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NPA issues guide to FMD for contractors

Community pharmacy needs clarity from the government on the funding that will be made available for FMD implementation, the NPA said

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

Bringing more patients into community pharmacy

Healthcare is becoming more about choice and we need to offer services that are designed with patients in mind, says speciality director at Celesio UK, Ruth Poole Providing patients with more choice is the key to delivering sustainable healthcare that is fit for the future, and since I joined Celesio UK 12 months ago, we have spoken a lot about how we’re on a mission to transform healthcare. It’s clear that this doesn’t happen overnight, but we have been making steady progress toward that goal. With the launch of Healthcare Centres from LloydsPharmacy, I believe we are taking a huge leap forward.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

Sanofi launches Phenergan Night Time

Sanofi has launched Phenergan Night Time – a Pharmacy Only product for the short-term treatment of insomnia in adults.

Klear-vol for the winter season

Klear-Vol is an all-natural pine oil-based decongestant that can be used with children as young as three months.

Are you interested in a Mini MBA?

Course organisers in Manchester have two part-funded places available on a business course

Dial 111 for advice from community pharmacy

Can the NHS Community Pharmacy Referral Service pilot propel community pharmacy forward?

Link between physical activity and wellbeing

A clear link between physical activity and mental wellbeing has been proven by a Sport England survey.

LloydsPharmacy gets behind cancer diagnosis project

LloydsPharmacy is lending its support to a Manchester-based project that will help patients assess their cancer risk in community pharmacy

Leaders must use influence to improve safety culture, study finds

Positive leadership is needed to improve safety culture in healthcare environments and to remove barriers to error reporting, an international study has found

UK online pharmacy to accept Bitcoin payments

MedExpress said that the privacy offered by cryptocurrencies would appeal to some patients seeking treatment for sensitive medical conditions

Looking to healthy living pharmacy

Government cuts are impacting pharmacies in England in a number of ways. A reduction in the income received from the NHS can make a big difference to a business that relies heavily on a particular income stream.

Revalidation plans a ‘step-change’ says GPhC

The GPhC has said it will introduce revalidation from 30 March 2018, with pharmacy professionals required to submit four CPD records

Dispensing errors defence approved by Parliament

MPs unanimously passed a long-awaited measure that will protect pharmacists from prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

The PDA launches a Charter of seven commitments to safe pharmacy practice

Case study: The healthy living journey

How healthy living status has helped one pharmacy meet local health needs

Pharmacists share their views on EPS improvements

Urgent prescription alerts, managing patient requests for the one-off use of a pharmacy and automatic download of prescription requests were the top requirements

NPA chairman: November "worst month" in decades for pharmacy

National Pharmacy Association chairman Ian Strachan has issued a statement to members on the serious financial strains faced by pharmacy contractors

Lloyds plans treatment centres for hospital patients

Patients requiring hospital care for conditions such as cancer could be given the option of receiving treatment in a LloydsPharmacy specialist centre
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