Practice

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

NHS at 70: The debt of gratitude

Pharmaceutical advances since the formation of the NHS in 1948 have saved countless lives, Mark Greener writes

Pharmacy profile: Amish Patel

Amish Patel of Hodgson Pharmacy in Kent explains how he went from novice to award-winning medical aesthetics professional

Pharmacy profile: Dushyant Patel

Blakeberry Pharmacy in East London has sought to embrace change by spearheading new services. Owner Dushyant Patel explains how the pharmacy’s sexual health offering has led to greater local awareness

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Moving forward with the QPS

It is important contractors in England build on the promising start to the QPS. The next review point is June 29

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BREAKING: High Court rules in favour of NPA in P2U contact detail…

Pharmacy2U has failed in a legal bid to obtain the contact details of thousands of independent community pharmacies

Keith Ridge to lead NHS overprescribing review

The review is aimed at bringing down the health service’s medicines spend and limiting harm to patients

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Tales of Yuletide woe but let's raise a glass to pharmacy

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. Christmas and the New Year is traditionally a time of hope and renewal, b...

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Polypharmacy 'a disease in itself'

Speaking at this year's Pharmacy Show yesterday, pharmacist Graham Stretch urged asking whether everything prescribed fo...

Community pharmacies vital to drug harm reduction, FIP says

Pharmacists can play a vital role in delivering drug harm reduction services, and may be the safest source of recreation...

CPPE: New e-learning in four parts

CPPE’s new ‘Medicines, people and value’ campaign is available as four short e-learning programmes



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