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Consultation launched on plans to rein in prescriptions

A consultation on proposals to “rein in prescriptions” for a number of OTC products has been published by NHS England.

Mixed response to low value treatment consultation

The RPS welcomed NHS England's decision to remove homeopathy but said proposals to end prescriptions for some medicines could make health inequalities worse

EllaOne gets social

EllaOne is addressing the need for accurate online information about emergency contraception by launching Facebook and Twitter pages for the brand.

Ways to revive retail sales

OTC and retail sales is a revenue area you can influence. Remember how visible your retail space is to customers

GSK unveils new consumer health business

GSK has launched its new-look consumer healthcare business in Great Britain, Ireland and Northern Europe.

Audit examines patient consultations in pharmacy

A pharmacy practice-based audit will find out more about pharmacy consultations in which an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine(s) requested by a patient is not then supplied

Get to the foot of the problem

93% of the population have a foot condition. What can pharmacy do to help people with their issues?

Defining your pharmacy identity

Real-time learning from Warman-Freed Pharmacy, London

Generics expand their impact

The generics industry is moving into new areas of manufacture, experts say

A flexible friend for retail

Twenty independent pharmacies have been trying out a new approach to maximising the retail side of their pharmacy businesses

Close up on eyes

An ageing population is the driving force behind the increase in sight loss and poor eye health. Help advise customers on how to look after their eyes

Brands brush up on oral hygiene

The war on plaque is well under way with the top pharmaceutical companies showing off their latest weapons in the fight to give the nation stronger, whiter, healthier teeth

Pregnancy- a growing market?

More women than ever are having children later in life, making supplements and ovulation kits the new must haves.

Stubbing out the habit

The smoking cessation market is changing and with so many options now available in and out of the pharmacy, offering the right advice will be key

Success in the dry skin category

People want the advice that we give about managing skin problems, says pharmacist Saroj Shah

A good idea for a pharmacy service that would take off

Scotland’s minor ailments service has a lot that’s good about it, says Noel Wicks Some ideas are just so good that they keep coming around again and again. One such idea is that of an English national minor ailments/common ailments service through pharmacies. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that, with costly A&Es bursting at the seams and long waits for doctors’ appointments, a service such as this is the only logical way forward. When you think about it, we already have the infrastructure, the capability and the scope to create the capacity for such a service. I’m sure the amount needed to set up the service would be minimal compared to any other recent national initiatives you care to mention. I appreciate that the ongoing costs of providing this would not be inconsiderable, but, in my opinion, and in relation to the alternatives, it surely can’t represent anything other than value for money.

Headaches: treating by type

Headache and migraine brands are focusing more on the suitability of their products for treating different types of headache. Help people to make the right choice

Why do people suffer in silence?

Offering advice on common ailments is the norm when you work in a pharmacy, but asking for it might be daunting for your customers, especially if the problem is a sensitive one

Travels abroad in winter

It’s not only the summer when travel health advice is needed by customers

Share your knowledge of skincare

People with skincare conditions need intensive advice for their condition: the category is currently growing the most in pharmacy.
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