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PSNC on the case for community pharmacy

PSNC made the case for pharmacy at the recent political conferences, followed by a Pharmacy Show speech from Sue Sharpe that warned of tough times ahead

NHS under strain as it reaches 70, CQC report warns

The CQC’s annual State of Care report warns that aspects of health and social care are at a ‘tipping point’ ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday next year

Brand insight: P3 October 2017

Recent product profiles from October's P3 magazine

Stock shortages expected with Brexit and FMD

Current stock shortages could reoccur as a result of Brexit, and when the Falsified Medicines Directive comes into force in February 2019, a panel session at the Pharmacy Show concluded.

‘Faces of pharmacy’ wanted for NHS England campaign

NHS England has issued a call for community pharmacy team members to take part in an advertising campaign highlighting the services they offer

PDA to donate £1 per member to sector charity

Announcing the charity partnership, PDA chair Mark Koziol said donations would amount to more than £27,000 in the coming year alone

Business sessions at the Pharmacy Show

Pharmacists are encouraged to visit the Business Theatre while they are at the Pharmacy Show this Sunday and Monday

NHS England praises pharmacy as new QP guidance issued

Keith Ridge said he “welcomed the excellent response” to the Quality Payments Scheme as new guidance was issued for the November review point

SaferCare awards recognise LloydsPharmacy employees

Three LloydsPharmacy employees have been recognised for their contribution to patient safety at the 2017 SaferCare awards

GPhC launches technician training standards

Newly launched standards for the initial training of pharmacy technicians “reflect the changing needs of patients,” the regulator said

Pharmacies asked to provide MUR evidence

NHS Business Services Authority is to run post-payment spot checks on pharmacies claiming payments for medicines use reviews

Poor hand hygiene contributing to antibiotic resistance, says RPS

Over four-fifths of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough to cleanse them of bacteria and viruses, the RPS said

Significance of responsive feeding

This NPA-accredited module explores the technique of responsive infant feeding and how it can protect against overweight and obesity in later life.

A ‘One Health’ approach to AMR

A blended approach that recognises interdependencies between humans, animals and ecosystems is needed to fight antimicrobial resistance, FIP has said

Case study: Fresh thinking

Superintendent pharmacist Jonathan Campbell explains how forging strong ties with a GP surgery has helped his business stand out, and calls for fresh thinking to tackle issues facing the sector.

Can the quit smoking dip be turned around?

An NHS report has shown that the number of people who accessed NHS Stop Smoking Services fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016/17

Could I be a mentor?

With peer support a concept gaining attention in pharmacy, how does mentoring work and what skills are needed?

PDA steps up fight against remote supervision

The PDA is to hold an “emergency meeting” to discuss supervision at next month’s Pharmacy Show

Generics supply issues: PSNC speaks out

PSNC is in urgent talks with the Department of Health in an attempt to address serious issues affecting the medicines supply chain

PGEU sets out pharmacovigilance recommendations

Community pharmacists are 'profoundly implicated' in pharmacovigilance, the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union says
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