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Little change in asthma care stats, says charity

Almost two thirds of the 5.4 million people living with asthma in the UK are not receiving basic levels of care, a report from Asthma UK has found

Deep Relief uses humour to highlight product benefits

Deep Relief is on TV this month with a new advert that takes a humorous approach and looks to ensure brand recognition and awareness.

Decriminalisation law due to come into effect in April

A legal defence against inadvertent dispensing errors is now closer to being signed into law, having been signed by the Privy Council

GDPR implementation is just around the corner

Pharmacies could face "hefty" fines if they don't take steps to comply with new data protection regulations

Sigma Conference Summary

Higlights from the Sigma conference - threats and opportunities, improving pharmacy buisnesses and integration with the NHS

Examining this winter's cough, cold and flu trends

P3’s Carolyn Scott speaks to Lindsey Tier, marketing manager for Ultra Chloraseptic at Ceuta Healthcare about the cough, cold and flu season and implications for OTC sales

Why we can't continue to work harder and harder

Workload pressure isn't going to change, but how we work with it can, suggests Noel Wicks. The recent media spotlight on workplace pressures in the pharmacy must have resonated with many in our sector. It seems almost inevitable that these pressures continue to rise, with increasing numbers of scripts to dispense and services to provide set against a backdrop of reduced funding. It looks like the pressure on businesses, individuals, systems and teams to perform will only increase.

Sigma conference day 3: GPs are getting all the money

It is nonsense to say the NHS is running out of money – the Government is investing in GPs but not pharmacy, says Hemant Patel

Sigma conference day 2: countdown to revalidation

Pharmacists must submit their CPD before their registration expires for revalidation or risk being struck off

Study demonstrates high satisfaction with pharmacy warfarin services

Boots collaborated with the University of Brighton on a study indicating pharmacy is ideally placed provide to provide a safe, effective anticoagulation service

Managing hayfever: meet your customers’ needs

This module supports pharmacy teams in understanding which products will best suit different customers' needs for relief of hayfever symptoms.

Sigma conference: Sharpe calls for care-based contract

Outgoing chief executive Sue Sharpe has repeated PSNC’s wish for a new care-based contractual framework for pharmacy

Minister thanks pharmacy for maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy minister Steve Brine MP thanks community pharmacy in a positive and upbeat message to independents attending the Sigma conference 

PM: Community pharmacy at heart of patient care

Prime Minister Theresa May recognised community pharmacies role in the nation's health in her welcome message to delegates at Sigma's tenth annual Conference.

Strachan calls for 'radical solutions'

Community pharmacy's strategy for 2018 needs 'radical solutions', says NPA chairman.

NHS TV campaign encourages parents to think pharmacy first

The Stay Well Pharmacy campaign calls on parents to see a pharmacist for their child’s minor illnesses rather than going to a GP surgery or A&E unit

Dr Catherine Duggan appointed FIP’s new CEO

Dr Duggan has been appointed CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and is tasked with leading the organisation's efforts to develop a new strategy

Over 1,200 referred to pharmacy in NHS 111 trial

A PhIF funded pharmacy referral scheme has seen over 1,200 patients assessed by pharmacists rather than in hospitals in the North East this winter

Some pharmacies in 'quite severe financial straits'

How does Numark's Jeremy Meader see the current funding crisis in community pharmacy, and what can be done about it?

The cost of maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy businesses are vulnerable at a time when medicine shortages are causing price fluctuations and wholesaler bills are difficult to pay
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Little change in asthma care stats, says charity

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