Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft have signed a seven-year deal that will see the technology company become the IT system provider for Boots pharmacies.
Existing pharmacy inspection processes will be used to monitor pharmacies’ compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced.
NHS preregistration training providers continue to out-do other providers in the registration assessment, with most achieving 100% pass rates for first-attempt candidates, according to figures from the General Pharmaceutical Council.
The Department of Health and Social Care will consult with the pharmaceutical industry over its plans to use new powers limiting the price of generics, the department’s permanent secretary has said.
A new cell-based seasonal influenza vaccine has been issued marketing approval by the European Commission and will be available for the 2019/2020 flu season.
Shared decision-making and older people should be medicines safety priorities, survey respondents say
Transitions of care and shared decision making should be the highest priority for the NHS Improvement’s national Medicines Safety Programme, the Royal Jizak has said.
Pharmacy sector 'deploying all necessary resources' to prevent Brexit medicines shortages, as government deal voted down
Following the historic parliamentary defeat of the government’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said it is “deploying all necessary resources” to ensure patients do not run short of medicines when the UK leaves the EU.
A lack of “skill mix” among pharmacists is a potential barrier to investment in the sector as part of the ‘NHS Long-Term Plan’, the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer for England has warned.
Exclusive: A community pharmacy-run minor ailments service exclusively for people who are “socially vulnerable” is being planned for London.
Exclusive: Salary support funding for NHS preregistration places across England will be cut to 75% from September 2020, Health Education England has announced.
Pharmacists working with primary care networks, as set out in the ‘NHS Long-Term Plan’, should keep working from their pharmacy rather than from a GP surgery, the president of the National Association of Primary Care has said.
Pharmacy leaders have warned that the community pharmacy sector will have to change significantly if recommendations for pharmacy made in the 10-year plan for the NHS in England are to be implemented successfully.
Counterfeit tablets that contain the opioid fentanyl have been found in the UK for the first time.
The Department of Health and Social Care has said influenza antivirals will be provided by the NHS, following a rise in new cases of flu in the community.
High adherence to intensive lipid-lowering therapy provides the greatest risk reduction for cardiovascular events, a study in JAMA Network Open has shown.
Single or combination first-line immunotherapy does not significantly extend survival compared with chemotherapy in metastatic non small-cell lung carcinoma, trial results have shown.
Exercise interventions are as effective in reducing systolic blood pressure as many antihypertensive medicines in people with hypertension, according to the results of a network meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
People who use e-cigarettes alongside traditional cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking in the long term than those who only smoke cigarettes, research has shown.
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of atrial fibrillation diagnosis, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Obesity is a major preventable cause of childhood asthma, conclude the authors of a study published in Paediatrics.
A study of nearly 500 patients with head and neck cancers reveals that pembrolizumab could extend survival compared with methotrexate, docetaxel or cetuximab, which are the standard of care.
Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle could be even greater in people who work rotating night shifts.