Thursday, January 21, 2021

Latest News

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...

Wales launches recovery app to help patients with long term effects of Covid-19

Welsh government has launched a Covid recovery app on Wednesday (Jan 20) as part of wider support for patients experiencing...

Gov't pumps £148m to tackle drugs crime

Home secretary Priti Patel and health secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday (Jan 20) have jointly announced a £148m new investment...

Covid-19 vaccination indemnity cover of pharmacies extended until June 30

Vaccines deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi has extended the indemnity provided to the community pharmacies until June 30, 2021. In a...

PSNC urges pharmacy teams to take part in audit to find out why people visit community pharmacies

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has been urging pharmacy teams to take part in an audit that will capture information...

Ipsen appoints Gwenan White as executive VP

Ipsen has announced the appointment of Gwenan White as its executive vice president for its communications and public affairs wing....

New pharmacy guide to combat fake drugs

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (IPF) and the WHO have jointly published a curriculum guide to educate pharmacy trainers on substandard...

Pharmacists’ safety should be topmost priority while launching vaccination plans: PDA

The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) has said that concerned authorities and other stakeholders should ensure the safety and make workload...

Vallance says hospitals look like war zones as UK closes in on 100K virus deaths

Some NHS hospitals look like war zones with doctors struggling to cope with an influx of patients infected with Covid-19,...

GPhC publishes new initial education and training standards for pharmacists

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published its new initial education and training standards for pharmacists which will be gradually...

Vaccine supply workers to get Covid-19 jabs following AstraZeneca request

Government on Tuesday (Jan 19) said it would give Covid-19 shots to up to 2,000 people working in vaccine supply...

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

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 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...

CALLING ALL PHARMACISTS: THE VAPE BUSINESS CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2019 IS HERE!

As smoking continues to be a leading preventable cause of illness and premature death, alternative nicotine delivery systems like vaping can...