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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...

Funding for CPCS IT systems extended until September 30

Funding for the IT functionality used to run the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) has been extended until September 30....

RPS Scotland appoints Laura Wilson as policy and practice lead

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland has appointed Laura Wilson as its new policy and practice lead following the retirement...

De Montfort University students join clinical study to find Covid-19 treatments

Students from De Montfort University have become the first in the country to help drive a nationwide clinical study to...

DH extends Salazopyrin 500mg supply shortage notice until Feb 26

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) on Friday (Jan 22) extended Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) issued for SalazopyrinEN-Tabs...

Digital explainers for CPCS awareness

PSNC has launched a video animation and info-graphics explaining how GP practices can refer patients into Community Pharmacist Consultation Service...

Scotland pledges £250m to tackle drug deaths

The Scottish government has committed to spend an additional £250m to tackle the nation’s spiralling drug deaths crisis. “An additional...

Asymptomatic testing rolled out across England

As part of the wider efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, asymptomatic testing offer is being rolled out across...

CSL Behring recalls specific batches of Respreeza

CSL Behring UK Ltd has recalled specific batches of Respreeza 1,000 mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion due...

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...

Pharmacist gives Covid-19 jab to his father

A leading pharmacist in Manchester has given the Covid-19 vaccine to his 79-year-old father as one of his first patients....

Further 65 pharmacist-led Covid-19 vaccination sites go live, as 'people trust pharmacists to protect them'

Just a week after six pharmacies went live with Covid-19 vaccination programme, another 65 community pharmacy sites are now set...

Resources

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...

PHARMACY BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2020: Your pharmacy, your future

As we host our fifth annual Pharmacy Business Conference as virtual event on the evenings of Nov 24 and 26,...

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

Diet & Nutrition: No better place than pharmacy

  Pharmacists are ideally placed to offer evidence-based advice on diet and nutrition...

Role of pharmacy in diet and nutrition

  Keeley Berry advises pharmacy teams on how they can continue to support...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

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...

GSK extends crucial support to pharmacy teams

Pharmacists have always played an important role in self-care education, in addition to providing medication management and direct interventions. It...

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...