Saturday, January 16, 2021

bgX app for contactless deliveries from local pharmacies during Covid-19 lockdown

A new smartphone app is offering pharmacies a local delivery service to enable contactless purchases dispatched direct to customers’ homes within an hour. The bgX...

Volunteers delivering medicines is fraught with risks, says senior pharmacy solicitor

When a pharmacy owner has the misfortune to be on the receiving end of a compensation claim because of a dispensing error or some...

BLOOD PRESSURE MANAGEMENT: Re-position to take advantage of new landscape

By Mike Maguire Midnight is where the day begins. That’s a line from a U2 song, and Community Pharmacy has witnessed its “midnight” come and go....

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...

Ear Care: Listening to the pharmacists

Community pharmacy is in the right place to provide advice and treatments for a variety of ear ailments, from ear wax to ear infections... The...