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Wuhan novel coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in Wales

There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, most reported cases are at the mild end of the spectrum, with no confirmed cases in the UK. The Chief

Wuhan novel coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in England

There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, most reported cases are at the mild end of the spectrum, with no confirmed cases in the UK. The Chief

Amazon Pharmacy trademark - We respond

Following the news that Amazon has filed totrademark the name 'Amazon Pharmacy' in the UK, Sandra Gidley, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “Whist the public are incr

Updates to the FP10 NHS Prescription form - England Only

New prescription forms are being introduced in England to help eligible patients correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges...

RPS welcomes Pharmacy Advice campaign

A new Pharmacy Advice campaign, part of Public Health England'sHelp UsHelp You, has launched to encourage the public to visit community pharmacies for advice on minor illnesses. The campaign high

ITV's This Morning: President comments

On Friday 17 January guests on ITV’s This Morningcommented on the role of pharmacists sparked by the consultation by NICE on how community pharmacists can promote health and wellbeing. To date

Medicine Supply Notification: Azathioprine 25mg tablets

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Azathioprine 25mg tablets.

RPS welcome consultation on the role of community pharmacists

RPS England has welcomed a draft, quality standard consultation published today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which calls to make better use of the skills of communi

RPS responds to consultation on Primary Care Networks

RPS England has responded to the NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on draft service specifications to be delivered by Primary Care Networks (PCNs). We've long advocated for the increas

Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) And Committee of Advertising Issue New Enforcement Notice on the Advertisement of Prescription Only Medicines in Aesthetics

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have been working to strengthen and reinforce...