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Fungal Nail Roundup

Complete this short interactive module to refresh your knowledge on identifying and treating fungal nail infections, and discover more about a product you can recommend to customers.

UKCPA: Optimising inhaler technique

A community pharmacy-based inhaler technique check service is being rolled out in Leeds

HCPs need self care training says PAGB

As Self Care Week launches, the PAGB is urging for self care training to be a key requirement for HCPs

10 minute clinic: baby care

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

Most GP surgeries rated good by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated 91% of GP surgeries in England as good in the 12 months to July 2018

NI pharmacy “light years behind”, facing “indiscriminate” closures

The funding crisis facing the community pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland will cause widespread closures, CPNI has said

‘Prevention is better than a cure’, says health secretary

Prevention will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, shifting the healthcare focus to primary and community care services and the value they can bring in offering early support.

APTUK plans to recruit salaried CEO

Tess Fenn has seen her tenure extended to February 2019 while members are consulted and legal work takes place to update the Association’s Memorandum and Articles

The NMS and hypertension: the way forward for pharmacy?

A study into the management of hypertension through the NMS offers some pointers for pharmacist-led care

Why we all need someone we can look up to

Role models play an intrinsic part in shaping the practice of pharmacists throughout their careers. PM talks to Northern Ireland community pharmacist Terry Maguire about the people who have inspired him

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

IBS: Spell it out

One-third of patients don’t believe healthcare professionals take irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough, so the need for better communication between care providers and sufferers is clear

Age UK warns of loneliness crisis in over-50s

The charity predicts that unless this issue is tackled, the number of people aged 50 and over who are often lonely will have increased by 49 per cent between 2015-16 and 2025-26

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

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

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.

Relax vaping restrictions, Government urged

The Government is “missing an opportunity” by not relaxing rules around e-cigarettes, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said, while the RPS maintains more evidence is needed

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