Drug researchers continue to investigate the efficacy of medicines long after they hit the market, so why should NHS services delivered in community pharmacy be any different?
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
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The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.
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Using combination nicotine replacement therapy, such as a patch a gum or lozenge, can increase the chances of successfully stopping smoking by 15% to 36%, compared to using single-form therapy.
Pharmacist Support — a charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students to provide help and support — has announced that it will be able to offer personal coaching to more pharmacists after expanding its partnership with Boots.
Giving patients a USB device containing electronic medicine records at hospital discharge could help prevent medicine errors as they move between hospital and the community, a study published in the British Journal of General Practice has found.
Pharmacists could soon access summary care records (SCR) using an Apple iPad rather than a smartcard, under a new NHS Digital pilot.
The chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council has said he plans to “specifically engage” with the Pharmacy Schools Council on funding for its new education and training standards.
Proposals to restrict the prescribing of medicines and other treatments that are available over the counter will not go ahead in Wales.
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NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told