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Level up: new responsibilities for CCGs

Blog post 23/01/2015Dr Rebecca Rosen

As Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)approach their second birthday, they are having to grow up fast. They have cut their teeth on community and acute services, and now have the option to take up further responsibilities.

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We are in a hole with the Cancer Drugs Fund – why do we keep on digging?

Blog post 14/01/2015Eric Low OBE

The news that the Cancer Drugs Fund was to be extended into 2016 delighted its proponents. However, it raised huge concerns for those that could see its obvious flaws.

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The Cancer Drugs Fund: An important stopgap

Blog post 14/01/2015Duleep Allirajah

While the Cancer Drugs Fund is not perfect, it has gone some way to plugging a gap, argue Duleep Allirajah and Keyan Salarkia of Macmillan Cancer Research.

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The Cancer Drugs Fund: a question of value(s)

Blog post 13/01/2015Helen Crump

NHS England’s announcement yesterday on the future of the Cancer Drugs Fund has reignited an important debate about how to understand ‘value’ in relation to NHS services. Here, Helen Crump suggests a way forward.

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What has changed for pharmacy since the last Now or Never report?

Video 06/01/2015

In this video,  Dr David Branford,  Chair at the English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, outlines the progress made by pharmacy and pharmacists in playing a bigger role as care …

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What are the key issues for pharmacists and pharmacy?

Video 06/01/2015

In this video Dr Judith Smith, author of the Nuffield Trust research report  Now more than ever: why pharmacy needs to act   and Director of Policy at the Trust, outlines the impact that the …

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Can pharmacy alleviate the challenges facing the NHS?

Video 06/01/2015

In this video,  Dr Sarah Wollaston MP , Chair, Health Select Committee, describes the role that pharmacy can play in addressing the strain facing our health service by delivering better care in the …

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What role could pharmacists play in emergency care?

Video 06/01/2015

In this video,  Professor Keith Willett,  Director of Acute Episodes of Care at NHS England, outlines the numerous ways that pharmacy can make a vital contribution to urgent and emergency services. …

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Now more than ever: why pharmacy needs to act

Report 10/12/2014Catherine Picton | Mark Dayan | Professor Judith Smith

This report sets out our assessment of progress made over the last year in moving pharmacy towards a wider, care-giving role.

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How pharmacy could save the NHS

Blog post 09/12/2014Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips argues that the surplus of highly skilled pharmacists could create a unique opportunity to support to overburdened GP workforce.

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