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Professional bodies renew pharmacy funding calls as Rishi Sunak unveils government's spending plans

Even as chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled the findings of his much-anticipated Spending Review today (Nov 25), pharmacy...

RPS appoints 30 new fellows

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has designated 30 new members as Fellows in recognition of their distinguished service to the...

Study reveals how Covid-19 pandemic impacted pharmacists' mental health

Nearly a third of community pharmacists say Covid-19 has adversely impacted their mental health and wellbeing to a significant extent....

British Skin Foundation partners with ITN to raise awareness on skin stigma and mental health

The British Skin Foundation (BSF) and ITN Productions have joined hands to create a programme aimed at raising awareness on...

Alliance Healthcare and Boots jointly donate half million Dexamethasone tablets to NHS

Alliance Healthcare and Boots UK have donated half a million of 2mg Dexamethasone tablets to support the NHS in its...

Echo launches new service amid massive growth during Covid-19

Echo users can now choose to have their medicine delivered for free or to collect items from over 1,000 LloydsPharmacy...

NHS Business Services Authority wins award

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has won the ‘Judges Award’ at the North East Contact Centre Awards (NECCA), for...

RPS Education and Standards Committee gets new Chair

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has appointed Andy Husband as the new Chair of its Education and Standards Committee for...

All pharmacies must be HLP compliant from 2021

All community pharmacy contractors have been asked to ensure that they will be able to be compliant with the Healthy...

'Victory for patients' as deal reached to keep bipolar drug Priadel in the UK

In what is seen as a big win for NHS patients, a relatively lower price for an essential bipolar drug...

Second drug price concessions list released for November

The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has released its second drug price concessions list for November 2020. The...

MHRA on Pfizer vaccine: Decision in the shortest time possible

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Monday that it would aim to make a decision on Pfizer...

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

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...

Novartis profits climb despite Covid-19 sales swings

Swiss pharma giant Novartis reported Tuesday (July 21) higher profits in the first half of the year despite the coronavirus pandemic causing...

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

Treating common ear problems

Claire Campbell advises community pharmacy teams how they can help patients suffering from...

Wising up on pain management

Farah Ali says for suffers of various pain symptoms community pharmacists are much...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

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...

Relief for stubborn earwax

 For the softening and removal of ear wax build-up, recommend Care Extra Virgin Olive Oil Eardrops. The eardrops come ready...

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...