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Boots to roll out a cheaper EHC product

Following the recent criticism over the price of EHC, Boots announced that it has sourced a cheaper generic version

Safe and sound at LloydsPharmacy

We look at how one pharmacy chain has put patient safety right at the forefront of its day-to-day business

Cuts hit LloydsPharmacy parent company

Celesio, owner of LloydsPharmacy and AAH Pharmaceuticals, has said its revenue is being hit by factors including community pharmacy funding cuts in the UK

More needs to be done to explain pharmacists' role

Patients are failing to recognise the nature of community pharmacists’ extended roles, researchers find

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

Pregnancy & babycare: Fact or fiction

Healthcare during pregnancy can be a minefield for many women, with confusing and often contradictory information

Nutrition: Going against the grain

A report published last summer reignited the debate regarding which diet is best for health and weight loss

Getting to grips with the Quality Payments scheme

What is the new Quality Payments scheme and how do you secure the available funding? All the answers here

Fighting the rising threat of anti-science

By Professor Donald Cairns, head of school for pharmacy at Robert Gordon University. Pharmacists need to fight back against the rise in anti-science. We are witnessing a rise in anti-scientific thinking. In America, President Donald Trump has appointed an adviser who denies climate change is caused by human activity. He has also appointed a health adviser who believes vaccines cause conditions such as autism. Here in the UK, leading Conservative politician, Michael Gove, was quoted last year as saying he had “had enough of experts”, simply because the advice he received did not fit with his political views. Meanwhile, large sections of the media regularly publish articles promoting ‘natural’ non-evidence-based therapies, such as homeopathy, acupuncture and massage therapy.

Technicians in community keen to expand role

Community pharmacy technicians are keen to expand their role but are dissatisfied due to a lack of opportunities

Child & teen health: Open wide!

Mary Poppins may have used a spoonful of sugar but nowadays helping the medicine go down is rather more complicated...

Pharmacists could get money back if legal action succeeds

Contractors may get reimbursed if the judicial reviews by PSNC and NPA against the Government are successful

Scenario: Domestic abuse

Parveen sees Julie Gray at the counter and pops out to say hello. “Hi Julie,” she says. “How are you? I hardly see you these days...”

CPD: Anxiety disorders in adults

This module will help you understand the main types of anxiety disorder and their therapeutic management

Resources for meeting Quality Payment HLP criterion

New PSNC resources are available to help meet the Quality Payment criterion of being a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 on the day of review

Key practice developments of 2016

This CPD module looks at key practice developments in pharmacy over 2016

Train your team: Bladder weakness

This Train Your Team checklist provides support and information to run a team training session on bladder weakness

Pharmacist celebrates International Yoga Day

Pharmacist Raj Aggarwal is organising the UK's biggest yoga event to mark International Yoga Day

New Eatwell Guide revises dietary advice

PHE publishes new Eatwell Guide, revising the proportions of food groups to help us meet dietary recommendations.
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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

PHE has updated its advice on ’Managing common infections: guidance for primary care’

NHS negligence bill quadruples in a decade

The Government must take steps to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims as numbers rocket, NAO warns

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Flu jabs: let’s do a fantastic job

By NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck. If Australia’s experience is anything to go by, we all need to be ready to dea...

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DH wants more information on generics prices

The Government is seeking greater transparency over the pricing of generics. A consultation runs until November

RPS urges minister to fast forward decriminalisation

Ash Soni has again urged the Government to speed up its work on ending the automatic criminalisation of dispensing error...

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead ...