Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Latest News

RPS chair shares top tips to alleviate symptoms of a 'severe' common cold doing the rounds

A cold branded the ‘super cold’, or ‘worst cold ever’, is expected to sweep across the country this winter –...

Community pharmacies can help reduce NHS backlog, says CCA

Skills and expertise of community pharmacies should be utilised to clear the NHS backlog as they can alleviate pressures within...

Ethnic disparity in clinical trials hampers health strategies, says GlobalData

There is a growing concern of ethnic disparity in clinical trials, London-headquartered data analytics and consulting firm, GlobalData says, quoting...

Contractors to participate in winter vaccines campaign

Contractors will be asked to participate in a winter vaccines campaign as the second mandated health campaign for 2021/22, after...

Well Pharmacy launches mobile health clinics to combat health inequalities

Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, launched two mobile health clinics today (October 25) to make healthcare services...

Covid-19, flu jabs need not be mandatory for health and care staff, says RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) reaffirmed its view that Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for health and care staff should not...

Derby pharmacy to reopen after hundreds sign petition

By Nigel Slater, Local Democracy Reporter A pharmacy in Derby is to reopen a year after its closure sparked more than 600...

Covid-19 lockdown is not on the cards: PM

Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Friday a new Covid-19 lockdown is not on the cards, as advisers warned that acting early with lighter measures to cut...

Boots responds after pharmacists reject company offer of two per cent increase in pay

Pharmacists employed by Boots UK have rejected the company's offer of a two per cent pay rise, according to the...

Fearful of 'disenfranchising' independent contractors, NPA calls for re-think on pharmacy representation vote scheduled for early next year

Fearful of disenfranchising the entire independent community pharmacy sector, the National Pharmacy Organisation (NPA) has called for a re-think on...

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey visits Day Lewis pharmacy in south London

Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, this week visited a Day Lewis branch in south London to hear...

Robin Swann praises community pharmacy at NPA event

Northern Ireland's health minister Robin Swann has thanked community pharmacy for its "unwavering" response to the coronavirus pandemic and dedication...

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...