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Case study: E-commerce innovation

In this In Business case study, Mitesh explains how the North London pharmacy’s online offering has gone from strength to strength and how the business has benefited from partnerships with third parties such as Tesco and Amazon

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Half of UK adults need help to self care

In Self Care Week, research suggests that almost half of UK adults require assistance to self care for self-treatable conditions

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

Could your pharmacy compete against Amazon?

Research suggests that your pharmacy could be seeing an increase in requests for home delivery. Will this trend only continue, and how could you handle that? Would your pharmacy be able to compete with the likes of Amazon on home delivery if they launched into the UK market? Would you want to do that, and, crucially, would your customers and patients expect you to?

Pre-reg placements matched by computer

Should pharmacies taking on pre-reg candidates should spare a thought for those grappling with a challenging new placement allocation system? I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with the executive of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association. I was speaking at one of their meetings and had the chance to get to grips with some of the issues facing students and pre-registration pharmacists. 

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?

Helping pain sufferers get back on their feet

One recent survey revealed that the number of people in the UK living with osteoarthritis looks set to double – to more than 17 million sufferers – by 2030. What can pharmacy do more of?  

Reach out to your pharmacy customers this winter

Think carefully about how to maximise the winter remedies category, advises John Smith  

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
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