PSNC, September 2016
Written jointly with Pharmacy Voice, this document sets out the ambitions for community pharmacies to enhance and expand personalised care, support and wellbeing services offered by the sector. The paper also argues for fuller integration with other local health and care services and highlights the role of the community pharmacy in being the facilitator of personalised care for patients with long-term conditions and in being a neighbourhood health and wellbeing hub.
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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, August 2016
A POSTnote outlining the challenges in developing new drugs to treat dementia, and an overview of UK and international research activities to accelerate progress.
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society, July 2016
When prescribed and used effectively medicines have the potential to significantly improve the quality of lives and improve patient outcomes. However the challenges associated with prescribing the right medicines and supporting patients to use them effectively should not be underestimated.
In 2012, a single prescribing competency framework was published by the National Prescribing Centre/National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to support all prescribers to prescribe effectively.
In 2015, the RPS started the process of updating the framework with the backing of NICE and in collaboration with all the prescribing professions UK wide. The updated single competency framework was published on our website in July 2016, for all regulators, professional bodies, prescribing professions and patients to use..
The competency framework has been endorsed by professional bodies representing other prescribers. In future, we will continue to publish and maintain the updated competency framework in collaboration with the other prescribing professions.
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NHS England, May 2016
NHS England has announced it will recommission the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Vaccination programme in 2016/17, after nearly a quarter of a million more people benefited from vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting during the previous year.
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NHS England, 15 September 2015
The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England gave this clear message to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference 2015: Over the years, pharmacy across all sectors has contributed much to society. From its apothecary roots enabling anyone to have access to healthcare, to scientific endeavour that underpins much of pharmaceutical discovery and development, to innovating to deliver best care for patients….
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NHS England, August 2015
NHS England, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and other partners in the GP Workforce 10 Point Plan are organising a series of webinars and events to help GP practices and pharmacists understand more about its clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot.
This innovative new scheme will introduce around 250 clinical pharmacists into general practices. GP practices and group of practices are invited to bid for funding as part of the £15 million pilot.
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