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Latest News

Pharmacy contractors reminded to complete CPAF screening process by 31 August

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has been reminding contractors to complete the 2022/23 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening...

Twenty-eight new medicines added to DND list

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has added further 28 new products to the list of ‘Drugs for which Discount is...

PSNC provides guidance for pharmacy to ensure patients are not affected due to closure

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has urged community pharmacy to plan and ensure patients are able to access their...

'Early signs' monkeypox outbreak plateauing in UK, health authority says

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said last week (Aug 5) there were "early signs" that the monkeypox outbreak was...

BioNTech expects to begin deliveries of upgraded and Omicron-adapted vaccines from October

The German biotech firm BioNTech expects to begin deliveries of two Omicron-adapted vaccines as soon as October, which will help...

OPINION: 'Recent leadership actions, activities and proclamations of RPS have left us bewildered'

By Mark Koziol Many older pharmacists will recall that I used to be an elected member of the Council of...

Regulator strikes out two-year requirement as registered pharmacist for IP training in Northern Ireland

The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI (PSNI) to remove the two-year requirement as a registered pharmacist to have an...

MHRA recalls Mexiletine hydrochloride 50mg, 100mg & 200 mg hard capsules 

Three batches of Mexiletine hydrochloride 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg hard capsules manufactured by Clinigen Healthcare has been recalled. Pharmacists...

Authorities to take action against illegal ‘hay fever jab’ adverts online

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued a joint enforcement notice...

'Pharmacy teams should have access to up-to-date records information'

In its response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into ‘Digital Transformation in the NHS’, the Community Pharmacy...

NHS to roll out life-changing glucose monitors to all type 1 diabetes patients

NHS England has secured a deal for ‘Dexcom ONE Real Time-Continuous Glucose Monitoring’ device which will help type 1 diabetes...

How To Overcome Mental Health Problems And Get Your Lifestyle Back

Mental health problems can be incredibly isolating and debilitating. It can be difficult to know how to get your life...

Resources

LAW: What does the collapse of Testerworld mean for community pharmacies?

Melania Constable and Jessica Williams explain what the collapse of the three trading entities in the Converse Pharma Group could...

TECHNOLOGY: Fit for the future

Tariq Muhammad considers how layouts are a key to modernisation and why pharmacies need a digital and physical harmony… An...

VMS: Preventing 5 nutrient deficiencies in your community

Josh Edwards gives his expert advice on how community pharmacy teams can help prevent five of the most common nutrient...

Business

FINANCE: Ways to extract cash out of your business

Umesh Modi and Vinku Shah advise contractors how they can take advantage of the various strategies that can be employed...

Keep Your Respiratory System Healthy With These Valuable Guidelines

It is common knowledge that human happiness and well-being are dependent on good health. According to The American Lung Association...

LAW: Family friendly rights in workplace

Becky Lawton and Jack Vaughan give a summary of the new family friendly rights which include neonatal leave and redundancy protection...

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

LAW: What does the collapse of Testerworld mean for community pharmacies?

Melania Constable and Jessica Williams explain what the collapse of the three trading...

TECHNOLOGY: Fit for the future

Tariq Muhammad considers how layouts are a key to modernisation and why pharmacies...

PAIN MANAGEMENT - PHARMACY LEARNING

Showcase

Dr. Reddy’s Teraleve® Fesoterodine Fumarate Prolonged-Release tablets for incontinence

Dr. Reddy’s Teraleve ® 4mg and 8mg Fesoterodine Fumarate Prolonged-Release tablets have been available in the UK since their launch...

New Panadol campaign celebrates the moment when release from pain begins

Panadol launched a new purpose-led brand idea as part of a multi-channel campaign across Great Britain and Ireland. With nine...

Eight-in-one dry eye revolution from the world eyecare leader

The Mentholatum Company is shaking up the dry eye market with a clinically proven, world-leading advanced dry eye relief formulation. Rohto Dry Aid relieves...

For complete skin protection

The Intime range from incontinence experts Ontex provides maximum protection and the low hipster waist has been designed with discretion...

Winners Profile

Exclusive: Award-winning community pharmacist says England desperately needs ‘Pharmacy First’

As the costs of running community pharmacies keep rising, contractor Sobha Sharma Kandel says the sector cannot survive unless it’s...

Lifting Spirits and Serving Communities

A passionate advocate of community pharmacy, Nizar Mawani continues to work full-time at the age of 80. He shared his...

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...

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Awards

Exclusive: Award-winning community pharmacist says England desperately needs ‘Pharmacy First’

As the costs of running community pharmacies keep rising, contractor Sobha Sharma Kandel says the sector cannot survive unless it’s...

Lifting Spirits and Serving Communities

A passionate advocate of community pharmacy, Nizar Mawani continues to work full-time at the age of 80. He shared his...

AWARD WINNER PROFILE: Bonding with patients

Karen Sirrell is the epitome of what it means to be a pharmacy assistant. She speaks to Priyankur Mandav about...

I want to see pharmacy represented on each ICS board: Sajid Javid

The great and the good in pharmacy came together for the first time after Covid-19 for a special night to...