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NPA: Incidents of patients receiving the wrong medicine increased 17% this quarter
When the NPA asked pharmacists to specify where in the dispensing process errors were occurring, it identified that “a lot of mistakes happen...when...
08/11/2018 22
NHS England recommends wet-combing for headlice, reserving treatments for "exceptions" only
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
17/08/2018 4
NHS England has listed 35 conditions where OTC sales should replace prescriptions
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
12/07/2018 1
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...
20/04/2018 5
“People will be alarmed that some pharmacists are missing out on asking their customers the basics.” That’s what Which? magazine editor Ben Clissit...
13/03/2018 0
Mike Hewitson: Proposals are "totally impractical"  NHS England is currently consulting on the prescribing of NHS medicines for patients with...
05/03/2018 6
The Which? investigation earlier this month showed up some interesting results – although not completely unsurprising to me. The consumer charity...
28/02/2018 10
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” according to philosopher George Santayana. History certainly seemed to be repeating...
21/02/2018 12
EXCLUSIVE
Poundland: Are critics suggesting we abandon our pricing position?
As part of its latest pharmacy investigation, the consumer charity sent undercover reporters into 42 pharmacies, supermarkets and discount stores, to...
21/02/2018 20
EXCLUSIVE
Morrisons pharmacies received four "good" and two "poor" ratings from Which?
As part of its latest pharmacy investigation, Which? sent undercover reporters into six of the supermarket’s pharmacies to buy both ibuprofen and...
20/02/2018 21

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