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Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

Spread the net to maximise the opportunity of access

From Post Offices to dry cleaners, there are plenty of opportunities to add new and unusual business services to your portfolio

Boots trials translation technology in five stores

Boots is trialling technology that will allow patients who cannot speak English to access its services.  

Last chance saloon

Outsider says PSNC has done well to negotiate a new five year deal, but how that works out for contractors remains to be seen

Select Committee highlights risks of disruption from no deal Brexit

A disorderly no deal would disrupt the UK’s chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains overnight.

LloydsPharmacy parent company sees profits tumble

LloydsPharmacy’s parent company singles out NHS “underfunding” and falling prescription numbers as challenges.

Sustaining a culture of quality improvement

Recognising and rewarding high quality clinical services will continue to transform community pharmacy. But how do you promote the right culture to sustain an overall focus on quality improvement?

Numark launches online hub for health campaigns

Independent pharmacy chain Numark has launched an online hub to help its members deliver health campaigns in their stores.

Contract: seize the opportunities

Dorset contractor Mike Hewitson assesses the new contract framework and suggests developments for the future

UPDATED: new contract analysis

P3pharmacy's at a glance guide to the initial announcement of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 

Supporting women's health

From mental health to menstrual health, pharmacy teams need to ensure they are able to offer advice and support

Keep up-to-date to stay virus free

In recent years computer viruses and other forms of attack – trojans, phishing – have wrought havoc. From keyloggers to ransom-based encryption, pharmacies are at risk

Automation: Going live

The decision's been made, the plans were drawn up a while ago. Now, the installation team arrives...

Javid ramps up no deal medicines budget

The chancellor has made £434m available to avoid disruption in medicines supply in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Lloyds parent company: ‘We believe pharmacies will close’

McKesson UK chief Toby Anderson said the new settlement is “neither as good as we hoped nor as bad as we feared.”

PSNC to hold roadshows to explain five-year deal

A series of roadshows will help pharmacists understand how the five-year settlement will impact their pharmacies.

Over 80 CCG mergers likely by April 2020

Nearly half of CCGs are proposing to merge in the biggest cull of NHS organisations for more than a decade.

DHSC claims better medicines pricing data

The DHSC has said the data it collects on medicines prices has improved since new regulations came into force.

DHSC tackles “inequitable” reimbursement patterns

The Government has launched a consultation on community pharmacy reimbursement reforms.

Flu vaccine for under-65s to be delayed, says NHS

Community pharmacies may be affected by delayed supplies of one of the recommended flu vaccines.

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