pharmacies

£500m in funding announced to help hospitals discharge patients and improve GP access

The Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) on Friday 23 September 2022 have announced an additional £500m in funding. This funding is aimed at fixing the discharge process in hospitals, which is often backlogged, due to a lack of community support available in the care sector. DHSC Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey says the pot …

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HRT tsar returns to previous role overseeing COVID-19 boosters

Madelaine McTernan, who was recently appointed hormone-replacement therapy (“HRT”) tsar, to help deal with UK supply issues, has returned to her previous role overseeing vaccines. This is ahead of the planned autumn COVID-19 booster campaign set to commence on 5 September 2022 in England. What is the current status with menopause medication? The Department of …

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Pharmacies criticised over amending pill boxes affecting the elderly

Some pharmacies in the UK have been criticised for informing patients using multiple different drugs that they will no longer have blister pack boxes, otherwise known as dosette boxes. The dosette boxes are a form of multi-compartment compliance aids (“MCCAs”) and are delivered to patients addresses. Why are pharmacies removing them? Some pharmacies are removing …

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