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How can pharmacies achieve a profit in 2018?

The challenges for pharmacy businesses are increasing. Where will your profit come from this year?

Sigma Conference summary

Higlights from the Sigma conference - threats and opportunities, improving pharmacy buisnesses and integration with the NHS

Some pharmacies in 'quite severe financial straits'

How does Numark's Jeremy Meader see the current funding crisis in community pharmacy, and what can be done about it?

More funding for GP pharmacists

Additional funding to place pharmacists in GP practices will help patients access expert clinical advice and free up GPs’ time, NHS England has said

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

As community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions, where do those outside the pharmacy sector think the profession should be aiming?

SCR cuts burden on NHS

Increasing the amount of information held in electronic summary care records is improving care and helping to ease winter pressures, NHS Digital has announced.

PSNC: Scrapping OTC prescriptions will hit low-income families

Proposals to restrict NHS prescriptions for products available over the counter could hit those on low incomes, the PSNC said

Rules, regulations and sanctions

Proposed legislation will safeguard pharmacy professionals from prosecution and bring an approach that is more unified with other healthcare professions, says Noel Wicks It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have a legal defence from criminal sanctions for pharmacists and staff who make inadvertent dispensing errors. It’s been more commonly referred to as ‘decriminalisation’ or ‘dispensing error defence’, but whatever term you use, it represents a major change for pharmacy.

Going on gut instinct

How community pharmacy can support customers to learn more about their gastrointestinal problems and improve the performance of the category in-store

Lessening the impact of a migraine

How pharmacies can help migraine and headache sufferers get back to work

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.

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.

Employers asked to support ‘Safer Pharmacies Charter’

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

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

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

New asthma guidelines could save NHS millions says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued new guidance on diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma that it says could deliver big savings

Green light for Viagra POM to P switch

With the MHRA’s approval of a POM to P switch for sildenafil, UK men will be able to access an ED medicine over the counter for the first time

Make best use of pharmacy network, says PSNC

Decision making in the NHS following the Autumn Budget should include community pharmacy, urges pharmacy leaders

Day Lewis achieves growth in challenging year

Day Lewis has achieved growth in a "challenging" year, conference delegates heard

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee
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