Friday, January 28, 2022

Latest News

HEE announces new Independent Prescriber courses for pharmacists

Health Education England (HEE) has announced launch of a new funded Independent Prescriber courses for pharmacists to be made available...

Some Boots pharmacists raise employment concerns amid hours reduction initiative, says PDA

Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) members working for Boots have raised concerns over possible reduction in their pay following the multiple’s...

Pharmacies can now get additional stock of LFD test kits to meet rising demand

The Pharmacy Collect team is now in position to supply additional stocks of lateral flow device ( LFD test kits...

Independent pharmacies led Covid vaccination drive, NPA research reveals

Independent pharmacies played a leading role in administering Covid-19 vaccines in the country, latest data compiled by the National Pharmacy...

PSNC urges contractors to participate in 3rd Pharmacy Advice Audit

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is encouraging community pharmacy contractors to participate in its third Pharmacy Advice Audit due...

New SSP issued for Paracetamol 120mg & 240mg suppositories

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) in response to a significant ongoing...

Pharmacist brothers offer ‘Jabs with Kebabs’ to encourage Covid vaccine uptake

A pair of pharmacist brothers, who also own a popular restaurant in Kent, have started an innovative initiative ‘Jabs with...

Sheffield based Wicker Pharmacy celebrates its 70th anniversary

The Sheffield based pharmacy and National Pharmacy Association (NPA) member, Wicker Pharmacy, which has been open every day since its...

UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

The UK Health Security Agency on Friday said it had designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron...

UKSHA’s infection prevention control guidance still applies to pharmacies

Despite the government’s announcement on lifting most Covid-19 related restrictions from next Thursday (January 27), people working in community pharmacies...

Bambuterol 10mg tablet faces supply disruption

Bambuterol 10mg tablet, used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is facing supply disruption as sole...

Boris Johnson announces lifting most Covid-19 restrictions from next week

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday (January 19) that Covid-19 restrictions re-imposed in England last month would be lifted...

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 appoints new senior leadership team with Bas Vorsteveld at the helm

GSK Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday (January 11) announced three key senior leadership appointments to its Great Britain and Ireland business....

'Show me the light'

Shilpa Shah shares her reflections on the past year and her thoughts or the future of community pharmacy as she ends...

The divided world of pharmacist supervision

Pharmacy law veteran David Reissner calls on the profession to unite and tell the government what it wants before changes...

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

'Show me the light'

Shilpa Shah shares her reflections on the past year and her thoughts or...

The divided world of pharmacist supervision

Pharmacy law veteran David Reissner calls on the profession to unite and tell...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

How to Relieve Muscle Pain After Exercise

After a tough workout, you're bound to experience some muscle pain, since your muscles are working harder than they usually...

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...

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...