GUEST COLUMN: Are gifts for staff motivational, counter-productive or plain offensive?

By Jeremy HolmesThe recent festive season made many pharmacies – and other businesses – think about gifts for their staff. Even if Christmas isn’t recognised...

EXCLUSIVE: Leaving on a jet plane!

BY HALA JAWADAirport pharmacy is a branch of the profession that many of us would have seen but probably thought little about, as we...

BIG INTERVIEW: Shedding the silo mentality

When Sandra Gidley took over as chair of the English Pharmacy Board in 2015, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society “didn’t really have a relationship” with...

GENERAL ELECTION 2019 – Party manifestos: what they are saying about pharmacy?

As the race for Downing Street drew closer, Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats made their election pledges half-way through the campaign for the pre-Christmas...

Pharmacy as a local hub for the community

Award-winning pharmacist Reena Kanda strongly believes that an independent community pharmacy such as hers should put the local population at its very heart. Over...

GUEST ARTICLE: Contractors’ expectations are changing

By Nathan WiltshireThe new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework has no doubt prompted a mixed response from contractors, from those who welcome the longer-term certainty and...

VIEWPOINT: Virtual GP consultation could be a game-changer for pharmacies

By Dr Zubair AhmedVirtual GP consultations are a significant step forward for the sector, improving access to healthcare for patients and reducing pressure on the...

Pharmacy plays pivotal part in diabetes management

By Prof Mahendra Patel Recent figures from Diabetes UK show that diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in the UK has increased from 1.9 million to...

Dealing with diabetes

By Eoghan O’BrienIn 2012 my local Portglenone Casements GAA club (an Irish amateur sports organisation) organised a Biggest Loser fundraiser. This involved 85 people splitting...

Preventing diabetes complications in pharmacy

By Dan HowarthCommunity pharmacists are often a very useful resource of advice and support for people living with and affected by diabetes. Whether it’s by...