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Quality Payments declaration portal open

The Quality Payments online declaration portal is open on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website

CCG’s reproductive health cuts condemned

A men’s health charity has condemned a CCG's proposals to cut back on reproductive health services, including weight restrictions for IVF

In short supply: Scarce and expensive medicines

What does the current shortage of a range of generic medicines mean for community pharmacy contractors and their patients?

It's time to take the high road

Pharmacy in Scotland achieves things that we will still be talking about south of the border in another 12 months’ time. In no small part, this is due to Community Pharmacy Scotland and its forward-thinking chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr.   In her strategy for Scotland, Achieving excellence in pharmaceutical care, she elaborates on her priorities of developing the workforce, making use of technology and formulating a sustainable, Scotland-wide approach to pharmaceutical care.

Pharmacy organisations gear up for campaigning day

UK pharmacy organisations are planning a political campaigning day on Tuesday 21 November to showcase the vital work community pharmacies do

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 leadership and management skills in clinical settings programme 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
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