Practice

Pharmacy feels the squeeze at LTP meeting

A meeting of the All Party Pharmacy Group saw health bodies and politicians assembled in close quarters

Opportunities in self-test kits

Self-test diagnostic and health monitoring devices can help people to be more in control of their own health

Pharmacy specials: Getting the balance right

Pharmacists have to navigate complex processes in sourcing, supplying and being reimbursed for specials

Pharmacies as high street clinics

A vision of community pharmacies as “high street clinics” was described as a recent conference

Drug use in the elderly

How can we tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients?

Pharmacy’s role in vascular disease

Community pharmacists could do significantly more to improve vascular health says Professor David Taylor

Social prescribing and pharmacy: a natural fit?

There is a growing sense that social prescribing is an idea whose time has come – so what do pharmacists need to know?

Pharmacy funding: Negotiator goes goodwill hunting

Here we look at the reaction to the deal and examine what it means for a sector

Short supply: Flu vaccine concerns

The phased supply of the new adjuvanted flu vaccine for people over 65 years is causing problems with the pharmacy flu service

Pharmacy profile: A cornerstone of the community

Bhanu Chohan is used to running a successful flu vaccination service but the 2018-19 flu season got off to a bumpy start due to supply issues

Generics shortages: A bumpy ride

Will the greater powers the Government now has bring the roller coaster ride of shortages and price hikes to an end at last?

Regional matters: a vision for Wales

We are currently working to deliver a vision for pharmacy in Wales, says Suzanne Scott-Thomas, chair of the RPS Welsh Pharmacy Board

Talking about medicines safety

NPA head of communications Stephen Fishwick takes a look at this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist campaign

Pharmacy profile: Holding court

Kyle Brown combines his pharmacist and store manager responsibilities with sitting as a magistrate in the Midlands

NICE backs pharmacy

NICE says community pharmacy needs embedding in NHS pathways – something the sector has been saying for years...

Going solo, getting stressed

A new study has highlighted the difficulties pharmacists face when they first qualify. PM reviews the paper and talks to the author about possible solutions

Facing up to pancreatic cancer

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies to get involved

Pharmacy and the public’s health

In the first of a series, Professor David Taylor from UCL School of Pharmacy asks what is meant by 'public health' and where pharmacy fits into this definition

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

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Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

Negotiations on the new community pharmacy contractual framework are due to begin shortly, Brine tells conference

MHRA recalls heart and blood pressure medication

The MHRA has recalled three batches of blood pressure and heart medication Irbesartan due to contamination fears

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Where next for the NHS Long-Term Plan?

By Royal Pharmaceutical Society England board chair Sandra Gidley As the dust settles from the publication of the long-...

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The latest news, campaigns and product information in the winter ailments category



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