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Wanna buy a smart watch?

Is the pharmacy profession capitalising on the opportunities provided by technology to improve healthcare and service delivery to patients?  Outsider doesn't think so.

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.

Fine words...

The Secretary of State has a new vision. Prevention. Forgive me for feeling deja vu-ed...

NI pharmacy “light years behind”, facing “indiscriminate” closures

The funding crisis facing the community pharmacy sector in Northern Ireland will cause widespread closures, CPNI has said

Alliance Healthcare celebrates 80th anniversary

Pharmaceutical wholesaler Alliance Healthcare has marked its 80-year anniversary with a series of events and activities

'Rise in complaints' partly behind GPhC fee proposals

A “rising number of concerns about registrants” being raised is among the workload factors that have contributed to the GPhC's proposing to increase its fees

AYP Week 2018 focuses on medicines safety

Ask Your Pharmacist Week has kicked off, with pharmacies around the country providing information on medicines safety

Most expensive NHS drug comes off patent

Adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) is a biological medicine used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease

Cannabis prescription changes kick in

The Government’s reclassification of cannabis-based products for medicinal use came into force on Thursday November 1, meaning specialist doctors may now prescribe them

100 days to FMD deadline

With 100 days to go before the February 9 deadline for the Falsified Medicines Directive, community pharmacies should not delay in ensuring they are FMD-ready, the National Pharmacy Association has said

Budget change to AIA might help automation

Little in the budget to directly cheer community pharmacies; an upside on investment allowances for those considering automation, and changes to business rates to benefit small businesses likely to be offset by 4.9 per cent increase in the national living wage from April

Medicines supply a concern in no-deal Brexit scenario

With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, there are still major concerns around medicines supply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the commons health committee heard last week

Going local for a change

Can the community pharmacy sector step up for local development?

Time to be brave and bold

Chris Martin, Alliance Healthcare non-executive advisor, finds future prospects brought into sharp focus by celebrations closer to home

Lincolnshire leads way for NMS

Rolling annual totals for NMS just under 1m, as latest figures reveal Lincolnshire pharmacies lead way

GSK temporary stock shutdown: latest

GSK has placed a temporary hold on stock distribution to facilitate its move towards a reduced wholesaler model

Autumn 2018 budget announced

Chancellor Philip Hammond has today (Monday 29 October) delivered his 2018 budget, describing it as bringing an end to the “age of austerity”

Wanted: some leadership

P3pharmacy's new anonymous community pharmacy correspondent wants a new direction 

Community pharmacy clinical audit published

NHS England has published the paperwork for the 2018-19 national community pharmacy clinical audit, which all contractors must complete by the end of the year

NHS Trafford CCG sets up pharmacy care home team

The Medicines Optimisation Care Homes Team will be working with GPs to help residents get the most out of their medication, says the CCG

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