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McKesson to buy wholesaler and MASTA travel advice business

Celesio owner agrees to buy the pharmaceutical distribution division of UDG Healthcare, in a £297.4m deal

Legal advice: shared parental leave

Setting out what legal rights should be considered if a worker is going on parental leave

HealthWatch: Britons dying from junk food

Britain's junk food diet has become the leading cause of death and ill-health, ahead of smoking, The Telegraph reports.

England has the potential to have the lowest disease burden in the world

In the 23 years between 1990 and 2013, life expectancy in England increased by 5.4 years from 75.9 years to 81.3 years

Well buys Angel Pharmacy group

Pharmacy chain Well has continued its acquisition trial with the purchase of the Dorset-based Angel Pharmacy group.

Stoptober: sign up with friends

This year's Stoptober campaign is encouraging quitters to sign up together and is supported by top comedians.

Pharmacy can do more for pain

Pain is recognised as a core category for community pharmacy but is chronic pain being adequately addressed?

Questions about infant feeding

Looking at the latest guidance and advice from healthcare professionals on infant feeding 

LloydsPharmacy tackles bike challenge for charity

On 9 September a team from LloydsPharmacy will start the London to Paris Bike Ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

Davies appointed RPS director for Wales

Mair Davies swaps roles to become new RPS director for Wales.

Carrier bag charge to be introduced

From 5 October large retailers, including pharmacies, must charge a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags.

September in numbers

Looking at the news from September in numbers

Seven days a week?

P3 asks pharmacists for their opinion on whether pharmacies should be open seven days a week

Small changes with big benefits: expert tips

Raj Nutan, director of commercial operations at Numark, shares small changes that can lead to significant benefits for your business

Changes announced at PV and CCA

Pharmacy Voice and the Company Chemists' Association announce changes to their organisational structures.

Communicating pharmacy’s strengths

Community pharmacy needs to communicate differently with the NHS says Well chief executive, John Nuttall

Paper cuts through communication challenge

A simple paper-based system is helping pharmacists and GPs to share information about their patients

Leadership skills for new managers

Leaders exist at every stage of the management spectrum, from new managers to those leading an organisation.

Pushing the boundaries

Access to the Summary Care Record is great, but patients need much more, says Noel Wicks As expected, the national media have been having a field day fabricating stories about the pharmacy corporates using the data for nefarious marketing purposes. When I think about it, the irony is that it’s the NHS that would benefit from the data that the corporates generate, not the other way round. This data could help the NHS gain an understanding of patients and the way they lead their life. I suspect that a person’s shopping habits, be it food and drink or medicines and healthcare, could certainly be as useful as the information available in an SCR. That aside, what will access to the SCR do for community pharmacy?  

Movember promotes incontinence advice for men

Prostate Cancer UK and the Movember campaign are working to raise awareness of incontinence as a result of prostate cancer 
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