TECHNOLOGY & PHARMACY AUTOMATION: Role of automation in driving efficiency

Community pharmacy was an early adopter of technology, recognising the value in automating and streamlining labelling and ordering in community pharmacy practice in the...

‘Every day I want to go home feeling I have made a difference’

Ashley Matthews is the epitome of the saying, ‘if the mountain will not come to Mohammad, then Mohammad must go to the mountain.’ She...

What’s all the fuss about medicinal cannabis?

By Sarah EllsonThe National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on 8 August published its draft Guideline for prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products – kicking...

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...

FINANCE: Capital Gains Tax

By Umesh ModiA capital gain arises when certain capital assets are sold at a profit. The gain is the net sale proceeds less the net...

Giving foot problems the boot

We tend to take our feet for granted but pain has a way of invigorating our awareness writes Neil Trainis... The average person takes...

Women experience unique health issues

Pharmacy has a key role to play in women’s health: signposting to services such as sexual health clinics, local mental health groups, encouraging women...

JOINT CARE: Collaborative approach is vital

By Eddie DandyAs a sector, we have entered a ‘Brave New World,’ with community pharmacy funding receiving a five-year funding settlement, totalling almost £13 billion....

PB CONFERENCE 2019: Pharmacists are true champions of prevention agenda

Ade is a highly regarded community pharmacist who leads the team at Bedminster Pharmacy is South Bristol. “The NHS has got the prevention agenda...

Pharmacies can help by raising public awareness

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timelier expert advice by visiting their local pharmacist first, which will also ease pressure on GP...