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Career Notes

Seven questions: David Gallier–Harris, community pharmacist and member of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation & Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board

For many happy returns... ...comply with the CRA

Pharmacies need to ensure they comply with the legal duties set out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015, says Matthew Gough, a partner at law firm Eversheds Sutherland 

Get house in order to improve cashflow

Real World Analytics’ Conall Lavery details the first five items on his 20 point checklist of things that need to be done consistently well to improve business performance.

Against inequality, firmly pro pharmacy

Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), talks health and wellbeing, healthy high streets, and pharmacy

Brush up on oral care

One in four adults don't brush their teeth twice a day and less than a quarterly floss regularly. But there is plenty that pharmacy staff can do to help improve knowledge around oral health care

Thinking SMART for 2019

January is a great time for implementing a new business plan in the face of a challenging year ahead, according to Perrigo’s learning pharmacy, Warman-Freed

Regulation changes delayed, and not just by Brexit

Changes to regulations designed to clarify the roles and responsibilities of responsible and superintendent pharmacists, are unlikely to come into force before end March 2019, at the earliest, says VWV's Andrew Andrews

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

NHS Plan: first response to the first responses

The NHS Plan. First thoughts, and a response to the first responses

Scottish pharmacies to provide jabs

Scottish Government commits to changing rules to allow community pharmacy to provide NHS vaccinations.

Surely it's crunch time for concessions?

As shortages and price increases continue to frustrate pharmacists throughout the UK, Ross Ferguson compares concession prices in England with adjusted prices in Scotland.

NUMSAS takes off: early indications

Early data for the NHS Urgent Medicines Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) reveal variable take up across the country, with localities in the north leading the way. 

Aaaarrgghhh!!!

Forget Brexit. Our community pharmacist correspondent says the medicines supply chain is bust already and pharmacy is bearing the brunt.

New year, new opportunities

The festive period is an ideal time to look back at the successes and challenges of the past 12 months to help shape plans for business success in 2019. Perrigo’s learning pharmacy, Warman-Freed, shares its approach 

Put patient panic to rest

Brexit has got patients worried about their medicines supply. Here's what to tell them

When Saturday comes

Dateline: Saturday. Location: London. Objective: Disruption. And there’s no place to hide in an Xchangeathon. 

Can you see it coming?

Conall Lavery of Real World Analytics says the more information you have, the better the chance of success you will have in managing the NHS funding cuts. 

High street in flux as rate of store closures escalates

A net 1,123 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in the first half of the year, compared to a net loss of 222 stores last year.

Brexit wishful thinking?

The Health Secretary suggestions for measures to ease medicine supply chain challenges in the event of no deal look like wishful thinking

Pharmacy fined £10,304 for illegal sale of razor blades

The failure to encourage at least one of 16 staff members from attending a free course in understanding the law around razor blade sales has proved costly to one Croydon pharmacy.

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