All Articles

Sigma conference day 2: countdown to revalidation

Pharmacists must submit their CPD before their registration expires for revalidation or risk being struck off

Study demonstrates high satisfaction with pharmacy warfarin services

Boots collaborated with the University of Brighton on a study indicating pharmacy is ideally placed provide to provide a safe, effective anticoagulation service

Managing hayfever: meet your customers’ needs

This module supports pharmacy teams in understanding which products will best suit different customers' needs for relief of hayfever symptoms.

Sigma conference: Sharpe calls for care-based contract

Outgoing chief executive Sue Sharpe has repeated PSNC’s wish for a new care-based contractual framework for pharmacy

Minister thanks pharmacy for maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine MP thanks community pharmacy in a positive and upbeat message to independents attending the Sigma conference 

PM: Community pharmacy at heart of patient care

Prime Minister Theresa May recognised community pharmacies role in the nation's health in her welcome message to delegates at Sigma's tenth annual Conference.

Strachan calls for 'radical solutions'

Community pharmacy's strategy for 2018 needs 'radical solutions', says NPA chairman.

NHS TV campaign encourages parents to think pharmacy first

The Stay Well Pharmacy campaign calls on parents to see a pharmacist for their child’s minor illnesses rather than going to a GP surgery or A&E unit

Dr Catherine Duggan appointed FIP’s new CEO

Dr Duggan has been appointed CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and is tasked with leading the organisation's efforts to develop a new strategy

Over 1,200 referred to pharmacy in NHS 111 trial

A PhIF funded pharmacy referral scheme has seen over 1,200 patients assessed by pharmacists rather than in hospitals in the North East this winter

Some pharmacies in 'quite severe financial straits'

How does Numark's Jeremy Meader see the current funding crisis in community pharmacy, and what can be done about it?

The cost of maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy businesses are vulnerable at a time when medicine shortages are causing price fluctuations and wholesaler bills are difficult to pay

Funding difficulties faced by local pharmacies

Is pharmacy as a business becoming unsustainable, asks Nick Hunter, LPC chief officer, Community Pharmacy Nottinghamshire Readers will no doubt be aware that the funding cuts to community pharmacy fees are now starting to bite, not least because of the media coverage of LloydsPharmacy’s decision to close 190 pharmacies across its estate. It is not just the cuts to core funding that are causing difficulties for community pharmacies – there are several other factors affecting cash flow which ultimately increase costs, as they generally require some form of additional loan to make ends meet. Contributors to cash flow problems, aside from the usual such as calendar effects, include no cheaper stock obtainable (NCSO), brand switching and stock shortages. These issues are so damaging, because the pharmacy will often have to spend more than they are reimbursed for the medication in order to obtain it, or at least get much less discount or margin than the NHS assumes and deducts from their account.

Peter Surgenor steps down as Sangers AAH MD

Peter Surgenor is to retire at the end of July as managing director of Belfast-based distributor Sangers AAH, Celesio UK has announced

Provide e-cigarettes on prescription, PHE urges

The PHE review of e-cigarette use has found that the smoking substitute poses “a small fraction” of the health risks associated with smoking

Gluten-free staples to remain on prescription

Gluten free breads and flour mixes will remain on prescription in England, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced following its consultation launched in March 2017.

Paracetamol not antibiotics for sore throat, says NICE

Paracetamol, rather than antibiotics or medicated lozenges should be recommended to alleviate sore throats, says new guidance developed by NICE and Public Health England.

Vulnerable people face “endless cycle” of hospital admissions

A new Red Cross report looks at the problem of NHS patients being discharged back to homes with unsuitable living conditions only to be readmitted to emergency departments

Flu still circulating but showing signs of stabilising, PHE says

New figures reveal that GP consultations have stabilised, hospitalisations have fallen by 7% and that intensive care admissions have fallen by 26%

BBC reports on black market for Rx drugs

Criminal gangs are diverting hundreds of millions of pounds worth of prescription drugs into the black market, according to a recent File on 4 report
Previous 1 ... 4 5 6 ... 69 Next

Latest News

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Com...

Diversion of diazepam down by more than 60 per cent

The MHRA claims that trading in diazepam 10mg has fallen as a result of its efforts to stop the illegal diversion o...

Views

Managing overheads: The devil in the detail

Have you checked your bank statement lately? Making small changes can add up to big savings on everyday bills, suggests ...

Popular Features

Examining this winter's cough, cold and flu trends

P3’s Carolyn Scott speaks to Lindsey Tier, marketing manager for Ultra Chloraseptic at Ceuta Healthcare about the ...

Families struggle with variation in care home quality

The proportion of care homes rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ increased in one in fi...

Dermalex on TV promoting range in £2.4m campaign

Perrigo is building on its ‘Stronger skin, Stronger within’ campaign for the Dermalex range with a £2....