Analysis

Briefing: Where now for self-care?

The current regulatory environment undermines opportunities for self-care, says a recent report

Diabetes drugs cost approaches £1bn per year

The annual primary care prescribing cost of medicines for diabetes has reached £956.7 million

Thumbs up for pharmacy sore throat screening

Pharmacy screening for bacterial throat infections could help fight antibiotic overuse, shows a new study

What does Brexit mean for pharmacy?

Pharmacy organisations are trying to reassure stakeholders over Brexit, while seeking reassurances for themselves

Where’s the urgency with antimicrobial stewardship?

Some CCGs have still not fully implemented NICE antimicrobial stewardship guidance. Is diagnostic testing the answer?

Now is not the time to deprioritise MCA training

Could pharmacies decide to deprioritise medicine counter assistant training as funding cuts begin to bite?

Don’t waste pharmacy’s potential

The pharmacy cuts could hit the UK’s ability to meet the WHO’s mortality goals, according to a new report

Stress testing the profession: pharmacists struggling

New research suggests pharmacists are weighed down with the strain of coping with their workload and the stress of the job

For richer, but not for poorer...

The gap between the lifespans of the richest and poorest in the UK is increasing for the first time since the 1870s

Hub and spoke won’t work, says NPA

Hub and spoke dispensing is unlikely to improve safety or benefit patients, according to an NPA review

Back to the future – what next for pharmacy?

After looking back over the 21 years since Pharmacy Magazine was launched, what might the future hold?

Time flies... 21 years of Pharmacy Magazine

Pharmacy @ 21: We look back at the key events that have shaped pharmacy in the 21 years of Pharmacy Magazine

Our 'top ten' advances in medicine over 21 years

Pharmacy @ 21: We select 10 of the most significant advances in medicines to have taken place over the past 21 years

Obesity out of control worldwide

Obesity is spiralling out of control across the globe and must be tackled now using a wide range of measures.

Caring for the care homes

Pharmacists could make a huge difference to the quality of life of care home residents, according to the RPS.

Pharmacy IT: Welcome to the future

The Government is determined that its NHS digital projects will bring healthcare into the 21st century.

New joint pain resource for HCPs

An evidence review of the most popular OTC options for managing osteoarthritis joint pain has been published.

Is hub and spoke really the answer for pharmacy?

The Government wants pharmacies in England to adopt hub and spoke dispensing models – but is this feasible?

Dementia: a brighter future?

New treatments for dementia will be available within a decade, but progress is needed for sufferers today.

Sliding screens: NHS health screening in crisis?

The public is confused about the national screening programmes and, worryingly, uptake of the tests is falling.

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