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Flexibility the biggest draw for locum pharmacists

Flexibility is by far the most common reason for switching from full-time employment to locum pharmacy work, taking precedence over pay, a new survey suggests

Reflections on revalidation: part 6

In the sixth article in our series, Asha Fowells charts her personal experience of the revalidation process

PSNC Dukes: Better pharmacy contract “an absolute priority”

Formal negotiations for the 2019-20 community pharmacy contract began in recent weeks, Mr Dukes said, adding that PSNC “will do absolutely everything we can to get the best deal for community pharmacy”

Special report: Irish pharmacy still reeling from the recession

A decade after the financial crash crippled the Irish economy and ushered in an era of Government austerity, PM meets with Ireland’s community pharmacy representative body to learn how the sector has coped

Don’t make us an afterthought

By Stephen Fishwick, head of communications, National Pharmacy Association The scope of the new NHS 10-year plan will be wide-ranging, addressing priorities from ‘putting the patient at the heart of how we organise care’ to harnessing the power of innovation and empowering the healthcare workforce. There will also be a focus on prevention and achieving ‘true parity’ of care between mental and physical health. Pharmacy has lots to offer in all these areas. That is why one of the acid tests of the long-term plan should be this: Come the NHS’s 80th birthday, 10 years from now, will the potential of the entire health and social care workforce have been realised – not only doctors and nurses but local pharmacists and many others too?

RPS welcomes Avastin AMD ruling

The RPS welcomed the news that the NHS will be able to prescribe Avastin for age-related macular degeneration after winning a high court battle with manufacturers of existing treatments 

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

Clinical briefing: Pharmacy flu jabs save NHS millions

Delivering flu vaccines through pharmacy is cheaper than from GPs and saves the NHS millions of pounds, our clinical editor writes

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Natural healthcare

Natural supplements can help to top up levels of vitamins and minerals, such as iron. Watch this two minute video, sponsored by Spatone, to find out more about iron intake and who could benefit from natural supplements.

IPMO pilots get £1m from Pharmacy Integration Fund

The IPMO programme aims to develop a framework which will set out how to systematically tackle the medicines optimisation priorities for the local population in an STP/ICS footprint

Global pharmacy workforce to grow 40% by 2030

The global pharmacy workforce continues to grow and on current trends will be 40 per cent larger in 2030 than in 2016, a new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation predicts

Pharmacists “absolutely critical” to Scotland’s healthcare ambitions

The “clinical leadership” of pharmacists and technicians is “absolutely critical” to realising Scotland’s healthcare ambitions, the Scottish health secretary told the FIP Congress

Calls for cuts U-turn amid record use of sexual health services

With the latest Government figures showing record numbers of people using sexual health services, the LGA has called for cuts to councils’ public health budgets to be reversed

Inspection reports must not mislead

By NPA policy manager Helga Mangion NOWADAYS it is easier than ever to access and share information and this raises expectations in terms of transparency and customer service. The performance of schools, the cleanliness of restaurants and MPs’ expenses are all available at the click of a mouse. NHS Choices encourages patients to review their pharmacy, GP, dentist and other health providers online but, unlike these other providers, the pharmacy regulator does not currently publish its reports. The GPhC consultation, ‘Developing our approach to regulating registered pharmacies’, reflects some of these issues. The NPA agrees with the principle of the publication of reports, provided they are not misleading to the public. Reports should contain only data that informs consumer decision-making, uncluttered by technical details that are useless for that purpose.

Infant nutrition: Giving parents a helping hand

The role of accessible, informed healthcare professionals is increasingly important in baby and child health and nutrition

Give pharmacy its fair share of the £20bn

By Steve Anderson, group managing director of Phoenix Uk I appreciate that we will need to wait until the autumn statement to find out how the additional £20bn funding for the NHS will be allocated, but I support the efforts by the RPS and others to argue the case for a fair proportion to be channelled through community pharmacy in order to improve patient access to healthcare and reduce the strain on GPs and A&E departments. We have seen the successful implementation of a care-based contractual model in Scotland and a recent commitment to increased funding there for community pharmacy.

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

Government warns pharmacies must not stockpile medicines

Guidance from the health secretary that healthcare organisations such as community pharmacies should not stockpile medicines over concerns of a no deal Brexit has been welcomed by HDA UK

Insight: The elephant in the room

By Alexander Humphries* A new member of staff recently asked me how some brown stains had come to mark the ceiling of the dispensary. It was odd, she said, because it is a very high ceiling. I’ll tell you the story in a minute, but it got me thinking that sometimes it is difficult to explain how we got to a particular place as the evolution gets buried by layer upon layer of dust. The pharmacy contract is like this, built layer upon layer until it is almost unrecognisable from what it was intended to be at the outset.

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