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All Welsh pharmacies to have independent prescribers

Plans to have a pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) employed in every community pharmacy in Wales by 2030 have been announced

Clinical briefing: 3D printing coming of age

Early 3D printers were expensive but prices have fallen dramatically and some companies and research groups are now exploring 3D printing’s potential

New business skills training from Bayer

A new business skills training module for pharmacists is inspired by the finding that small and independent pharmacies are not making best use of technology

Insight: Driving me mad

By Alexander Humphries* Our main wholesaler has now missed four afternoon deliveries in a fortnight. Twenty per cent of our deliveries have failed to arrive as a result. Our business, like every other pharmacy, relies on a just-intime supply chain, meaning that when things go wrong it immediately causes us a problem. Work starts to back up and patients are kept waiting for their medicines. When we complain to the driver, he tells us that the reason he misses us out is that his employer will not pay him overtime in order to complete his deliveries. This is unbelievable as we’re talking about a multi-billionpound organisation here, but it just shows, if true, how much contempt there is for us as customers.

NHS App being rolled out but most functions on hold

PSNC is encouraging pharmacy teams to get to grips with the app, which will allow patients to manage repeat prescriptions

Claims Boots-Microsoft deal will reduce health sector pressures

A new seven-year deal signed will see the two companies launch a number of joint enterprises

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Report looks at technology’s role in reducing medication errors

Greater use of technology in primary care settings like community pharmacy can reduce medication errors, a report by a manufacturer of automated healthcare and medication adherence products argues

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”

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

Tech talk: Pharmacy riding the technology wave

If you are looking for a template for pharmacy IT innovation, then look around you – there’s lots going on

Pharmacy must move with the times

By Ross Ferguson, pharmacist and writer. We need to move with the times and stop suggesting pharmacy faces an either/or future, either technology driven or community based. Why can’t we have both? I completely disagree with NPA chairman Ian Strachan when he says there are two paths that pharmacy can take: either “mass automation, centralised dispensing and pharmacists working predominantly from GP practices or remotely” or “community pharmacies better integrated with other services, operating efficiently as neighbourhood health and wellbeing centres, and being a front door to the NHS”.

NHS invests in apps to manage chronic conditions

Investment is being channelled into the technological advancement of the NHS and, in particular, apps for the management of chronic conditions



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