Keeping ahead of Specials

By Brian FisherThe are many factors which have shaped the Specials sector in recent years. Emphasis on quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) has meant...

Pharmacists on the frontline of smoking cessation

By Louise RossStoptober 2019 may long be over but there are still many smokers all over the UK who need to quit and who may...

Pharmacists’ key role in smoking cessation

By Rachael HodgesMore than 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy each day, providing a huge opportunity for pharmacists to help people quit smoking...

Towards effective smoking cessation

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

Helping smokers to stop: guidance for pharmacists

By Deborah Arnott Many pharmacists are already doing excellent work helping people to quit smoking. In fact, in almost one in 10 local authorities, pharmacists or...

Helping patients with weight loss programmes

By Alex WhiteWe know that a significant proportion of UK adults are overweight or obese, which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart...

LAW: Market entry regulations

By Noel WardleAs most NHS pharmacy contractors will know, there are complex rules which govern where pharmacies can open and how they can move around.These...

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...

LAW: Sharing pharmacy with third party

By Aidan WeltonIt is quite common for pharmacists to want to share occupation of their pharmacies with third parties – for example, chiropodists, chiropractors, beauticians...

FINANCE: Personal Tax – Self Assessment

By Umesh ModiTax returns are issued shortly after the end of the fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from 6 April to the following...