More blood pressure services should be commissioned through community pharmacy, says Company Chemists’ Association
More blood pressure services should be commissioned through community pharmacy to support goals set out in the ‘NHS Long-Term Plan’, the Company Chemists’ Association has said.
A total of 12 pharmacy-led teams from the UK are set to work with their counterparts in 4 African Commonwealth countries in a bid to exchange expertise in antimicrobial resistance stewardship.
The pharmacy profession has “moved on significantly” since the events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, which led to the deaths of hundreds of patients, new guidance has said.
Most aseptic pharmacy services in England are unable pay for maintenance and servicing due to a poor understanding of the costs involved, an NHS report has said.
Integration of antimicrobial stewardship interventions into GP practices reduces antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections, research from King’s College London has found.
A GP IT service provider has said it will change its systems after it was revealed that GPs were able to prescribe “ghost branded generics”, costing the NHS an extra £11.6m per year in reimbursement to community pharmacy.
The computer system for the Falsified Medicines Directive crashed on the first weekday morning since after its 9 February 2019 launch.
The regulator is looking at how its fitness-to-practise procedure impacts the mental health of pharmacists who are under scrutiny.
No-deal Brexit could see UK locked out of EU infectious disease surveillance data, chief medical officer warns
A no-deal Brexit could see the UK lose access to an EU-wide online tracker of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, has told Jizak.
More than 2,000 pharmacists are expected to leave the pharmacy register in 2019, according to forecasts from the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Pharmacy multiples in the UK have admitted they are unlikely to be ready for full implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive before it comes into force across the EU on 9 February 2019.
NHS England expects NHS 111 to direct more patients to community pharmacists than to GPs as a result of schemes set out in the ‘NHS Long-Term Plan’ and the new GP contract.
Exclusive: More than 50% of pharmacies in the UK are not expected to meet the Falsified Medicines Directive deadline, the body running the system in the UK has said.
Every primary care network in England is to receive £38,000 in recurrent funding to hire a “clinical pharmacist” from July 2019.
A previously identified link between antidepressant use and hip fractures needs further examination, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
Monthly dosing of vitamin D3 supplements in older adults does not increase bone mineral density, the results of a recent study show.
A post-myocardial infarction medicines optimisation clinic, led primarily by a pharmacist with support from a cardiologist, has resulted in improved medicines adherence and guideline concordance, study results published in Open Heart show.
There is a lack of evidence that medicines for osteoarthritis are effective in the long term, according to a review in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sulfonylureas and basal insulin confer an increased risk of cardiovascular events compared with newer second-line medicines for type 2 diabetes mellitus, research has found.
Existing medicines for physical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension could be used to treat serious mental illness, concluded the authors of a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
An oral spray containing cannabinoids is effective at reducing spasticity symptoms in motor neurone disease, study results have shown.
Adding the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib to hormone therapy can slow or stop tumour growth in women with early breast cancer, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown.