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Pharmacy In Practice

Incontinence: pharmacy can help

Bladder weakness/sensitive bladder is now the largest sector of the UK’s intimate hygiene market and affects about one in three women in the UK. It’s a key category for any pharmacy to stock

Focusing in on eyecare

Pharmacy is often the first call for people looking for reassurance and advice over eye complaints. Here's the latest. 

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.

Looking to healthy living pharmacy

Government cuts are impacting pharmacies in England in a number of ways. A reduction in the income received from the NHS can make a big difference to a business that relies heavily on a particular income stream.

10 things about... automated dispensing

If it feels like computers are taking over the world, it’s because they are, but there are benefits from letting hard drives do the hard work

When is a food allergy not a food allergy?

Food allergy is not the same as food intolerance, and it’s important that pharmacy teams understand the difference

Examining this winter's cough, cold and flu trends

P3’s Carolyn Scott speaks to Lindsey Tier, marketing manager for Ultra Chloraseptic at Ceuta Healthcare about the cough, cold and flu season and implications for OTC sales

Teva launches reformulated levothyroxine range

Teva has launched a reformulated version of levothyroxine, including two previously unavailable strengths

The benefits of GP ‘recommendation prescriptions’

Receiving a recommendation for self care from the GP would make a huge difference to patients, says PAGB’s John Smith

Case study: The healthy living journey

Healthy living status has helped Nuneaton pharmacy meet local health needs, both in-store and with community outreach 

Managing your pharmacy refit

The Warman Freed Pharmacy team shares their experience with others who might be considering a pharmacy refit

Cannabidiol: medicine or supplement?

Solicitor Susan Hunneyball looks at the legal status of CBD preparations.

How important could travel services be for pharmacy?

P3 asks about local responses to the Support Your Local Pharmacy campaign

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

Are pharmacy staffing levels being reduced?

Staffing levels need to be protected if at all possible, despite the treat of funding cuts

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. 

Communications with cut-through

Do your patients know what you offer at your pharmacy? Use clear communications to make sure they do

What needs to change for community pharmacy to develop more clinical roles?

To share your suggestions for everyday pharmacy, contact: p3@1530.com

The reality of working with wholesalers

Working with wholesalers is an essential element of operating any successful retail business, and independent pharmacy is no exception to this rule

Medical devices face stronger regulation

A new era in the regulation of medical devices will improve public understanding of products, says the PAGB's John Smith

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