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Help us Help You: new pharmacy advice campaign

On 4 February, NHS England will launching a ‘Pharmacy Advice’ campaign under the overarching brand ‘Help Us Help You’. The aim of the campaign is to encourage the public to us

Carbagen (carbamazepine) tablet supply issue

Information from the Department of Health and Social Care regarding Carbagen (carbamazepine) tablets supply issue. Carbagen (Carbamazepine) various preparations As carbamazepine is considered a Catego

Medical device alert: Abbott FreeStyle Libre flash glucose sensor - use of barrier methods to reduce skin reactions to the sensor adhesive (MDA/2019/003)

We’ve become aware some users are applying creams, patches or sprays under the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose sensor to reduce skin reactions following an immune response to the sensor adhesive.

Urgent Clexane 40mg Injection supply issue

Informationfrom the Department of Health and Social Care regarding the urgent Clexane 40mg injection supply issue: Sanofi contacted NHS England and DHSC yesterday to inform us that there has been a q

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Macleods Pharma UK Limited - Irbesartan Film-coated tablets

Macleods Pharma UK Limited is recalling some batches of Irbesartan 150mg and 300mg Film-coated tablets from pharmacies. This is a precautionary measure due to possible risk of contamination with N‑nit

Medicine shortages in the news

Today we’ve raised the issue of medicine shortages with the media.Our spokespeoplehave fronted over 20 interviewsrepresenting the profession which were rolled out acrossa further 40 stations, en

We talk to Channel 5 about medicine shortages

Medicine shortages continue to be high up the media agenda. Director for England Ravi Sharma was interviewed on Channel 5 News this evening about concerns about medicines shortages in the face of a n

Brexit update: President responds

Following last night's 'meaningful vote' in Parliament on the Brexit deal, RPS President Ash Soni said: "We remain consistently focused on how pharmacists can provide the best care t

We talk to BBC Radio 4 about acute medicine shortages

RPS President Ash Soni and practice pharmacist Ben Merriman were interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health last night about the growing increase in medicine shortages. Highlighting from practi

Our consultation begins on Community Pharmacy Standards

Today we launch the start of our work to produce our first ever Professional Standards for Community Pharmacy Services with the start of a series of events across Great Britain. The standards will set