Practice Success at the Lib Dem conference has encouraged the RPS and Pharmacy Voice, which are attending the conferences of the three main political parties to engage with politicians and key health charities and associations
Practice Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that the government is investing £1bn in training 2,000 more GPs “makes a national minor ailments scheme or massive programme of community-based pharmacists prescribers look cheap”, said one contractor
Practice The decriminalisation of dispensing errors is a priority for the government, but pharmacists should not expect “overnight changes” to the law, pharmacy minister Earl Howe has told C+D in an exclusive interview.
Business The DH’s five-year pharmaceutical price regulation scheme for branded drugs will reduce the risk of shortages over winter but may not curb unexpected changes to medicine prices by manufacturers in the long term, industry bodies have warned
BusinessC+D readers have backed a contractor’s refusal to hand over confidential patient information to biopharmaceutical service company Quintiles after he exceeded his quota for the smoking cessation drug Champix during Stoptober