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Against inequality, firmly pro pharmacy

Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), talks health and wellbeing, healthy high streets, and pharmacy

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Thrush and BV

Thrush and BV are common conditions but customers may feel embarrassed requesting OTC treatment. This bite-size video, in association with Canesten, will help you to advise customers with tact and expertise.

Leading pharmacy by example

With a new group of chief executives at the community pharmacy bodies, what can we expect from their combined stance on the sector?

We need to be seen as equal players

Being viewed as equals by commissioners and other health professionals in primary care is going to be a crucial door to kick down, suggests Avicenna’s Salim Jetha Current shortages and exchange rates – most ingredients are priced in dollars – have caused huge fluctuations in drug prices. It’s created an opportunity for some to play the stock market, but for most independent contractors who replenish stock on a dispense-one, order-one basis, it has caused significant problems. They lack the market intelligence to play the stock market and there is a lag period between the purchase price and the item being listed on concessionary prices. To make matters worse, some purchases are in excess of listed prices, which can lead to huge losses.

Community pharmacies vital to drug harm reduction, FIP says

Pharmacists can play a vital role in delivering drug harm reduction services, and may be the safest source of recreational cannabis, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has said

Pharmacists “absolutely critical” to Scotland’s healthcare ambitions

The “clinical leadership” of pharmacists and technicians is “absolutely critical” to realising Scotland’s healthcare ambitions, the Scottish health secretary told the FIP Congress

Crack down on shrinkage

Keeping track of security and shrinkage in a busy working environment is a tough proposition, but vital in order to reduce profit losses

Have you ordered your scanners yet?

It’s just a few months to ‘FMD day’, 9 February 2019. What do you actually need to do now? 

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

Government warns pharmacies must not stockpile medicines

Guidance from the health secretary that healthcare organisations such as community pharmacies should not stockpile medicines over concerns of a no deal Brexit has been welcomed by HDA UK

Relax vaping restrictions, Government urged

The Government is “missing an opportunity” by not relaxing rules around e-cigarettes, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said, while the RPS maintains more evidence is needed

First Pharmacist Travel Health Conference to take place

The first Pharmacist Travel Health Conference is to take place in London on 3-4 November, organised by Voyager Medical in collaboration with UCL and others

Flarin competition winners

Two lucky pharmacy assistants have each won a luxury coffee maker after completing a competition from painkilling brand, Flarin

NHS challenges: Why we need to invest in community pharmacy

As the new health secretary inherits an NHS crippled by a funding drought, long waiting times and access problems, how can he triage this septuagenarian?

Preparing for repeat success

Repeat and electronic prescriptions are an important driver of footfall, but how can community pharmacy businesses compete?

Mixed views on unannounced inspections

A proposal from the General Pharmaceutical Council to make pharmacy inspections unannounced has had varied responses, with some voicing support for the proposed change and others expressing concern

Exercise improves mood – but ‘more isn’t always better’, says study

A major US study points to a clear association between regular exercise and a reduction in poor mental health – but suggests that ‘more exercise is not always better’

Ravi Sharma appointed RPS director for England

Mr Sharma said he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”

PDA releases first piece of work on technician role

The first chapter of the Pharmacy Technicians Report has been released by the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA)

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