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Claire Ward named Pharmacy Voice chair

Ms Ward will begin a three-year tenure as chair on 1 April

NPA and IPF to join forces for independents

The IPF will be ‘embedded’ within the NPA in an effort to ‘strengthen support and leadership.’

A single voice for pharmacy is 'crucial'

‘We are the third largest profession and one of the biggest potential solutions for the NHS moving forward'

Pharmacies in England received additional payment negotiated by PSNC

The payment was based on professional fee numbers with 3.3 pence paid additionally on each fee

Call for small pharmacy impact assessment

The RPS has called on NHS England to carry out an impact assessment on patients if essential small pharmacies were shuttered

Boots heart health focus

Boots UK has launched a new pharmacy-led Healthy Heart Service Check for anyone aged 25 to 84

Global action on dementia agreed

World Health Organization member states have agreed to support a formal call for action to tackle dementia

April in numbers

A look at the news from April in numbers

Numark: Three critical factors for independants

Pharmacy businesses should have a clear vision and a business plan, says Numark’s, John D’Arcy 

Numark: Maximise Your Profitability

There are quicker ways of seeing how the business is perfoming than waiting for your accounts says Raj Nutan

Numark: How Healthy is Your Prescription Business?

Your prescription business should be growing at the same rate or in excess of national increases, says Mimi Lau

Numark: When is a service worth running?

What are the issues to consider before deciding whether to get involved?

Threat of criminal prosecution 'weighed heavy' for too long

The Department of Health has published a consultation on draft orders that would mean an end to criminal prosecution for dispensing errors

Satisfactory rating to be reviewed by GPhC

An urgent review of the inspections ratings model is planned by GPhC

Smart conference and awards 2015, Birmingham

The scoop from the SMART conference and awards 2015

First Lloydspharmacy franchise established

The UK’s first LloydsPharmacy franchise store officially opened in Gloucester

March in numbers

A look at the news from March in numbers

Act now to reduce stress and improve health

Taking action sooner rather than later is a good strategy for managing stress, Heart Research UK has advised in the run up to National Stress Awareness Day on 5 November.

What are the new workplace pension rules?

Businesses are adapting to new workplace pensions laws that introduce automatic enrolment into compulsory pension provision. For many smaller pharmacies, this will be their first experience of pension schemes, which can seem complicated and expensive. What are the obligations now faced by employers and what are the options involved in complying with them?  

Open more hours - the prime minister's challenge

Will the goverment's Challenge Fund mean longer opening hours for pharmacies?   

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