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Accidents will happen...

There has been an accident involving a car and a motorcycle not far from your pharmacy. You are expected to go and help – but do you have the necessary skills?

Injection of doubt

The speed with which the Covid-19 vaccines have been developed has led to fears and doubts about their safety among certain members of the public – but why do some pharmacy professionals feel the same way?

Covid vaccinations: pharmacists on the frontline

Here five pharmacists talk about why they were determined to get involved in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, how they make the process work, and what it means to them and their patients.

Seismic change: Life as a contractor

Andrew McCoig was a pharmacy proprietor for many years and saw numerous changes in public health services over the course of his working life – some good, some not so good.

The role of pharmacy in tobacco harm reduction

In an effort to accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence and smoking-related population harm, the tobacco harm reduction approach has been increasingly recognised by public health organisations. 

Should EHC be reclassified?

Should women be able to access the morning after pill without a pharmacist consultation?

Long road to recovery for some Covid sufferers

Researchers are asking why some people are finding they still haven’t fully recovered weeks and months after having Covid-19.

The pharmacist volunteering with Test & Trace

Pharmacist Gurinder Singh is playing his part in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 by volunteering for the NHS Test and Trace service.

The personal touch

With the UK seemingly existing on a diet of ultra-processed food there’s an opportunity for pharmacists to make a difference to people’s health through targeted monitoring and nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Making the most of PCN opportunities

Community pharmacy in the north-east of England is well prepared for the arrival of primary care networks with a host of innovative services.

Community pharmacy/GP collaboration in action

When Garry Myers became an executive partner in Jaunty Springs medical practice over 10 years ago, it resulted in an innovative collaborative care model 

Cannabis, GPhC inspections & social media: Legal update

David Reissner reports on the wide-ranging topics discussed Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association's annual seminar

Pharmacists to develop cardiac care pathways

The scheme, which will be funded locally, came out of conversations with the local CCG about what community pharmacy could offer

Perspective: Better contraception access

In today’s world the pill should be a Pharmacy medicine, as community pharmacists can safely and conveniently prescribe, supply and monitor

Pharmacists need to change ‘shopkeeper’ image

A study suggests that pharmacists face a number of challenges in promoting awareness of their skills among GPs and patients

Profile: Antrim pharmacy tackles diabetes

Eoghan O’Brien has had promising results from a local scheme he helped set up to tackle type 2 diabetes

The digital revolution heading your way

An increased focus on health technology will change the way pharmacists work. The question is – how quickly?

The air that we breathe: A public health crisis

Problems with the quality of the air that we breathe and the impact it can have on our health have not gone away

Clozapine: joined-up pharmaceutical care at its best

Community pharmacists can enhance the care of patients on clozapine if they are integrated into the relevant pathways

Celebrating 40 years in one business

Our pharmacies are so much more than just a place of work, says Reena Barai, who was inspired by her father

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