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Pharmacy gets green light to vaccinate care staff

Contractors can begin providing flu vaccinations to social care workers following the publication of an amended service specification and PGD

Patients Association publishes charter for care settings

The Patients Association has published its ‘Care Home Charter for Swallowing and Medicines’, setting out standards for the care of patients with dysphagia

Is it time to reconsider care home business?

Working with care homes will have advantages and disadvantages for pharmacy. Where does the balance lie?

Look again at pharmaceutical care in care homes

Understanding more about the pressure that care homes are under can help us improve the service that pharmacy offers to them, says Noel Wicks In recent years, our pharmacies have had the opportunity to increase the amount of care home business we do. It’s been a fascinating process that has been both interesting and challenging for a whole variety of reasons. From this personal experience, I’d say that the article published in this edition of P3 discussing nursing homes is a fair reflection of what looking after care homes is really like. It’s been really interesting spending time in a range of different care homes. I’ve been able to visit a multitude of facilities, from large nursing homes with high-dependency units right through to small rural facilities with only a handful of residents. One thing I’ve found to be universal among all of the sites I’ve visited was the immense amount of pressure faced by staff and managers at these homes.

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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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Jabathon campaign to target health and care workers

Jabathon (6-10 November), part of the annual Flu Fighter campaign organised by NHS Employers, will focus on health and ...

Promoting back to school health

The start of a new term is an opportunity for community pharmacy to put children’s health centre stage

PHE issues plague guidance

Public Health England has published guidance on plague, including a risk assessment for UK nationals visiting Madagascar...