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Pharmacy flu jabs up 60 per cent, data shows

950,000 NHS flu jabs were provided in community pharmacies in 2016/17, newly published data reveals – an increase of just under 60 per cent

Falsified Medicines Directive: the perfect storm

What will the plans to scan all medicines packs at the point of supply mean for community pharmacy workloads?

Are generics shortages a thing of the past?

Generic drug shortages are a tiresome fact of dispensary life, but has the issue stabilised?

Dispensing with convention

Community pharmacy is cautious about government plans for hub and spoke dispensing

Dispensing hubs won’t solve all of pharmacy’s problems

A number of issues are creeping up on pharmacy, but dispensing hubs are not necessarily the answer, says pharmacist Noel Wicks Comments from the English chief pharmaceutical officer at the recent Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference have certainly stimulated some debate. I can imagine that there was a pretty stunned silence in the audience when Keith Ridge declared that centralised dispensing hubs could fulfil twothirds of the country’s prescriptions. This was a pretty brave statement to make to a room filled with pharmacists, and I’m sure it didn’t remain silent for very long.

Not what was intended?

Price and clinical effectiveness are not the only factors when prescribing and dispensing these days, suggests Noel Wicks Have you ever come across the law of unintended consequences? If you’re not entirely sure what this ‘law’ is, then let me enlighten you. It refers to outcomes that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action. There are some interesting examples out there of unintended consequences. There’s lots around the introduction of wildlife into areas they weren’t indigenous to, often with catastrophic repercussions – the rabbits and cane toads in Australia are two that instantly jump to mind (no pun intended). In 1990, the Australian state of Victoria made wearing safety helmets mandatory for all bicycle riders.

Ready for a new dispensing model?

Hub and spoke dispensing is on the horizon – Carolyn Scott finds out what that might involve

An evolving specials market

The specials tariff continues to change prescribing habits, pharmacist’s experience of ordering products and the offer from manufacturers. P3 looks at a developing picture.  

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Managing overheads: The devil in the detail

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Working to make a success of skincare in pharmacy

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