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Contractors advised to review LFD kits stock, place orders to meet high demand during festive time

With a potential increase in social events during the festive season and the government’s updated recommendation in the wake of...

Boots makes revised pay offer to pharmacists; PDA ask members to respond

After a series of internal pay negotiations and conciliation meetings, Boots has made a revised pay offer to its pharmacists....

Data shows drop in HIV diagnoses; RPS seeks availability of PrEP tablets at community pharmacies

While the latest report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) showed a 33 per cent drop in total number...

UK Covid-19 prevalence up due to Delta not Omicron

The prevalence of Covid-19 infections in England rose to around one in 60 people in the week ending November 27, the Office for National...

PCR test provider Randox amends terms after competition watchdog raises concerns

Following concerns raised by the competition watchdog, UK PCR testing provider Randox has improved its terms on cancellations, refunds and...

NHSBSA develops tech to tackle potential over-prescription of short course steroid

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and partners have devised a system to identify patients who are being prescribed prednisolone due...

"I've boosted my immunity," says PM Johnson as he receives his Covid-19 jab in vaccination centre

Prime minister Boris Johnson received his Covid-19 booster shot on Thursday (December 2) and urged others to follow suit to...

UK study finds mRNA Covid-19 vaccines provide biggest booster impact

Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna that use mRNA technology provide the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10-12...

Alliance Healthcare pledges to achieve net zero carbon footprint by 2030

Alliance Healthcare, the UK’s largest pharmaceutical wholesaler, has pledged to support the global efforts to cut carbon emissions, as set...

UK inks deals for 114 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses; RPS renews calls for increased role of community pharmacies in providing booster shots

Even as the UK agrees deals for 14 million additional covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna and Pfizer, the Royal Pharmaceutical...

GSK's Covid-19 drug is effective against Omicron

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) says initial tests of the antibody-based Covid-19 therapy it is developing with US partner Vir suggest the drug is...

High level discussion takes place on community pharmacy workforce crisis

Shortage of pharmacists remains a big challenge for community pharmacies as the chief executives of the national community pharmacy bodies...

Resources

GSK Consumer Healthcare solidifies commitment to pharmacists with 3-year support programme

GSK Consumer Healthcare has recently unveiled a three-year programme to support the pharmacy profession with additional practical resources, mental health...

Effectively managing your patients' joint pain this self care week

GSK is helping pharmacists to tap into Self Care Week this November, and remind patients how they can adopt a...

Otrivine targets COP26 with world's first air purifying 'air bubble'

Otrivine brings the world’s first air-purifying “Air Bubble” to Glasgow in a bid to raise awareness of the devastating effect...

Business

GSK Consumer Healthcare solidifies commitment to pharmacists with 3-year support programme

GSK Consumer Healthcare has recently unveiled a three-year programme to support the pharmacy profession with additional practical resources, mental health...

Feature: Industry experts weigh in hub and spoke model at Sigma webinar

With the government gearing up and pushing community pharmacies in England to adopt the hub and spoke dispensing model, stakeholders...

McKesson inks pact to sell part of European business to Phoenix Group

McKesson Corporation, parent company of LloydsPharmacy, today (July 7) signed an agreement to sell some of its European business to...

Events

Amit Pattni: The innovative collaborator

  Award-winning pharmacist Amit Pattni gives an account of how he teamed up with the surgery next door to deliver...

PB AWARD WINNER: Towards a longer and healthier life

  Graham Phillips, the winner of Pharmacy Business Public Health Pharmacist Award 2020, talks about how his innovative ProLongevity programme...

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...

Features Posts

LONG READ: Shining a light for Diwali

Derived from the Sanskrit word dipavali which means ‘row of lights’, Diwali takes...

LAW: Staying ahead of the game

  Sam Milne outlines the process in making that all important decision to...

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Showcase

GSK Consumer Healthcare solidifies commitment to pharmacists with 3-year support programme

GSK Consumer Healthcare has recently unveiled a three-year programme to support the pharmacy profession with additional practical resources, mental health...

Effectively managing your patients' joint pain this self care week

GSK is helping pharmacists to tap into Self Care Week this November, and remind patients how they can adopt a...

Otrivine targets COP26 with world's first air purifying 'air bubble'

Otrivine brings the world’s first air-purifying “Air Bubble” to Glasgow in a bid to raise awareness of the devastating effect...

RESCUE®’s Biggest New Launch Yet: A Unique Wellbeing Collection

RESCUE®, the UK’s No 1 category leading and consumer favourite, is launching a brand new natural wellbeing collection, offering a...

Winners Profile

PB AWARD WINNER: The pharmacist entrepreneur

  Amish Patel talks about how automated dispensing increased efficiency in his pharmacy and how he will be developing himself...

From Saturday girl to rising star of community pharmacy

  Pharmacy Business Pre-Registration Pharmacist of Year Yasmine Haq is one of the rising stars of the profession. A passionate...

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...

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Awards

Amit Pattni: The innovative collaborator

  Award-winning pharmacist Amit Pattni gives an account of how he teamed up with the surgery next door to deliver...

PB AWARD WINNER: The pharmacist entrepreneur

  Amish Patel talks about how automated dispensing increased efficiency in his pharmacy and how he will be developing himself...

PB AWARD WINNER: Towards a longer and healthier life

  Graham Phillips, the winner of Pharmacy Business Public Health Pharmacist Award 2020, talks about how his innovative ProLongevity programme...

From Saturday girl to rising star of community pharmacy

  Pharmacy Business Pre-Registration Pharmacist of Year Yasmine Haq is one of the rising stars of the profession. A passionate...