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Pharmacist defeats GP as voters issue a potent prescription for Labour

Sadik Al-Hassan will join Taiwo Owatemi in parliament as Labour swept away the Conservative Party.

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New pharmacy insurance launches as NPA-owned insurer targets GPs

Howden’s new pharmacy insurance has launched to give the sector more choice in a “limited” field, it has announced.

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It's Election Day - so what's coming next for pharmacy and politics?

As pharmacists join millions streaming to the polling booths, what state will the new government find pharmacy in?

Politics Funding

GPs switch off update patient record function in new Pharmacy First IT twist

Pharmacies will have to send Pharmacy First consultation information by email after GP practices have opted out of update record functionality, CPE has warned.

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Political Pills: What awaits the new pharmacy minister?

‘The new Minister should not wait for CPE to call, he or she must call Janet Morrison and meet her within their first week…’

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PDA considers legal action over term ‘pharmacy professionals’

The pharmacy union has said it wants to stop a “blurring of the lines” between pharmacists and pharmacy technicians after the doctors’ union launched legal action over similar concerns related to physician associates.

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'Pharmacies are the lifeblood of our communities - Labour has no plan'

As Chemist + Druggist readers may know, my mum set up and ran our local pharmacy in Southampton when I was growing up. I was proud to help her out there as a teenager for many years, delivering prescriptions and doing the books...

Politicians Funding
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C+D election tracker: Sector poll sees rise of the significant ‘other’

Support for “other” parties has lifted as Labour maintains the lead despite a fall in support in week three of C+D’s election sentiment tracker.

Political parties Politics
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‘It terrifies me’: Girl landed in A&E after buying Wegovy from Boots

An A&E doctor has told C+D that on “every” recent shift, a patient who should not be on weight loss drugs has presented with complications after illicitly obtaining Wegovy.  

Boots Digital

NPA lauds Labour plan to reform high street pharmacy business rates

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has come out in support of Labour’s promise to “move some of the business rates burden away” from high street pharmacies.

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Big Interview NPA Paul Rees: 'Completely wrong, completely immoral, and having an immense impact on contractors'

Paul Rees has been in charge at the NPA for just under six months. “Very busy, but a lot of fun” he says. But that’s where the fun stops. Who is to blame for the pharmacy funding fiasco? What’s the plan for the protest? And who does he plan to vote for?

Businesses People

‘Life-threatening’ side effects: Topical steroids to feature potency labels

The medicines watchdog has instructed pharmacists to advise patients on “when to stop treatment” with topical steroids as part of new regulations aiming to reduce “serious” reactions and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). 

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