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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? 

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

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)

How can pharmacies achieve a profit in 2018?

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

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

Are you interested in a Mini MBA?

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

Case study: E-commerce innovation

In this In Business case study, Mitesh explains how the North London pharmacy’s online offering has gone from strength to strength and how the business has benefited from partnerships with third parties such as Tesco and Amazon

In short supply: Scarce and expensive medicines

What does the current shortage of a range of generic medicines mean for community pharmacy contractors and their patients?

Opportunity in adversity

Far from being grim, the future is looking brighter for pharmacies that are prepared to think outside the box and consider expanding into new areas of business  

Don’t risk catching a commercial chill

RPS Ltd’s Dennis Reid on how to keep your business in good health this winter

Tax rules: refitting your premises

A pharmacy refit might improve your business, but what are the tax rules around this?
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