Same day pharmacy consultations may relieve pressure on GPs

Department of Health and Social Care has announced that same-day pharmacy consultations will now be offered to patients with minor issues. The new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service will offer local pharmacy appointments to anyone calling NHS 111 about the minor conditions such as earache or a sore throat. If testing is successful, GPs and A&E

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Antimicrobial Resistance urges NHS to test “subscription-like” payment model for treatments

UK Government recently announced details for how they plan to support pharmaceutical companies’ investments in the development of drugs to treat antibiotic resistant infections. The NHS looks to test a first-of-its-kind ‘subscription-style’ payment model that will help incentivise companies to develop new drugs required for tackling antibiotic resistant infections. The plan arose after the launch

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New findings highlight drugs that pose Dementia risk

Findings reported in JAMA Internal Medicine Journal have found medicines, which belong to a family of drugs called anticholinergics, have already been linked to short-term problems with thinking. Now a large study of UK patients raises concerns about possible long-term brain side effects. Experts stress the findings do not prove there is a direct risk

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