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Councils face funding crisis, LGA warns

Squeezed councils may need to spend almost 60p in every £1 of council tax on social care by 2020, the Local Government Association predicts

Numark appoints new managing director

Numark has announced the appointment of a new managing director

Ask Your Pharmacist Week launches

The 2017 Ask Your Pharmacist Week (6-13 November) has kicked off, with UK pharmacies set to host open days themed ‘Discover Your Local Pharmacy’

Jabathon campaign to target health and care workers

Jabathon (6-10 November), part of the annual Flu Fighter campaign organised by NHS Employers, will focus on health and care workers this year

Celesio UK to recruit for new managing director

Managing director of Celesio UK, Cormac Tobin, has left the company after more than ten years with the Celesio group

NHS England launches community pharmacy leadership training

A programme aimed at developing leadership and management skills in clinical settings is being offered to community pharmacy professionals for the first time

GPhC welcomes regulatory reform consultation

A new DH consultation on the regulation of healthcare professionals provides an opportunity for a ‘robust and open’ discussion, the GPhC said

Warnings of Brexit impact on medicines supply

Price hikes on NHS medicines and an increase in red tape on imports could put patient safety at risk, the HDA has said

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Flu service highs and lows

What are the barriers to developing community pharmacy vaccination services further in the future?  

Pregnancy 101

Pregnant women have access to plenty of health information but it can often become overwhelming. So what do the experts say about common concerns from conception to birth?

Latest: More on LloydsPharmacy closures

LloydsPharmacy has released more information following yesterday’s shock announcement that it is to close or sell 190 pharmacies

Parliament discusses concerns around pharmacists’ mental health

Parliament has discussed the tragic case of a young Durham pharmacist who took her own life in 2015, with a Labour MP drawing attention to wider pressures facing the profession

Pre-reg pass rates up almost 20%

Pass rates for September’s registration assessment for trainee pharmacists were up almost 20 per cent on the previous year, the GPhC has revealed

190 LloydsPharmacy stores to close

LloydsPharmacy has said it is to cease trading in approximately 190 of its stores in England and will do 'all it can' to support staff and patients who will be affected

PHE issues plague guidance

Public Health England has published guidance on plague, including a risk assessment for UK nationals visiting Madagascar – the most affected region worldwide

We must protect antibiotics efficacy, campaign urges

The government will not “allow modern medicine to grind to a halt,” pharmacy minister Steve Brine said as PHE launched its ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign

Digitally-focused, patient-centred

Consumers live in a digital world and while that presents certain challenges, community pharmacy has to engage with that world and take advantage of what it offers, said AAH's Joe McKenna.

Community pharmacy and beyond

“Engage with your local community,” was the key message from Kantilal Agravat of Pharmaco Chemists, when addressing the Avicenna Conference delegates today (24 October).

Repositioning pharmacy

In what is a constantly changing environment for pharmacy, John Pignone, sales director at Alliance Healthcare, urged delegates at the Avicenna conference to “be bold and be brave”.
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