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Packaging refresh for Aquafresh Kids

Aquafresh has rolled out a packaging refresh across the Aquafresh Kids’ range

Accord UK launches Dutasteride 0.5mg Soft Capsules

Accord UK has launched Dutasteride 0.5mg Soft Capsules, following a patent expiry.

TENA Men Premium Fit Level 4 Pants

TENA has upgraded their offering for men with TENA Men Premium Fit Level 4 Pants

Synergy Medical launches SynMed Ultra Pharmacy Automation

The SynMed Ultra pharmacy automation system fills over 100 multi-dose blister packs per hour

Brand insight: P3 September 2017

Recent product profiles from September's P3 magazine

The community pharmacy economic model is broken

The community pharmacy economic model is broken, says Celesio UK’s managing director Cormac Tobin. Over eighteen months ago we learnt of the imposition of draconian cuts to the global sum. An inevitable – desired, even – outcome of this is surely community pharmacy closures? When the news became public, a profession not known for its activism mobilised forces and galvanised the public to consider its plight; two million signatures demonstrated the public support for our industry. Despite challenge in the courts the cuts were imposed and then it went quiet… Celesio’s place in the pharmacy market is pretty unique given our national LloydsPharmacy network, as well as independent customers through AAH and our Careway partnership model. I know what is happening at the coalface and, let me tell you, whether you have 1,000 outlets or two, the view is the same; the community pharmacy economic model is broken.

How would changes to supervision rules affect you?

If supervision arrangements were to change, how would that affect your community pharmacy team and your patients?

Don’t scrap gluten-free prescriptions, BSNA urges

The British Specialist Nutrition Association has said prescriptions may actually save the NHS money in the long run as it published survey findings

Key role for pharmacies in BP campaign

UK pharmacies are gearing up to provide blood pressure measurements and give lifestyle advice this Know Your Numbers! Week (18-24 September)

Pancreatic cancer – the role of the pharmacy team

This module will help you spot potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer among pharmacy customers, to help aid early diagnosis 

Numark rolls out HLP training programme

Numark has been contracted by North Yorkshire and the Humber LPCs to provide Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 training

PRUK announces £200k project grant recipients

Pharmacy Research UK has announed the recipients of its 2017 project grants, including one which looks at patient-pharmacist interactions around chronic pain

Is the GPhC consultation preaching to the choir?

Is the GPhC consultation on responsibilities for patient safety an insult to non-pharmacistmanagers, or simply an extra layer of protection for everyone?

Vitamin D during the first 1000 days

This NPA-accredited module outlines the importance of adequate vitamin D intake during the first 1000 days of life, and its impact on childhood and long-term health

Alliance Healthcare returning to normal service

Alliance Healthcare UK brought in extra staff to help recover services after an IT system problem

PHE calls for STPs to work together on heart health

Public Health England has called for coordination of services such as in-pharmacy testing to help improve detection and management of CVD

GPhC approves new technician training standards

Revised courses for pharmacy technicians are expected to be rolled out from September 2018, following the GPhC’s approval of updated standards  

Support SMEs to improve work health, says PHE

Small employers stand to benefit from support in improving workforce health, Public Health England said as it launched a new advice initiative

Pharmacies need to be disaster-ready, FIP says

With natural disasters striking at an increasing rate, pharmacists need to have emergency strategies in place, says FIP in a policy statement

Report finds global progress on pharmacy workforce goals

Pharmacy workforce development goals have widespread international support, a new report from FIP suggests
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