Front Line

Pharmacists need to change ‘shopkeeper’ image

A study suggests that pharmacists face a number of challenges in promoting awareness of their skills among GPs and patients

Profile: Antrim pharmacy tackles diabetes

Eoghan O’Brien has had promising results from a local scheme he helped set up to tackle type 2 diabetes

The digital revolution heading your way

An increased focus on health technology will change the way pharmacists work. The question is – how quickly?

Clozapine: joined-up pharmaceutical care at its best

Community pharmacists can enhance the care of patients on clozapine if they are integrated into the relevant pathways

Celebrating 40 years in one business

Our pharmacies are so much more than just a place of work, says Reena Barai, who was inspired by her father

Support the WHO safety campaign

Pharmacists must engage with the WHO’s global medication safety campaign, says NHS Improvement

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

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