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How painful could a transition away from purchase profit be?

Community pharmacy must let go of its reliance on purchase profit, but this won’t be easy, says the chairman of Alliance Healthcare. P3’s Carolyn Scott asks his views on issues for the sector

Maintaining quality in practice

How can a pharmacy stay on top of usual standards during busy periods and unforeseen events? Warman-Freed Pharmacy shares how it has put a plan together for times of trouble 

We want to be seen as a force for good

Activity at the Company Chemists’ Association is about to step up. What contribution might the organisation make to the wider picture? P3 finds out more

Roundtable discussion

Numark, P3 and automation specialists BD Rowa hosted a group of pharmacists to discuss pharmacy automation

10 things about... Taking pharmacy online

There are pros and cons of running an internet pharmacy, as well as some unexpected things that you might not have thought of…

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?

Clinical governance deadlines: PSNC answers your questions

PSNC’s director of operations and support, Gordon Hockey, answers your questions about the upcoming clinical governance deadlines, explaining what your pharmacy needs to do and why

In business: Despite the cuts

Pharmacist Mark Burdon, talks through some of his ideas for driving his pharmacy business forward

Working together for pharmacy’s future

P3 speaks to the NPA’s Ian Strachan about unity in the sector and the fight for the future of independents

NHS Choices and quality payments

Community pharmacies now need to get familiar with the NHS Choices website as part of the DH Quality Payments Scheme

Cuts to pharmacy already having an impact

Effects of the imposed funding cuts in England are already showing themselves

Developing pharmacy processes for the future

New technology that assembles prescriptions on a large scale will allow pharmacy and the pharmacist’s role to grow, according to Celesio UK.

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