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Wednesday 14th November 2018

NHS England to fund flash glucose monitoring devices for all eligible diabetes patients

All patients with diabetes who qualify for a flash glucose monitoring device will be able to receive it on prescription from April 2019, NHS England has announced.

'Big wins' should be identified from new pharmacy contract proposals, RPS says

Pharmacy negotiators should identify “three big wins” to focus on in proposals for the new community pharmacy contractual framework, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said, as the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee publishes its revised suggestions for the contract.

Newer hormonal contraceptives still associated with reduced risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers in Denmark found that newer combined hormonal contraceptives were still associated with a reduction in ovarian cancer risk in women of reproductive age.

Health industry leaders call for meeting with Matt Hancock over 'no-deal' Brexit plans

Drug manufacturers and health industry leaders have demanded a meeting with health and social care secretary Matt Hancock after warning that the government’s current medicines supply plans will not suffice in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

RPS raises pharmacy sector’s 'no-deal' concerns at government Brexit meeting

Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), said he was reassured to hear directly from the government about contingency planning in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Demanding change: pharmacy professionals must unite to stamp out racial discrimination

The pharmacy profession needs an official association for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals to ensure skin colour is never a barrier to success.

UK antibiotic consumption twice that of the Netherlands, WHO report finds

Antibiotic consumption varies hugely in different parts of the world, suggesting overuse in some cases and limited access in others, a report from the World Health Organization has found.

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Repurposing Viagra: the ‘little blue pill’ for all ills?

Study results suggest that PDE-5 inhibitors could have a role in treating cancer, heart failure, neurodegenerative diseases, circulatory disorders and even infectious diseases, but the road to approval for new indications may not be smooth.

Winter pressure fears after highest ever emergency hospital admissions

Emergency hospital admissions have reached their highest level since data collection began, leading to fears that the NHS could face even more severe winter pressures than in previous years.

Global take on pharmaceutical care valuable for UK pharmacy services

The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care, edited by Filipa Alves da Costa, JW Foppe van Mil & Aldo Alvarez-Risco.

Monday 12th November 2018

Tips to help newly registered pharmacists prepare for revalidation

Once registered, pharmacists need to revalidate each year and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is here to help, says Janet Till.

'Irreplaceable' president's chain stolen in theft from RPS London headquarters

The president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has expressed his shock following the “disgraceful” theft of the president’s chain of office from the society’s headquarters in London.

Study results show increased hydration can prevent recurrent cystitis

Increased water intake can help prevent cystitis and reduce antibiotic use in women with recurrent infections who drink less than 1.5 litres of fluid a day, study results have shown.

Friday 9th November 2018

Prospective pharmacy students to go through suitability interview process before admission, GPhC suggests

Prospective pharmacy students would be called for face-to-face interviews to gauge their suitability for a pharmacist role, under proposed changes to initial education and training standards by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Regulator promises to improve signage to prereg assessment halls

Pharmacy graduates will be given clearer signs to help them find their way to their pre-registration assessment hall, the regulator has said.

Memorial to Edward Frank Harrison (1869–1918)

Edward Frank Harrison registered as a pharmacist in 1891.

Boots staff will vote on union recognition early in 2019

Boots pharmacists will vote on whether the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union will officially represent them over a five-week period beginning on 4 February 2019.

Management of post-operative nausea and vomiting in adults

The evidence base supporting pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for nausea and vomiting after surgery.

Public supports unannounced pharmacy inspections, GPhC-commissioned poll finds

A YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people carried out for the General Pharmaceutical Council found that 79% of people believed unannounced inspections of pharmacies would reassure the public that they offered safe and effective care.

Long-term maintenance interventions needed for sustained blood pressure control

Research has shown that the benefits of a pharmacist-led intensive telemonitoring protocol for blood pressure (BP) control lasted for up to a year after the end of the intervention.

Thursday 8th November 2018

Five AI medical centres to open in 2019 to speed up diagnosis, government announces

Five new medical technology centres will open across England and Scotland in 2019 to help speed up the diagnosis of disease and improve outcomes for patients, business secretary Greg Clark has announced.

Ending gluten-free prescribing entirely would have more health benefits and save more money, government assessment finds

Ending the prescribing of all gluten-free foods would save the NHS more money and generate more health benefits rather than restricting prescribing of gluten-free foods to breads and mixes — the option preferred by the government — an impact assessment has found.

How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Ade Williams and Ali Stunt describe the pivotal role pharmacy teams can play. 

Pharmacy owners and regulator must give responsible pharmacists true autonomy

I read with interest a piece by Greg Lawton proposing that the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) uses its powers to set mandatory minimum staffing levels in community pharmacies. Like many others, I ...

Ministers need to act more quickly over medicines shortages

If you want an example of the perverse twists and turns of the UK’s medicines supply market, just look at buprenorphine.

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