Running Your Business

10 things about ... FMD implementation

From 9 February 2019 the EU Falsified Medicines Directive will change the process of dispensing medicines in Europe. What do we know about it?

Is it best to lease or buy a delivery van?

So, your pharmacy needs a new van for deliveries, but should you lease one or buy one? What’s best for your business? 

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

A strategy on one-page is a good place to start

It’s important that every business has a written strategy, suggests Alliance Healthcare’s Chris Martin

Do I need to make changes to employees’ contracts or policies this month?

As employers, pharmacy business owners process their employees’ data daily, and must consider whether their contracts of employment and policies should be amended to reflect the new GDPR requirements.

Working with the new NHS: The skills you need

Community pharmacists will have to learn a new language and use a new set of skills to engage with STPs, says Hemant Patel

Getting on top of your monthly income forecast

Cash flow remains an issue, and looking again at some good housekeeping points is worth the effort

Special requirements

The specials industry has also had to endure cost-cutting measures and witness its market shrink as specials moved onto the Drug Tariff

Untangling EPOS and PMR system choices

All well-managed businesses need to invest in up-to-date technology if they are to run efficiently

The 13 steps to GDPR – put the regulations into practice

All pharmacies should complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), suggests PSNC

Roundtable discussion

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

10 things about... raising your profile

Your pharmacy is great. You know that, but do your customers? Here's how to let them know

Learning valuable lessons from a crisis

Does your pharmacy have a plan for an emergency? The Warman-Freed Pharmacy looks at what the team can do to cope

Get to grips with data protection

Pharmacy contractors are up against a tight deadline to ensure they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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…

How can pharmacies achieve a profit in 2018?

The challenges for pharmacy businesses are increasing. Where will your profit come from this year?

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?

The cost of maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy businesses are vulnerable at a time when medicine shortages are causing price fluctuations and wholesaler bills are difficult to pay

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

Are you interested in a Mini MBA?

Course organisers in Manchester have two part-funded places available on a business course
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