Insight

Close up on eyes

An ageing population is the driving force behind the increase in sight loss and poor eye health. Help advise customers on how to look after their eyes

Why working with GPs just has to happen

Collaborative working between GPs and community pharmacists improves outcomes for their businesses, and certainly for patients, so why are we still not seeing more of it?

Digital patient records could soon be within reach

Barriers to pharmacy access to the Summary Care Record are slowly being overcome

Defining your pharmacy identity

Real-time learning from Warman-Freed Pharmacy, London

Generics expand their impact

The generics industry is moving into new areas of manufacture, experts say

A flexible friend for retail

Twenty independent pharmacies have been trying out a new approach to maximising the retail side of their pharmacy businesses

EPS making its mark in hospitals

There is a slow revolution taking place in the hospital sector. The introduction of electronicn prescribing and medicine administration systems looks set to reduce medication errors and improve operational efficiency. Patrick Grice looks at how this aspect of healthcare is developing

Brands brush up on oral hygiene

The war on plaque is well under way with the top pharmaceutical companies showing off their latest weapons in the fight to give the nation stronger, whiter, healthier teeth

Under attack: immunity & vitality

Help to reduce your customers’ chances of succumbing to viruses by following our top 10 tips

Pregnancy- a growing market?

More women than ever are having children later in life, making supplements and ovulation kits the new must haves.

A wider reach for elderly customers

The UK has an ageing population that is projected to rise in the future, but older people are not making the most of the help that community pharmacy offers. Sasa Jankovic finds out why, and asks what pharmacies can do to address this

Think the unthinkable when planning a pharmacy business

Many business owners don’t have a will, says this lawyer. But this is a highly risky strategy if anything goes wrong

Where next for minor ailments?

With the latest data from PSNC showing that consultations for minor ailments are less expensive when provided through community pharmacy, why is the service still not being fully funded in England?

Waiting in vain?

Pharmacy leaders have been told they have a race on their hands for pharmacy to be included as part of new NHS working practices

Stubbing out the habit

The smoking cessation market is changing and with so many options now available in and out of the pharmacy, offering the right advice will be key

Keep your customers on track

Help your customers steer clear of the fad diets this January by offering them personalised support and guidance with realistic goals and expectations

Focus on food allergy advice

How can pharmacies help customers get the right diagnosis for a food allergy and help them to manage their diet?

Success in the dry skin category

People want the advice that we give about managing skin problems, says pharmacist Saroj Shah

Will there be jobs for student pharmacists?

If capping student numbers isn’t the answer, we need a new approach, says Noel Wicks

Season’s eatings - Digestive health

Post-Christmas bloat is likely to affect many people over the festive period, but it’s a problem that isn’t just experienced once a year – many people complain of digestive issues
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