Front Line

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

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 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

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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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Watching brief: Sexual health

The latest product news, campaigns and information in the sexual health category

PSNC: “Difficult decision" to accept 2018-19 funding offer

PSNC chief Simon Dukes acknowledged that many contractors would be “disappointed to hear that there is no more mon...

Hancock’s half hour…

The new(ish) health secretary Matt Hancock has shown he has a sense of humour and at least some idea of how community ph...



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