New NPA chief executive Paul Rees and chair Nick Kaye talk to PM editor Richard Thomas about Pharmacy First, broken reimbursement, the human cost of the funding crisis, a new deal for community pharmacy and reconnecting with members.
16 Feb 2024 , 31 Min Article
The Pharmacy First service in England is live – the CIG editors discuss the launch, gauge pharmacist reaction and dig into the weeds of a row between locums and two of the major multiples. Plus the messy business of LloydsPharmacy and its many creditors...
02 Feb 2024 , 29 Min Article
It's the return of that traditional favourite, so tuck into a stale mince pie and enjoy some festive frolics with the CIG editors and a Talking Pharmacy seasonal special! Twelve Days of Pharmacy Christmas anyone? Plus some yuletide greetings from the great and the good. Happy Xmas!
20 Dec 2023 , 32 Min Article
The editors discuss the seemingly annual myGPhC revalidation and registration renewal fiasco as the regulator drops the IT ball yet again, dispensing doctors eye up a piece of the pharmacy funding action and a disturbing case of harassment relating to race at one of our leading pharmacy groups.
30 Oct 2023 , 20 Min Article
The editors discuss the seemingly annual myGPhC revalidation and registration renewal fiasco as the regulator drops the IT ball yet again, dispensing doctors eye up a piece of the pharmacy funding action and a disturbing case of harassment relating to race at one of our leading pharmacy groups [PodBean version]
30 Oct 2023 , 20 Min Article
Friday 13th, unlucky for some – but not the CIG editors, who are back with a pre-Pharmacy Show pod. Visions, Boots bounces back, ARRS and GP locum rates, and post-payment verification for BP checks... all feature.
13 Oct 2023 , 34 Min Article
Westminster's pharmacist MP Taiwo Owatemi's recent speech in Parliament, NAPC president Ash Soni on the panel at the recent Avicenna conference, a new chief executive for the NPA and the review of hospital pharmacy care in Wales by the RPS – all feature.
23 Sep 2023 , 23 Min Article
Yes, we're back – the Talking Pharmacy podcast returns for another season of topical debate and discussion. This week: RPS hits back over leadership reforms, more problems for the regulator, shout out for the Daily Mail (yes, really) and sector bodies divided over, er, unity claims. It's good to be back.
15 Sep 2023 , 30 Min Article
The CIG editors give their holiday reading suggestions and list their pharmacy highlights of the year so far. Plus some serious stuff – supervision and what the health select committee's expert panel thinks about the Government's performance over pharmacy policy. Answer = not much.
03 Aug 2023 , 31 Min Article
Another bank holiday? Another podcast to kick back and relax to. Listen to the editors discuss an ICB view of community pharmacy, Rowlands' purchase of 30 LloydsPharmacy branches in Scotland, peers on monitored dosage systems and the effectiveness – or otherwise – of the NHSE press office...
26 May 2023 , 28 Min Article
Rob Darracott travels to Lublin, Poland to see how the Medicines to Ukraine initiative prompted a practical focus on infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, in a unique collaboration between the PDA and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
05 May 2023 , 36 Min Article