Analysis

Tech talk: Pharmacy riding the technology wave

If you are looking for a template for pharmacy IT innovation, then look around you – there’s lots going on

Academics question value of 28-day prescribing

Issuing prescriptions for longer than 28 days may result in NHS savings – but what about the impact on pharmacy remuneration?

Analysis: Specials market now strong and stable?

After an extended period of volatility, the specials market seems to be enjoying some relative stability

Conference call: Pharmacy Show 2017

Pharmacy technicians, the Primary Care Home model and antimicrobial resistance were just some of the topics discussed at this year's Pharmacy Show. Read the full round up here...

Market update: generics cash flow havoc

As pharmacies in England deal with yet another substantial ‘margin recovery’ exercise, will new regulations see an end to the financial disruption?

Revealed: how Government spends our money

The Government expects to spend £802 billion in 2017-18, the most it has ever spent in cash terms

The Big Debate: Pharmacy technicians and supervision

Should technicians have more responsibility and even be allowed to supervise the sale and supply of medicines?

Judicial review aftermath: Pharmacy down but not out?

One month on from the judicial review, we examine the implications of the judgment and ask what happens now?

Time to get on with IT in pharmacy

Digitisation is a key priority for the NHS and a fundamental element of pharmacy’s new contractual arrangements in England

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

Health screening: Testing times

Technological advances mean that pharmacy has an increasingly important role to play in screening and diagnostics

Update: Special guidance

Recent RPS guidance puts the prescribing of specials back under the microscope

Antibiotic scripts fall for the first time in England

New PHE data has recorded a 4.3 per cent decline in antibiotic prescriptions in England

Thumbs up for pharmacy post-discharge service

Post-discharge consultations with community pharmacists can reduce the risk of hospital readmission

Enhancing skill mix in community pharmacy

A new report from Pharmacy Research UK has made recommendations for optimising the skill mix within community pharmacy

Biosimilars: new drugs on the block

Biosimilars are shaking up the $70bn global market for biological medicines

Patients still expect antibiotics for sore throats

Nearly half of UK adults have been prescribed antibiotics for a sore throat, shows new research

Survey reveals views on the future of healthcare

The British population is keen to embrace self care, new technology and personalised treatment to reduce NHS burdens, suggests a new survey

Pharmacies can help detect coeliac disease

An innovative project has shown that community pharmacies can help find patients with undiagnosed coeliac disease

Briefing: Where now for self-care?

The current regulatory environment undermines opportunities for self-care, says a recent report
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The voting period in the Boots union vote has been extended amid concerns about the quality of supplied address data

BREAKING: RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

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Sigma conference day 2: countdown to revalidation

Pharmacists must submit their CPD before their registration expires for revalidation or risk being struck off

Paracetamol not antibiotics for sore throat, says NICE

Paracetamol, rather than antibiotics or medicated lozenges should be recommended to alleviate sore throats, says new gui...