Independents assess the value of financial monitoring

It has been suggested that too many pharmacies are not being paid properly for expensive items

BDA welcomes guidance on malnutrition

The BDA has heralded a new guidance document on malnutrition as “a game-changer”

Brisk walking is the best exercise, says LSE

Over 50's and women are likely to have lower weight if they go for regular brisk walks compared to going to the gym

Anxiety over breastfeeding in public

A new poll from Start4Life reveals mothers feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public, despite wide support.

GPs are unsure older patients are using drugs correctly

Research revealed GPs also believe half of patients, over 75 and on over four medicines, would benefit from fewer drugs.

Betterlife continues store expansion

Betterlife, part of the LloydsPharmacy group, has opened it’s third solus store in Castle Vale

Pharmacies must proactively market to customers

Engaging with customers to explain what pharmacy can offer does bring results

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Positive thinking urged by NPA chairman

NPA chairman Ian Strachan has urged community pharmacists to be proud of their role

NICE recommendations on preventing frailty in later life

“These guidelines are a hugely welcome shift in public health thinking," said Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society

APPG launches inquiry into primary care

The inquiry will look to decide ‘how service improvements can be achieved’ as well as where pharmacy fits in

I Love My Pharmacist regional winners announced

Six regional winners have been chosen after a public vote, with a judging panel now set to select an overall winner.

Essential Pharmacy owners need to check small print

Essential Small Pharmacies are being warned not to sign up to new arrangements until they've read the small print thoroughly

Free EPS updates for all pharmacy staff

Free training sessions to help community pharmacy staff get the most out of the EPS are being offered by the HSCIC

GPs need to give patients free choice of pharmacy, says NHS England

NHS England has written to GPs asking them to display a poster informing patients of their right to choose their pharmacy.

Pharmacy could stop over 15 million GP visits says study

The report estimated one in six patients in the study could have been seen by someone else in the wider primary care team

Call for GPs and pharmacists need to meet up more

Closer working with GPs to move some of the workload over to pharmacy can only be done through communication

Training is key to fighting off threats to your pharmacy

“We have a lot of threats coming at us. It’s important to ask yourself why people should make the effort to come to you?”

Not enough pharmacists completing Faculty applications

RPS has worked in partnership with Avicenna to release a step-by-step guide explaining the process

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