 2021, when the audit results suggested that in total pharmacies were providing 58 million consultations per year.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-Advice-Audit,pharmacy-business,PSNC-Pharmacy-Advice-audit-2022,PSNC-pharmacy-services,community-pharmacy,Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme-2021/22,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Walgreens abandons £5bn sale of Boots UK

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/walgreens-abandons-5bn-sale-of-boots-uk/)

Description: Walgreens Boots Alliance on Tuesday (June 28) scrapped the plan to sell its UK high street pharmacy chain saying no third party was able to make an adequate offer due to the turmoil in global financial markets. Walgreens’ move to call off the sale comes as private equity bidders Apollo Global and TDR faced headwinds in raising financing for the deal, as banks were wary of underwriting large chunks of the financing due to tough market conditions.

Category:

Tag: Walgreens-Boots-Alliance,pharmacy-business,Walgreens-Boots-sale,Boots-pharmacy-sale,Boots-Walgreens-News,Boots-Announcement-today-2022,Walgreens-selling-Boots

Charac receives £1m strategic investment from Royal Mail

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/charac-receives-1-million-strategic-investment-from-royal-mail/)

Description: Charac, an NHS-integrated one-stop platform for independent community pharmacies, has secured £1 million strategic investment from the Royal Mail Group, enabling its time-saving platform to assist more local pharmacies and patients across the UK to easily manage their prescriptions and consultations online.

Category:

Tag: Charac,pharmacy-business,strategic-investment,Royal-Mail-news,Royal-Mail-news-London,charac-royal-mail,community-pharmacists,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

RPS publishes new core advanced pharmacist curriculum

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-publishes-new-core-advanced-pharmacist-curriculum/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published its new ‘Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum’ to enable professional development towards advanced pharmacist practice. This follows an intensive programme of work undertaken in collaboration with a wide range of UK stakeholders, the society said today (June 27) in a statement.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,Core-Advanced-Pharmacist-Curriculum,RPS-Advanced-Pharmacist-Curriculum,RPS-Curriculum,RPS-foundation-curriculum,Advanced-pharmacist-practitioner

AstraZeneca:EU backing for targeted breast cancer therapies

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/astrazeneca-gets-eu-backing-for-targeted-breast-cancer-therapies/)

Description: AstraZeneca said on Monday (June 27) two of its existing therapies were recommended for treating patients with some forms of high-risk breast cancers in the European Union, in a boost to the company’s oncology portfolio. Lynparza, a cancer drug developed jointly with U.S.-based Merck, was backed for standalone use or in combination with endocrine therapy in adults with a form of genetically mutated early-stage breast cancer.

Category:

Tag: AstraZeneca,pharmacy-business,AstraZeneca-breast-cancer-drug-news,Enhertu-UK,Enhertu-AstraZeneca,AstraZeneca-new-cancer-drug,AstraZeneca-oncology-pipeline

Paper Prescription : Account Identifier Document required

Posted by 12 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-account-identifier-document-by-nhsbsa-required-for-submission-of-paper-prescriptions/)

Description: Pharmacy contractors will no longer need to print and submit a paper copy of their completed FP34C declaration made through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal when submitting their paper prescription bundle to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), said the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). Instead, from August 2022 (for July 2022 prescriptions), NHSBSA will post out a paper Account Identifier Document along with the red separators and pharmacy address labels each month.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,FP34C-submission-document,Pharmacy-prescription-batch-submission-forms,End-of-month-Prescription-submission-form,NHSBSA-Prescription-submission

Boots :£42k FTE base salary to newly-qualified pharmacists

Posted by 14 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-to-offer-42k-fte-base-salary-to-newly-qualified-pharmacists/)

Description: Boots UK will offer a staring salary of £42,000 per annum to newly qualified pharmacists joining the pharmacy chain. The company also revealed that “in addition, any existing pharmacists in the bargaining unit currently receiving less than £43k.” The newly announced hike in the salary — following an agreement reached between the multiple and and the Pharmacist Defence Association — will be effective from 1 August 2022.

Category:

Tag: Boots-UK,pharmacy-business,Newly-qualified-pharmacist-salary-UK,Boots-pay-rise-2022,Boots-pay-increase,Boots-staff-pay-rise-2022,Boots-pharmacists,Boots-wages,pharmacy-news-uk

Independent pharmacy members not abandon dosette boxes

Posted by 16 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/our-independent-family-owned-pharmacy-members-are-not-going-to-abandon-dosette-boxes/)

Description: The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMP)’s members are not going to abandon the dosettes boxes, the association has announced. Instead, it insisted that this service should be properly funded. The association has emphasised on the importance of the service provided by pharmacists to elderly patients living independently.

Category:

Tag: Association-of-Independent-Multiple-pharmacies,pharmacy-business,Independent-pharmacy-Association,Independent-pharmacist,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,Community-Pharmacy

PDA to reach out to LloydsPharmacy for better pay hike

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-to-reach-out-to-lloydspharmacy-for-better-pay-hike-as-its-member-rejects-unacceptable-offer/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union says it will be reaching out to LloydsPharmacy soon over a better deal on salary increase after the majority of its members rejected a three per cent offer made by the company recently. Paul Day, director, PDA Union told Pharmacy Business: “The PDA Union will communicate the response of employed pharmacists to the company and seek further discussion to try and find an offer that will be acceptable to union members.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,Lloyds-Pharmacy-pay-rise,pharmacy-business,PDA-Union,PDA-services,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,Community-Pharmacy

Duty of Candour not an add-on but fundamental part: GPhC

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/duty-of-candour-is-not-an-add-on-its-a-fundamental-part-of-pharmacy-profession/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has developed two new resources- Keeping patients safe being open and honest and Pharmacy team toolkit – learning from incidents, to help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians fulfil the duty of candour – the professional responsibility to be open and honest with patients if/when something goes wrong. The new resources bring together relevant existing policy, standards, and previous statements on the professional obligations of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, with respect to candour.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-news,pharmacy-business,Duty-of-Candour,Duty-of-candour-GPhC,GPhC-professionalism,GPhC-standards-for-pharmacy-professionals,Pharmacy-Code-of-Ethics-UK

MYS portal only route for referred back, disallowed items

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mys-portal-to-be-only-route-for-referred-back-disallowed-items-from-july/)

Description: From July 2022, Manage Your Services (MYS) portal will be the only route available for pharmacy contactors to submit all new prescription returns/referred back items and disallowed items, reminded the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). Contractors will be able to view and submit the required information for all these items only through the MYS portal.

Category:

Tag: MYS-portal,pharmacy-business,My-Service-Portal,MYS-portal-PSNC,Manage-your-Service,NHS-MYS,MYS-portal-Lateral-Flow,MYS-portal-access,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Anti-aging tips:4 Unconventional Procedures For Men

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/4-unconventional-procedures-for-men-interested-in-anti-aging/)

Description: Men, it’s time to start paying attention to anti-aging procedures! While you may not be as worried about wrinkles and fine lines as your female counterparts, that doesn’t mean you can neglect your skin. There are a number of unconventional procedures out there that can help keep you looking young and handsome for years to come. In this blog post, we will discuss four of the most popular unconventional procedures for men interested in anti-aging.

Category:

Tag: anti-aging-tips,pharmacy-business,Natural-anti-aging-tips,Best-anti-aging-procedures-2022,Best-anti-aging-treatments-for-40s,Anti-Ageing-cream-for-men,Anti-aging-for-men

Skin Care Tips: Keep Your Skin Healthy During the Summer

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/amazing-skin-care-tips-that-will-keep-your-skin-healthy-during-the-summer/)

Description: The summer sun can be tough on your skin, but following these amazing tips will help keep your skin healthy all season long! Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen religiously, and don’t forget to exfoliate regularly to slough away dead skin cells. If you start to experience any skin problems, consult a dermatologist immediately. With these tips, you’ll have gorgeous, healthy skin all summer long!

Category:

Tag: Skin-Care-Tips,pharmacy-business,Skin-care-tips-at-home,Top-10-skin-care-tips,Skin-care-tips-at-home,Skin-care-routine,Summer-skin-care-routine-at-home,Top-10-skin-care-tips-for-summer

Besins Healthcare acquires site to boost HRT production

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/besins-healthcare-acquires-new-manufacturing-site-to-boost-hrt-production-capability/)

Description: Besins Healthcare has acquired a pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Drogenbos, Belgium to boost the production of hormonal products including Oestrogel. Currently, the site which is being used as one of two manufacturing sites for their gel products [the other site being in France], is a strategic purchase to allow Besins Healthcare to increase production of its own products, offering greater efficiencies and greater integration into the company’s supply line.

Category:

Tag: Besins-Healthcare,pharmacy-business,besins-healthcare-belgium,Besins-Healthcare-progesterone,Besins-Healthcare-Oestrogel,Besins-Healthcare-Oestrogel-shortage

Immunity System : How To Boost Your Health

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-to-boost-your-health-and-immunity-system/)

Description: Are you worried about your immunity and want to strengthen your immune system? Taking care of your health and the health of your family, children, and parents is never exaggerated and unfounded. The organism must at all times have immunity that will allow it to cope with the greatest challenges. There are things you can’t influence. However, those things that you can influence to fight the virus more effectively, such as strengthening immunity, you must take seriously and take full advantage of this opportunity. That is why we are here to give you some great tips on how to successfully strengthen your immunity and improve your health.

Category:

Tag: How-to-boost-your-immune-system-naturally,pharmacy-business,Immune-system-booster-foods,How-to-improve-your-immune-system-NHS,Vitamins-to-boost-immune-system-UK

Polio found in London sewage, but risk of infection low

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/polio-found-in-london-sewage-but-risk-of-infection-considered-low/)

Description: Polio has been detected in sewage samples in London, the first sign since the 1980s that the virus could be spreading in the UK, but no cases have been found, authorities said. The risk of infection from the disease, which causes paralysis in children in under one per cent of cases, was also low because of high vaccination rates, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

Category:

Tag: Polio-vaccine,pharmacy-business,Polio-vaccine-UK-History,When-did-polio-start,NHS-England,pharmacy-updates-uk,Community-Pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Moderna to build mRNA vaccine facility in Britain

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/moderna-to-build-mrna-vaccine-facility-in-britain/)

Description: US biotech firm Moderna will build a new research and manufacturing centre in Britain to develop vaccines against new Covid-19 variants, other respiratory illnesses and help improve readiness for any future pandemics. The facility is expected to start producing shots in 2025 and Britain has made a commitment to buy Moderna’s vaccines for the next decade under the agreement.

Category:

Tag: Moderna-UK,pharmacy-business,Moderna-UK-news,Covid-vaccine-factory-UK,Vaccine-Manufacturing-Innovation-Centre,Covid-19-vaccines,pharmacy-updates-uk

Breast Cancer Prevention : 6 Things You Need To Know

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/6-things-you-need-to-know-on-breast-cancer-prevention/)

Description: Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. While this disease can be deadly, it is also preventable. This blog post will discuss six things you need to know about breast cancer prevention. Knowledge is power when it comes to fighting cancer, so read on and learn how you can protect yourself.

Category:

Tag: Breast-cancer-Awareness-tips,pharmacy-business,How-to-prevent-breast-cancer-naturally,Prevention-of-breast-cancer,Primary-prevention-of-breast-cancer,What-causes-breast-cancer

Oesophageal cancer:Erectile dysfunction drugs may help

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/erectile-dysfunction-drugs-may-help-in-treatment-of-oesophageal-cancer/)

Description: A group of drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction may be able to boost the effect of chemotherapy in oesophageal cancer, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council. The research, published on Tuesday (June 22) in Cell Reports Medicine, found that the drugs, known as PDE5 inhibitors can reverse chemotherapy resistance by targeting cells called cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) residing in the area surrounding the tumour.

Category:

Tag: Oesophageal-cancer,pharmacy-business,Erectile-dysfunction-drugs,Oesophageal-cancer-treatment,Community-Pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

HEE hosts webinars for pre-reg pharmacy technicians

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hee-hosts-webinars-for-pre-reg-pharmacy-technicians/)

Description: The Health Education England (HEE) has secured funding to further support growth of the pharmacy technician workforce in 2022/23. This support is through expansion of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician (PTPT) training capacity in community pharmacy or as part of a cross-sector integrated apprenticeship programme.

Category:

Tag: pre-reg-pharmacy-technicians-webinar,HEE-pharmacy-technician,pharmacy-business,Pre-reg-Pharmacy-Technician-London,Pre-registration-pharmacist,GPhC-pharmacy-technician

Schizophrenia and depression caused by smoking

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/smoking-causes-depression-and-schizophrenia/)

Description: Smoking increases the risk of developing schizophrenia and depression, a report by academics from the University of Bristol published on 20 June claims. It says smoking raises the risk of developing schizophrenia by between 53 per cent and 127 per cent and the risk of developing depression by from 54 per cent to 132 per cent.

Category:

Tag: depression-and-schizophrenia,pharmacy-business,Why-do-schizophrenics-smoke,Link-between-smoking-and-schizophrenia,Schizophrenia-and-smoking-cessation,Physiological-effects-of-smoking

NPA denounces ‘unaffordable’ health centre pharmacy rent

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-denounces-unaffordable-health-centre-pharmacy-rent/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has raised its concerns over rising cost of rent for its members. The association highlighted that pharmacy spending is shrinking, and therefore, the NHS Property Services must ensure viability of health centre pharmacies. In May, the NPA wrote to NHS Property Services to voice its concerns over the rising cost of rent after some of its members reported demands for a three-fold increase in rent.

Category:

Tag: NPA-news,pharmacy-business,National-Pharmacy-Association,unaffordable-health-centre-pharmacy-rent,NHS-Property-Services,Community-Pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk

Omicron : Less likely to cause long Covid

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/omicron-less-likely-to-cause-long-covid/)

Description: The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long Covid than previous variants, according to the first peer-reviewed study of its kind from the UK. Researchers at King’s College London, using data from nearly 100,000 people who logged their Covid symptoms via an app, found the odds of developing long Covid after infection were 20 per cent to 50 per cent lower during the Omicron wave in the UK compared to Delta. The figure varied depending on the patient’s age and the timing of their last vaccination.

Category:

Tag: Omicron-long-term-COVID,pharmacy-business,Omicron-long-Covid-UK,Long-COVID-recovery,Long-COVID-variants,Long-COVID-Omicron-vaccinated,Long-COVID-Omicron-treatment

Abemaciclib : NICE recommends for early breast cancer

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-abemaciclib-for-early-breast-cancer/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended abemaciclib also called Verzenios, made by Eli Lilly, for people with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, node-positive early breast cancer at high risk of recurrence who have had surgery to remove their tumour. The clinical trial result showed that people having abemaciclib with hormone therapy had a more than 30 per cent better chance of their cancer not coming back following surgery compared with people having hormone therapy alone.

Category:

Tag: Abemaciclib,pharmacy-business,Abemaciclib-cost-UK,new-breast-cancer-drug-2022,New-cancer-drugs,Abemaciclib-side-effects,NICE-news,Abemaciclib-mechanism-of-action

Catriona Sinclair:New vice-chair for Scottish Pharmacy Board

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/catriona-sinclair-is-new-vice-chair-for-scottish-pharmacy-board/)

Description: Catriona Sinclair, a community pharmacist in the Highlands with over thirty years’ experience, has been elected vice-chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)’s Scottish Pharmacy Board. As the incoming vice-chair, she will sit on the RPS’s assembly which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Society.

Category:

Tag: Catriona-Sinclai,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacist,RPS-Scotland-Board,Scottish-pharmacists,Community-Pharmacy-Scotland,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-board

PCCA Limited recalls batches of Ketamine oral solutions

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pcca-limited-recalls-batches-of-ketamine-oral-solutions/)

Description: PCCA Limited has issued a recall for its Ketamine 50mg/5ml and 100mg/5ml oral solutions after a small number of bottles have been observed to contain crystalline material. The company said it is recalling impacted batches from patients, pharmacies and hospitals as a precautionary measure.

Category:

Tag: ketamine-recall,pharmacy-business,Metformin-recall-UK-2022,MHRA-alerts-2022,MHRA-recall-guidance,Drug-recall-procedure-UK,Drug-recall-UK

MHRA joins international partnerships set global standards

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-joins-international-partnerships-that-set-global-standards/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been accepted as a full member of three international work-sharing partnerships. Through these partnerships the agency said it will play vital international role in making sure medicines and medical devices are regulated safely and efficiently worldwide,

Category:

Tag: Mhra-partnerships,pharmacy-business,MHRA-international-partnerships,MHRA-ILAP,innovative-licensing-and-access-pathway,ILAP-MHRA,pharmacy-updates-uk

IP training :Concerns over HEE’s ‘no funding’ decision

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/concerns-over-hees-no-funding-decision-for-ip-training/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has raised concern over the Health Education England (HEE)’s decision on cutting funding to independent prescribing training. The HEE has reportedly decided that no funding will be available to back-fill trainees undertaking the pharmacist independent prescribing (PIP) qualification, or for the supervision of trainees by DPPs and DMPs.

Category:

Tag: PDA-concers,HEE-funded-courses-2022,pharmacy-business,hee-funding-2021/22,HEE-funding-for-Independent-prescribing,HEE-Pharmacy-Integration-Fund,RPS-independent-prescribing

Walgreens:New clinical trial business to use patients data

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/walgreens-to-use-pharmacy-patients-data-for-new-clinical-trial-business/)

Description: Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the launch of its new clinical trials business that aims to use patient data from its pharmacies to help drive up recruitment in studies conducted by drugmakers. With patient recruitment and enrollment remain key challenges in clinical trials, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said it can proactively match diverse patient populations to trials across a range of disease areas based on race, gender, socioeconomic status and location with its patient reach and access to an extensive foundation of pharmacy and patient-authorised clinical data.

Category:

Tag: Walgreens-clinical-trials,pharmacy-business,Walgreens-trial,Walgreens-Boots-Alliance,Boots-UK,community-pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

PDA:Mandatory training for those who wish to sign fit notes

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-seeks-mandatory-training-for-those-who-wish-to-sign-fit-notes/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has called for a mandatory training for those who wish to sign fit notes. The union said it will be seeking urgent clarification around the rollout of guidance and timescales of when this will be available to PDA members working in primary care and hospitals, who will be at the forefront of the implementation.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Get-a-sick-note-online-free,PDA-online-training-free,Fit-note-online,How-to-get-a-sick-note,How-to-get-a-sick-note-NHS,community-pharmacy

3 Types Of Medications Used In Dental Care

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/3-types-of-medications-used-in-dental-care/)

Description: Many are well informed about different diseases that involve oral cavities. Fortunately, several medications assist in treating these diseases. Dentists or dental professionals prescribe drugs for dental care, depending on the issue. Specific medications are offered to prevent or treat infection, reduce anxiety, minimize pain and inflammation, treat bacterial infections, teeth cleaning or whitening, and many others. Overall, this article will get you acquainted with some types of medications dental professionals use in caring for their patient’s teeth. If you want to know them, then read them on.

Category:

Tag: Dental-Care pharmacy-business 3-Types-Of-Medications-in-dental-care List-of-drugs-used-in-dentistry Dental-prescription-NHS antibiotics-used-in-dentistry

PSNC shares heatwave advice for community pharmacies

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-shares-heatwave-advice-for-community-pharmacies/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has shared materials to help community pharmacy in communicating relevant advice to people during this heatwave. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a heat-health alert for the next few days. It has also published a beat the heat poster, along with its heatwave guidance, which could be used in pharmacies to raise awareness.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacies,heatwave-advice-uk,Healthy-Living-Pharmacy-campaigns-2022,heatwave-uk-next-week,Heatwave-UK-2022,UK-heatwave-June-2022

NHS set to roll out two superbugs busting drugs

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-set-to-roll-out-two-superbugs-busting-drugs/)

Description: The NHS has signed the first-of-its-kind subscription deal for two antimicrobial drugs – cefiderocol and ceftazidime–avibactam, manufactured by Shionogi and Pfizer respectively – that will help around 1700 patients per year with severe bacterial infections. Under this deal, pharmaceutical firms will receive a fixed yearly fee – capped at a level that represents value to taxpayers – in order to incentivise funding for innovation that can generate a pipeline of new antibiotics for NHS patients.

Category:

Tag: cefiderocol-and-ceftazidime–avibactam,pharmacy-business,NHS-news,Cefiderocol-resistance,antimicrobial-drugs-nhs,nhs-rollout-drugs,NHS-latest,pharmacy-updates-uk

Community pharmacies funded:make cancer hospital referrals

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacies-could-be-funded-to-spot-signs-of-cancer-and-make-hospital-referrals/)

Description: Community pharmacies in England could soon be allowed to make cancer referrals to hospitals under new plans to improve early detection of the disease. An NHS pilot scheme, which starts later this year as a pilot in an undisclosed number of places of England, will see community pharmacy staff spotting signs of cancer in people who might not have noticed symptoms.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacies,pharmacy-business,cancer-hospital-referrals,early-detection-of-cancer,community-pharmacy-cancer-detection,pharmacy-updates-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

RPS:Survey aimed at increasing member participation

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-opens-survey-aimed-at-increasing-member-participation-and-communications/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has opened a survey which asks its members how they would want to take part in and learn about decisions made by the RPS. The RPS said the survey was a core part of the independent review of member participation and communications led by communications consultancy Luther Pendragon.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-news,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-survey

Pharmacist struck off for illegally supplying pom medicine

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/solihull-pharmacist-struck-off-for-illegally-supplying-a-prescription-only-medicine-to-the-caribbean/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has removed a pharmacist from its register who black-marketed ‘zolpidem’ along with another pharmacist between 2015 and 2016. Dean Zainool Dookhan, a pharmacist first registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain on 18 October 2004 and whose registration was later transferred to the General Pharmaceutical Council under registration number 2059808, was jailed last year for exporting 20,000 packets of zolpidem to the Caribbean.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-struck-off-list,pharmacy-business,Pharmacist-removed-from-register,Pharmacist-suspended-UK,Pharmacist-struck-off-2022,GPhC-investigations,GPhC-register

Climate change:Pharmacy teams urged to sign up

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-teams-urged-to-sign-up-to-bold-action-on-climate-change/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Pharmacy Declares are inviting pharmacy teams from around the world to sign up and commit to taking “bold action” on climate change as mentioned in a climate change charter which was published on Monday (June 13). The charter asks pharmacy teams to commit to understanding how human health and the systems which underpin it are “reliant on the state of our natural environment” and actively explore ways to make pharmacy practice and medicine use more sustainable.

Category:

Tag: Climate-change,pharmacy-business,Climate-change-and-pharmacy,Rpharms-climate-change,RPS-climate-change,Pharmacy-and-the-environment,Pharmacy-environmental-sustainability

Sanofi and GSK:Next-gen Covid booster against main variants

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/sanofi-and-gsks-next-gen-covid-booster-jab-has-potential-against-main-variants/)

Description: French drugmaker Sanofi said on Monday (June 13) an upgraded version of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate it is developing with GSK showed potential in two trials to protect against the virus’s main variants of concern, including the Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 strains, when used as a booster shot. While the two companies’ first experimental Covid shot is undergoing review by the European Medicines Agency, Sanofi and GSK have continued work on a vaccine that is moulded on the now-supplanted Beta variant, hoping still that it will confer broad protection against future viral mutations.

Category:

Tag: Sanofi-and-GSK,pharmacy-business,Covid-booster-jab,Sanofi-GSK-vaccine,When-will-GSK-COVID-vaccine-be-ready,Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline-COVID-vaccine,Sanofi-GSK-COVID-vaccine-efficacy

Pharmacy engagement in ICSs will be vital

Posted by 12 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-engagement-in-icss-will-be-vital/)

Description: Community pharmacy should be involved in key decisions in neighbourhoods and systems to help reduce workload and increase patient access, a roundtable organised by the National Pharmacy Association to discuss a recent review on primary care integration has concluded. The NPA said it would be sending the recently published report on the roundtable to local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and other local pharmacy leaders as a tool to help them engage with Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) which will become statutory bodies from July 1.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,NPA-roundtable,Integrated-care-systems,Integrated-care-systems-2022,primary-care-integration,Community-Pharmacy-Roundtable-report

Tips On How To Choose Quality Supplements For You

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/useful-tips-on-how-to-choose-quality-supplements-for-you/)

Description: When it comes to supplements, more and more people are starting to become interested in them. This is because supplements have a lot of benefits that can improve a person’s health in many ways. However, with the increasing popularity of supplements also comes an increase in the number of low-quality and ineffective supplements on the market. Because of this, it is important for people who are interested in taking supplements to know how to choose quality ones that will be beneficial to their health. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to do just that.

Category:

Tag: Best-supplements-to-take-for-overall-health,pharmacy-business,Best-supplements-to-take-daily,How-to-choose-a-supplement-brand,How-to-choose-a-multivitamin

Omicron subvariants spread:Risk of Covid deaths rising-ECDC

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eu-disease-prevention-agency-sees-risk-of-covid-deaths-rising-as-omicron-subvariants-spread/)

Description: Two new subvariants of Omicron — BA.4 and BA.5 — are spreading much faster than other corovanirus variants in Europe, which could lead to more hospitalisations and deaths as they become dominant, the EU’s disease prevention agency said on Monday (June 13). Most EU countries have so far detected low rates of the two subgroups. But in countries where the proportion has risen – such as Portugal, where BA.5 accounted for 87 per cent of cases by May 30 — there have been surges in overall cases, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Category:

Tag: New-variants-of-concern,pharmacy-business,Omicron-subvariants,BA.4-and-BA.5,COVID-variants-of-concern-UK,COVID-variants-UK-GOV,New-COVID-variants-of-concern

icosapent ethyl:Heart attacks,strokes with raised blood fats

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-new-treatment-to-prevent-heart-attacks-strokes-in-people-with-raised-blood-fats/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended icosapent ethyl also called Vazkepa manufactured by Amarin for adults who have cardiovascular disease with controlled LDL-C levels taking a statin. It’s final draft guidance is expected to be available on the July 20.

Category:

Tag: Icosapent-ethyl,pharmacy-business,Vazkepa,Icosapent-ethyl-NICE,Icosapent-ethyl-UK,Buy-Vascepa-UK,New-stroke-treatments-work-miracles,Future-treatments-for-stroke

How Technology Can Improve the Health Sector in Today’s Age

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/how-technology-can-improve-the-health-sector-in-todays-age/)

Description: Are you looking for ways technology can improve the health sector? Technology has revolutionized every industry imaginable, so it’s no surprise that it has also made its mark on the health sector. In this blog post, we will discuss how technology is helping to improve healthcare for everyone. From telemedicine to mobile apps, technology makes it easier than ever for people to get the care they need. Keep reading to learn more.

Category:

Tag: Benefits-of-technology-in-healthcare,pharmacy-business,importance-of-technology-in-healthcare,technology-in-health-sector,Impact-of-technology-in-healthcare

Fit notes are an unsuitable service to be provided:DHSC

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/fit-notes-are-an-unsuitable-service-to-be-provided-over-the-counter-says-dhsc/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care has clarified that community pharmacists will not be among those allowed to issue sick notes, calling the service unsuitable to be provided over the counter. In response to a question from Pharmacy Business, a spokesperson for the department said that the policy change was “aimed at pharmacists working within general practices or hospital settings”, adding: “The intention is that ‘where’ the fit note is issued will remain the same but ‘who’ issues it will change.

Category:

Tag: DHSC-news,Fit-note-Universal-Credit,pharmacy-business,Backdated-fit-note-Universal-Credit,community-pharmacists,Med3,Pharmacy-News-2022,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Hub and spoke dispensing must benefit patient care

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hub-and-spoke-must-benefit-patient-care/)

Description: While responding to the consultation on hub and spoke dispensing, trade unions for pharmacists have emphasised that the patient safety and care must be the priority in hub and spoke dispensing. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has welcomed the opportunity provided by a change in legislation to enable community pharmacies to make use of hub and spoke dispensing but reaffirmed that patient care must be at the heart of future changes.

Category:

Tag: hub-and-spoke-dispensing,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,RPS-news,Pharmacy-News-2022

GSK:Elusive vaccine for common respiratory virus

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-closer-to-cracking-elusive-vaccine-for-common-respiratory-virus/)

Description: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline aims to get its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine to regulators for review later this year, after interim data showed the vaccine was effective in a keenly-watched late-stage study involving older adults. RSV is a leading cause of pneumonia in toddlers and the elderly, but the complex molecular structure of the virus and safety concerns have stymied efforts to develop a vaccine since the virus was first discovered in 1956.

Category:

Tag: GSK-RSV-vaccine,pharmacy-business,GSK-RSV-vaccine-pediatric,Sanofi-RSV-vaccine,GSK-RSV-vaccine-older-adults,RSV-vaccine-2022,GSK-RSV-vaccine-maternal

Monkeypox infection:UKHSA advises self-isolation for people

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/ukhsa-advises-self-isolation-for-people-with-monkeypox-infection/)

Description: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has advised self-isolation for people diagnosed with monkeypox to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Household members are at the highest risk of becoming infected from a case within their house. The new guidance advises people with monkeypox infection to take steps to try and limit transmission within the household.

Category:

Tag: Monkeypox-infection,UKHSA,pharmacy-business,monkeypox-infections-uk,Monkeypox-vaccine,Monkeypox-Prevention,monkeypox-infection-uk,monkeypox-outbreak-2022-uk

Atorvastatin named most dispensed drug in England in 2021/22

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/atorvastatin-named-most-dispensed-drug-in-england-in-2021-22/)

Description: Atorvastatin was the most dispensed drug in England in 2021/22 with 53.4 million items, revealed the annual Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) published by NHS Business Services Authority. According to the official statistics, Apixaban (an anticoagulant) was the drug with the highest cost of £401 million.

Category:

Tag: Atorvastatin,pharmacy-business,most-dispensed-drug-uk,most-prescribed-drug-uk,Top-100-drugs-list,NHS-most-dispensed-drugs,top-10-most-dispensed-drugs-uk

Age to buy cigarettes should rise annually

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/age-to-buy-cigarettes-should-rise-annually/)

Description: The age at which people can buy tobacco in England should rise by one each year until it becomes a “smoke-free” society, a government-commissioned review recommended on Thursday (June 9). The minimum age today is 18. But the review by Javed Khan, former head of children’s charity Barnardo’s, advised raising it annually until eventually no one can buy tobacco products.

Category:

Tag: Legal-age-to-buy-cigarettes-UK-2022,pharmacy-business,Legal-age-to-smoke-vape-in-UK,Legal-age-to-smoke-cigarettes-in-UK,smoking-laws-uk-2022,Smoking-law-UK

RPS teams up with Marie Curie charity for community pharmacy

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-teams-up-with-a-charity-to-develop-new-standards-in-end-of-life-care-for-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched a partnership with the charity Marie Curie to develop professional standards in end of life care for community pharmacy. Available for pharmacy teams across the UK, the standards will provide a free, evidence-based framework to help community pharmacies self-assess and continuously improve their end of life and bereavement care for patients and carers.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-guidelines,pharmacy-teams-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022,Marie-Curie-charity

Violence against pharmacists forcing them to work elsewhere

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rise-in-violence-against-pharmacists-is-forcing-them-to-look-for-work-elsewhere/)

Description: Violent and abusive behaviour against pharmacists is impacting on recruitment and retention of staff in the sector, according to the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA). The trade union for pharmacists told BBC Breakfast TV on Wednesday (May 8) that its members have continuously raised workplace safety concerns due to an alarming rise in the incidents of abuse and violence against pharmacy staff. The PDA union has been calling for adequate risk assessments and preventative safety measures to be put in place in pharmacies whist adopting a zero-tolerance approach to violence and abuse.

Category:

Tag: Violence-in-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,violence-against-pharmacists-uk,community-pharmacy,PDA-violence,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022

TECHNOLOGY: Pharmacists working from home

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/technology-pharmacists-working-from-home/)

Description: One evening whilst I was watching TV, my phone pinged with an all too familiar WhatsApp alert with a message preview saying “Can you help”. I recognised the name as one of our Titan pharmacy customers who was clearly in a state of panic. I replied offering my assistance and asked him what was up. What followed over the next 24 hours was an interesting case study of how innovative technology can genuinely solve real challenges in pharmacies. Mr P (let’s call him that) had booked a locum to cover in his dispensary on the next day so he could focus on his vaccination service. The problem – his locum had just called to cancel his booking (no reason given) and now he had no cover. Meanwhile, he was fully booked with back to back appointments and could not cancel them. He had phoned round his usual network of pharmacists and no one was available at short notice.

Category:

Tag: Technology-used-in-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,New-technology-in-pharmacy,Digital-technology-in-pharmacy,Importance-of-technology-in-pharmacy,Technology-in-retail-pharmacy

Innovative Medicines Fund : £340m NHS fund

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/govt-fast-tracks-life-saving-medicines-with-new-340m-nhs-fund/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) launched a new Innovative Medicines Fund on Tuesday (June 7) under which £340 million has been made available to purchase potentially life-saving drugs early. This will allow NHS patients in England to have early access to potentially life-saving and cutting-edge treatments.

Category:

Tag: NHS-Innovative-Medicines-Fund,pharmacy-business,Innovative-Medicines-Fund-2022,Innovative-Medicines-Fund-consultation,New-medicines-Fund-Scotland,Drug-Fund

Monkeypox :Health agency confirms community spread in UK

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/health-agency-confirms-community-spread-of-monkeypox-in-england/)

Description: Monkeypox appears to be spreading from person to person in England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Wednesday (June 1). The usually mild viral disease, which is endemic in west and central Africa, is understood to spread through close contact. Until early May, cases rarely cropped up outside Africa and were typically linked to travel to there.

Category:

Tag: community-spread-UK,pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-uk,UKHSA-news,monkeypox-symptoms,monkeypox-cases-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022

RPS publishes new guidance for prescribing practice

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-publishes-new-guidance-for-prescribing-practice/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a new professional guidance for prescribing practice on Monday (June 6) which it says will be “for the benefit of all independent prescribers across the UK”. Based on collaboration with multi-professional stakeholders, the document is a guidance tool for prescribers wanting to expand their prescribing scope of practice.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,professional-guidance-for-prescribing-practice,Good-prescribing-practice,GP-prescribing-guidelines,Safe-prescribing-guidelines

Monkeypox designated a notifiable disease

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/monkeypox-designated-a-notifiable-disease/)

Description: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that monkeypox is to be listed as a notifiable disease in law from Wednesday (June 8). The new legislation means all doctors in England are required to notify their local council or local Health Protection Team (HPT) if they suspect a patient has monkeypox. Laboratories must also notify the UKHSA if the monkeypox virus is identified in a laboratory sample.

Category:

Tag: Monkeypox,pharmacy-business,monkeypox-uk,monkeypox-news,monkeypox-symptoms,monkeypox-cases-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022

Novartis drug combo shows promise in childhood brain cancer - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/novartis-drug-combo-shows-promise-in-childhood-brain-cancer/)

Description: An oral drug combination by Novartis showed promise in treating a subgroup of patients suffering from a common childhood brain cancer in a trial. In the mid-stage trial, 47 per cent of the patients that were given the two drugs Tafinlar and Mekinist saw their tumours shrink, far above a rate of 11 per cent in a comparative group of participants on standard chemotherapy, the drugmaker said on Monday, June 6.

Category:

Tag: Novartis-drug-list,pharmacy-business,child-brain-cancer-treatment,Brain-Tumor-clinical-trials,Brain-tumour-clinical-trials-UK,drugs-tafinlar-and-mekinist-immunotherapy

Family friendly rights in workplace UK : Law

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/law-family-friendly-rights-in-workplace/)

Description: The government has previously committed to introducing several new family-friendly rights following numerous consultations over the last few years. These include: neonatal leave and pay; carer’s leave; and extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents.

Category:

Tag: Family-friendly-rights-UK,pharmacy-business,Family-friendly-rights-in-the-workplace,Flexible-working-family-friendly-rights,Working-parents-rights-flexible-hours

5 Guidelines To Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/keep-your-respiratory-system-healthy-with-these-valuable-guidelines/)

Description: It is common knowledge that human happiness and well-being are dependent on good health. According to The American Lung Association (ALA) though, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women as well. Unfortunately, it seems we often overlook the importance of our lungs. We tend to forget that they are nature’s natural defensive system designed to keep dirt and germs out. However, there are several crucial things you can do to lower your lung disease risk. Here are some valuable guidelines for keeping your lungs in good shape.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,What-are-5-ways-to-keep-your-respiratory-system-healthy,Ways-to-keep-your-lungs-healthy,How-to-keep-lungs-healthy-naturally,5-ways-to-take-care-of-respiratory-system

11 things to consider before buying a pharmacy

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/11-things-to-do-before-buying-a-pharmacy/)

Description: We have been specialising in community pharmacy sector for over 30 years and have helped many pharmacists acquire their first pharmacy. We have seen several of those first-time buyers transition into multiple pharmacy owners under our specialist guidance and support through the years. Acquiring the first pharmacy can be a challenge to most pharmacists especially when they do not have the necessary skill in reading the numbers presented in terms of the target pharmacy’s performance and how to interpret these in order to arrive at a valuation for the purpose of submitting an offer.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Steps-to-buying-a-pharmacy,Should-i-buy-a-pharmacy,Buy-a-pharmacy-business,How-much-to-buy-a-pharmacy-UK,Buy-independent-pharmacy

Best practice award RPS: Pharmacist from NHS Tayside

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-scotland-presents-best-practice-award-to-a-pharmacist-from-nhs-tayside/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) presented the best practice award to a pharmacist from NHS Tayside at an event on May 29 which celebrated pharmacy practice across Scotland. The Glasgow event, organised by RPS, brought together pharmacists from across the country to present their own best-practice examples.

Category:

Tag: Best-practice-award,pharmacy-business,NHS-Tayside,Alex-Matos,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-Awards,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022,Community-pharmacy

Eczema in children : Don’t underestimate it

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/skincare-cpd-dont-underestimate-eczema/)

Description: Eczema (atopic dermatitis), which affects up to 20 per cent of children, is one of the most common conditions pharmacists encounter, but don’t underestimate eczema. Generalised eczema may compromise health-related quality of life (HRQoL) more than several other chronic diseases, including asthma, epilepsy and diabetes. Despite the impact on HRQoL, underuse of moisturisers and topical corticosteroids often leaves childhood eczema poorly controlled. UK researchers recently reported that several factors contribute to the underuse of moisturisers and topical corticosteroids in children with eczema. For instance, most of the 30 parents and carers interviewed felt that they had received little information about eczema.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-Academy,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-teams,Toddler-eczema-treatment-uk,How-to-cure-eczema-permanently,eczema-in-children-treatment,Eczema-treatment

Pfizer to exit GSK joint venture after demerger

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pfizer-to-exit-gsk-joint-venture-after-demerger/)

Description: US drugs giant Pfizer will exit its consumer healthcare joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline after the unit is spun off next month, the British drugmaker said Wednesday (June 1). GSK will list the healthcare division on the London stock market on July 18 as it looks to concentrate on the pharmaceutical business, it said in a statement.

Category:

Tag: GSK-Pfizer-demerger,pharmacy-business,GSK-Consumer-Healthcare,GSK-consumer-healthcare-spin-off,Haleon-GSK,GSK-consumer-healthcare-news,GSK-demerger-2022,drug-Panadol

Queen's Birthday Honours list:Andrew Evans and Marc Donovan

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/queens-birthday-honours-list-welsh-cpho-andrew-evans-and-boots-marc-donovan-appointed-obe/)

Description: The chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) for Wales and chief pharmacists at Boots and the Ministry of Defence are among a total of 1,134 people who received an award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list to mark her Platinum Jubilee. All three pharmacists were appointed officers of the Order of the British Empire or OBE.

Category:

Tag: Queen-Birthday-Honours-list,pharmacy-business,Andrew-Evans,Marc-Donovan,community-pharmacy,Latest-Honours-list,Queen's-Honours-2022-list,Boots-pharmacists

Pete Kelly : Accord managing director is new chair at BGMA

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/accords-pete-kelly-is-new-chair-at-bgma/)

Description: The British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) has voted Pete Kelly, managing director of Accord UK, to become its new chair. He replaces Peter Ballard, who has completed his second tenure as the association’s chair and will now serve a further year as vice-chair. Pete leads the UK operations of Accord, one of the largest generic and biosimilar manufacturers in Europe. In the UK, the company currently supplies a fifth of all generic medicines.

Category:

Tag: Pete-Kelly,pharmacy-business,Accord-managing-director,peter-kelly-accord,bgma-news,Community-pharmacy,pharmacy-updates-uk,Pharmacy-News-2022

DHSC adds one pump daily dose conversion to Oestrogel SSPs

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-adds-one-pump-daily-dose-conversion-to-oestrogel-ssps/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has suggested Estradiol patch as an alternative for patients who use 1 pump of Oestrogel daily. DHSC has updated Annex A of SSP022 and SSP023 for Oestrogel Pump-Pack 0.06 per cent gel to include a dose conversion to a specific alternative Estradiol patch. Previously, only dose conversions for patients using 2 to 4 pumps daily were included in Annex A of SSP022 and SSP023.

Category:

Tag: DHSC-news,pharmacy-business,Estradiol-patch,Oestrogel-dose,one-pump-daily-dose-conversion-to-Oestrogel,Oestrogel-pump-Pack-80g,Oestrogel-pump-shortage

Community pharmacy delivers nearly 5m flu jabs in 2021-22

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharmacy-delivers-nearly-5m-flu-jabs-in-2021-22/)

Description: Community pharmacy teams in England have broken all previous records by a distance and delivered nearly five million flu jabs in the past season. They have administered over 2.08 million more flu vaccinations under the national programme during 2021-22 than the previous year, which is a a 75 increase, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has reported.

Category:

Tag: 5m-flu-jabs,pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-teams,Community-pharmacy,flu-vaccinations-uk,flu-jab-uk,uk-flu-jab-cost,Free-flu-jab,Book-flu-jab-online

Monkeypox :People infected can isolate at home

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/people-infected-with-monkeypox-can-isolate-at-home-says-health-security-agency/)

Description: People infected with monkeypox can isolate at home if they remain well enough, whilst following measures to limit close contact with others, the UK’s health security agency (UKHSA) said on Monday (May 30), part of guidance designed to curb the country’s rise in cases of the viral illness. More than 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in May, outside of Africa where the virus is endemic. The usually mild illness spreads through close contact and can cause flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions.

Category:

Tag: monkeypox,pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-isolation,Monkeypox-symptoms,Monkeypox-treatment,Monkeypox-UK,Monkeypox-outbreak,Monkeypox-transmission,smallpox-vaccine

NPA raises more than £11,000 for mental health charity

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-raises-more-than-11000-for-mental-health-charity/)

Description: As part of its centenary celebrations, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has raised more than eleven thousand pounds for mental health charity Mind. A total of £11,583 was raised for Mind and the Association continues to encourage members to support the charity.

Category:

Tag: mental-health-charity,pharmacy-business,NPA-news,Mental-health-charities-UK,Mental-health-UK-NHS,Mental-health-UK-statistics,Why-is-mental-health-increasing-UK

Teva UK launches generic version of Apixaban

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/teva-uk-launches-generic-version-of-apixaban/)

Description: Recently launched generic version of Apixaban by Teva UK is said to bring savings to the NHS drug bill while making sure patients get the medicine they need. The generic apixaban is available for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), with one or more risk factors, such as prior stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE in adults.

Category:

Tag: Teva-UK,generic-version-of-Apixaban,pharmacy-business,Apixaban-generic-price,Apixaban-price,Apixaban-Eliquis,Apixaban-generic,Apixaban-tablets

GSK to buy Affinivax for up to $3.3 bln in vaccines push

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-to-buy-affinivax-for-up-to-3-3-bln-in-vaccines-push/)

Description: GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday (May 31) snapped up US biopharmaceutical firm Affinivax for up to $3.3 billion, expanding further into vaccines before the demerger of its consumer health care arm. The London-listed company has agreed to pay $2.1 billion upfront and up to $1.2 billion in potential development milestones for Affinivax.

Category:

Tag: gsk-acquisition,pharmacy-business,Affinivax-news,GSK-news,gsk-affinivax,Affinivax-pneumococcal-vaccine,24-valent-pneumococcal-vaccine,pharmacy-updates-uk

Hub and spoke dispensing : Many unknown unknowns

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/many-unknown-unknowns-with-hub-and-spoke/)

Description: Two weeks prior to the closing of the hub and spoke consultation, issues around patient safety, costs and competition as well as practicalities such as what to do with uncollected medicines were discussed in a webinar on hub and spoke dispensing on Wednesday (May 26). The webinar was organised by Sigma Pharmaceuticals in association with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). NPA director of corporate affairs Gareth Jones chaired the event and was joined by Sigma’s Hatul Shah and Raj Haria as well as NPA vice chair Nick Kaye and NPA head of advice and support services Jasmine Shah.

Category:

Tag: hub-and-spoke-dispensing,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk,Sigma-Pharmaceuticals,pharmacy-updates-uk

Fuller ‘blueprint’ backs community pharmacy

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/fuller-blueprint-backs-community-pharmacy/)

Description: NHS England and NHS Improvement published on May 26 the findings of the Fuller ‘stocktake’ — setting out how primary care can work with partners across health and care to best meet the needs of their local communities. Dr Claire Fuller’s report lays emphasis on the essential role of primary care and the potential of integrated neighbourhood teams in reducing the burden of ill health and tackling health inequities.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,role-of-primary-care,Winter-access-Fund-guidance,NHS-England-GP-guidance,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-updates-uk

Monkeypox presents moderate risk to public health

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/monkeypox-presents-moderate-risk-to-public-health/)

Description: The World Health Organization said on Sunday (May 29) that monkey pox constitutes a “moderate risk” to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found. “The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons,” WHO said.

Category:

Tag: monkeypox,pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-treatment,Monkeypox-UK,Monkeypox-symptoms,Monkeypox-Prevention,Monkeypox-treatment,Interesting-facts-about-monkeypox

Cardiometabolic clinic:LTHT setup with Boehringer Ingelheim

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/leeds-teaching-hospital-partners-with-boehringer-ingelheim-to-set-up-innovative-cardiometabolic-clinic/)

Description: In partnership with the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) has recently established an innovative cardiometabolic clinic. The clinic focuses on reducing cardiovascular risk in people with diabetes who have recently been discharged from LTHT following a heart attack. It is delivered jointly by the cardiology department at Leeds General Infirmary and the diabetes services at the Trust.

Category:

Tag: innovative-cardiometabolic-clinic,pharmacy-business,Boehringer-Ingelheim,Leeds-Teaching-Hospitals-Trust,Cardiometabolic-health,Type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease

Injectable immunotherapy treatment for rare breast cancer

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-new-injectable-immunotherapy-treatment-for-rare-triple-negative-breast-cancer/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy (paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel) which is said to benefit people with triple negative breast cancer. Clinical trial evidence shows that, compared with paclitaxel, pembrolizumab combination increases how long people have before their cancer gets worse and how long they live.

Category:

Tag: Breast-cancer-immunotherapy-drugs,pharmacy-business,Immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-UK,immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-triple-negative,Good-news-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer

Pickfords Pharmacy:3 independent pharmacy businesses rebrand

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/three-chains-rebrand-as-pickfords-pharmacy/)

Description: A group of 21 community pharmacies in the Midlands and Yorkshire will have a new name – Pickfords Pharmacy. The group has been created by combining three independent pharmacy businesses which traded as Mr Pickford’s, McGills Pharmacy and D&R Sharp. All pharmacies in the new group will be rebranded over the coming months, with a series of launch events planned by local teams.

Category:

Tag: Pickfords-Pharmacy pharmacy-business Mr-Pickford’s McGills-Pharmacy D&R-Sharp independent-pharmacy-businesses latest-pharmacy-news-uk pharmacy-updates-uk

Roche AccuChek Insulin pumps: warning over insulin leakage

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/safety-warning-over-insulin-leakage-from-roche-accu-chek-insight-insulin-pumps/)

Description: Following concerns raised about cracked cartridges and insulin leaks, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a national patient safety alert for the NovoRapid PumpCart prefilled insulin cartridge and the Roche Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pump system. The regulator have asked patients to check the pre-filled glass insulin cartridge for cracks before use. It advised against using the cartridge if it has been dropped even if no cracks are visible and urged to closely follow the updated handling instructions in the pump user manual when changing pre-filled glass insulin cartridges.

Category:

Tag: Roche-AccuChek-Insulin-pumps,Insulin-pump-safety-concerns,pharmacy-business,NovoRapid-PumpCart,Roche-insulin-pump,Pros-and-cons-of-insulin-pump,NHS-insulin-pump

Faricimab as treatment option for 2 forms of sight loss:Nice

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-faricimab-as-treatment-option-for-two-forms-of-sight-loss/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended faricimab as treatment option for adults with wet age-related macular degeneration or diabetic macular oedema. Thousands of people in England could benefit from the recommendation of a new drug that helps to treat two leading causes of sight loss and visual impairment.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Faricimab-NICE,Faricimab-clinical-trials,Faricimab-UK,Faricimab-FDA-approval,Macular-degeneration-treatment,Macular-degeneration-treatment-injection

Abdul Basit bags RPS Harrison Memorial Medal

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/professor-abdul-basit-bags-rps-harrison-memorial-medal/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has awarded Professor Abdul Basit with the RPS Harrison Memorial Medal for an outstanding contribution to advancing pharmaceutical science. Professor Basit graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Pharmacy from the University of Bath, and received his PhD from The School of Pharmacy, University of London.

Category:

Tag: Prof-Abdul-Basit,pharmacy-business,RPS-Harrison-Memorial-Medal,RPS-Harrison-Memorial-Medal,Pharmacy-news-UK,Pharmacy-News-2022,Pharmacy-Magazine,Community-pharmacy-news

Independent Prescribers: Workforce strategy harness skills

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/workforce-strategy-must-harness-skills-of-independent-prescribers-in-clinical-care/)

Description: The fusion of the unique in-depth understanding of medicines by pharmacists together with the competence to prescribe offers will improve access to care and increase capacity in the health system, said the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Director for England Ravi Sharma to Parliament at the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry on workforce on Monday (May 23).

Category:

Tag: Workforce-strategy-of-independent-prescribers,pharmacy-business,RPS-news,Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society,independent-prescribers,clinical-role-of-pharmacists

PDA:2 year post qualification eligibility criteria IP course

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-urges-regulator-to-keep-two-year-post-qualification-eligibility-criteria-for-ip-course/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) says the pharmacy regulator should maintain a two-year post qualification eligibility criteria, in addition to the qualitative measures being introduced which would be in the best interest of patient safety, before a pharmacist is allowed to commence an IP course. The association was responding to an announcement by the GPhC’s move to scrap the two year requirement for Independent Prescribing (IP) course.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,PDA-news,Independent-prescribing-pharmacist-course-online,independent-prescribers,ip-courses-eligibility,How-to-find-a-prescribing-pharmacist

Aneet Kapoor :How Review Steering Group proposals will help

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/getting-the-best-from-your-lpcs-and-psnc-how-the-review-steering-groups-proposals-will-help/)

Description: When I was asked by fellow independent contractors to join the Review Steering Group (RSG) back in late 2020, I said yes, because I wanted, fundamentally, to look for some ways to improve both LPCs and PSNC. Through my experiences with Greater Manchester LPC I had seen the sorts of changes that LPCs could make and the positive impact that those had on local engagement and in allowing us to do more to support contractors: I wanted to help share what we had learned with the rest of the country. I was pretty sure that the national negotiator could make some positive changes as well. It took longer than I had hoped. And it was a lot harder than I had imagined – not least because of the extent of some of the divisions within our sector – but after 15 months of hard work, I’m pleased with where we have got to, and I believe the 37 changes being proposed will help all contractors.

Category:

Tag: Aneet-Kapoor,pharmacy-business,Review-Steering-Group,independent-contractors,RSG-PROPOSALS,independent-community-pharmacy-contractor

NPA meets HRT tsar to address drug shortages

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-meets-hrt-tsar-to-address-drug-shortages/)

Description: In a recent meeting with the head of the government’s HRT Taskforce, Madelaine McTernan, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board members gave a gist on the ongoing medicines supply issues in community pharmacy. The meeting, which explored possible solutions to end the nationwide shortage of some Hormone Replacement Therapies, took place on Friday (May 20).

Category:

Tag: npa-board-meeting,pharmacy-business,hrt-shortage-uk,HRT-shortage-UK-2022,community-pharmacy-uk,Best-HRT-patches,Estrogel-shortage-UK,pharmacy-updates-uk

Amanda Doyle:NHS England director primary and community care

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/amanda-doyle-appointed-as-nhs-england-director-of-primary-and-community-care/)

Description: Dr Amanda Doyle has been appointed as NHS England as director of primary and community care. Prior to her new role, Amanda had joined NHS England and NHS Improvement as North West Regional Director on 2 August 2021 and previously she was the Chief Clinical Officer for West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Blackpool CCG and Fylde and Wyre CCG.

Category:

Tag: Dr-Amanda-Doyle,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-uk-updates,NHS-England-director,community-pharmacy,community-care-NHS,Community-pharmacy-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Covid-19 : 1 in 8 patients developed heart inflammation

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/one-in-eight-patients-developed-heart-inflammation-after-hospitalisation-with-covid-19/)

Description: One in eight people who were hospitalised with Covid-19 between May 2020 and March 2021 were later diagnosed with myocarditis, according to major new research into the clinical long-term effects of coronavirus. The largest study of its kind to date was led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC), and followed for one year, in real time, 159 patients after they were hospitalised with Covid-19.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Heart-attack-after-Covid-recovery,Heart-problems-after-COVID,Heart-palpitations-after-COVID,Heart-problems-after-COVID,COVID-and-heart-palpitations

Monkeypox : UK records 37 more cases , taking total to 57

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-monitoring-cases-of-monkeypox-as-scotland-confirms-first-case-of-viral-infection/)

Description: A total of 37 more cases of monkeypox have been detected in England and Scotland, public health officials said on Monday, taking the total to 57. Thirty-six confirmed cases were found in England, and one north of the border, the UK Health Security Agency and Public Health Scotland said.

Category:

Tag: monkeypox-uk,pharmacy-business,monkeypox-uk-cases,Latest-news-UK,Monkeypox-outbreak-uk,Monkeypox-outbreak-2022,Monkeypox-vaccine,Monkeypox-Prevention,smallpox-vaccine

Numark TV campaign to promote repeat prescription service

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/numark-launches-tv-campaign-to-promote-its-repeat-prescription-service/)

Description: Numark is set to launch a large-scale broadcast campaign to promote its Hey Pharmacist repeat prescription service on May 22. The new campaign introduces, ‘Repeat prescriptions. Made simple,’ with a set of three TV adverts that feature three different heightened-reality scenarios. In each advert, the hero discovers they have forgotten to order their repeat prescription at a less than ideal time but thanks to Hey Pharmacist, a few taps later their problems are solved.

Category:

Tag: Numark,pharmacy-business,numark-campaign,Hey-Pharmacist,hey-pharmacist-numark,hey-pharmacist-campaign-numark,Hey-Pharmacist-app,community-pharmacy

SSP allow pharmacists to offer appropriate alternatives-HRT

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hrt-supply-issue-more-ssps-issued-to-allow-pharmacists-to-offer-appropriate-alternatives/)

Description: To curb the supply issue of HRT medicine, the government has taken a further action by issuing SSPs for Oestrogel, Ovestin cream, Lenzetto transdermal spray and Sandrena gel sachets – with appropriate alternatives. The move aims to allow community pharmacists to supply specified alternatives to the prescribed HRT products without needing to seek authorisation from the clinician who has prescribed the medicine.

Category:

Tag: HRT-supply-issue,pharmacy-business,SSPs-for-Oestrogel,SSPs-for-Ovestin-cream,SSPs-for-Lenzetto-transdermal-spray,SSPs-for-Sandrena-gel-sachets,community-pharmacist

Special Achievement Award:HRA Pharma Hana pill wins award

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hra-pharmas-hana-pill-wins-top-award/)

Description: HRA Pharma’s progestogen-only contraceptive pill, Hana, has won the ‘Special Achievement Award’ at the Nicolas Hall awards. The awards took place on May 5, 2022 in Athens. HRA’s Marketing Director for the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Kate Evans, was in attendance to represent the Hana team and accept the award.

Category:

Tag: Special-Achievement-Award,Hana-pill,pharmacy-business,progestogen-only-contraceptive-pill,hana-hra-pharma,progestin-only-contraceptive-pills,pharmacy-consultation

Smallpox vaccine as monkeypox cases spread in Europe

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/britain-offers-smallpox-shot-as-monkeypox-cases-spread-in-europe/)

Description: A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some healthcare workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful more cases were confirmed in parts of Europe. Monkeypox is a usually mild viral illness, characterised by symptoms of fever as well as a distinctive bumpy rash.

Category:

Tag: monkeypox,pharmacy-business,Monkeypox-treatment,smallpox-vaccine-for-monkeypox,Monkeypox-vs-smallpox,Monkeypox-vaccine,Monkeypox-Prevention

Covid boosters for over-65s: Vaccine advisers

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vaccine-advisers-eye-autumn-covid-boosters-for-over-65s/)

Description: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Thursday (May 19) said that an anticipated autumn Covid booster campaign would be aimed at people aged over 65, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers and all adults in a clinical risk group. The UK is offering a spring booster to the over-75s, care home residents and immunosuppressed people, and ministers have spoken openly of plans for a further booster campaign in the autumn.

Category:

Tag: autumn-booster,covid-booster-for-over-65s,pharmacy-business,When-does-COVID-end,Covid-19-vaccine,rollout-of-boosters-for-over-65s,4th-booster-shot-uk,Spring-booster

Hertility increases market share with acquisition of Grip

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hertility-increases-market-share-in-women-health-space-with-acquisition-of-grip/)

Description: Women’s health company Hertility has acquired the Netherlands-based fertility and hormone testing company Grip, increasing their market share in the women’s health space and positioning them for rapid international expansion. Hertility said the acquisition will expand its own dataset and help them reach their goal of drastically cutting down the time to diagnosis of female health conditions.

Category:

Tag: hertility-acquired-grip,Hertility-Health,pharmacy-business,hertility-health-acquisition,Hertility-Health-funding,grip-invest-funding,Grip-Fertility

eMAR:Invatech Health sold eMAR medication system to PCS

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/invatech-health-sells-its-care-homes-electronic-medication-administration-system-to-pcs/)

Description: Health technology pioneer Invatech Health has sold its care homes electronic medication administration record (eMAR) system Atlas to care home management specialists Person Centred Software (PCS). Following the transition of Atlas to new ownership, Bristol-based Invatech Health will concentrate solely on further growth of Titan, its cutting-edge software for pharmacy management.

Category:

Tag: eMAR-medication-system,pharmacy-business,eMAR-medication-training,eMAR-software,Electronic-medication-administration-record,Invatech-Health,eMAR-system

Pharmacy representation reform voting window open May 27

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/vote-yes-for-pharmacy-representation-reform-npa-tells-members-as-voting-window-opens-on-may-27/)

Description: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is asking independents to vote ‘yes’ to reform of pharmacy representation in England as a three-week voting period opens on Friday, May 27. The NPA is also calling on PSNC to complete unfinished business and present ‘the compelling case for change’ that the Review Steering Group was unable to deliver.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-representation-reform,NPA-infrastructure,pharmacy-business,NPA-news,voting-window-open-May-27,SEND-review-green-paper-2022,Review-Steering-Group

Breast cancer: Innovative technology to check-NICE

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-innovative-technology-to-show-if-breast-cancer-has-spread/)

Description: The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has recommended that surgeons working in hospitals with limited or no access to a radiopharmacy department could now use Magtrace and Sentimag as an option to locate sentinel lymph nodes in people with breast cancer. The recommendation in draft NICE medical technology guidance could see a change in NHS standard care for the first time in years. The technology could also mitigate the reliance on radioactive isotope tracers shipped in from outside Great Britain.

Category:

Tag: breast-cancer-treatment,pharmacy-business,new-technology-for-breast-cancer-treatment,magtrace-and-sentimag-magnetic-localization-system,pharmacy-news-uk

Parastou Donyai : RPS new chief scientist

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-appoints-parastou-donyai-as-chief-scientist/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Professor Parastou Donyai as chief scientist. She will take up the role in June. Parastou is a pharmacist with a PhD in pharmacy. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Psychological Research Methods as well as a degree in Psychology. She is currently a professor of Social & Cognitive Pharmacy at the University of Reading and her research examines the psychology of medication use, discontinuation and decision-making processes.

Category:

Tag: Parastou-Donyai,RPS-chief-scientist,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-news-uk,RPS-new-appointment,RPS-news,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,uk-pharmacy-news

BBC show puts spotlight on community pharmacy

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/bbc-show-puts-spotlight-on-community-pharmacy/)

Description: The One Show on BBC One has put community pharmacy in the limelight, showcasing the sector’s vital work during the pandemic to a primetime TV audience. The five minute segment, aired on May 10, featured Sutton pharmacist Reena Barai and a reception at St. James’s Palace for around 200 pharmacists, including Barai, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 4. “It was great to be part of such a positive story,” Barai, who is a board member of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), said.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,Show-on-BBC,Prince-Charles,healthcare-professional-uk,latest-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-profession-in-Britain,Community-pharmacy-news

Royal Pharmaceutical Society museum reopens in London

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-museum-reopens-in-london/)

Description: From the informative to the fascinating, the collection of exhibits that make up the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) museum collection reopened at the Society’s London headquarters on Monday (May 16). The museum, which has been closed to the public for two years, boasts one of the largest collections of historical pharmacy exhibits in the country.

Category:

Tag: Royal-Pharmaceutical-Society-museum,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-profession-in-Britain,RPS-news,community-pharmacy

NHS prescription charges frozen for first time in 12 years

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-prescription-charges-frozen-for-first-time-in-12-years/)

Description: The government has announced a freeze to the NHS prescription charges, first time in 12 years, to help people ease with the cost of living and ensure prescription medication remains accessible. Charges for prescriptions will remain at £9.35 for a single charge or £30.25 for a 3-month prescription prepayment certificate (PPC), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said, adding that the measure will help save £17 million.

Category:

Tag: UK-prescription-charge,pharmacy-business,Prescription-charges-UK-2022,Prescription-charges-April-2022,Prescription-charges-2022-exemptions,gov.uk-prescription-charges

Chickenpox vaccine sales up by over 400 percent at Superdrug

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/chickenpox-vaccine-sales-up-by-over-400-per-cent-at-superdrug/)

Description: Superdrug has reported more than 400 per cent spike in sale of the chickenpox vaccines in the UK. To protect children against the disease during chickenpox season, nearly nine out of 10 patients (87 per cent) have taken their wards under the age of five for vaccination in the last eight weeks.

Category:

Tag: Chicken-pox-vaccinations,pharmacy-business,Chicken-pox-vaccinations-UK,Chickenpox-vaccine-after-exposure,Boots-Chickenpox-vaccine,Private-chickenpox-vaccine,Chickenpox-vaccine-London

Battle for Boots: Issa brothers vs Mukesh Ambani

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/battle-for-boots-uk-issa-brothers-vs-mukesh-ambani/)

Description: Britain’s billionaire Issa brothers and Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani are preparing to face off in the final battle for Boots UK ownership, according to Bloomberg. In the first round, Issa brothers have submitted the highest offer, the people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.

Category:

Tag: Issa-brothers-Boots,pharmacy-business,Boots-News,Boots-UK-News-2022,latest-news-uk,Community-pharmacy-news,Boots-pharmacy-in-the-News,Boots-UK-News-2022

Durvalumab can improve life span of lung cancer patients

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/durvalumab-can-improve-life-span-of-lung-cancer-patients/)

Description: The drug, ‘durvalumab’, can double the overall time someone can survive with an aggressive form of lung cancer from two-and-a-half to five years. It has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS has sealed a deal with manufacturer AstraZeneca to begin rolling it out. The new treatment will be offered to more than 550 patients a year with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have already undergone both chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently.

Category:

Tag: Durvalumab,pharmacy-business,Durvalumab-clinical-trials,Durvalumab-lung-cancer-survival-rate,Durvalumab-stage-4-lung-cancer,Durvalumab-for-lung-cancer,Durvalumab-cost

Covid +ve pharmacists Scotland won't attend work 5 days

Posted by 10 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/covid-positive-community-pharmacy-staff-in-scotland-will-not-attend-work-for-five-days/)

Description: The community pharmacy staff in Scotland will not be required to work for a minimum of five full days if they test positive for Covid-19. The Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf has clarified that health and social care employees, including community pharmacists, will have to follow the guidance on managing staff with symptoms of a respiratory infection, or a positive Covid-19 test.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy-staff-Scotland,Covid-isolation-rules-Scotland,pharmacy-business,NHS-staff-COVID-isolation-rules-Scotland,NHS-Scotland-staff-COVID-guidance

RPS :7.99% votes for its English Pharmacy Board election

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-registers-an-underwhelming-7-9-per-cent-votes-for-its-english-pharmacy-board-election-this-year/)

Description: The voter turnout in England for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board election dropped to 7.9 per cent this year. Out of a total of 19,512 eligible individuals, only 1,534 decided to vote.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,English-Pharmacy-Board-election,English-Pharmacy-Board-election-votes,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-boards-in-Wales

Nutritional |Dietary supplementation is here to stay

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/spotlight-dietary-supplementation-is-here-to-stay/)

Description: Community pharmacists are readily accessible healthcare providers and medicine experts in the community setting and their counsel is often sought by patients and consumers on a number of subjects including the use of dietary supplements. Their role in the sale of and advice regarding natural health and drug alternatives has never been more relevant. The recent National Health Service (NHS) Interim People Plan calls for the NHS to put all staff front and centre of the way it operates and identifies pharmacists as a critical part of multidisciplinary teams, providing care across a wide range of increasingly complex patient needs.

Category:

Tag: Dietary-supplementation,pharmacy-business,drug-free-treatment,Nutritional-support-for-COVID,Supplements-for-COVID,Best-vitamins-for-immune-system,Vitamins-for-COVID-immunity

GPhC : Scrap 2 year register requirement prescribing course

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-to-scrap-two-year-on-register-requirement-for-independent-prescribing-course/)

Description: Pharmacists with ‘relevant experience in a pharmacy setting’ can enroll for accredited independent prescribing course, as the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has decided to scrap the requirement of spending at least two years on the register and having previous experience in a specified clinical or therapeutic area before enrolling for the course.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-news,pharmacy-business,independent-prescribing-course,GPhC-pharmacist-register,pharmacy-professional,online-pharmacy-services-providers,Pharmacist-register-UK

GPhC Council allows continuation of remote hearings

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-council-allows-continuation-of-remote-hearings/)

Description: The pharmacy regulator can hold hearings and meetings either remotely or in-person in future as the Council of the GPhC has agreed to a change in its rules. The rules are expected to come into force on 1 October 2022. Until the rules and new policy and guidance come into force, the GPhC will continue to only hold remote hearings with the consent of the person concerned and/or their legal representative.

Category:

Tag: Pharmaceutical-Council,pharmacy-business,GPhC-Council,GPhC-register,GPhC-renewal,gphc-pharmacist-register,Pharmacist-register-UK,gphc-standards-for-pharmacy-professionals

PDA:Omission of Employment Rights Bill from Queen’s Speech

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-disappointed-at-omission-of-employment-rights-bill-from-queens-speech/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has expressed disappointment at the omission, once again, of the promised Employment Rights Bill omitted from the Queen’s Speech earlier this week. The Bill is pledged to strengthen day one employment rights and increase the productivity of businesses.

Category:

Tag: Omission-of-Employment-Rights-Bill,pharmacy-business,PDA-news,employment-practice-uk,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,latest-news-uk,Community-pharmacy-news,Pharmacy-News-2022

Toby Anderson : McKesson UK CEO steps down

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mckesson-uks-ceo-toby-anderson-steps-down-with-immediate-effect/)

Description: McKesson UK’s CEO Toby Anderson has stepped down from the role with immediate effect after over three years with the company. Toby joined McKesson UK as CEO in September 2018 moving from health & beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, where he spent 12 years in various roles. As CEO Asia and Eastern Europe, Toby was responsible for a rapidly growing business with more than 3,300 stores – including 1,500 pharmacies. Prior to that Toby spent 11 years in a number of senior roles with J. Sainsbury, the second largest grocery retailer in the UK, his last role being Head of Online.

Category:

Tag: Toby-Anderson,McKesson-UK,pharmacy-business,mckesson-uk-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,latest-news-uk,Community-pharmacy-news,Pharmacy-News-2022,Recent-pharmacy-news-UK

Ian Adamson : Maxwellia appoints s Strategic Advisor

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/maxwellia-appoints-ian-adamson-as-strategic-advisor/)

Description: Maxwellia has appointed Ian Adamson as strategic advisor to shape the next phase of pharmacy medicine launches – a process which involves identifying and converting suitable prescription only medicines into versions people can choose to buy under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Category:

Tag: Ian-Adamson,pharmacy-business,Maxwellia-Strategic-Advisor,pharmacy-medicine,Maxwellia-new-appointment,international-consumer-health,UK-independent-pharmacy

NHS catch up plan shrinks long waiting list for diagnosis

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-catch-up-plan-shrinks-long-waiting-list-for-diagnosis/)

Description: The NHS catch up plan to bring down the number of waiters in the diagnostic list has helped in witnessing a drop of 6,500 people waiting more than two years for elective treatment between February and March. While those waiting more than 78 weeks – a year and a half – dropped by 5,700 over the same period.

Category:

Tag: NHS-recovery-plan,Elective-recovery-plan,pharmacy-business,NHS-recovery-plan-2022,NHS-surgery-waiting-times-2022,NHS-waiting-list-2022,NHS-waiting-lists-due-to-COVID

DE Group:Independent pharma wholesaler into administration

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/breaking-independent-pharmaceutical-wholesaler-de-group-goes-into-administration/)

Description: DE Group, one of the UK’s leading independent pharmaceutical wholesalers, has gone into administration. Pharmacy Business has learnt that the group was put into administration on Monday (May 9), putting hundreds of jobs at risk and stoking fears of a “sudden shock” to pharmaceutical supply chain.

Category:

Tag: DE-Pharmaceuticals,pharmacy-business,Independent-pharmacy-wholesalers,Wholesale-pharmacy-supplies-UK,Pharmaceutical-wholesaler,pharmacy-funding,community-pharmacies

RPS call on members to complete DH’s hub and spoke survey

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-call-on-members-to-complete-dhs-hub-and-spoke-survey/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called its member to to express their views and fill out the Department of Health and Social Care’s hub and spoke survey on the proposed model of dispensing. The Society has urged its members to fill out the survey before May 20.

Category:

Tag: RPS-news,pharmacy-business,PSNC-pharmacy-services,community-pharmacies,hub-and-spoke-surveys,hub-and-spoke-dispensing,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Pfizer to pay Biohaven $11.6 bln to tap migraine market

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pfizer-to-pay-biohaven-11-6-bln-to-tap-migraine-market/)

Description: Pfizer said on Tuesday it will pay $11.6 billion to buy Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, making a big bet on its ability to boost sales of the top-selling pill in a new class of migraine drugs. The boards of both companies have approved the deal, they said. Biohaven shares jumped 70 per cent to $141.31, while Pfizer was up slightly at $48.83.

Category:

Tag: pfizer-news,pharmacy-business,pfizer-biohaven-acquisition,Pfizer-latest-news-UK,Covid-19-vaccines,Biohaven-Pharmaceuticals,Pfizer-announcement-today,biohaven-news

RPS hires Luther Pendragon to review member participation

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-hires-communications-agency-luther-pendragon-to-review-member-participation/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed communications agency to lead a review into how it can develop and strengthen member participation. “We’ve appointed communications consultancy Luther Pendragon to carry out an independent review of the participation of members and of our communications concerning decisions we take on behalf of the profession through our Governance boards,” the Society said in a statement on Tuesday (May 10).

Category:

Tag: Luther-Pendragon,pharmacy-business,RPS-Membership-Committee,RPS-support,rps-members,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,community-pharmacy,RPS-policy

Prostate cancer : Symptoms, Diagnosis,Treatment Pathways

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/spotlight-understanding-prostate-cancer/)

Description: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United Kingdom, affecting nearly 50,000 men yearly. Combined with the challenges faced across healthcare during COVID-19, new figures show that prostate cancer accounts for a third of cancers not treated due to the pandemic, with 14,000 ‘missing patients’ believed to have not undergone treatment since April 2020. It is more urgent than ever that men are encouraged to get checked, as any set-backs in diagnosis can reduce the pathways available, in turn affecting health outcomes.

Category:

Tag: Prostate-cancer-treatment,pharmacy-business,Prostate-cancer-pathway-NHS,NICE-prostate-cancer-pathway,Prostate-cancer-guidelines-UK,community-pharmacy

Digestive system: Managing your health in easy steps

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/spotlight-managing-digestive-health/)

Description: Maintaining a healthy digestive system is a vital component of a customer’s overall health. Gut health affects how food is processed and digested, in turn affecting how and what vitamins and minerals are absorbed from the food that is ingested. It also impacts immune system efficiencies which can lead to allergies and autoimmune conditions.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,managing-digestive-system,Digestive-system-function,Digestion-problem-solution,Foods-good-for-digestion-and-bloating,Best-food-for-digestion-problems

Boots branch closes temporarily as ‘no pharmacist available’

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/boots-branch-closes-temporarily-as-no-pharmacist-available/)

Description: A Boots UK branch store in Hinckley town centre closed ‘until further notice’ as there was ‘no pharmacist available’ to work on Monday (May 9). A local news report said: “The sign on the door reads: “Unfortunately, we are unable to open until further notice. We are working hard to get this rectified.

Category:

Tag: Boots-closing-stores-2022,pharmacy-business,Boots-news-2022,Boots-pharmacy-closures,Boots-pharmacy-in-the-News,Boots-UK-News-2022,Boots-news-today

Monkeypox infection : England reports rare case

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/england-reports-case-of-rare-monkeypox-infection/)

Description: A person in England has been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection thought to be linked to travel to West Africa, health authorities said at the weekend (May 7). The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement the case, in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.

Category:

Tag: monkeypox-infection,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,NHS-news,UKHSA-news,community-pharmacies,uk-pharmacy-news

Covid-19 vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pharma-trends-covid-vaccine-makers-shift-focus-to-boosters/)

Description: Covid-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months. Executives at the biggest Covid vaccine makers including Pfizer and Moderna said they believe most people who wanted to get vaccinated against Covid have already done so – more than five billion people worldwide.

Category:

Tag: Covid-vaccine-makers,pharmacy-business,booster-shot,4th-COVID-vaccine,Covid-vaccinations,Covid-vaccinations,Covid-19-vaccine,NHS-COVID-booster,NHS-booster-jab

HRT supply issue:Regulators,manufacturers,pharmacies meet

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/regulators-manufacturers-pharmacies-meet-to-resolve-hrt-supply-issue/)

Description: Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid and Madelaine McTernan, head of the HRT supply taskforce, continue to take urgent action to resolve the shortage of HRT medicines by meeting the drug manufacturers and representatives from community pharmacies on Thursday (May 5). In the meeting, manufacturers outlined the steps they’re taking to boost supply, and pharmacists shared their experiences on the frontline, as well as sharing their thoughts on wider solutions including improved communications.

Category:

Tag: HRT-supply-issue,pharmacy-business,HRT-supply-taskforce,community-pharmacies,HRT-shortage,drug-shortage-issue,sajid-javid-news,HRT-shortage-UK-2022

RPS: Prescription rules need to be changed urgently

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-prescription-rules-need-to-be-changed-urgently/)

Description: Cutting the red tape that blocks pharmacists to alter the HRT prescription could ‘quickly fix’ the problem of women unable to access their HRT medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) told Daily Mail. RPS has suggested that allowing pharmacists to prescribe alternative HRT treatment amid nationwide shortage of HRT medicine could help the women who are struggling to access these medicines.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,No-quantity-on-prescription,HRT-for-women,hrt-prescription-charges-uk,HRT-prescription-charges-2022,shortage-of-hrt-medication,community-pharmacies

Baricitinib found effective to treat Covid patients

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/arthritis-drug-baricitinib-found-effective-to-treat-covid-patients/)

Description: The NHS on Thursday (May 5) said it has rolled out the arthritis drug baricitinib for seriously ill Covid patients. The Recovery trial, conducted by the NHS and University of Oxford, found that 13 per cent fewer severely ill patients died of Covid when treated with the drug compared to existing treatment options.

Category:

Tag: Arthritis-drug-baricitinib,new-drug-to-treat-covid-19,pharmacy-business,new-treatment-for-covid-19-in-uk,Baricitinib-dose-for-COVID,Baricitinib-4-mg-for-COVID

GPhC: Mode of consultation by pharmacy professionals

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-seeks-views-on-mode-of-consultation-by-pharmacy-professionals/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has called for comments and views on the recently launched consultation on selecting the appropriate mode of consultation when assessing a person’s needs by pharmacy professionals including pharmacist prescribers. The guidance note sets out what the pharmacy professional or prescriber, in agreement with the patient, needs to consider when selecting the mode of consultation – such as face-to-face; video-link, video-chat, or other online platforms; telephone and online questionnaires – best suited to gaining the information needed to deliver safe and effective pharmacy care.

Category:

Tag: GPhC-news,pharmacy-business,GPhC-responsible-pharmacist-notice,GPhC-pharmacist-register,pharmacy-professional,online-pharmacy-services-providers,Pharmacist-register-UK

Prince Charles praises pharmacy sector dedication

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/prince-charles-praises-pharmacys-dedication-and-professionalism-during-covid-19-pandemic/)

Description: Prince Charles has praised the “dedication and professionalism of pharmacy staff” at an event held in London to celebrate the work of community pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two hundred pharmacists, pharmacy staff and other health service representatives were invited to attend a special reception hosted by His Royal Highness at St James’s Palace on Wednesday night (May 4).

Category:

Tag: Prince-Charles,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacists,community-pharmacy-uk,uk-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-magazine,pharmacy-related-news

DHSC:Proposals to amend pharmacy governance

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-publishes-proposals-to-amend-pharmacy-governance-current-legislation-on-dispensing-errors/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published plans to amend current pharmacy legislation on dispensing errors and clarify how registered pharmacies are governed. The Department’s response to a public consultation on rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation programme first proposed in summer 2018 was delayed due to Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Category:

Tag: rebalancing-medicines-legislation,pharmacy-business,pharmaceutical-services-regulations-committee,pharmacy-regulation-programme,community-pharmacy

Pfizer Accupro :MHRA issues medicines recall for

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-issues-medicines-recall-for-pfizers-accurpro/)

Description: Pfizer has recalled all stocks of Accupro — including 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg film-coated tablets — as a precautionary measure due to the identification of a nitrosamine above the acceptable limit.

Category:

Tag: accupro-pfizer,pharmacy-business,MHRA-recall-guidance,Drug-recall-procedure-UK,Drug-recall-UK,MHRA-Drug-Recall,accupro-tablets,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

HRT shortage:MP lashes out at profiteering online pharmacies

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hrt-shortage-get-your-act-together-this-is-just-exploitation-mp-lashes-out-at-profiteering-online-pharmacies/)

Description: Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East and co-chair of the Menopause Taskforce, has raised concerns over overcharging of HRT medicines by some online pharmacies, The Telegraph reports. Carolyn, according to the newspaper, has claimed that some HRT products are being sold online for up to “three times as much as they’re worth”. She has also accused the companies of “profiteering” from HRT shortage.

Category:

Tag: HRT-shortage,pharmacy-business,Carolyn-Harris,MP-lashes-out-at-online-pharmacies,HRT-products,drug-shortage-issue,SSPs-on-three-HRT-medicines,Oestrogel

Tips on correct SSPs endorsement for 3 HRT products: PSNC

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-provides-tips-to-pharmacists-on-correct-ssps-endorsement-for-three-hrt-products/)

Description: To help the pharmacists understand the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for three Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) products that was recently announced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)’s, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has shared top tips on the correct SSP endorsement and submission requirements.

Category:

Tag: Serious-shortage-protocol-list,pharmacy-business,correct-SSPs-endorsement-for-3-HRT-products,Serious-Shortage-Protocol-PSNC,Tips-by-PSNC-for-pharmacists

CityDoc and NPA forge alliance to help pharmacies

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/citydoc-and-npa-forge-alliance-to-help-pharmacies/)

Description: Private healthcare provider CityDoc has partnered with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) in its bid to widen a “nationwide network of vaccine clinics” to increase footfall to community pharmacies that come onboard. The company says NPA member pharmacies that join the network will have their own dedicated page on the CityDoc website, while benefiting from having online marketing done on their behalf via an extensive Google AdWords campaign and local listings optimisation — all paid for by CityDoc.

Category:

Tag: NPA-pharmacy,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-uk,Covid-vaccine-deployment,nationwide-network-of-vaccine-clinics,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Retinoblastoma :NHS rolled out test to treat babies

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-england-to-roll-out-test-to-treat-babies-with-retinoblastoma/)

Description: NHS England is set to roll out a new test this week that will help doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb. The NHS test developed at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, identifies the risk of developing retinoblastoma in babies that can be monitored and treated sooner – increasing the chance of saving their eyesight and potentially their lives.

Category:

Tag: Retinoblastoma-treatment,pharmacy-business,Retinoblastoma-treatment-in-babies,How-is-retinoblastoma-diagnosed,How-is-retinoblastoma-treated

Catriona Sinclair:Pharmacy Experiences in Madrid Roundtable

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/scottish-pharmacist-invited-to-share-pharmacy-experiences-in-madrid-roundtable/)

Description: A leading pharmacist and member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scottish Pharmacy Board has been chosen to share her experiences of working in a community pharmacy in Scotland. Catriona Sinclair FRPharmS will speak at a roundtable entitled ‘International Experiences in Professional Pharmaceutical Health Services’ in Madrid on Thursday (May 5).

Category:

Tag: Catriona-Sinclair-FRPharmS,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-in-Scotland,role-of-pharmacy-in-tackling-health-inequalities,community-pharmacy,Madrid-Roundtable

NPA:Action plan for pharmacists to help people with obesity

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/npa-roundtable-recommends-action-plan-for-pharmacists-to-help-people-with-obesity/)

Description: A roundtable organised by National Pharmacists Association (NPA) discussed how an enhanced role of community pharmacies could help people with obesity. Seven action points were recommended by the delegates at the virtual event which took place on March 31, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk.

Category:

Tag: NPA-training,pharmacy-business,role-of-community-pharmacies,how-can-pharmacists-help-with-obesity,Obesity-pharmacist,Pharmacist-role-in-obesity-management

Environmental impact of prescribing: Education needed

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/more-education-needed-to-curb-the-environmental-impact-of-prescribing/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges co-hosted the NHS Education for Scotland annual virtual conference to discuss the environmental impact of prescribing. One of the conclusions drawn from the conference on Thursday (April 28) stressed on environmentally sustainable prescribing should be embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate health care education.

Category:

Tag: environmental-impact-of-prescribing,pharmacy-business,Carbon-footprint-of-drugs,environmentally-sustainable-prescribing-drugs,Sustainability-in-medicine

DHSC:SSPs for 3 HRT products to ensure continued access

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-ssps-for-three-hrt-products-to-ensure-continued-access/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) on three HRT medicines to limit dispensing supply to three months. To ensure women across the UK will be able to more reliably access HRT products SSPs has been issued on the supply of Oestrogel, Ovestin cream and Premique Low Dose. DHSC stated, “Women who have a prescription for more than three months but are only able to access three months’ supply will not have to pay an additional prescription charge.”

Category:

Tag: HRT-products-SSPs,pharmacy-business,Free-HRT-bill,HRT-prescription-charges-UK-2022,Serious-shortage,pharmacy-news-uk,Serious-shortage-protocol-list

DHSC:SSPs for 3 HRT products to ensure continued access

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-issues-ssps-for-three-hrt-products-to-ensure-continued-access/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) on three HRT medicines to limit dispensing supply to three months. To ensure women across the UK will be able to more reliably access HRT products SSPs has been issued on the supply of Oestrogel, Ovestin cream and Premique Low Dose. DHSC stated, “Women who have a prescription for more than three months but are only able to access three months’ supply will not have to pay an additional prescription charge.”

Category:

Tag: HRT-products-SSPs,pharmacy-business,Free-HRT-bill,HRT-prescription-charges-UK-2022,Serious-shortage,pharmacy-news-uk,Serious-shortage-protocol-list

NHS sets new record of three million cancer checks in 12 month

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-sets-new-record-of-three-million-cancer-checks-in-12-month/)

Description: NHS cancer check has set a new record, despite pressures on hospitals due to Covid-19, the number of people being treated for the cancer remained higher than before the pandemic, revealed NHS. Over the last 12 months almost three million people were referred for cancer checks which is up by over a tenth on the 2.4 million people referred before the pandemic.

Category:

Tag: NHS-news-today,pharmacy-business,Healthcare-News-UK,NHS-news-UK,three-million-cancer-checks,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,NHS-cancer-checks,community-pharmacy

PDA awareness factsheet:How to deal with stress at workplace

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pdas-new-awareness-factsheet-advises-pharmacists-on-how-to-deal-with-stress-at-workplace/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) is playing a vital role in helping pharmacists who are dealing with stress at the workplace. It launched its new awareness factsheet ‘It’s Time to Address Stress’ last week. The factsheet looks at the causes and symptoms of stress in the workplace and provides advice on ways pharmacists can access support and improve working conditions.

Category:

Tag: How-to-report-stress-in-the-workplace,pharmacy-business,pda-new-factsheet,community-pharmacy,challenge-for-pharmacists-in-community,latest-pharmacy-updates

CMA secures supply and price commitment for 6 cancer drugs

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/cma-secures-supply-and-price-commitment-for-six-cancer-drugs/)

Description: Aspen has committed not to charge more for its six generic cancer drugs for the next 10 years in the UK, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA also clarified that “although these commitments were offered while the UK was a part of the European Union” they remain “legally binding”.

Category:

Tag: Aspen-Commission,pharmacy-business,New-cancer-drugs,Free-cancer-medicine,Common-cancer-drugs,Conditional-approval-EMA,cancer-drug-trials-uk

Wales rolls out pharmacy prescribing service

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/wales-rolls-out-pharmacy-prescribing-service/)

Description: Wales has begun the rolled-out of a community pharmacy prescribing service as part of reforms agreed by the Welsh health minister last December. Eluned Morgan approved wide-ranging changes following re-negotiation of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework with Community Pharmacy Wales, the representative body for community pharmacies in Wales.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy-prescribing-service-wales,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacists,latest-pharmacy-updates,Community-pharmacy-Wales

Injection to treat high bp could replace daily pills

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/injection-to-treat-high-blood-pressure-could-replace-daily-pills/)

Description: A daily medication for high blood pressure could be replaced by an injection twice a year, if Queen Mary University and Barts Health NHS Trust succeed in their trail to investigate if an injection-based drug – Zilebesiran – could inhibit the production of a protein called angiotensinogen (AGT). Scientists are to trial a world-first drug to treat high blood pressure that can be given by injection twice a year.

Category:

Tag: Injection-to-treat-high-bp,pharmacy-business,zilebesiran-clinical-trial,Zilebesiran-Novartis,drug-to-treat-high-blood-pressure,drug-to-treat-cholesterol

Paroxetine 40mg tab: Crescent Pharma recalls specific batch

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/crescent-pharma-recalls-specific-batch-of-paroxetine-40mg-tablets-as-precautionary-measure/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised healthcare professionals to stop supplying a specific batch of Paroxetine 40mg Film Coated Tablets immediately. Crescent Pharma Limited is recalling a specific batch of Paroxetine 40mg Film Coated Tablets as a precautionary measure due to out of specification results for dissolution during routine stability testing.

Category:

Tag: Crescent-Pharma,pharmacy-business,Paroxetine-40mg-tablets,Paroxetine-dosage-40 mg,Paroxetine-40mg,Paroxetine-dosage-for-anxiety,Paroxetine-40mg-Film-Coated-Tablets

PDA:pharmacy schools to communicate in-person exams

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-urges-pharmacy-schools-to-communicate-process-of-in-person-exams-in-advance/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has raised the issue faced by the pharmacy students on returning to in-person assessments while urging the universities to take an empathetic approach in transition of online to in-person exams. It was highlighted by the association that many student members were apprehensive about the return to in-person assessments. This is due to their continuing worry of Covid-19 transmissions and anxiety caused by changing exam formats and procedures.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,pharmacy-business,PDA-newly-qualified-pharmacist,pharmacy-student-in-person-exams,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-uk

GSK:Profit surge ahead of consumer health spin-off in July

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-posts-surging-profit-ahead-of-consumer-health-spin-off-in-july/)

Description: British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline beat first-quarter sales and earnings forecasts on Wednesday (April 27), helped by demand for its Covid-19 therapy and shingles vaccine, as the company moves towards the July separation of its consumer health business. Profit after tax jumped 68 percent to £1.8 billion ($2.3 billion, 2.1 billion euros) compared with the start of 2021.

Category:

Tag: GSK-news,pharmacy-business,Covid-19-therapy,gsk-sales-2022,GSK-profits,gsk-spin-off-consumer-health,gsk-spin-off-date,GSK-split-2022

Maxwellia plans to switch products from POM to P medicine

Posted by 11 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/continuing-its-self-care-push-maxwellia-reveals-plans-to-to-switch-more-products-from-pom-to-p/)

Description: Maxwellia has revealed its plans to switch some of its medicines in the self-care category from prescription-only-medicine (POM) to a pharmacy (P) medicine. After authorising the switch of Maxwellia’s two brands of desogestrel contraceptive pills, Lovima and Hana, MHRA has opened a public consultation on reclassification of Aquiette (overactive bladder treatment) 2.5mg tablets manufactured by the company to be made available from pharmacies.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,prescription-only-medicine-uk,pharmacy-medicine,POM-medicines-list,Pharmacy-only-medicines-UK,POM-medication,Classification-of-medicines-UK

Covid jabs for 5 and 6 year old kids: NHS

Posted by 13 hours ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-to-invite-families-with-five-and-six-year-old-kids-for-covid-jabs-this-week/)

Description: In continuation of the NHS Covid vaccine programme, Covid jabs for five and six-year olds will be available at the local vaccination centres or community pharmacies outside of school hours. Following the recent JCVI guidance that recommended all children between 5 and 11 would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the COVID vaccine, the NHS will send invitations to one million families with five and six-year-olds this week.

Category:

Tag: COVID-vaccines-for-5-11-year-olds,pharmacy-business,book-5-11-covid-vaccine-uk,NHS-COVID-vaccine-children,covid-vaccine-5-11-year-olds-uk-nhs

HubRx key appointments to launch UK first automated pharmacy

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hubrx-make-key-appointments-as-it-prepares-to-launch-uks-first-automated-pharmacy/)

Description: Ahead of the launch of UK’s first state-of-the-art automated hub for independent community pharmacists, HubRx has announced the appointment of Karl Wooldridge as operations director and Matthew Tollefson as chief financial officer. Karl brings more than 14 years of sector experience to his new role with HubRx. Having begun his career as an independent community pharmacist, Karl has gone on to hold key roles within pharmacy automation, including managing Phoenix Medical Supplies’ offsite dispensing service.

Category:

Tag: HubRx-appointments,pharmacy-business,UK-first-automated-pharmacy,independent-community-pharmacist,Karl-Wooldridge,Matthew-Tollefson,vaccination-programme-uk

Aquiette 2.5mg tablet:Reclassification as pharmacy medicine

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/mhra-is-considering-reclassification-of-aquiette-2-5mg-tablets-as-pharmacy-medicine/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is considering the reclassification of Aquiette 2.5mg tablets contains oxybutynin hydrochloride that is used to treat women with milder symptoms of overactive bladder from Prescription-Only-Medicine (POM) to Pharmacy (P) medicine. The agency is encouraging pharmacists, GPs and other health care professionals, the public and women to take part in the reclassification consultation to make a treatment for overactive bladder available for women without the need for a prescription.

Category:

Tag: Aquiette-drug,Aquiette-tablets,pharmacy-business,Aquiette-nhs,Aquiette-medicine,Aquiette-tablets-nhs,3-categories-of-medication-UK

RPS welcomes Sajid Javid’s move to appoint HRT tsar

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-welcomes-sajid-javids-move-to-appoint-hrt-tsar/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has welcomed the Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s plan to appoint Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) tsar to tackle the medicine shortages. On Sunday (April 24) Sajid Javid told the Mail that he planned to tackle the problem (shortage of HRT medicine) by appointing a new HRT tsar with the role modelled on that of Kate Bingham, who successfully led the government’s Covid vaccine taskforce.

Category:

Tag: sajid-javid-news,RPS-news,pharmacy-business,HRT-shortage-UK-2022,oestrogel-shortage-2022,Oestrogel-shortage-February-2022,Community-pharmacy

Study : Britons repose high-level trust in pharmacists

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/britons-repose-high-level-trust-in-pharmacists-new-study-reveals/)

Description: A new study has revealed that public trust in services provided by local pharmacies ranks highest in the UK, although confidence in the NHS has nosedived following the pandemic. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer report published on Wednesday (April 21) found that around 78 per cent of respondents trust their local pharmacies, the highest for any provider cited in the survey.

Category:

Tag: public-trust-in-services-uk,pharmacy-business,high-level-trust-in-pharmacists,high-quality-healthcare,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-related-news

Community pharmacies Issues:Supply chain and staff shortage

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/supply-chain-issues-and-staff-shortage-increasing-pressure-on-community-pharmacies/)

Description: Majority of the pharmacies are facing aggression from patients due to the medicine supply chain issue, a PSNC survey has revealed. The Pharmacy Pressures Survey by the trade body has seen nearly 83 per cent of pharmacies reporting a significant increase in medicine supply issues in the past year, leading to extra work and additional stress for staff.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacies,pharmacy-business,Pharmacy-staff-shortage-uk,PSNC-survey-2022,mental-health-and-wellbeing,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,pharmacy-related-news

Vitamin D supplementation helps in healthy weight loss

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-study-reveals-vitamin-d-supplementation-helps-in-healthy-weight-loss/)

Description: A diet supplemented with vitamin D can help support healthy weight loss and reduce fat percentage, a new clinical study revealed. A trial was conducted over a three-month period with 125 overweight and obese Southeastern European Caucasians with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. Participants were prescribed vitamin D3 3000 IU/d oral spray supplementation, or a placebo, alongside a calorie-restricted diet programme of 600 kcal less than the total energy expenditure of each individual.

Category:

Tag: Vitamin-D-and-weight-loss-study,pharmacy-business,Vitamin-D3-and-K2-weight-loss,Vitamin-D-deficiency-and-weight-loss,Vitamin-D3-weight-loss-dosage

NICE recommends Tepotinib for advanced lung cancer

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-tepotinib-for-advanced-lung-cancer/)

Description: ‘Tepotinib’ has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to patients with a specific gene mutation of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The new potentially life-extending drug is available from Thursday (14 April). It has been recommended for routine use across the NHS in England through Project Orbis, a programme to review and approve promising cancer drugs helping patients access treatments faster.

Category:

Tag: Tepotinib,pharmacy-business,Tepotinib-NHS,Tepotinib-BNF,Treatment-for-lung-cancer,Lung-cancer-new-treatments-2022,gene-mutation,community-pharmacy

Jhoots secures £8m funding to invest in digital innovation

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/jhoots-secures-8m-funding-to-invest-in-digital-innovation/)

Description: Jhoots Group, a West Midlands based independent community pharmacy chain, has unveiled plans to expand its digital services after securing a funding worth £8.23m from HSBC bank.

Category:

Tag: Jhoots-Group-uk,pharmacy-business,independent-community-pharmacy,hub-and-spoke-dispensing-system,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

3 yr contract signed between NES and Pharmaceutical Press

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-education-for-scotland-sign-three-year-contract-with-pharmaceutical-press/)

Description: A three-year contract has been signed between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) knowledge business, to continue the supply of trusted medicines information though MedicinesComplete, to healthcare professionals in Scotland.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy-Scotland,pharmacy-business,NES-Scotland,pharmacy-magazine,pharmacy-related-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,RPS-news

Prince Charles hosts reception for 200 community pharmacists

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/breaking-prince-charles-hosts-a-reception-for-200-community-pharmacists-at-st-james-palace-in-may/)

Description: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is to host a reception at St James’s Palace in early May to celebrate exemplary work of community pharmacist during the Coronavirus pandemic. Up to 200 community pharmacists have been invited by Prince Charles to the event organised to “celebrate community pharmacists”, which commences at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 4 at the London residence of the Prince of Wales.

Category:

Tag: Prince-Charles,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacists,community-pharmacy-uk,uk-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-magazine,pharmacy-related-news

GSK faces strike over ‘derisory’ pay offer

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-faces-strike-over-derisory-pay-offer/)

Description: Hundreds of workers at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are set to strike over a “derisory” pay offer way below the level of British inflation, a union said on Wednesday (April 20). Unite general secretary Sharon Graham accused GSK of “colossal corporate greed” over an effective pay cut in real terms as Britain experiences its highest inflation in 30 years.

Category:

Tag: gsk-strike,pharmacy-business,GSK-dividend-2022,gsk-news-today,community-pharmacy,uk-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-magazine,pharmacy-related-news

RPS seeks views on ‘future of pharmacy practice’

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rps-seeks-views-on-future-of-pharmacy-practice/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has been on the lookout for innovative ideas and suggestions that could transform the future of pharmacy practice in England over the next decade. The society’s new project with the King’s Fund to transform the future of pharmacy practice in England is at a consultation phase, seeking views and opinions of pharmacy teams from all areas of practice including primary, secondary, social and community care to ensure that the system gets the best out of pharmacy and the public receives seamless, joined-up care.

Category:

Tag: Future-of-pharmacy-2022,pharmacy-business,Future-of-pharmacy-UK,Current-pharmacy-trends-and-the-future-of-pharmacy,Future-of-community-pharmacy

Pfizer ’s Covid pills demand lags around the world

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/analysis-demand-for-pfizers-covid-pills-lags-around-the-world/)

Description: Global demand for Pfizer’s oral Covid-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been unexpectedly low due to complicated eligibility requirements, reduced testing, and potential for drug interactions, according to a media report.

Category:

Tag: Pfizer-COVID-pill,pharmacy-business,Paxlovid,Pfizer-Paxlovid,Paxlovid-COVID,Pfizer-pill,Paxlovid-emergency-use-authorization,Paxlovid-Omicron

2nd Global Covid-19 Summit slated for May 12

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/second-global-covid-19-summit-slated-for-may-12/)

Description: A second Global Covid-19 Summit will be held virtually next month for countries to discuss efforts to end the pandemic and prepare for future health threats, according to a joint statement on Monday (April18). “The emergence and spread of new variants, like Omicron, have reinforced the need for a strategy aimed at controlling Covid-19 worldwide,” the White House said in a news release with the Group of Seven and Group of 20 nations.

Category:

Tag: Global-COVID-Summit-2022,pharmacy-business,Global-COVID-Summit-Declaration,UN-COVID-19-summit,Global-COVID-Summit-Florida,Covid-19-worldwide

Womb Cancer | Excess weight doubles risk : Researchers

Posted by 7 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/excess-weight-almost-doubles-risk-of-womb-cancer-researchers-from-university-of-bristol-find/)

Description: New research shows that lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer. The findings of the study were published in ‘BMC Medicine’. The study from the University of Bristol is one of the first to find that for every fiver extra BMI units, a woman’s risk of womb (endometrial) cancer is almost doubled (an increase of 88 per cent).

Category:

Tag: Obesity-and-endometrial-cancer,pharmacy-business,womb-cancer,health-and-pharma-news,Chances-of-endometrial-cancer,obesity-and-womb-cancer,Endometrial-cancer

Mark Burdon : PSNC North-East and Cumbria rep resigns

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-north-east-and-cumbria-regional-representative-mark-burdon-resigns/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)’s North-East and Cumbria regional representative, Mark Burdon, has resigned from his role. The Committee has invited all eligible independent contractors to fulfil the post. The new regional representative will be asked to hold the position until the end of the current term for all Regional Representatives which is now March 31, 2023.

Category:

Tag: Mark-Burdon-resigns,pharmacy-business,PSNC-news,independent-contractors,PSNC’s-North-East-and-Cumbria-region,Community-Pharmacy,Community-Pharmacy-County-Durham

Morningside Pharma donates 60000 packs medicines to Ukraine

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/morningside-pharmaceuticals-donates-60000-packs-of-essential-medicines-to-ukraine/)

Description: Loughborough-based generic and branded pharmaceutical manufacturer Morningside Pharmaceuticals has donated almost 60,000 packs of essential medicines to communities impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Category:

Tag: Morningside-Pharmaceuticals,pharmacy-business,Morningside-Healthcare,60000-packs-of-essential-medicines,Medical-supplies-for-Ukraine,Sending-medication-to-Ukraine

BlueIron : Lanes Health acquires distribution rights

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/lanes-health-acquires-distribution-rights-for-blueiron/)

Description: With a trusted army of loyal fans on social media, the Nordic liquid iron supplement, BlueIron, is set for a refreshed look and big ambitions under a new distribution agreement. Lanes Health, the family-owned business known for its passion and expertise in manufacturing and supplying natural and herbal remedies, has acquired the distribution rights for the Finnish brand.

Category:

Tag: Lanes-Health,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,BlueIron,community-pharmacy,uk-pharmacy-news,pharmacy-magazine,pharmacy-related-news

Omicron : WHO tracks two new sub-variants

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/who-tracks-two-new-omicron-sub-variants/)

Description: The World Health Organization says it is tracking a few dozen cases of two new sub-variants of the highly transmissible Omicron strain of the coronavirus to assess whether they are more infectious or dangerous. It has added BA.4 and BA.5, sister variants of the original BA.1 Omicron variant, to its list for monitoring. It is already tracking BA.1 and BA.2 – now globally dominant – as well as BA.1.1 and BA.3.

Category:

Tag: Omicron-b2-variant-latest-News,pharmacy-business,New-Omicron-variant-uk,Omicron-xe-variant-symptoms,Covid-variants-UK,ba.2-variant,Xe-variant

ABPI welcomes NICE’s guidance on value of new antibiotics

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/abpi-welcomes-nices-guidance-on-value-of-new-antibiotics/)

Description: The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has welcomed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s leadership in introducing a new approach to the evaluation of antibiotics. On Tuesday (12 April), NICE published a draft guidance to tackle antimicrobial resistance under which two new antimicrobial drugs – cefiderocol and ceftazidime–avibactam – became the first to be made available as part of the UK’s innovative subscription-style payment model.

Category:

Tag: NICE-guidelines-antibiotics,Guidelines-for-prescribing-antibiotics,pharmacy-business,Antibiotic-prescribing-guidelines-UK,Antibiotic-guidelines-NICE

Valneva : UK approves easy-to-store Covid shot

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-approves-valnevas-easy-to-store-covid-shot/)

Description: Britain has approved a new coronavirus vaccine by the Austrian-French drugmaker Valneva. “An approval has been granted after the Valneva Covid-19 vaccine was found to meet the required safety, quality and effectiveness standards,” the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said in a statement on Thursday (April 14), adding: “It is also the first, whole-virus inactivated Covid-19 vaccine to gain regulatory approval in the UK.”

Category:

Tag: Valneva-vaccine-UK-approval,pharmacy-business,Valneva-vaccine-news,Who-owns-Valneva-vaccine,Valneva-vaccine-UK-approval,Valneva-UK,Valneva-Covid-vaccine-UK

Melatonin: Superdrug Jet Lag Tablets For Travel Portfolio

Posted by 11 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/superdrug-adds-jet-lag-tablets-in-its-travel-portfolio/)

Description: Superdrug Online Doctors has made travelling easy ahead of Easter by introducing jet lag ‘melatonin’ tablets into its travel services portfolio to help those taking long haul flights. The company has seen an 287 per cent increase in demand for its travel services and products. Malaria treatment is up by 272 per cent, gut health products up by 317 per cent, jet lag melatonin tablets increasing by 900 per cent since launch and Period Delay services which offer more choice when it comes to the timing of periods up by 195 per cent year-on-year.

Category:

Tag: Best-jet-lag-pills,pharmacy-business,Melatonin-for-jet-lag,Recommended-dose-of-melatonin-for-jet-lag,Melatonin-jet-lag-calculator,Melatonin-UK

Sierra Oncology-GSK buys US cancer firm for $1.9 bn

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gsk-buys-us-cancer-firm-for-1-9-bn/)

Description: GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday (April 13) said it had agreed to buy US group Sierra Oncology, a specialist in medicines for rare forms of cancer, for $1.9 billion. The purchase, worth the equivalent of £1.6 billion, aims to support the development of new medicines alongside Sierra’s bone marrow cancer treatment Momelotinib.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Momelotinib,Sierra-Oncology,Bone-marrow-transplant,GlaxoSmithKline,bone-marrow-cancer-treatment,blood-cancer-myelofibrosis-and-anaemia

Pharmacist struck off GPhC register after stealing money

Posted by 13 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nottingham-pharmacist-struck-off-gphc-register-after-stealing-over-500k-to-pay-off-gambling-debt/)

Description: A Nottingham-based pharmacist has been struck off the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) register for bringing “the profession into to disrepute” by stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds in a bid to settle his gambling debt. Peter Sameh Saad (33) spun a web of lies and duped a friend out of more than half a million pounds to fund his addiction and pretended he had “serious if not terminal” testicular cancer.

Category:

Tag: Pharmacist-struck-off-2022,pharmacy-business,GPhC-struck-off-list,Pharmacist-suspended-UK,GPhC-register,GPhC-removal-from-register,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

PDA :RP compliance is mandatory, not optional

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/rp-compliance-is-mandatory-not-optional-pda/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has advised its member to check their understanding of what activities can legitimately take place when no RP is signed in at the pharmacy or the absence provisions are used. The advisory to its member was followed after noticing a considerable talk on social media about compliance with the Responsible Pharmacist (RP) regulations which also included unauthorised activity occurring when no RP is signed in.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,What-activities-are-allowed-when-a-pharmacist-is-not-present,Responsible-pharmacist-absence,Responsible-pharmacist-SOP,RP-Regulations

2 new medications to fight superbugs soon available NHS

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/two-new-medications-to-fight-superbugs-could-soon-be-available-for-nhs-patients-in-england/)

Description: Two new medications which fight drug-resistant superbugs could soon become available to NHS patients in England after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said they offered value for money. NICE said Cefiderocol and ceftazidime–avibactam will be the first antimicrobial drugs to be made available as part of a subscription-style payment model that incentivises research and development of antimicrobials by testing new approaches to evaluating and paying for them.

Category:

Tag: Superbug-UK-2022,pharmacy-business,NHS-antibiotic-resistance-uk,Antibiotic-subscription-model,first-antimicrobial-drugs,fight-drug-resistant-superbugs

Class 2 recall for Olopatadine eye drops : MHRA

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/class-2-recall-for-olopatadine-eye-drops/)

Description: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a class 2 medicines recall notice for Olopatadine USV 1mg/ml eye drops. Specific batches of this product are being recalled by USV UK Limited as a precautionary measure due to the identification of out of specification results for impurities during routine stability testing.

Category:

Tag: Olopatadine-eye-drops,pharmacy-business,Is-olopatadine-a-steroid,Olopatadine-dosage,Olopatadine-eye-drops-NHS,Olopatadine-eye-drops-Boots,community-pharmacy

Walgreens could lose billions on Boots sale

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/walgreens-could-lose-billions-on-boots-sale/)

Description: Walgreens Boots Alliance, the American owner of Boots UK, could risk losing billions after a private equity firm interested in buying its UK high street pharmacy chain valued the retailer at a steep discount, The Telegraph reported on Monday (April 11). “Buyout funds CVC and Bain indicated that they were willing to pay just £4bn for the business,” the newspaper said, adding that “the consortium bowed out of the running” in March.

Category:

Tag: Walgreens-Boots-Alliance,pharmacy-business,Walgreens-Boots-sale,Boots-pharmacy-sale,Boots-Walgreens-News,Boots-Announcement-today-2022,Walgreens-selling-Boots

NHS Confederation calls for revamp of ‘living with Covid’ plan - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-confederation-calls-for-revamp-of-living-with-covid-plan/)

Description: The NHS Confederation has urged the government to reconsider its ‘living with Covid’ plan and introduce mitigating actions that will help avoid further critical incidents being declared at the NHS front-line. The organisation said the high rates of Covid is having a major impact on the delivery of health services and slowing down efforts to reduce large waiting lists, noting that the country has been in the grip of another spike in Covid cases resulting from the Omicron BA.2 variant.

Category:

Tag: NHS-Confederation,pharmacy-business,booster-vaccinations-uk,living-with-Covid-plan,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Senedd committee: Focus on supporting patients to wait well

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/focus-on-supporting-patients-to-wait-well-senedd-committee-recommends/)

Description: The Health and Social Care Committee of the Welsh Parliament have published a report with several recommendations to address the rising issue of waiting time for diagnosis and therapy in Wales. Since Covid-19 pandemic Wales has witnessed a significant increase in the NHS waiting lists for diagnostic and therapy appointments and surgical treatment. The report noted that the equivalent of around one in five of the Welsh population is on an NHS waiting list, and around 37 per cent of people waiting to start treatment have been waiting over 9 months.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Welsh-medical-Committee,Senedd-culture-Committee,Welsh-NHS-Confederation,NHS-waiting-list,community-pharmacy,Senedd-committee

PDA raises concern over calls for ‘locum blacklist’

Posted by 16 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-raises-concern-over-calls-for-locum-blacklist/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has raised concerns over “a prominent pharmacist’s call to create a sector ‘blacklist’ for locums regarding disputes over rates.” A few contractors took it to the Twitter to share screenshots of the messages by locums demanding more pay, which led to the call for ‘blacklisting’ those locums.

Category:

Tag: PDA-news,pharmacy-business,locum-blacklist,PDA-pharmacy,PDA-Union,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,community-pharmacy

GPhC consults on equality guidance for pharmacies

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/gphc-consults-on-equality-guidance-for-pharmacies/)

Description: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has launched a new draft ‘Equality Guidance’ for pharmacies to tackle discrimination and make sure that everyone can access safe and effective person-centred pharmacy care. GPhC’s consultation is seeking views on “the structure and language of the guidance, if anything is missing and the impacts on patients and members of the public, pharmacy staff, pharmacy owners, and individuals or groups sharing any of the protected characteristics.”

Category:

Tag: Pharmacy-guidance,pharmacy-business,gphc-standards-for-pharmacy-professionals-2022,GPhC-guidance-on-patient-confidentiality,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Aurelius completes acquisition of McKesson UK

Posted by 18 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/aurelius-completes-acquisition-of-mckesson-uk/)

Description: European asset management group Aurelius has completed the acquisition of McKesson UK, marking the company’s fifth completed transaction in a year. McKesson UK is the parent company of a number of healthcare businesses including LloydsPharmacy, John Bell & Croyden and AAH Pharmaceuticals.

Category:

Tag: Aurelius-uk,McKesson-UK,pharmacy-business,pharmacy-news-uk,McKesson-UK-AURELIUS,AURELIUS-McKesson,Aurelius-Lloyds-Pharmacy,Lloyds-pharmacy-sold-to-private-equity

Pharmacy contractors to receive advance payments next week

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/fp34c-submissions-pharmacy-contractors-to-receive-advance-payments-next-week/)

Description: More than 10,000 pharmacy contractors those have declared their March FP34C submission figures through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by 5 April will receive earlier advance payments on Monday 11 April, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) announced. Around 10,700 pharmacy contractors have made their submissions through MYS portal. They will receive their advance payments some 20 days earlier than the normal payment timetable.

Category:

Tag: FP34C-submission,pharmacy-business,MYS-portal,Manage-My-portal,Pharmacy-contractors,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,NHS-news

EU agree on formula for N Ireland medicine supplies

Posted by 19 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eu-lawmakers-agree-on-formula-for-n-ireland-medicine-supplies/)

Description: The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a proposal from Brussels to ensure the continued supply of medicines from Britain to Northern Ireland – an issue that had dogged the bloc since London left it. “Great news from the @Europarl_EN today with the overwhelmingly positive vote to ensure the continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland,” tweeted Maros Sefcovic, European Commission vice president who had been leading discussions with London.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Macron-Northern-Ireland,EU-view-of-UK,Brexit-Ireland-news,community-pharmacy,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,medicines-northern-ireland-protocol

CCA calls for evidence-based approach to proposed changes

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/hub-and-spoke-dispensing-cca-calls-for-evidence-based-approach-to-proposed-changes/)

Description: The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) has called for an evidence-based approach to hub and spoke dispensing proposals, stating that it is vital to back the changes based on robust data and lived experience of pharmacy businesses. Community pharmacy contractors need to to respond to a Department of Health and Social Care initiated consultation on the hub-and-spoke dispensing models by June 8.

Category:

Tag: hub-and-spoke-dispensing-proposals,pharmacy-business,evidence-based-approach,hub-and-spoke-dispensing-model,community-pharmacy,Community-pharmacy-contractors

ABPI calls for equal access treatments for cancer patients

Posted by 20 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/abpi-calls-for-fast-and-equal-access-to-latest-treatments-for-all-cancer-patients/)

Description: The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has supported the Department of Health and Social Care’s recommendation to ‘aggressively expedite and roll out new medicines’ that have gone through trials. The ABPI welcomes government report on cancer services in England and the opportunity it provides to refocus how the pharmaceutical industry, NHS and government can improve the lives of cancer patients.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Innovative-Medicines-Fund-consultation,NICE-Innovative-Medicines-Fund,ABPI-news,NHS-England,Cancer-drug-Fund-list,NICE-approved-cancer-Drugs

E-pharmacy: Tracing its trend - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/e-pharmacy-tracing-its-trend/)

Description: E-pharmacy, a digital platform also known as internet pharmacy or online pharmacy, has emerged as an escape route to longstanding queues at pharmacy stores across almost all regions of the world, especially during the Covid-19 health crisis realm. They have long been recognised to act promptly in public health response, like ensuring an effective medicine supply system, resolving and monitoring drug shortage issues, educating about the proper use of PPE, promoting remote pharmacy services, and conducting drug evaluation and active surveillance.

Category:

Tag: E-pharmacy,Online-pharmacy-market,Global-online-pharmacy-market,pharmacy-business,internet-pharmacy,online-pharmacy,Online-pharmacy-trends,Pharmacy-trends-2022

Paxlovid antiviral treatment for non-hospitalised patients

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/pda-issues-advisory-on-paxlovid-antiviral-treatment-for-non-hospitalised-patients/)

Description: The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has issued an advisory information to community pharmacy contractors about Paxlovid antiviral treatment for non-hospitalised patients. “Patients will be assessed to see if they meet the criteria for inclusion and will need careful checking to see if Paxlovid therapy is safe due to the significant number of drug interactions. Assessment and prescribing are provided via dedicated services with dispensing and supply arranged by the central supply service or via participating community pharmacies,” said the PDA.

Category:

Tag: Paxlovid-antiviral-treatment,Paxlovid-contraindications,pharmacy-business,community-pharmacy-contractors,Community-COVID-treatment,Paxlovid-cost

Community pharmacy administers ‘an incredible’ 4.8 million NHS flu vaccines during the 2021-22 season - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/community-pharmacy-administers-an-incredible-4-8-million-nhs-flu-vaccines-during-the-2021-22-season/)

Description: Community pharmacy teams have administered almost 4.8 million flu vaccinations under the NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2021-22, which is 73 per cent more more than the 2.8 million vaccines administered last season. Data received so far from PharmOutcomes and Sonar Informatics has confirmed that pharmacy teams have administered 4,793,124 vaccinations, although the total number will be even higher as some data are still awaited and some pharmacy teams have not used the electronic systems to record administration of vaccines.

Category:

Tag: Community-pharmacy-teams,pharmacy-business,4.8-million-NHS-flu-vaccines,Flu-vaccine-statistics-UK,flu-vaccine-2020/21-uk,NHS-flu-vaccination-programme,community-pharmacy

First New Treatment ‘Romosozumab’ For Osteoporosis:NICE

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-first-new-treatment-romosozumab-for-osteoporosis/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended first new treatment – ‘romosozumab’ for osteoporosis for over a decade. Thousands of people in England and Wales with severe osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture are set to benefit from a new treatment – romosozumab – after NICE published the final draft guidance.

Category:

Tag: new-treatment-for-osteoporosis-2022,pharmacy-business,New-treatment-for-osteoporosis-2021-UK,What-is-the-new-drug-for-osteoporosis,Romosozumab,NICE-news

DHSC:Prescription Charge Waiver For Covid-19 Antivirals

Posted by 25 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/dhsc-extends-prescription-charge-waiver-for-covid-19-antivirals/)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has extended prescription charge waiver for Covid-19 antivirals till March 31, 2023. Covid-19 patients who are eligible to receive antiviral treatments for the infection via Covid Medicines Delivery Units (CMDUs) will be supplied these medicines for free.

Category:

Tag: DHSC-news,pharmacy-business,prescription-charge-waiver-for-Covid-19-antivirals,new-treatment-for-covid-19,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,community-pharmacy

Flash Glucose Monitors For All Type 1 Diabetes Patients:NHS

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nhs-introduces-flash-glucose-monitors-for-all-type-1-diabetes-patients/)

Description: Type 1 diabetes patients can monitor their glucose with the newly introduced flash glucose monitors by the NHS. The wearable gadgets with the size of a £2 coin, have a sensor that easily sits on the arm, allowing patients to check their glucose levels with a one-second scan. Eligible patients are currently able to access the monitors on prescription from their local GP or diabetes team, helping them to better manage their blood sugar levels.

Category:

Tag: Flash-Glucose-Monitors,Type-1-Diabetes-Patients,pharmacy-business,Flash-glucose-monitoring-type-2-diabetes,Benefits-of-flash-glucose-monitoring

Emergency provisions for pharmacy contractors end

Posted by 26 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/emergency-provisions-for-pharmacy-contractors-end/)

Description: The NHS England and Improvement has announced the emergency provisions introduced during pandemic to provide flexible opening hours for pharmacy contractors end today. The flexibilities were enacted in March 2020 when changes to the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services and Emergency Declaration) Directions 2020 were made following a declaration of emergency at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Category:

Tag: Emergency-provisions-for-pharmacy-contractors,pharmacy-business,NHS-England,Pharmacy-reduced-opening-hours,community-pharmacies,Covid-19-related-emergency

NICE: Interventional Procedure Guide On Use Of Liposuction

Posted by 27 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-issues-interventional-procedures-guidance-on-use-of-liposuction/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s independent committee has called for more research to ensure liposuction for treatment of chronic lipoedema is safe and effective enough for use on the NHS. Lipoedema is more prevalent in women and very rarely affects men. It is characterised by an abnormal, usually symmetrical, accumulation of fat in the legs, hips, buttocks, and occasionally arms. It is a separate condition to obesity and lymphoedema.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Lymphedema-guidelines-UK,NICE-guidelines-lymphoedema,NICE-guidelines-immunodeficiency,Lymphedema-treatment-UK,Lymphoedema-UK

PSNC: All FP34C submissions through MYS only

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/psnc-all-fp34c-submissions-through-mys-only/)

Description: The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged pharmacy contractors to use Manage Your Service (MYS) portal only for all monthly FP34C submissions.

Category:

Tag: PSNC-news,pharmacy-news,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,PQS-MYS,PQS-quality,Manage-Your-Service,pharmacy-contractors,Quality-in-pharmaceutical-industry

Community Pharmacy: Know How Technology Can Reduce Pressure

Posted by 28 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/opinion-know-how-technology-can-reduce-pressure-on-community-pharmacy/)

Description: It’s no secret that as pharmacists we are navigating a new and more demanding healthcare landscape. Our role has changed significantly since the start of the 21st century due to increased expectations from the public, advances in science and technology and changing workforce pressures. The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for England has placed a higher focus on clinical service. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in significant acceleration in changing how we work day-to-day and the public perception of our role.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Community-pharmacy-practice,Community-pharmacy-services,technology-in-Community-pharmacy,technology-in-pharmacy,New-technology-in-pharmacy

New NHS ‘planned care’ hospitals to tackle Covid-19 backlogs - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/new-nhs-planned-care-hospitals-to-tackle-covid-19-backlogs/)

Description: NHS moves a step ahead towards its efforts to address covid-19 backlogs by opening a new ‘planned care’ hospital in Berkshire dedicated to non-emergency treatment. Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, will focus on cutting waits for routine care with staff prioritising patients who have been waiting longest, including for orthopaedic and ophthalmology services.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,NHS-news,Covid-19-backlogs,vaccination-programme,community-pharmacy,NHS-backlog-Covid,Jump-the-NHS-waiting-list,NHS-referral-waiting-times

UK study to test Pfizer Covid pill in hospitalised patients

Posted by 29 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/uk-study-to-test-pfizers-covid-pill-in-hospitalised-patients/)

Description: Pfizer’s oral Covid-19 therapy will be evaluated as a potential treatment for patients hospitalised with the illness in a major British trial, scientists said on Monday, as cases rise in some parts of the world. The world’s largest randomised study of potential medicines for Covid-19, dubbed the RECOVERY trial, will assess Paxlovid across hospitals in Britain, which has already approved the drug for early-stage treatment.

Category:

Tag: Paxlovid,Pfizer-oral-Covid-19-therapy,pharmacy-business,Paxlovid-COVID,latest-pharmacy-news-uk,community-pharmacy,Paxlovid-FDA

Recall report of blood pressure drugs ‘misleading’

Posted by 30 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/recall-report-of-blood-pressure-drugs-misleading/)

Description: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has confirmed that the recall of blood pressure drugs amlodipine and olmesartan by the Food and Drug Administration is only for the US market and will not have any impact in the UK. MHRA also clarified that the manufacturer of these drugs, Macleod Pharmaceuticals, does not supply amlodipine medicines in the UK.

Category:

Tag: pharmacy-business,Olmesartan-recall-2021,Olmesartan-recall-2022,Amlodipine-recall-2021,Drug-recall-2021,FDA-drug-recalls-2021,MHRA-recall-guidance

EYE CARE: Seeing solutions for dry eyes - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 1 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eye-care-seeing-solutions-for-dry-eyes/)

Description: Dry eye disease, also known as dry eye syndrome, occurs when the eye stops producing enough tears, the tears that are made are of poor quality or the tears evaporate faster than they should. This causes dryness and irritation of the surface of the eye and results in inflammation, discomfort, and damage.[i] Symptoms include dry, red, itchy or tired eyes, blurred vision and foreign body sensation. From over-the-counter eye drops and heated eye masks, to eyelid-cleansing wipes, there are a multitude of options that can be offered to sufferers to provide relief.

Category:

Tag: EYE-CARE,pharmacy-business,How-to-cure-dry-eyes-permanently,Dry-eye-treatment,New-dry-eye-treatment-2022,Dry-eye-symptoms,Dry-eye-symptoms-blurred-vision

VIEWPOINT: It’s already here - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Posted by 2 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/viewpoint-its-already-here/)

Description: WAGMI or ‘we are all gonna make it’ is an established abbreviation in the crypto world, and pharmacists can learn from it. To all the dreamers, the visionaries, the go-getters, the futurists – we need you all. In the past few months, since the rebranding of Facebook into Meta, the word ‘Metaverse’ has become exponentially popular and there is a huge opportunity for pharmacists to get involved.

Category:

Tag: Metaverse,pharmacy-business,metapharmacist,metaverse-pharmacy,How-advanced-is-virtual-reality,Future-of-virtual-reality,Virtual-reality-in-pharmacy-education

Data Monetization :ePharmacy profitability through eCommerce

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/helping-epharmacies-improve-profitability-through-ecommerce-data-monetization/)

Description: It’s 2022 and data is everything, isn’t it? Advertising, decision-making, you name it, data is behind it. What if an ePharmacy could use its own data as an asset? If you knew that sooner or later, you’ll be able to turn your data into a revenue stream, wouldn’t that be something? And this is exactly what Convert Group does. Convert Group offers the complete eCommerce SaaS ecosystem that helps ePharmacists and brands grow sales, streamline collaboration, and seize data monetization opportunities.

Category:

Tag: Data-Monetization,pharmacy-business,Ecommerce-in-pharmaceutical-industry,Future-of-online-pharmacy,e-commerce-pharmacy,Future-of-pharmacy-UK

NICE:Vimzin for routine NHS use in MPS 4A patients

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/nice-recommends-vimzin-for-routine-nhs-use-in-mps-4a-patients/)

Description: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended elosulfase alfa for routine use in the NHS for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type 4A (also known as MPS 4A and Morquio A syndrome).

Category:

Tag: NICE-news,Vimzin,MPS-4A-patients,treatment-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-4A,Elosulfase-alfa,community-pharmacists-uk,pharmacy-business,latest-pharmacy-news-uk

Superdrug unveils its new fertility test service

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/superdrug-unveils-its-new-fertility-test-service/)

Description: Superdrug has unveiled its new fertility test service to help women to easily access information about their own fertility and enables them to take greater control of their reproductive health. The service comprises a Superdrug online doctor consultation and personalised fertility test recommendations to help women make more informed decisions about the options available to them.

Category:

Tag: Superdrug-fertility-test,pharmacy-business,fertility-test-service-uk,Superdrug-fertility-Supplement,Boots-ovulation-test,AMH-test-London

Licensing deals struck for cheaper Pfizer Covid pill

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/licencing-deals-struck-for-cheaper-pfizer-covid-pill/)

Description: Thirty-five generic drug manufacturers will make a more affordable version of Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill for the world’s poorer nations, in licensing deals announced Thursday (17) by a UN-backed organisation. The global Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) signed agreements with three dozen manufacturers to produce the oral Covid-19 treatment nirmatrelvir for supply in 95 low- and middle-income countries.

Category:

Tag: Pfizer-licensing-deals,pharmacy-business,Medicines-Patent-Pool,Pfizer-patents-list,pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-patent,Pfizer-COVID-pill-price

BCPP Funding :8 community pharmacy projects benefits

Posted by 8 days ago (https://www.pharmacy.biz/eight-community-pharmacy-projects-to-benefit-from-latest-bcpp-funding/)

Description: Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) in Northern Ireland has announced that eight applicants were selected in the latest round of Level One funding for the Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) programme. Funded by Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Board, BCCP supports communities and community pharmacists to work in partnership to address the social determinants of health and health inequalities.

Category:

Tag: community-pharmacy-projects,Building-the-Community-Pharmacy-Partnership,pharmacy-business,social-determinants-of-health-uk,community-pharmacists-uk,health-and-wellbeing-uk