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Opinion

Opinion: Pharmacy still a fantastic career option

Three generations of Nick Kaye's family have been pharmacists - and now his son is considering the profession, he writes. 

Opinion: Not so happy birthday RPS

The Society's 180th anniversary was a curiously 'blink and you'll miss it' affair. Is the RPS going through an identity crisis? 

Insight: Independents still need the NPA

The NPA is a bit like Marmite in terms of how independents view it but regardless of pharmacy owners’ personal views, the sector needs a strong trade association in order to thrive

Insight: Dispensing payment system is broken

Alexander Humphries recently asked at what point a script is dispensed – prompting strong feedback. Here he examines a broken system. 

Bricks & mortar and online both have a role to play

Don’t be afraid of change – engage with it instead, says Jay Badenhorst, NPA board member and managing director of Whitworth Chemists.

MURs — all wrapped up

Medicines use reviews provided a valuable clinical pathway for pharmacists but never fulfilled their potential, says editor Richard Thomas. Pharmacists may miss them more than they might think.

Will national plan ensure pharmacy practice is truly inclusive?

Can the new Joint National Plan for Inclusive Pharmacy Practice really keep the promises it makes, asks Sasa Jankovic.

Insight: When is a script dispensed?

We were recently sent a prescription that wasn’t meant for us. It was for an old patient who had moved away but we dispensed it in good faith thinking he was back in the area...

We can reach into communities to boost jab uptake

Pharmacies are vital in the battle to beat Covid so it is exasperating that we are still having to argue for fair funding, says NPA board member Reena Barai.

The aggressive tactics of online pharmacies are a wake-up call

News that Amazon has registered “Amazon Pharmacy” with the UK Intellectual Patent Office and ever-increasing aggressive advertising by some online pharmacies should act as a wake-up call to the sector, says Leyla Hannbeck of AIM.

The green, green grass really is greener

Community pharmacy in Wales is seen as the solution, not the problem. The contrast with England could not be more marked, says editor Richard Thomas.

Sunak’s budget was a blow to pharmacies

Hands up those who were surprised pharmacy funding wasn’t even mentioned in the Chancellor’s budget. What options are left to the sector, asks PM’s deputy editor Arthur Walsh 

Research will support public confidence in Covid-19 jabs

Pharmacists should encourage patients, customers and colleagues to take part in clinical research that examines the real-world performance of the Covid-19 vaccines, says research pharmacist Gavin Dobson of MEMO Research, which is running the VAC4COVID study.

Insight: Pharmacies facing Groundhog Day burnout

After working non-stop for months it is really galling to watch general practice suddenly become everyone’s favourite healthcare profession after spending most of last year safe behind the drawbridge, says our columnist

Covid means future of OTC is in the balance

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on the OTC market so the call for a national strategy on self care, building on the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service, is timely, says Jeremy Holmes 

Opinion: Hub and spoke is back on the agenda

There is to be another consultation on hub and spoke dispensing... probably because the first one didn’t give the Government the answer it wanted, says PM’s deputy editor Arthur Walsh 

It is a privilege to serve the community pharmacy sector

The NPA’s 100th anniversary this year coincides with a period of time that may well be seen as pharmacy’s proudest hour, says chairman Andrew Lane.

Insight: Our delivery driver has been star of pandemic

When PM columnist Alexander Humphries had a surprise lottery win, there was no doubt who the most deserving recipient of the cash should be. 

Covid vaccination: Government dithering must stop

The nation needs a national pharmacy Covid vaccination service. Why are ministers dithering, asks Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas

Opinion: How do we solve pharmacy's mental health crisis?

Pharmacy is undergoing a mental health crisis and one way to sort it out is to tackle the issue of funding, says PM deputy editor Arthur Walsh.

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