Community pharmacy is finally getting access to the summary care records – the GPs’ medical records of patients. This will enable pharmacy to assist in providing advanced and enhanced services for their patients, and will save time and cost and improve accuracy. The roll-out is starting in November but will probably not be completed until […]
The stop-gap funding solution provided by NHS England for small pharmacies deemed “essential” does not guarantee their long-term survival and is inadequate, according to the National Pharmacy Association, a body representing many community pharmacies in the country. Most of the 102 pharmacies affected have only received funding for one or two years after the […]
As everyone knows, the National Health Service is intended to help the nation’s health. However, the NHS is a good place to start, according to Simon Stevens, as sickness absence from its own staff costs an eye-watering £2.4bn a year. The Chief Executive of NHS England has come up with an answer: healthier food options […]
NHS England has announced a new £15m pilot scheme under which GPs will employ 300 pharmacies to help doctors with engaging with patients and assisting with workload.
Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, called the pilot a “win-win-win for patients, their GPs and for pharmacists” where greater use of pharmacists’ skills should […]