On Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 20:00 (GMT), The Salvadore will be hosting an hour-long Twitter chat to discuss the issue of ethnicity and pay in UK pharmacy using #PJMindTheGap.
The government has warned the health and social care sector that medicines could be delayed at the UK border for a period of up to six months in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
A programme designed to increase joint working between community pharmacists and GPs has deployed a pharmacist in all but two of a city’s GP surgeries.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has called for pharmacists to be allowed to refuse to dispense prescriptions if a drug is in short supply.
The government has ordered a review of over-prescribing in the NHS to improve the safety of patient care.
Pharmacists could be given new powers to switch patients’ prescriptions without consulting a doctor in the event of a national medicines shortage.
Nearly nine in ten adults in England have at least one lifestyle trait that puts their health at risk, an NHS Digital survey has revealed.
The government has committed to reviewing how its regulations on e-cigarettes could be changed after the UK leaves the EU as scheduled for March 2019.
The government is set to increase the amount of funding pharmaceutical companies will have to rebate the NHS on drug sales, resulting in an estimated £152m of savings by 2021.
A pharmacy in Bolton says it is the first in the UK to become fully compliant with the requirements of the Falsified Medicines Directive.
Prescribers who will supervise pharmacist independent prescribers in training will not have to be mentored, contrary to earlier proposals, the General Pharmaceutical Committee has proposed
Patients are now able to have their prescriptions processed electronically by any pharmacy in England under the latest electronic prescription service pilot.
Patients in Scotland are being urged to check their repeat prescriptions as part of a campaign targeting people with minor ailments and illnesses.
Pharmacy negotiators have suggested that community pharmacists should be able to automatically substitute an alternative medicine if they cannot dispense the prescribed item, as a way to help deal with any possible drugs shortages post-Brexit.
Patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy were 72% more likely to experience heart failure than those unexposed to the therapy, a study has shown.
Neurotransmitter-affecting medicines used in pregnancy not linked to autism risk in offspringSubscription
Maternal use of medicines targeting neurotransmitter systems is unlikely to directly affect the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
A substantial proportion of older people who begin taking statins do not take them as intended, according to an Australian study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
ACEIs linked to increased risk of lung cancerSubscription
An observational study of almost one million people suggests a link between angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and an increased risk of lung cancer.
Cannabinoids have limited impact on MS symptomsSubscription
Following a systematic review and meta-analysis researchers have concluded that cannabinoids have limited therapeutic effect on symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Diet contributes much less towards the development of high serum urate levels than genetic factors, study results reported in The BMJ suggest.
Triple therapy reduces the number of moderate-to-severe exacerbations in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a study presented at the CHEST annual meeting has shown.
Taking lorcaserin and making lifestyle changes can help prevent diabetes in people who are overweight or obese, study findings indicate.