January in numbers

Looking at the news from January, in numbers

Pharmacists should “embrace” records access

Inertia on achieving read/write access to patient records for pharmacists “is holding back patient care in this country.”

Collect in store behind growth in online orders for

“collect in store” service launched last August has grown traffic, with more than 67% of online sales picked up in store

Numark to provide anti-cuts tool kit to all its members

Independent pharmacists are starting to prepare their businesses for possible cuts in funding

Independents rally to call for coordinated response to cuts

"Our voice is most powerful when NPA members are actively involved, so we are asking independents to step forward"

Pharmacy community responds to DH cuts

It may be “unlawful” to use remuneration system to reduce the number of pharmacies

Contradictions in funding cuts for pharmacy in England

Community pharmacy in England is faced with confusing leadership from the Department of Health, says the NPA

Financial blow dealt to community pharmacy

A letter from chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge to PSNC detailed cuts to pharmacy funding of 6% to £2.63bn

Dementia suffers families are saving the NHS £11.6bn per year

The report hopes to expose the needs of the near 700,000 people in the UK who care for someone living with dementia

Britain’s retailers ahead on national living wage

91 per cent of British business leaders support the national living wage, according to a new government survey

Dispensing with convention

Community pharmacy is cautious about government plans for hub and spoke dispensing

Omega Pharma complete £500,000 refit of Warman-Freed pharmacy

Since late 2014, the Golders Green based pharmacy has been gathering insights from customers on pharmacy issues.

December in numbers

Looking at the news from December, in numbers

Independents should be bold and brave says NPA

NPA chairman Ian Strachan emphasises the contribution of community pharmacy to the NHS

Numark hopes to make a case for NHS Pneumonia service with pilot

"This is not the time to rest on our laurels; the influenza vaccine is just one component of the immunisation schedule"

Healthcare bodies warn of damage to vital services after Autumn Statement

“The use of Stop Smoking Services is already declining at an alarming rate," warned John Smith, PAGB chief executive

Spending review claims to be fully funding the NHS

George Osborne has announced a commitment to health but will still seek £22 billion in savings

Two-thirds receive AF diagnosis only after a health scare

"It’s clear from our survey results that patients are not receiving the relevant checks when attending their GP."

Carers risk reaching breaking point if they’re not given respite breaks

100% of carers agreed that proper breaks are vital in sustaining a good relationship with those they care for

Boots UK introduces new role of Pharmacy Advisor to aid pharmacists

The role will enable dispensing and healthcare teams to work “more closely and flexibly,” giving pharmacist more time
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