Friday, January 18, 2019

The Big Interview: Ben Andrews

A career in professional football once occupied the mind of Ben Andrews. These days it’s natural healthcare even if NHS England is determined to...

GPhC – fit to regulate the big players?

The General Pharmaceutical Council has been accused of lacking regulatory focus on pharmacy employers, particularly the big corporate players. Allegations of staffing pressures at...

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer gets taste of healthcare at Bedminster Pharmacy

The new year brought a visit by Bruce Warner, the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer, to Bristol-based Bedminster Pharmacy. Warner met the pharmacy team and over...

Letter to the editor: Just once Keith Ridge, stand up for the profession you...

I’ve been reflecting following the All-Parliamentary Pharmacy Group meeting last month where the heavyweights of the political world of pharmacy turned up. The minister...

Patients will die before government realises foolishness of supervision plans

By Pupinder Singh Ghatora   In this rapidly changing environment I often ask myself ‘why did I choose community pharmacy?’ Then a patient comes in and...

The Big Interview: Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett arrives at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as pharmacy fights for its future. The professional leadership body’s chief executive talks to Neil Trainis…   Paul...

Dear chief pharmaceutical officers: Tell us the truth!

Dr Keith Ridge appears to have lost patience with contractors and their representatives, says Terry Maguire…   Keith Ridge looked bored and disinterested, uncomfortable even, as he...

The Big Interview: Sue Sharpe

Whoever takes over as head of the PSNC will need a “hide of leather” says Sue Sharpe. The outgoing chief executive of pharmacy’s negotiator...

Interview: A bright healthcare future

Pharmacy Business editor Neil Trainis talks health with David Barnett, area general manager northern Europe at GSK Consumer Healthcare and president of the Proprietary...

Comment: CCG ban on pharmacy repeat ordering is damaging

Martin Hao and Quintus Liu, co-founders of Healthera, are concerned the controversial trend of Clinical Commissioning Groups blocking community pharmacies from ordering repeat prescriptions...