The NPA shared the data in its latest medication safety officer (MSO) report, published last week (October 24). The report also found that the...
The sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is an activity that treads the fine line between safety and convenience. Pharmacists stand on that line...
Samantha, 22 years old, approaches the pharmacy counter and asks to speak to the pharmacist in private. “This is so embarrassing, but I need a cream...
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) is working with NHS England to identify which of the 500 OTC medicines with an “EU touchpoint” are “...
When the NPA asked pharmacists to specify where in the dispensing process errors were occurring, it identified that “a lot of mistakes happen...when...
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
Last month, NHS England published a list of 35 conditions it described as “self-limiting” or “suitable for self-care”, and for which it wants to see...
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