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News Story: Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

The MHRA has published a news story: Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use. The MHRA want to make sure parents and carers of children who are using Buccolam are aware

RPS in Scotland responds to Health & Sport Committee’s Preventative Agenda inquiries

The RPS in Scotland has published its responses to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee’s Preventative Agenda inquiries into substance misuse and sexual health, blood borne

RPS England Chair calls for greater use of Pharmacy Integration Fund to improve patient care

Sandra Gidley, Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board, has called on NHS England to use the Pharmacy Integration Fund to accelerate referral to pharmacy schemes to he

New Transition Programme for NHS111 pharmacists in Wales

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is delighted to announce that the RPS Transition Programme pilot to support pharmacists moving into the NHS111 work environment in Wales will commence today. The NHS1

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group seeks views on antimicrobial campaign

Back in September 2017, RPS in Scotland supported the launch of the “Keep Antibiotic Working” campaign in which all Scottish community pharmacies were involved. The campaign ran between O

Drug safety update: Drug-name confusion: reminder to be vigilant for potential errors

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update: reminder to be vigilant for potential errors...

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders

NHS Improvement has issued a Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and severe harm...

Drug Safety update: Co-dydramol: prescribe and dispense by strength to minimise risk of medication error

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update for co-dydramol. Previously co-dydramol (dihydrocodeine/paracetamol) was available only in the ratio 1:50

Pharmacists can improve outcomes across a number of clinical pathways

The Royal Pharmaceutical Societyis exploring ways in which community pharmacists can further contribute to the delivery of optimal care pathways, to support their local health economies and improve pa

RPS statement on BBC Inside Out programme

The following is a statementon tonight’s upcoming BBC Inside Out programme. You may also have seen the story on BBC Online today. Community pharmacy provides a safe and effective service to pat