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December 12, 2018
The Government has chosen England’s chief pharmacist to look into ‘problematic’ overprescribing in the NHS, it has announced.

The Government has chosen England’s chief pharmacist to look into "problematic" overprescribing in the NHS, it has announced.
 

November 27, 2018
NHS on track to make £300m in savings after adalimumab deals

The NHS is on track to make record savings of £300m after negotiating deals on low cost versions of the health service’s most expensive drug.

 

Deals with five manufacturers have been made to on biosimilar versions of adalimumab. The drug is used to treat 46,000 patients with conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.

 

The savings will mean hospitals will pay around a quarter of the amount they usually spend on adalimumab, which is over £400m each year.

 

November 22, 2018
The amount of money medicines cost the NHS has more than doubled in less than 10 years, official figures have revealed

The amount of money medicines cost the NHS has more than doubled in less than 10 years, official figures have revealed.
 

November 19, 2018
NHS trusts face staff shortage of more than 350,000 by 2030, think tanks warn

The NHS could have more than 350,000 vacancies by 2030 if emerging workforce trends continue, three healthcare think tanks have said.
 
The health care workforce in England: make or break?, jointly published today by The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust suggested that under present models of staffing there will be as many as 250,000 vacant NHS posts by 2030, rising from the current 100,000.
 

July 26, 2018
How will Matt Hancock’s healthcare priorities benefit the NHS?

Last week, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock gave his first speech at West Suffolk Hospital where he revealed three key priorities for the NHS: technology, workforce and prevention.
 
Speaking before the Health and Social Care Committee yesterday, he also gave more information on the work he intends to do.
 
So what do the priorities mean for the health service?
 
Technology focus
 

July 18, 2018
The UK’s National Health Service turned 70 this month, and while we celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most valuable institutions, it’s also the perfect opportunity to pinpoint the role that pharmacy has played in the NHS during those decades.

The role of pharmacists in the NHS has, unsurprisingly, evolved quite a bit since its inception. Growing from what was originally a supply service to become a clinical practice in hospitals, and with a range of new roles in primary care, pharmacists are now recognised as a valuable part of the multidisciplinary clinical team.
 

September 3, 2015
Novartis will provide LCZ696 (sacubitril valsartan) to the NHS for eligible patients enrolled in EAMS

Novartis announced that its investigational heart failure treatment LCZ696 (sacubitril valsartan) has been given a positive scientific opinion under the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS) for patients with significant unmet medical need.  This allows LCZ696 (sacubitril valsartan) to be made available to eligible patients before a final European licensing decision is made.
 

 

October 29, 2010
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October 29, 2010
The new NHS Commissioning Board will be responsible for assessing the language and clinical skills of foreign doctors from within the EU, according to the Department of Health

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October 27, 2010
Women with an increased risk of osteoporotic fractures will qualify for a new NHS treatment, it has been revealed

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October 21, 2010
Plans to expand free prescription entitlements for people with long-term conditions have been scrapped by the Government

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October 20, 2010
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed its first president since the professional body's structural changes

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October 19, 2010
Patients across the UK could be given more say on their healthcare as part of a consultation document launched by the coalition Government

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October 19, 2010
Health trusts in England give a poor or incomplete explanation to patient complaints too often, a report has claimed

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October 18, 2010
People in Scotland will still receive free prescriptions from next April, despite protests that it will create huge disparities between how Scottish and English patients are treated

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October 15, 2010
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has been fined £10.2 million after admitting to anti-competitive behaviour when supplying heartburn treatment to the NHS

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September 20, 2010
A large increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for HIV is expected by NHS bosses, figures have revealed

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September 10, 2010
New NHS guidance has recommended the use of an injectable drug that could benefit many people with Type 2 diabetes

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August 3, 2010
40% increase in the cost and number of drugs used to treat diabetes in England over the last five years.

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April 12, 2010
Thousands of jobs in the medical sector could be at risk after Swiss drug giants Novartis and Roche threatened to move their British operations overseas

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February 25, 2010
A new drug that could extend the lives of patients with a certain type of cancer is being made available on the NHS within the next few months

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January 27, 2010
Industry bosses have said that a Government scheme launched last year to speed-up patients' access to medical advances is doing well.

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January 19, 2010
A powerful arthritis drug that could be barred from most NHS patients for being too expensive has been given the go-ahead in Scotland

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December 15, 2009
Mistakes made by doctors when prescribing drugs and medication are to be tackled by a new testing procedure being introduced by the British Pharmacological Society

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