Pharmacy

NHS campaign to help patients get treatment from their pharmacy 

The NHS is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of the seven additional conditions that can now be treated by high street pharmacies, without needing to see a GP. From today (Monday 19 February), adverts will run across on demand TV services, radio, bus stops and billboards as well as social media, encouraging people […]

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Pharmacy reforms to bring new services to the high street

Thousands of women across England will be able to get the contraceptive pill at their local pharmacy from next month, as part of a major expansion of primary care services. Pharmacies across the country will begin offering the new contraceptive service in December with almost half a million women able to access the pill next […]

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Expanded NHS support available for patients in GP practices across the country

The support on offer for patients at their GP practice is expanding, thanks to thousands more healthcare staff working in local communities and the new GP access recovery plan. More than 31,000 additional staff have been recruited into healthcare roles at general practices across the country since 2019 – meaning an expanded team of health […]

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Life-critical care a priority for the NHS as strike action disrupts services over the bank holiday

The NHS will prioritise urgent and emergency care again this bank holiday weekend, and is urging the public to use services wisely as industrial action enters its sixth month. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has announced strike action, starting on Sunday at 8pm and finishing on Monday at midnight. Following the recent junior doctors […]

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Opioid prescriptions cut by almost half a million in four years as NHS continues crackdown

GPs and pharmacists have helped cut opioid prescriptions in England by 450,000 in under four years, latest data shows, as the NHS today unveils a new action plan to crack down on the overuse of potentially-addictive medicines. The new framework for local health and care providers aims to further reduce inappropriate prescribing of high-strength painkillers […]

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Nine in ten patients positive about NHS community pharmacies

Around than nine in ten people surveyed positively rated the advice they received from their local pharmacies; new polling shows today. As pharmacies play a greater role in looking after peoples’ health, the results from Ipsos found that the vast majority of patients (91%) who had used a community pharmacy in the previous year for […]

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