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One AZ Covid-19 vaccine dose gives 80pc lower death risk - English data

Data from the rollout of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine shows one dose of the shot results in 80 per cent less risk of death from the disease, Public Health England said on Monday (May...

RPS holds webinar on mental health inclusion in pharmacy

In order to reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health and help find solutions to deal with it, the Royal...

Alliance Healthcare marks mental health awareness week by launching first cohort of first aiders

Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year while...

Medpoint appoints Gill Collins as new MD

Pharmacy automation company MedPoint has appointed Gill Collins as its managing director. Collins, who has many years of experience in...

UK says under-40s should be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

British officials said on Friday people under 40 should be offered an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine where possible due...

UK labels coronavirus linked to India as 'variant of concern'

British health officials on Friday (May 7) labelled a coronavirus variant first found in India a ‘variant of concern’ due...

NHSBSA to probe pandemic delivery service claims of 44 pharmacies

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has identified 44 pharmacies that could have made excessive claims over pandemic delivery service....

RPS calls for validation process in private Covid-19 testing

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for validation process for private Covid-19 tests before they are made available to...

Northern Ireland confirms seven Indian variant Covid-19 cases

Northern Ireland has confirmed seven Indian variant Covid-19 (VUI B.1.617.2) cases. These are the first confirmed cases of this variant...

NI pharmacies administer over 35,000 Covid-19 vaccines in first six weeks

The community pharmacy network across Northern Ireland has administered over 35,000 Covid-19 vaccines in the first six weeks of the...

PSNC updates pharmaceutical needs assessment questionnaire

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has updated its template questionnaire to support the local development of pharmaceutical needs assessments...

MHRA recalls Becton Dickinson IV cannula

Becton Dickinson (BD) has identified an issue with specific lots of BD Venflon Pro Safety (VPS) Needle Protected IV Cannulae...

Resources

FEATURE: Nappy rash - bad parenting, chemical burn or simply growing pains?

  Matthew Patey shares his expertise on how pharmacy teams can reassure parents that nappy rash is commonplace and educate...

FEATURE: Looking after the patient’s gut

  A well-prepared and focused community pharmacy team will always provide the best possible experience and course of treatment for...

LAW: Balancing act of medicine supply

  Do community pharmacies have to provide medicines in compliance aids, and can they charge for the service? Noel Wardle shares...

Business

FEATURE: Nappy rash - bad parenting, chemical burn or simply growing pains?

  Matthew Patey shares his expertise on how pharmacy teams can reassure parents that nappy rash is commonplace and educate...

FEATURE: Looking after the patient’s gut

  A well-prepared and focused community pharmacy team will always provide the best possible experience and course of treatment for...

OPINION: Beware the Amazon threat

  Paul Adams warns pharmacies need to act now to ensure they don’t become the next sector to be made...

Events

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

FEATURE: Looking after the patient’s gut

  A well-prepared and focused community pharmacy team will always provide the best...

OPINION: Beware the Amazon threat

  Paul Adams warns pharmacies need to act now to ensure they don’t...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

Boosting everyday energy

  Solgar® is delighted to announce the launch of its newest innovation Solgar®Earth Source® Koji Iron 27mg. The new supplement...

Minding brain health

  Solgar® is delighted to announce the launch of Solgar®Brain Works with Full Spectrum Curcumin&BacoMind®, a brand-new supplement which carefully...

Keep Kalms and carry on!

  Stressed? Can’t Sleep? Consider the Kalms Range this World Sleep Day 1 in 4 Britons report that stress is...

Olbas for hay fever

  Olbas is known for its heritage as a winter health essential, helping families fight off stuffiness caused by colds...

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

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...

As secretary of state, I am right behind you – Hancock tells community pharmacy

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said community pharmacy is the 'front door to the NHS' and that as the secretary...