Front Line

Pharmacy profile: Holding court

Kyle Brown combines his pharmacist and store manager responsibilities with another community-focused role, sitting as a magistrate for Coventry and Warwickshire

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

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

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

HLPs: Taking the next steps

Community pharmacies must build on their HLP accreditation and not just see it as an end in itself

A virtual GP surgery within a pharmacy

A pharmacist from Cambridge explains why he has opened a virtual GP surgery in his consulting room

Building on the Quality Payments Scheme

The QPS should form the foundation for future service commissioning

Safe and sound at LloydsPharmacy

We look at how one pharmacy chain has put patient safety right at the forefront of its day-to-day business

New EC guidance explained

Guidance on emergency contraception has been updated, so what are the changes and how will they affect pharmacy services?

Social media: getting it right

Why has there been such a dramatic increase in the number of fitness to practise investigations by the GPhC?

R2P: making a difference

A pharmacy referral scheme has been linked to fewer readmissions and increased opportunities for medicines optimisation

Well launches new retail pharmacy concept

Introducing ’The Pharmacy Shop’, a new retail pharmacy concept from the Well group

Smart thinking will keep us one step ahead

Pharmacist Sailesh Pindolia says what makes Bush Pharmacy in Shepherd's Bush a SMART winner in these difficult times

NMS can help boost income

The NPA has published a new guide to the NMS to help pharmacists improve patient outcomes and boost income

Customers encouraged to pop into pharmacy pop-up pod

A pop-up community pharmacy health pod on its travels in Lincolnshire

Closing the transfer of care gap

An innovative referral scheme is tackling the transfer of care chasm that exists between hospital and community pharmacy

Saving lives with adrenaline

Adrenaline auto-injectors are potentially life-saving treatments for anaphylaxis – do you know how to use one?

Raising awareness of haemochromatosis

An independent pharmacy is raising awareness of a little known condition after a customer brought it to their attention
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