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Checking employment documentation

There are steps pharmacy business owners can take in advance of marketing their business for sale that can smooth the due diligence process and minimise delays

Learning more about workforce pressures

LloydsPharmacy is working to find out more about the pressures that pharmacy teams may be under, says Steve Howard

Is it tougher being a pharmacy locum?

Flexible working as a pharmacy locum an attractive proposition, but there are downsides. P3 looks at current issues

Feeling the pressure in a busy pharmacy

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is a part of our everyday lives. What can be done to help staff manage when the going gets tough?

10 things about ... Revalidation

Still getting your head around the GPhC’s new system for revalidation? Here are 10 things you might not know…

10 things about ... Why PIP makes sense

The growing importance of the role of pharmacist independent prescriber has led to the opening of a GPhC consultation on standards for their training

Build up your clinical expertise

I believe that we have shown that community pharmacy can become an inspirational sector to work in, says pharmacist Bernadette Brown

Time for lunch – or do you work through?

Do you work through lunch more often than you would like?

Look out for the gender pay gap

Whether you are an employer, manager or a member of staff, the gender pay gap could be affecting you. Here’s what to do about it

Why we need more female pharmacists at the table

Why are there so few women on pharmacy boards and what can be done to increase their numbers?

Take a break for your wellbeing

Watch out for your own wellbeing, and that of the people you manage, says the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support

Is the GPhC consultation preaching to the choir?

Is the GPhC consultation on responsibilities for patient safety an insult to non-pharmacistmanagers, or simply an extra layer of protection for everyone?

Better performance through mindset change

It’s not just what you do in the pharmacy, it’s the way that you do it that customers and patients will notice

Peer discussion: it’s good to talk

What will peer discussion, as proposed by GPhC, mean for pharmacy professionals?

In a happy workplace? Keep up team morale

Pharmacies are busy and workload looks set to increase. So how do you maintain staff morale?

Hitting a low

Pharmacy teams are feeling stressed, dissatisfied and morale is plummeting. So what can be done?

How to respond to a reference request

Care is needed when putting together a reference for a past employee

Bullying at work does really happen

According to a 2015 report, workplace bullying is on the rise, with about 20,000 calls relating to bullying each year.

Legal advice: shared parental leave

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

Stoptober: sign up with friends

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

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