The team is back with Good Week Bad Week: Duncan Rudkin, budesonide, happy 180 for Pharmacist Support, worrying smoking stats, sliding OTC sales, NICE guidance on chronic pain and vaccine patents all feature – and a wakeup call for online pharmacies over codeine. Plus… who is our latest pod super-fan? All revealed in a packed edition.
Good Week, Bad Week (or even Decent Week?) for.... PSNC for deciding to delay regional rep elections so RSG can do its work, recruitment and retention in the pharmacy workforce, the end of an era and the start of a new one for the successor to UniChem and, finally, the P category. We dish out the plaudits and the brickbats, but do you agree? Plus Thorrun Govind on inclusion and diversity.
The CIG editors are back with Good Week Bad Week: PSNC advice audit, Recognition of Excellence Awards, FOI on SSPs, the retirement of a leading pharmacy personality, possible associate membership of the RPS for pharmacy technicians and, yes, recent seismic events in Westminster all feature. Oh, and some terrible cheese puns, for which we can only apologise...
In this week's pint-sized pod, GPs up in arms over NHSE guidance on the need to prioritise face-to-face appointments as pharmacy teams look on frankly baffled, the NPA fires up the battle bus over Boris funding promise and big questions for the RPS as membership numbers slide – all in the time it takes to enjoy a nice cup of tea. Get the kettle on.