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Latest News

Primary care networks play vital role in fighting Covid, report says

Primary care networks (PCNs) has played a significant role in combating the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, according to a...

Keith Ridge to step down as chief pharmaceutical officer

After 16 years in the position, Keith Ridge, England's chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO), will step down in February 2022. The...

Over half of contractors use MYS for end of month submission

More than 50 per cent of pharmacy contractors are now using Manage Your Service (MYS) to submit their end-of-month FP34C figures digitally....

UK’s top GP urges people to get Covid jabs

THE UK’s top general practitioners (GP) has urged people to “roll up, roll up” their sleeves and come forward for...

PDA welcomes National Disability Strategy

The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has welcomed the National Disability Strategy launched by the government which may impact the experience...

Nearly 3,000 candidates attempt GPhC exam in July

Almost 3,000 candidates attempted the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration assessment in July, but four of the applicants could not...

Shortage of Tinzaparin sodium pre-filled syringes expected between October 2021 and January 2022

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Tinzaparin sodium (10,000 IU/ml) 3,500...

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland offer Moderna Covid-19 vaccines

Northern Ireland has initiated the rollout of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine through 16 selected community pharmacies to boost vaccine uptake. ...

RPS wins e-portfolio training contract

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has been awarded a contract to deliver a new e-portfolio for HEE’s Trainee Pharmacist Foundation...

Drug deaths in Scotland soar to record, minister calls it “heart-breaking”

Drugs Policy Minister Angela Constance described the increase in drug-related deaths as “heart-breaking”, and reiterated the Scottish government’s determination to...

Healthcare crisis: One in three middle-aged Brits suffer chronic illness, says survey

Britain is facing a healthcare crisis every bit as one in three middle-aged people report multiple chronic health issues, Margaret...

Single activity fee increases to £1.29 per item

Pharmacy contractors in England will receive a single activity fee of £1.29 per item from August 1 following a revision,...

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...