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Friday 18th January 2019

What does the NHS Long-Term Plan mean for pharmacy?

While the profession features prominently as a way to boost primary care and improve the use of medicines in the health service in England, there are concerns that the implementation of this ten-year plan will not live up to the hype.

Walgreens Boots Alliance partners with Microsoft to develop 'new healthcare delivery models'

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.

RPS members to advise government on the misuse of drugs

Two members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have been appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, an expert body that advises the government on drugs that have potential to be misused.

FMD compliance to be part of pharmacy inspections

Existing pharmacy inspection processes will be used to monitor pharmacies’ compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced.

Top five infographics in The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2018

With the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) due to come into force in February 2019 (with the caveat of a Brexit deal, of course), it’s no surprise that our infographic explaining how FMD will work was the most read of those published in 2018. Other topics that made it to the top five include medical cannabis and our salary and satisfaction survey.

Thursday 17th January 2019

Majority of NHS preregistration training providers achieve 100% pass rate in June 2018 assessment

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.

Lack of leadership and clinical skills are a 'barrier' to pharmacy investment, warns NHS England

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.

DHSC to consult with pharmaceutical industry over generics price limiting powers

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.

First cell-based quadrivalent vaccine available for 2019/2020 flu season

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.

'Rouse Ltd (Chemist) of Wigmore Street', a 1953 oil painting by John Vicat Cole

This painting captures in detail the exterior of Rouse’s pharmacy at 12 Wigmore Street, London, W1.

A simple multifunctional tool for integrated care of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects around 1.2 million people in the UK and has an impact across NHS services[1]. Patients frequently present acutely in the emergency department with an exacerbation of the disease and rely heavily on community ...

Most popular research briefings of 2018

In 2018, our most popular research briefings covered new areas of research that have been particularly topical this year — including medical cannabis, new antibiotics and e-cigarettes — as well as areas that have long been of interest to pharmacists, such as pain management and adherence.

Wednesday 16th January 2019

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 Pharmaceutical Society has said.

RPS opens consultation on professional standards for community pharmacy services

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has begun a public consultation on producing professional standards for community pharmacy services, a new set of standards intended to define best practice across the sector.

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.

Opioid prescribing highest in more deprived regions of England, study shows

Opioid prescribing in general practice is highest in the North West of England and the East Midlands, mirroring general geographical health inequalities, a study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy has found.

Increased intensity plus adherence maximises statin benefits

High adherence to intensive lipid-lowering therapy provides the greatest risk reduction for cardiovascular events, a study in JAMA Network Open has shown.

Data on NHS medicinal cannabis prescribing expected by end of March 2019

NHS England is monitoring the prescribing of cannabis-based products for medicinal use, with the first data expected by the end of March 2019, health minister Steve Brine says.

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Refrigeration storage for no-deal Brexit medicines stockpiles to cost £1m

The government is expecting to spend around £1m on refrigerated storage for medicine stockpiles in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Palliative Care Formulary now available on MedicinesComplete

The Palliative Care Formulary is now available on MedicinesComplete, following the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s acquisition of its publisher,, in August 2018.

Pharmacy2U dispensed nearly a quarter of a million prescriptions monthly in 2017/2018

The UK’s largest online pharmacy dispensed an average of nearly a quarter of a million items every month in 2017/2018 — more than any other distance-selling pharmacy.

Most popular opinion pieces of 2018

Access to medicines has been a big theme for 2018 — from new legal access to medical cannabis treatment options, to fears that price hikes and Brexit are jeopardising the supply of medicines to patients who are already dependent on them.

The Pharmaceutical Journal's top five opinion pieces of 2018

Access to medicines has been a big theme for 2018 — from new legal access to medical cannabis treatment options, to fears that price hikes and Brexit are jeopardising the supply of medicines to patients who are already dependent on them.

MHRA confirms it will consider UK version of Falsified Medicines Directive

With less than a month until the Falsified Medicines Directive is implemented on 9 February 2019, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has confirmed that if there is a no-deal Brexit it will consider a UK-only version of the EU law.

Monday 14th January 2019

Most popular learning and CPD articles of 2018

With nearly 2 million page views in 2018, our learning section has gone from strength to strength this year and has seen a 20.5% increase in page views compared with 2017.

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