Urgent care providers should move away from volume-based payments and be provided with a fixed sum instead, says health regulator
How does the public view pharmacy?
News Editor James Waldron discusses this week's conflicting reports that awareness of services is up but patients are still not walking through the door for health advice
NMS – what we have learned
How can anyone doubt the success of the NMS? The evaluation has sparked debate among pharmacists, their representatives, GPs and academics
The perfection injection
The use of anabolic steroids to build muscle is becoming increasingly common. So what are the dangers associated with this trend and how can pharmacists help?
Blurred visions from Westminster
Despite warm words, leading politicians have done little to engage with pharmacy in the past. As the general election looms, which party, if any, can pharmacy trust to show its support?
'I'm keeping quiet about my seizure'
Ethical Dilemma What would you do about a patient with epilepsy who does not intend to inform the DVLA about his recent seizure?
Is the NMS ticking enough boxes?
Reporters Annabelle Collins and Sam Horti discuss the findings of the University of Nottingham’s NMS study and what they could mean for the sector and the pharmacy contract
Decoding the Walgreens Boots Alliance deal
C+D uncovers the meanings behind quotes from Walgreens and Alliance Boots chiefs on the landmark US buyout
Update Module 1715 This module covers risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, management, drug side effects, advice and support pharmacists can give to patients with colorectal cancer
A multiple myeloma patient is suffering from tingling in her feet. Is the condition to blame?
Are you up to speed on the uses of unlicensed vitamin D and its reimbursement? Test your knowledge
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NHS England is hopeful that pharmacists will contribute to "a conversation" on how healthcare should change
Forty-nine per cent of respondents think that NMS funding should be spent on other parts of the pharmacy contract despite the positive evaluation of the service, poll shows
Leading GPs, including NHS Alliance chair GP Mike Dixon, are hopeful that the NMS could lead to a more collaborative relationship with pharmacists following last week's evaluation of the service by Nottingham University