The Royal College of General Practitioners has written an open letter to the next leader of the Conservative Party – and next Prime Minister of the UK – calling on them to safeguard the NHS and avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit in the best interests of patient care.
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The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflection among professionals in the healthcare sector.
Scale-up blood pressure initiative that reduces GP appointments to be expanded across Scotland. New technology that enables patients to monitor their blood pressure at home and help deliver more accurate readings is set to be rolled out across the country. Measuring blood pressure is the third most common reason for attending primary care […]
Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland can once again avail of funding to run community pharmacy independent prescribing clinics. The total value of money allocated for the financial year 2019/20 remains unchanged from last year at £1 million.
Children with an inherited form of intellectual disability and autism could be helped by taking a medicine commonly used to lower cholesterol early in life, according to researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Patrick Wild Centre and Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain.
Westminster committee hears voices of Scots with experience of addiction during an inquiry into problem drug use. The current approach of criminalising people who use drugs is making the problem worse and needs to be drastically overhauled, an influential committee of MPs has been told by Scots with personal experience of addiction. Westminster’s […]
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a £100,000 funding package for pharmacist training. The minister emphasised the importance of ensuring that the pharmacy workforce has the right skills to deliver A Healthier Wales, Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and social services. The new backing will fund specialist clinical skills training for […]
A scheme in Tameside, Greater Manchester run by NHS doctors and nurses using Skype to help older people get faster care has reduced avoidable ambulance call-outs and helped people stay out of hospital. In the last two years, they have prevented 3,000 avoidable visits to A&E and freed up 2,000 GP appointments by […]
It was announced this week that proposals for a pharmacist apprenticeship standard proposal is not ready to go through to development at this time. Proposals for apprenticeships in England are developed with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) and in line with the Institute’s normal practices, the proposal for a pharmacist […]
NHS England and NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) are now starting to take a firmer approach to deter fraud. In early 2018, NHSBSA started trialling an approach with people who have received five or more penalty charge notices (PCNs) in a 12-month period but had made no attempt to pay. Selected repeat offenders […]