Pharmacy In Practice

Five more local ways to up your game

Part three of Real World Analytics' Conall Lavery's rundown of 20 ways to use data to improve business performance. This month: items 11-15 

Cannabis: the legal lowdown

Do you know what the changes to the law around cannibis actually means? Do your customers? 

Services in Scotland: MAS registrations down, CMS up

The latest data for patients registered with CMS and MAS in Scotland make for interesting reading

Is the number of pharmacies in England back in play?

 Is a planned reduction of community pharmacies back on the cards? 

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

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. 

Put patient panic to rest

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

Going local for a change

With a national contract, there has been little enthusiasm for effecting change through community pharmacy at a local level, and a lack of agreement about whether such developments are either desirable or practical. However, some local pharmacy leaders have seen increasing NHS localism as an opportunity, and have been exploring the options.

Self care: Is the NHS listening?

The best 70th birthday present for the NHS this year would be a national strategy for self care, says PAGB

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: Dementia-friendly care

Barnton Pharmacy's innovative approach to dementia care all comes down to good customer service, says Sally Arnison

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

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

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

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

Community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions

Dial 111 for advice from community pharmacy

Can the NHS Community Pharmacy Referral Service pilot propel community pharmacy forward?

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.

Case study: The healthy living journey

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

Does your pharmacy dispense less than 4,000 items?

Looking at pharmacy data may help understand LloydsPharmacy's decision about pharmacy closures

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