News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association May 2017 The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) has announced the launch of its new website www.gphaonline.org.

The new site has several new features, including:

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Impact of first infant vaccination programme in England for rotavirus confirmed April 2017 The first full year’s data on the impact of the newly-introduced national infant immunisation programme on rotavirus in England have confirmed the earlier indications that the programme has been... Read More →
Ensuring access to working antimicrobials April 2017 The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published it’s recommendations to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on 7 July 2014. The government’s response to the Committee’s report... Read More →
NHS England publishes details of plans for specialised services April 2017 NHS England has published details of its priorities for prescribed specialised services for the coming year. Specialised services are those provided in relatively few hospitals, accessed by... Read More →
NPSA Highlights Risk Of Oral Anticancer Drugs April 2017 All healthcare staff need to monitor oral anticancer drugs to the same extent as injected anticancer drugs, according to a new report by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). The NPSA received... Read More →
LactMed database April 2017 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new free database on drugs and breastfeeding called LactMed. This database is part of TOXNET and can be searched together with the other TOXNET... Read More →
Maternal use of antidepressants may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes March 2017 A recent article discusses the outcomes of research looking into possible links between use of maternal antidepressants and childhood obesity and diabetes. Read More →
Primary care ‘revolution’ needed to save pharmacies January 2017 Experts are calling for a “revolution” in how primary care is organised with more clinical services being provided by pharmacies in order to survive, according to a new report.

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5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 November 2016 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
Pharmaceutical Needs Information Pack November 2016 A new publication supports local authority health and wellbeing boards to develop and update pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs).

Each health and wellbeing board (HWB) must assess needs... Read More →

Resources

Tackling Drugs August 2017 The Scottish Government's national drugs strategy, focuses on recovery from drug use. Measures include the provision of...
Evaluation Of Information Prescription Pilots July 2017 In January 2007, the Department of Health (DH) established 20 pilot sites to develop and test the introduction of...
Medicines Management Is Everybody?s Business July 2017 A leaflet has been published which aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and...
Online Healthcare June 2017 In 2006 DrThom became the first ever online organisation to register with the government regulator of healthcare - the Care...
The Destruction Of Controlled Drugs (CDs) June 2017 The Department of Health has published guidance on changes to the role of Accountable Officers for CDs (people who are...
Managing Medicines Across Health Organisations June 2017 Many patients have their care delivered in more than one healthcare setting, it is therefore essential that medicines are...
Shingles Q and A for healthcare professionals April 2017 Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers November 2016 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines November 2016 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed...
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