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Latest News

Shocking pharmacists in England and Wales are not eligible, says RPS as it demands free flu jabs for pharmacy teams

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for free flu vaccinations for pharmacists in England and Wales, saying it's "shocking"...

MP praises Lanarkshire community pharmacy in recent visit

An MP has praised community pharmacy services during a visit to her local pharmacy in Lesmahagow, Scotland. Dr Lisa Cameron...

Cigarette maker Philip Morris clinches £1bn takeover of inhaler maker Vectura; RPS, health organisations 'deeply concerned'

US cigarette firm Philip Morris International (PMI) on Thursday clinched a controversial takeover of British breathing inhaler manufacturer Vectura, despite...

Contractors should comply with updated Covid-19 LFD distribution service from October 4

Contractors are required to comply with the updated service requirements of the NHS Community Pharmacy Covid-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD)...

Scotland reports 722 drug deaths in first half of 2021

Scotland reported 722 suspected drug deaths in the first half of 2021, showing a small decrease of one per cent...

NHS Confederation calls for cross-government strategy to tackle health inequalities

The NHS Confederation along with the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA) have written to the prime minister calling for an...

PSNC seeks pharmacy representation in Integrated Care Systems

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has called for a fair representation of pharmacy and other primary care providers in new health...

Independents could make £52k with hub and spoke dispensing: HubRx  

HubRx has launched a new benefits calculator that shows the average independent community pharmacy can create £52k more profit per...

PM Johnson reveals Covid management plan for autumn and winter

The prime minister Boris Johnson today (September 14) revealed the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter, which...

Funding for pharmacies for off-site provision during flu vaccination confirmed

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have confirmed funding to support “reasonable additional costs” incurred by contractors during the vaccination...

Better Health campaign launched to help people lose excess weight

The Public Health England (PHE) has launched a Better Health campaign to encourage adults to lose excess weight, eat more...

Covid-19 booster vaccine programme to begin next week

The UK government today (September 14) announced the nine groups that are most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be eligible for...

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

Treating Sinusitis: SUDAFED® vs Standard Painkillers Treating Sinusitis: SUDAFED® vs Standard Painkillers What is Sinusitis? The sinuses are hollow cavities...

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...

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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

Treating Sinusitis: SUDAFED® vs Standard Painkillers Treating Sinusitis: SUDAFED® vs Standard Painkillers What is Sinusitis? The sinuses are hollow cavities...

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...