It will be “incredibly difficult for anyone in the country” to achieve the excellent rating as it stands, says Gavin Birchall, operations and marketing director at independent pharmacy chain MedicX
Switching to hospital pharmacy
Careers Making the move from community to hospital pharmacy is notoriously difficult but Paulash Haider did just that. He explains how and why he made the leap
Pharmacy on the front line
Careers Former army pharmacist Chris Lewis explains why he swapped working in a small south Wales pharmacy for practising in a war zone
Capitalise on the allergies boom
Pharmacy still leads the way in the growing hayfever market but GSL switches could cause shoppers to stray towards supermarkets
The GPhC's workforce survey sought to paint a full picture of the roles and responsibilities of today's pharmacist. So what does the average community pharmacist look like?
Give pharmacies a tax break
Samuel Horti talks to Features Editor Emma Weinbren about C+D’s campaign to change the eligibility criteria for the government’s £2,000 Employment Allowance
Three years ago, pharmacy schools were tasked with evolving the degree programme to meet the needs of today's pharmacists. To what extent have they achieved their aims?
The strategy of Lloydspharmacy under Celesio
James Waldron talks about his recent interview with the management of Lloydspharmacy's parent company Celesio about their strategy for the UK after last year's £5 billion US buyout
Update Module 1699 This module covers the main types of insomnia, its impact on health and wellbeing, causes, sleep hygiene and advice and information for patients
Practical Approach A patient with nerve pain wants to know the maximum amount of amitryptyline he can take. What would you advise?
Picture quiz A number of patients have been seeking your advice about the new shingles vaccine. What can you tell them?
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C+D Salary Survey 2013 Given the scale of the challenges facing pharmacists today, the results of this year's investigation are unsurprising – but they are still a cause for concern
Practice New report pledges to end separation of health services and emphasise pharmacy as first response for minor ailments and lifestyle advice
Accuretic (quinapril hydrochlorothiazide) 10/12.5mg tablets are out of stock because of manufacturing problems, Pfizer has announced
Practice The NHS has underutilised the skills and qualifications of the workforce, showing the "short-sightedness" of commissioners, says contractor and independent prescriber Sid Dajani