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The General Pharmaceutical Council asks for your help

The General Pharmaceutical Council has launched a survey to help gauge how education and training will need to change

June in numbers

Looking at the news from June in numbers

Help your customers reduce their risk this Diabetes week

Diabetes Awareness Week runs from 14 to 20 June, and aims to teach people how to prevent and manage the condition...

Boots announces restructure affecting 700 non-store staff

Boots announced that it is implementing a plan to address the rapidly changing needs of customers focusing on technology...

Support carers this Carers Week, 8-14 June

Starting on 8 June is National Carers Week, the annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of caring...

Day Lewis marks 40 years in community pharmacy

A people-centric company culture and strong partnerships with industry have been central to the success of Day Lewis Pharmacy, said ceo, Kirit Patel

Call for investigation into script direction

An investigation into suspected script direction by GP practices is needed, according to Avicenna's Salim Jetha

Supply problems cause independents to lose millions

Independents pharmacy businesses could collectively be losing up to £10 million, estimates Sigma's Rajiv Shah

Pharmacy lacks an ambitious plan

Community pharmacy as a whole ‘lacks ambition’, believes secretary of NE London LPC, Hemant Patel

Avicenna beats national average for growth

Avicenna's 22 pharmacys outperformed the national average, with 6% growth, reported head of retail, Naz Maghji

Use PMR data to its best

LloydsPharmacy is piloting a company wide scheme, using PMR data to help pharmacy support patients, said AAH's Chris Frost

Stay ahead of developments in IT

Pharmacies should keep aware of developments in IT and social media relating to health, Avicenna conference delegates were told this week

Watch pharmacy performance closely

Pharmacy businesses should have a consise 'dashboard' of KPIs, believes Avicenna chairman, Ian Gray

Avicenna conference in brief

The bits you might have missed from Avicenna's overseas conference in Cyprus this week...

Welcome for new pharmacy minister

PSNC welcomes, Alistair Burt, the new Minister of State for Community and Social Care, who will over see pharmacy

May in numbers

A look at the news from May in numbers

Independents gain from sharing ideas says Alphega Pharmacy

Over 70 per cent of Alphega Pharmacy members now carry Alphega branding, and 100 pharmacies have full branding

Is working on retail income worth the effort?

Perseverance with the retail can achieve good results, pharmacists at Alphega Pharmacy’s conference in Telford

Local control is ‘frustrating’ for community pharmacy

Months’ of work developing a pharmacy-based atrial fibrillation service, almost failed due to a lack of funds

Negotiations on minor ailments service for England

PSNC has announced that it is in formal discussion with NHS Employers about a national community pharmacy minor ailments service.
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Pharmacy Winter action – take to social media today!

Pharmacy teams are being asked to join in with today's #pharmacywinter action day

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks...

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OTC prescribing: where local policy is taking the lead

Dudley CCG’s decision on self care medicines is an interesting approach, says Noel Wicks It seems that the saga surro...

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RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, ...

Boots pharmacists seek independent voice

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Electronic prescribing delivers major savings, says NHS Digital

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has provided significant time and cost savings to prescribers, pharmacies and ...