Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Latest News

Study finds morning exposure to deep red light improves naturally declining eyesight

A pioneering study by UCL researchers has found that just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a...

Widen access and make pre-exposure prophylaxis available through community pharmacy: RPS

Ahead of World AIDS Day this Wednesday, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has urged the government to widen access to pre-exposure...

UK to offer Covid-19 booster shot to all adults; JCVI says minimum gap between second dose and booster shot should be reduced to three months

Britain will offer a Covid-19 booster shot to all adults and could halve the dose interval for booster jabs from...

Precautions must be stepped up to protect public against new Covid variant, says RPS

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has cautioned that measures to protect people against Covid-19 must be stepped up in the...

Pharmacy contractors can now use “flexible approach” in collecting patient feedback

All pharmacy contractors will now be able to use a more flexible approach while conducting an annual assessment of patient...

Hypovase 500mg tablets face supply disruption

Hypovase (prazosin) 500 microgram tablets, manufactured by drug major Pfizer, will remain out of stock until mid-January 2022 due to...

Britain to offer everyone a Covid-19 booster eventually - vaccine official

Britain is moving towards offering everyone a Covid-19 booster vaccine, a member of the government's vaccine advisory committee said on today (November 29) -- ahead of an expected decision on...

UK scientist backs vaccines against Omicron

The British scientist who led the research underpinning AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine said at the weekend that a new jab could...

Sajid Javid vouches support for “pharmacy first” model of care in England

Health secretary Sajid Javid vouches support for a “pharmacy first” model of care for minor illnesses, to help clear the...

DHSC issues SSP for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs due to shortage

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500 mg...

Essential Pharma sells oral liquid portfolio to Rosemont, acquires niche products

An international specialty pharmaceutical group, Essential Pharma has announced the completion of two transactions with fellow UK-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals. The...

Type 1 diabetes patients benefit from using flash monitors

Nearly half of Type 1 diabetes patients in the NHS England are benefiting from the use of flash monitors that...

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 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...

Feature: Industry experts weigh in hub and spoke model at Sigma webinar

With the government gearing up and pushing community pharmacies in England to adopt the hub and spoke dispensing model, stakeholders...

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...

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

LONG READ: Shining a light for Diwali

Derived from the Sanskrit word dipavali which means ‘row of lights’, Diwali takes...

LAW: Staying ahead of the game

  Sam Milne outlines the process in making that all important decision to...

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Showcase

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...

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...

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...