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Health minister Steve Brine says that ‘there is no requirement for online sellers of testing kits for STIs to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) unless the provider is registered with the CQC as a primary care service’.

Health minister Steve Brine says that ‘there is no requirement for online sellers of testing kits for STIs to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) unless the provider is registered with the CQC as a primary care service’.

But what does it means for patients' safety?

Nadia Bukhari is the youngest-ever female fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Angela Sharda talks to her about the secret of her success, what makes her tick and the importance of family values and a strong support network

Nadia Bukhari is the youngest-ever female fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). Angela Sharda talks to her about the secret of her success, what makes her tick and the importance of family values and a strong support network.

Q What inspired you to become a pharmacist? 

Are there lessons for commissioners from a recent national audit of access to general practice? Here, William Palmer and Jenny George suggest there are

Are there lessons for commissioners from a recent national audit of access to general practice? Here, William Palmer and Jenny George suggest there are

Reflecting the importance of general practice, the National Audit Office (NAO) – which scrutinises public spending for the UK Parliament and is independent of the Government – carried out a research programme on access to these services.

A bid for further devolution in the South East was “like a bolt out of the blue” for a Hampshire CCG, who were cut out of the councils’ plans

A bid for further devolution in the South East was “like a bolt out of the blue” for a Hampshire CCG, who were cut out of the councils’ plans

The buzz around the devolution to Greater Manchester may have quietened down but steps have been taken in the county to start pushing plans ahead
To launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care, eight vanguards have been announced today by Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners

To launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care, eight vanguards have been announced today by Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners