Medicine

NHS England welcomes consultation on proposed national TB strategy

Monday 24 March is World TB Day and to mark the occasion Public Health England (PHE) has launched a consultation on proposals for a national strategy to combat TB. NHS England welcomes the opportunity to work with PHE on the consultation. Tuberculosis, TB, is a disease that can have serious consequences. In 2012 there were […]

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Extension to the new medicine service (NMS)

NHS England has been considering the short term future of the new medicine service (NMS), in discussion with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. It has been agreed that the NMS will be extended to run throughout 2014/15, subject to the outcome of the evaluation. Should the evaluation results fail to confirm a positive impact, the […]

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Amendment to Directions which has an implication for community pharmacy

The necessary changes have been made to The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 to allow the following things to happen: The New Medicines Service (NMS) is being extended to enable community pharmacies to continue to provide this service through to the 31st March 2014. At the request of NHS England, Department […]

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NHS England welcomes publishing of medicines optimisation

NHS England is supporting the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s call for health professionals and patients to work together to ensure better use of medicines. A guide, called Medicines Optimisation: helping patients make the most of medicines, has been published by the Society which provides frontline professionals with four guiding principles to make sure that the right […]

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NHS CB supports Blackpool Hospitals’ flu video!

Communications assistant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lee Rayner created a video to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccinations and encourage all staff to get the inoculation to help protect patients and visitors and help to ensure services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the winter months. But what he did was […]

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National Medical Director is first in line for the flu jab

Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director for the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) was first in line for the flu jab at a recent all staff meeting at the NHS CB. While Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, prepared the vaccination, Bruce said: “Every year thousands of people in England die from flu, but this can […]

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