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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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Which? investigation uncovers poor OTC practice

In an undercover investigation carried out by Which?, three in 10 pharmacies did not follow safety guidelines when makin...

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 repor...

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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 spotli...

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Take a break for your wellbeing

Watch out for your own wellbeing, and that of the people you manage, says the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support

Moving pharmacy ahead in a digital age

With most of the larger pharmacy companies now working on digital development, Well’s head of digital speaks to P3 abo...