Sunday, September 15, 2019

Get DMIRS right to reap rewards

BY RICHARD BROWN The NHS England Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) is one of the most important changes to community pharmacy since the advent...

Community pharmacy has bright future: Dukes

Speaking at a conference in London on Sunday, Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), Simon Dukes, said that one of the...

NHS Long Term Plan and Community Pharmacy: Glass half full or rapidly emptying?

So, the much awaited NHS Long Term Plan is finally with us and is a must read for anyone running a community pharmacy. The...
FMD is coming

FMD Is Coming

Within days the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) comes into force across the EU. As of 9 February, every pharmacy is meant to...

Smoking cessation still a key part of service

According to National Statistics, in 2016,15.5% of UK adults smoke which equates to around 6.1 million in the population. Reducing the prevalence...
probiotics

Treating gut health: How beneficial are probiotics?

Many pharmacies stock probiotics on their shelves, but when asked by customers which probiotic to recommend, what evidence and information do pharmacists have about...

How to be skin experts in community pharmacy

Skincare is an opportunity for pharmacies to make up for lost profit on prescription supply. Deborah Evans explains…   The skin is the body’s largest organ....

Facing up to winter

The cold winter months can have a detrimental effect on health in a variety of ways but community pharmacy teams are on hand to...

From community pharmacy with winter love

There are 57 million GP consultations a year for minor ailments that don’t need input from a doctor. If a fraction of these were...

Emergency hormonal controlled

Pharmacy teams play an important role in providing emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)… in line with the latest guidelines of course. Emma Marsh explains…   The provision...