Friday, September 25, 2020

Latest News

Continuity guidance from CCA and NPA to prepare for Covid-19 second wave

Amid growing concerns over the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and the Company Chemists’ Association...

Tesco launches campaign urging vulnerable to get flu vaccination

Tesco Pharmacy, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, and Diabetes UK have joined hands to urge people at risk to...

Public increasingly seek community pharmacies’ advice during COVID-19, survey reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Brits relying more on pharmacists, with 43 per cent of them seeking guidance on topics...

PM pledges support and praises pharmacists for doing "an absolutely outstanding job"

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has renewed his pledge to support community pharmacies, praising the sector for doing "an absolutely outstanding...

RPS urges to assess Covid-19 risk in pharmacies as government imposes curbs

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) on Wednesday (September 23) has called for necessary action to properly assess the Covid-19 risk...

Pandemic delivery service to continue in Covid-19 outbreak areas

Community pharmacy home delivery service will be commissioned from Thursday (September 24) for shielded patients who live in the local...

Cloral betaine 707mg tablets face supply disruption

Marlborough Pharmaceuticals has announced that Cloral betaine 707mg tablets are out of stock and resupply of the product is expected...

GPhC in final stages to declare registration assessment date

The GPhC has said on Tuesday (September 22) that it is in the final stages of the procurement exercise to...

Two-way PMR and clinical system integration aids pharmacists in vaccination

Recently launched two-way integration of Proscript Connect PMR system and PharmOutcomes has enabled the pharmacists to provide NHS vaccination service...

We reserve the right to deploy greater firepower, says PM as he imposes 6-month second wave curbs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday (Sept 22) asked people of the United Kingdom to work from home where possible...

October Category M prices announced

The NHS Business Services Authority has published the Drug Tariff Category M pricelist for October 2020. As part of the...

Contractors can approach PHE for clarity on test and trace service results

Pharmacy contractors have been advised that they can contact concerned official at Public Health England if they disagree with an...

Resources

Sanofi strengthens its digestive health portfolio with launch of Buscobiota

Sanofi, the manufacturer of leading Irritable Bowel Syndrome brand Buscopan and constipation relief range Dulcolax, is entering into the digestive...

GOPO® for joint health

Pharmacists have a key role when it comes to advising customers on options to support their long-term joint health, rather...

Metanium – there for every change

Up to a third of babies and toddlers in nappies have nappy rash at any one time. Metanium Nappy Rash...

Business

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...

'Cash is king' in a crisis

Accountants tell us that turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king. This is so true in a...

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

Unravelling the cannabidiol conundrum

Community pharmacy contractors must exercise extensive due diligence to ensure the CBD products...

REALITY CHECK: Adapting your pharmacy to thrive in a post pandemic world

Gary Paragpuri says the new challenge for contractors will be to find novel...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

GOPO for pain relief

Until recently paracetamol was considered a safe first-line pharmacological treatment for OA and lower back pain and, as a result,...

Sage for menopausal hot flushes

Some women find the menopause a very challenging time, so reducing the practical disruptions to everyday life is important. One...

For all stages of the menopause

A large number of the symptoms commonly experienced by menopausal women are due to a fall in the amount of...

Introducing the new GSK Consumer Healthcare

GSK Consumer Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has closed its transaction with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in the UK...

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...