Front Line

Pharmacy feels the squeeze at LTP meeting

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

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

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

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Sigma day 1: contract negotiations to begin shortly

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

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Pharmacists included in major NHS recruitment drive

NHS England says it "needs the clinical skills of community pharmacists" for the new Primary Care Networks



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