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Recruiting foreign pharmacists gets easier as role added to Shortage Occupation List

In a bid to make it easier to recruit foreign workers in key health and care roles, the government has...

GPhC boss apologises for registration assessment booking glitches  

Duncan Rudkin, chief executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), has apologised to pre and provisionally registered candidates for the...

Pharmacists urged to participate in Oxford vaccine safety study

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has urged pharmacy teams to participate in an online survey as part of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine...

NPA makes Covid-19 PCR tests available for pharmacies with Medicspot tie-up

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has partnered with healthcare company Medicspot to enable its pharmacy members to sell Covid-19 PCR test...

Pregabalin caused over 40 per cent of all drug related deaths in Northern Ireland

Deaths involving pregabalin have climbed sharply in Northern Ireland during 2019, accounting for 40.3 per cent of all drug related...

PSNC calls on Sunak to write off pharmacies’ pandemic loans 

Ahead of today’s (March 3) budget, the PSNC has called on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to intervene in the ongoing...

Pharmacist jailed for diverting £1m of addictive drugs onto black market

Birmingham Crown Court today sentenced a pharmacist to one year imprisonment for selling hundreds of thousands of doses of addictive...

Pharmacy bodies, students intensify their calls for clarity on assessment glitches

Pharmacy bodies and students have further intensified their calls urging the GPhC to resolve all registration assessment booking chaos immediately...

Batches of Easyhaler Salbutamol Sulfate inhalation powder recalled

The MHRA has issued medicines recall alert for Easyhaler Salbutamol Sulfate 100 and 200 micrograms per actuation inhalation powder. The...

Smartphone app fares better than face-to-face appointments in obesity fight, study finds

The patients with severe obesity can lose around five per cent of their weight and the most body mass by...

Patch up differences and start afresh, AIMp chief urges community pharmacy, NHS

The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) has called for a "new understanding" between the NHS and England's community pharmacies...

Well buys Norfolk-based pharmacy chain Pharma-Z

Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has added six new pharmacies to its portfolio of 750 after acquiring Pharma-Z,...

Resources

4 Signs Your Veins Should Be Looked At

The vein carries blood from the body back to the heart for oxygenation. Vein problems may result in insufficient blood...

Treating common ear problems

Claire Campbell advises community pharmacy teams how they can help patients suffering from infection, inflammation and wax build-up of the...

Wising up on pain management

Farah Ali says for suffers of various pain symptoms community pharmacists are much more than just dispensers of painkillers… In...

Business

The Growing Online Gambling Pandemic

One of the big areas of research in recent years has been toward the growing pandemic of online gambling, particularly...

Lupin launches generic cholesterol-lowering drug in US

Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Lupin has launched a generic cholesterol-lowering tablets in the US market. The company has launched Atorvastatin...

US backs Roche's Covid-19-flu differentiation test

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said Friday (September 4)it had received the green light in the United States for emergency use...

Events

Sigma Conference 2020: NPA commissions study to show impact of frozen funding on pharmacy’s ability to deliver for NHS

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned global consultancy firm Ernst & Young to conduct an economic impact assessment of...

Sigma Conference 2020: Matt Hancock announces pilot for blood pressure checks in pharmacy

By Priyankur Mandav in Cebu, Philippines The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced a pilot for...

Sigma Conference 2020: Over 90 pharmacies closed last year, says IQVIA

As many as 94 pharmacies have closed in England in the last 12 months, according to IQVIA. The data analytics...

GG2 DIVERSITY CONFERENCE: Mental health affects a quarter of the UK population

The GG2 Diversity Conference held in London on October 10 heard that one in every four people would experience mental...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’

Head of NHS Services at PSNC, Alastair Buxton, told the conference that the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Services (CPCS) “provides...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: Pharmacists are true champions of prevention agenda

Ade is a highly regarded community pharmacist who leads the team at Bedminster Pharmacy is South Bristol. “The NHS has...

PHARMACY BUSINESS AWARDS 2019: ‘Pharmacy is up for challenges posed by change’

As the beautiful autumn day waned on the south bank of the River Thames, it was time for some polite...

PB CONFERENCE 2019: ‘Community pharmacists to take up more clinical roles in PCN’

NHS England’s Director of Primary Care Strategy and NHS Contracts, Ed Waller, said “thousands of pharmacists” will start working in...

My pharmacy, my long-term plan

By Michael Holden On Thursday, 26 September 2019, the day we will be hosting our prestigious Pharmacy Business Awards & Dinner...

Features Posts

Why invest in ‘mental wealth’

  As pharmacists navigate a third lockdown with unprecedented demand for their services,...

CRM in Pharmaceutical Sector: Changing Healthcare Industry

There’s no denying the fact that CRM has brought changes in several industries...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

Poor health literacy is an opportunity for pharmacists to play prominent role

A health-economic summary report has concluded that poor health literacy is a major challenge to self-care with opportunity for pharmacists...

Viagra Connect launches new size 2 pack, helping pharmacy with opportunity to increase footfall

An estimated five million men in the UK experience erection problems (EPs), but a recent survey shows only four per...

VMS immune support during colder months

Millions of new immunity shoppers have entered the VMS category in the latest 12 months via Vitamin C and Vitamin...

Mind Your Back S.T.E.P.S. up its campaign to encourage better back care and self-care

Mentholatum is reminding pharmacy teams and their customers about its Mind Your Back campaign – the selfcare programme to help...

Winners Profile

PB COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER: ‘I helped a 92-year-old man quit smoking’

True contentment perhaps comes from a deep-seated sense of accepting who and where you are. Superintendent pharmacist Sachin Kirit Shah...

PB AWARD WINNER: 'Technology will never replace human face of pharmacy’

Lindsay & Gilmour, one of Scotland’s largest independent pharmacy groups, is steeped in history. Established in Edinburgh by pharmacist Robert...

Pharmacy as a local hub for the community

Award-winning pharmacist Reena Kanda strongly believes that an independent community pharmacy such as hers should put the local population at...

PROFILE: EOGHAN O'BRIEN - Survival is about who adapts the best, says top award winner

Bannside Pharmacy is situated in the small town of Portglenone, Co Antrim, very close to some beautiful ancient woodland and...

Latest Poll

Some community pharmacy contractors have secured up to £50,000 via the Government’s new Bounce Back Loan Scheme. Has your pharmacy applied for and/or received the loan?

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Awards

As secretary of state, I am right behind you – Hancock tells community pharmacy

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said community pharmacy is the 'front door to the NHS' and that as the secretary...

Northwood pharmacy wins top award at the 20th Pharmacy Business Awards

A community pharmacy located in an affluent London suburb has won the Pharmacy Business of the Year Award 2020. Sharmans...

PB COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER: ‘I helped a 92-year-old man quit smoking’

True contentment perhaps comes from a deep-seated sense of accepting who and where you are. Superintendent pharmacist Sachin Kirit Shah...

PB AWARD WINNER: 'Technology will never replace human face of pharmacy’

Lindsay & Gilmour, one of Scotland’s largest independent pharmacy groups, is steeped in history. Established in Edinburgh by pharmacist Robert...