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NHSBSA accredited with GOC CPD full provider status

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been awarded full provider status by the General Optical Council (GOC). The accreditation recognises the NHSBSA as a trusted provider of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for Ophthalmic contractors.

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NHS releases latest mental health medicines statistics

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its latest Medicines Used in Mental Health (England) report, now including new data from July to September 2023.

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NHS launches latest report on prescribing costs

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released a report on 'Prescribing Costs in Hospitals and the Community for England in 2022-23'.

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New NHS report shows increase in HRT prescriptions

Many people go through the menopause every year, experiencing symptoms such as low mood, anxiety, hot flushes and difficulty sleeping. Some symptoms can be severe and have a negative impact on everyday life.

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Report shows lowest number of pharmacies since 2015/16

NHS Business Services Authority has published figures on community pharmacies and appliance contractors in England.

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NHS Business Services Authority hailed for commitment to carers

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been given Carer Confident status by Carers UK for its excellent work in supporting staff.

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NHS releases latest mental health medicines statistics

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its latest Medicines Used in Mental Health (England) report, now including new data from April to June 2023.

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NHS organisation named as a top global inspiring workplace

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which has its headquarters in Newcastle, has come 64th out of 100, in the Inspiring Workplaces Awards first-ever global rankings.

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NHS organisation named as a top global inspiring workplace

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has come 64th out of 100, in the Inspiring Workplaces Awards first-ever global rankings.

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NHS releases report on dependency forming medicines

NHS Business Service Authority's (NHSBSA) 'Dependency Forming Medicines - England 2015/16 to 2022/23' report shows that in 2022/23, the cost of prescribed dependency forming medicines was £380 million. This was a 51% decrease from 2015/16 when the cost was £780 million.

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Free CPD for General Optical Council registrants in England: Guidance on claiming GOS 3 vouchers in England

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released CPD that provides guidance on claiming GOS 3 vouchers.

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NHS report shows diabetes drugs prescribed increased by 16 million since 2015/16

NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) ‘Prescribing for Diabetes 2015/16 to 2022/23’ statistical report shows that in 2022/23, there were 66 million drug items used in treating diabetes prescribed in England for a cost of £1.53 billion, 15% of the total spend on all prescription items prescribed in England.