Improving care for patients, making the best use of pharmacists’ skills and saving money for the NHS were top of the agenda on the Health Minister David Mowat’s visit to Hillview GP Surgery recently.
The Department of Health is today (31st March 2017) launching a consultation seeking views on the prescribing of gluten-free foods, in a bid to save the NHS millions each year. This follows on from NHS England’s announcement this week of …
Plans to modernise community pharmacies and ensure a better quality service for patients have been announced by the government today (20 Oct).
Response to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) about our proposals for community pharmacy funding.
The CQC has today published its State of Care report, an annual assessment of the quality of health and adult social care in England.
- Tough new targets to limit inappropriate use of antibiotics - Commitment to halve drug-resistant infections by 2020 - New drive to encourage development of new antibiotics The UK will lead the international fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by bringing …
Lord Jim O'Neill has today published his report on antimicrobial resistance, and his recommendations on what the world needs to do to combat it. You can read more about his report here The Government's initial response to his report is …
Several papers ran a story about 200,000 patients left without a GP when their surgeries closed down. The figures relate to closures and mergers of 72 practices in England. For our response click 'read more'.
The Times today ran a story claiming that 'thousands of pharmacies face closure in £170m funding cut. Click 'read more' to see the DH and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer statements.
Jeremy Hunt outlines the Department's intention to ease pressure on GPs through increased funding and streamlined CQC inspections.