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GPhC to consult on renewal fee rise

A spokesperson told Pharmacy Magazine that the GPhC's rationale for raising its fees, including proposals to charge pharmacists an additional £7 each year, would be made public "in the next month"

Council delivers stop smoking support via vape shops

A project funded by Essex County Council which delivers stop smoking support through outlets selling e-cigarettes is to be supported into the next financial year

Flexibility the biggest draw for locum pharmacists

Flexibility is by far the most common reason for switching from full-time employment to locum pharmacy work, taking precedence over pay, a new survey suggests

PSNC chair looks forward; last two years 'history'

PSNC chair Mike Pitt looks forward; suggests a turning point in Government thinking about community pharmacies

Age UK warns of loneliness crisis in over-50s

The charity predicts that unless this issue is tackled, the number of people aged 50 and over who are often lonely will have increased by 49 per cent between 2015-16 and 2025-26

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

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

Natural healthcare

Natural supplements can help to top up levels of vitamins and minerals, such as iron. Watch this two minute video, sponsored by Spatone, to find out more about iron intake and who could benefit from natural supplements.

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?

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 well placed to support female caregivers

A new report explores ways in which pharmacists can support the health needs of women who act as informal caregivers and play a “crucial and unappreciated role"

Global pharmacy workforce to grow 40% by 2030

The global pharmacy workforce continues to grow and on current trends will be 40 per cent larger in 2030 than in 2016, a new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation predicts

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

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

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

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?

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