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Invest in pharmacy to widen access to NHS care, NPA urges

The National Pharmacy Association has published a report calling for a greater role for community pharmacy in addressing the NHS’s “chronic access problem”

Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

The scheme is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 ABMU pharmacies by August

'Unwarranted variation' in CCGs' gluten-free policy, study claims

The study found “substantial clinically unwarranted variation” in rates of gluten-free food prescriptions in England, partly driven by CCG policy

PhIF funding for post-registration pharmacist training

Pharmacy Integration Fund moneys will finance masters-level training courses to help pharmacists make best use of their skills in diverse NHS settings

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

More funding for GP pharmacists

Additional funding to place pharmacists in GP practices will help patients access expert clinical advice and free up GPs’ time, NHS England has said

How can pharmacy work more closely with the NHS?

As community pharmacy continues to strive for equal footing with other primary care professions, where do those outside the pharmacy sector think the profession should be aiming?

Maximising use of the consultation room

This article considers how to maximise consultation room use, and how effective consultation skills are essential for today’s pharmacists

Brand insight: P3 December 2017

Recent product profiles from December's P3 magazine

Next year could see great opportunity for pharmacy

Mike Smith puts the world to rights… Following on from my comments about the excellent strategy for Scotland produced by chief pharmacist Rose Marie Parr, I have just returned from a trip to Scotland, and had the good fortune to meet Rose Marie in Edinburgh while I was there. The strategy is well worth a read – do visit gov.scot to have a look. visited several community pharmacists during my trip and it was encouraging to see some aspects of the strategy already in place. Key is a break away from the obsession with remuneration and thinking more closely about identifying and developing services along with normal practice. Of course, the financial challenges are just the same north of the border as in England, but they have looked at ways of working with the Scottish government to move forward in the face of these difficulties. To see the minor ailment service and the chronic medication service in operation demonstrates to me the way forward in England, but so far we’ve heard nothing but talk. I understand that Keith Ridge claimed at the All Party Pharmacy Group that CCGs are decommissioning minor ailment schemes because “things have moved on”. Well, watch this space, I say.

Bringing more patients into community pharmacy

Healthcare is becoming more about choice and we need to offer services that are designed with patients in mind, says speciality director at Celesio UK, Ruth Poole Providing patients with more choice is the key to delivering sustainable healthcare that is fit for the future, and since I joined Celesio UK 12 months ago, we have spoken a lot about how we’re on a mission to transform healthcare. It’s clear that this doesn’t happen overnight, but we have been making steady progress toward that goal. With the launch of Healthcare Centres from LloydsPharmacy, I believe we are taking a huge leap forward.

Dispensing errors defence approved by Parliament

MPs unanimously passed a long-awaited measure that will protect pharmacists from prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy gets green light to vaccinate care staff

Contractors can begin providing flu vaccinations to social care workers following the publication of an amended service specification and PGD

Empty words, empty promises?

Mandeep Mudhar is disappointed by attitudes at the recent APPG meeting

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Prescriptions hit 1bn mark for first time in 2016/17

1,015.6 million prescriptions were dispensed in English pharmacies, NHS Digital figures show, making it the first period in which scripts hit 1bn

Community pharmacy must redesign processes for efficiency

Community pharmacy is using many processes that are not fit for practice, Day Lewis executive director Jay Patel told delegates at the Avicenna conference in Vietnam

Avicenna pharmacies show growth in company’s 25th year

Avicenna pharmacies have increased their number of prescription items by two per cent across the company against a national reduction of one per cent

Don’t risk catching a commercial chill

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