Scott Hutchinson is a relationship manager for Unity Trust Bank, which specialises in supporting businesses that provide a social benefit. Here he looks at some key considerations for pharmacists when buying or selling a pharmacy.
03 Jul 2023 , 5 Min Article
It has become a controversial area because of the workforce situation but community pharmacists should welcome the role of practice-based pharmacists. They are a useful link with GPs – and it should be about collaboration, not competition. So says Carmel Hughes, professor of primary care pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, talking to Mark Greener
20 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article
In the last article in this series, Harry McQuillan turns the final key in unlocking community pharmacy’s full potential by examining what needs to change regarding the sector’s outdated supervision and responsible pharmacist regulations
18 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article
Victoria Atkins, a 44-year-old regular patient, presents with wrist pain that she has had for six weeks. She describes soreness and aching as well as tingling in her fingers. There are no additional symptoms and she is not taking any other medication. What do you advise?
18 May 2023 , 5 Min Article
In previous articles in this series, Harry McQuillan has outlined the clinical pharmacy services of the future and the education and training needed to deliver them effectively. There is still, however, the small matter of how to make space for all those conversations and interventions...
17 May 2023 , 1 Min Article
In his latest article, Harry McQuillan, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Scotland considered what the future of community pharmacy services needs to look like. Here he turns his attention to how pharmacy teams can be empowered to feel confident in their own skills and abilities to deliver this vision
26 Apr 2023 , 1 Min Article
Louise Rowe comes to the pharmacy complaining of irritation in both her eyes for the last three to four months. Her predominant symptoms are intermittent itching and watery eyes. She has tried OTC chloramphenicol but the symptoms returned. On initial inspection both eyes appeared to be generally healthy but her eyelid margins were inflamed and sore.
25 Apr 2023 , 12 Min Article
Community pharmacists are being urged by the National Institute for Health and Care Research to help ensure its research applies to all members and groups in society and “better reflects the location of the burden of disease”.
31 Mar 2023 , 10 Min Article