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Latest News

England's Covid-19 prevalence rises to highest level since January: ONS

The prevalence of Covid-19 infections in England increased to around one in 60 people in the week ending Oct 9,...

Half of independent community pharmacies don’t have time to expand clinical services: Study

Lack of time is preventing almost half of all independent community pharmacies from extending clinical services, new research commissioned by...

First October price concessions announced

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has announced that the Department of Health and Social Care has granted the following price...

Wolverhampton lab suspended after 'incorrect' Covid-19 test results

A Covid-19 testing laboratory, Wolverhampton in central England has been suspended over concern that it has been incorrectly giving negative PCR test results to people who...

NPA pleased doctors will get CPCS incentive

The National Pharmacy Association says it's pleased that GPs are being incentivised to engage with the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service...

Pharmacist independent prescribers need right support to provide right services, says RPS president

Professor Claire Anderson, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, says pharmacists who have trained as prescribers will need the right...

Bayer's Mike Knowland joins PAGB as board member

PAGB, the consumer healthcare association, has appointed Mike Knowland, commercial lead for the UK & Ireland business at Bayer, as...

Report shows racial disparity in doctor recruitment in London

White doctors are six times more likely than black applicants to be successful when applying for posts in London, the...

Our defences against Covid-19 working, says health secretary

Britain's defences against Covid-19 were working and the pandemic situation was currently stable, health secretary Sajid Javid said on Thursday (October 14). "Overall things feel...

Sajid Javid wants all doctors to make CPCS referrals; announces £250 million winter access fund for GPs

Health secretary Sajid Javid wants all general practitioners in England to make full use of the GP CPCS referrals for...

Wockhardt UK stops production of Diazepam RecTubes®2.5mg due to “manufacturing issues”

Wockhardt UK, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK, has discontinued production of Diazepam RecTubes® 2.5mg Rectal...

DHSC publishes guidance for contractors to access extra flu vaccines

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance for community pharmacy contractors to access supplies of flu...

Resources

Maxwellia’s Lovima to be available in pharmacies from end of July

Maxwellia’s Lovima, a daily progestogen-only pill, will be available over-the-counter in pharmacies from the end of July after regulators allowed...

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...

Sudafed Sinus Pressure & Pain

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Business

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...

Abbott’s Covid-19 antigen test gets CE mark

Abbot Laboratories on Tuesday (June 29) said its Panbio Covid-19 antigen self-test received CE mark, enabling direct sales to consumers...

Kent Pharma acquires Dalkeith Group

Kent-Athlone Pharma Group has acquired drug distributor Dalkeith for an undisclosed sum. Kent Pharmaceuticals and Athlone Laboratories is a manufacturer...

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

MEN'S HEALTH: Men, Covid-19 and pharmacy

  Jim Pollard says Men’s Health Week this month could be an ideal...

MEN'S HEALTH: Supporting prostate patients

  Saheed Rashid outlines how pharmacy teams play a crucial role in signposting...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

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...

Sudafed Sinus Pressure & Pain

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New FREE Video CPD; Measuring Body Temperature in Young Children

The Pharmacy Academy has launched a free video CPD module which outlines the latest NICE guidance on how to take an accurate...

signatureRx’s secure private e-prescriptions

signatureRx has announced that its fraud-proof, paperless e-prescriptions are being accepted by pharmacies across the United Kingdom, ensuring the safe,...

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...

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

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...