Thursday, October 22, 2020

JOINT CARE: Collaborative approach is vital

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

REALITY CHECK: Adapting your pharmacy to thrive in a post pandemic world

Gary Paragpuri says the new challenge for contractors will be to find novel ways of drawing in customers across different age groups, especially those...

LAW: Can a notice to close a pharmacy be withdrawn?

Noel Wardle says although there’s no clarity on whether a withdrawal notice is irrevocable, it is up to NHS England to accept or reject...

GENERICS: Pharmacists’ use of generics helps NHS ‘money tree’

By Peter Kelly The birth of generic medicines in the mid-1980s created a paradigm shift that revolutionised the National Health Service (NHS). Having finite resources is...

Dealing with diabetes

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

VIEWPOINT: Reaping rewards of tech revolution

By Gary Paragpuri Running a pharmacy business in 2019 is tough and there is little sign of this letting up any time soon. Stagnant funding, deprescribing initiatives,...

Towards effective smoking cessation

By Deepak Lodhia With 14.4 per cent of UK adults currently classified as smokers, smoking places a significant demand on community, primary and secondary health and...

Unravelling the CBD opportunity

By Sultan Dajani Cannabidiol (CBD) products, including oils, capsules, oral sprays, skin creams, gummy bears, vaping liquids and drinks have rapidly become available in high street...

‘COVID-19 will have deep impact on pharmacy’

BY JEREMY MEADER Several years of funding cuts have forced the community pharmacy sector to reduce staffing levels, this situation has been compounded by the...

Eye care in community pharmacy

A community pharmacy is really well placed with often the longest opening hours compared to any other healthcare providers. However, the biggest draw into a...