Community Pharmacy

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Why it is still good to talk...

By Andrew McCoig, chief executive officer of Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth and Croydon LPCs. Public health commissioning is becoming a farce, with all the professional expertise out there in danger of being replaced... by an app. Back in 2015, George Osborne (the then Chancellor of the Exchequer) announced that while he was protecting the “NHS spend” on health, he would not extend that protection to the public health budgets of local authorities. Consequently, he determined that £200m would be removed from those budget allocations across England and Wales. This equates to an average sum of £1.15m per local authority. Faced with such a draconian and peremptory financial blow, public health departments have had to drastically rethink how they spend their shrinking pots of money.

SOPs cause tension in community pharmacies

SOPs can lead to tensions between standardising practice and the need for greater flexibility, researchers say

Don’t waste pharmacy’s potential

The pharmacy cuts could hit the UK’s ability to meet the WHO’s mortality goals, according to a new report

Well launches new retail pharmacy concept

Introducing ’The Pharmacy Shop’, a new retail pharmacy concept from the Well group

Calls for community pharmacy ‘forward view'

New NHS Alliance has called for a community pharmacy ‘forward view’ in a new paper

Most pharmacists unhappy with career choice

Nearly 60 per cent of pharmacists say if they had their time again they would not choose the same profession

Higher profile equals greater scrutiny

By Richard Thomas, Pharmacy Magazine editor. The price of pharmacy’s higher profile these days is greater scrutiny from the media. What the sector absolutely does not need now, as it mounts an increasingly effective campaign to muster public support over the clear and present threat to the network, are banner headlines in The Guardian about Boots staff under pressure to “milk the NHS for cash” with their MURs. Whatever the veracity or otherwise of the story – and it is important to stress that Boots has always insisted that MURs should never be undertaken inappropriately by its pharmacists – the company has struggled to shake off a reputation of having a target-driven culture when it comes to its professional services. Stories like this clearly don’t help.

Smart thinking will keep us one step ahead

Pharmacist Sailesh Pindolia says what makes Bush Pharmacy in Shepherd's Bush a SMART winner in these difficult times

Not so Hunky Dory...

By Alexander Humphries. I didn’t think the last month or so could get any worse but then music legend David Bowie died. So here’s my view on the state of pharmacy and a small tribute to my hero. Events of the last two months have started to bring out some of the best in pharmacy, believe it or not, so I want to salute two Heroes who have caught my eye. The first is Calum ‘The Facebook Pharmacist’ Plenderleith. So incensed was he about the lunacy of Government plans to cut pharmacy funding that he poured out his heart in a Facebook post that has been ‘liked’ by nearly 120,000 people and shared by more than 55,000.

Customers encouraged to pop into pharmacy pop-up pod

A pop-up community pharmacy health pod on its travels in Lincolnshire

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