Sunday, July 12, 2020

NEWS ANALYSIS – Off the shelf: Could CBD products disappear from UK pharmacies?

By Sarah Ellson In February 2020, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced it was giving manufacturers of food products or supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD), a...

FINANCE: Husband and wife businesses

By Umesh Modi HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has shown great interest in businesses where both spouses are owners (either as shareholders or partners) but...

A mild case of COVID-19 is not like a mild cold, it’s much more...

The last few weeks have indeed been an excruciating experience for my family and I. Thankfully, we have all nearly passed through this agony...

Getting under the skin of medical aesthetics

BY AMISH PATEL Medical aesthetics has been great in developing my skills and knowledge as a pharmacist; firstly, in dermatology, but also, as a pharmacy...

Collaboration: new skill all community pharmacists need

BY PSNC From 1st July 2019, every community pharmacy in England will find themselves located within the geographical footprint of a Primary Care Network (PCN)....

Pharmacists need to work alongside pain specialists and GPs

Pain is one of the most distressing sensations and one of the most common reasons why people seek healthcare advice. Managing the biopsychosocial aspects of...

GUEST COLUMN: Hub and spoke has opportunities and barriers

By Mark Lyonette The NPA has been keen to emphasise that community pharmacy can deliver so much more for the National Health Service if pharmacists are...

WINTER REMEDIES: Prepare early for the season

By Dr Mahendra Patel The recently announced English community pharmacy contract, with a 5-year funding settlement now in place, gives renewed and refreshed positivity for better...

VIEWPOINT: A new hope for community pharmacy?

By James Tibbs I have heard very mixed opinions from various stakeholders on the new pharmacy contract, and in my opinion, there are definitely some positives...

TECHNOLOGY & PHARMACY AUTOMATION: Technology is key to future of self-care, says PAGB boss

Did you know that over half of people in the UK (57 per cent) use at least one type of health app or wearable...