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New prescribing legislation
Tue, 20 Aug 2013
Richmond House London

New legislation introduced that allows physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK to independently prescribe medication to their patients.

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Psoriasis and the Heart - updated leaflet
Fri, 09 Aug 2013
Psoriasis and the heart information leaflet

Medical research has found that psoriasis itself may be a risk factor for developing heart disease. In one study, young people with severe psoriasis were three times more likely to have a heart attack than those of the same age who did not have psoriasis.

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New standards for people with psoriasis
Tue, 06 Aug 2013

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has published set new standards for the quality of care for people with psoriasis - an irritable skin condition characterised by red, flaky crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society event in Birmingham
Wed, 24 Jul 2013
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) models of care logo

A workshop that forms part of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Commission that has been set up to look at how pharmacy services are integrated into the reformed NHS in England.

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New edition of Skin 'n' Bones Connection
Fri, 05 Jul 2013
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 37 summer 2013

In our latest edition, we have articles about the NICE quality standard and guidance on patient experience in adult NHA services. A report on the IMPACT study at the University of Manchester and a guide on how to get the most out of skin camouflage.

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MHRA confirms advice on the use of diclofenac
Mon, 01 Jul 2013
MHRA logo

Patients with serious underlying heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart disease, circulatory problems or a previous heart attack or stroke should no longer use diclofenac, the MHRA confirmed in a safety alert in June.

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The Psychosocial Burden of Psoriasis
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Tara Fletcher researching the psychosocial burden of psoriasis

Tara Fletcher, a second year psychology student at the University of Hertfordshire has been on placement with PAPAA and has carried out a review of current literature, regarding how psoriasis affects mental functioning, social life, relationships and career.

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PAPAA Information Standard compliant, again!
Wed, 08 May 2013
The Information Standard logo

We are pleased to announce that for a second year running we have continued to demonstrate that our service delivery complies with the requirements of The Information Standard, this follows a recent surveillance review.

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Pharmacy services commission
Mon, 08 Apr 2013
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) models of care logo

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has set up a Commission to look at how pharmacy services are integrated into the reformed NHS in England. As part of this work the Commission will explore how innovative models of care have and can be developed.

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James Brett to take on eight cycle sportive events
Fri, 15 Mar 2013
Cycling man

From 14th April- 1st December 2013, James Brett will be competing in eight cycle sportive events around the UK.  This means one event each month and more than 400 miles of cycling - including some pretty daunting hills.  His aim is to raise... Read More