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PSNC: Plastic cards are being replaced by double-sided A4 paper certificates
The NHS Business Standards Authority (BSA) began the process of phasing out plastic exemption cards for prescription prepayment certificates and...
14/03/2019 7
The restrictions mean pharmacies in England can only dispense gluten-free bread and mixes
From this month, pharmacy teams in England will no longer be able to dispense NHS prescriptions for any gluten-free items other than bread and mixes...
13/12/2018 0
NHS England: Any savings from implementing the proposals will be reinvested in patient care
The eight treatments are the latest in a range of medicines and services that NHS England has said should not be routinely prescribed, because they...
06/12/2018 0
Julie Wood: Many CCGs have gone further than DH's decision to reduce gluten-free options
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided last week that gluten-free “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available on...
07/02/2018 4
Over 1,000 healthcare professionals responded to the consultation on gluten-free prescribing
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided that “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available across England, it announced today...
01/02/2018 17
NHS England has recommended that 18 treatments, including homeopathy, be blacklisted
Following a public consultation on 18 treatments, NHS said it will “press ahead” with guidance to GPs and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to end...
01/12/2017 8
prescription cuts
In a support alert published on its website yesterday (August 23), the RPS said that “some CCGs” are looking to reduce the routine prescribing of...
24/08/2017 7
NHS Clinical Commissioners suggested cutting prescription items to save the NHS £128 million per year
The news in March that NHS England was considering slashing 10 items and services from prescriptions in order to save money instantly prompted debate...
11/08/2017 4
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Sandra Gidley: Pharmacists are on frontline of explaining what patients are allowed
“Don’t expect the poor foot soldiers [of pharmacy] to deliver the unpleasant messages in the NHS,” said Sandra Gidley, during a roundtable debate...
11/08/2017 11
*/ As part of the event, we will consider what impact the proposed changes could have on pharmacists, patients and the NHS as a whole. You can read...
24/05/2017 5

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