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GPhC registration exam: concentrations calculations masterclass

Are you confident with conversion of units, the various definitions of concentration, as well as the concept of displacement volume ahead of your General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration exam?

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'From job highs to personal lows – how my experiences have shaped my varied pharmacy career'

From hospital to community, from high-profile national leadership roles to starting her own business – Harpreet Chana explains how her personal highs and lows have shaped her pharmacy career

People Mental health

Where in the UK will pharmacists, pharmacy staff and locums get free flu jabs?

As pharmacy teams in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prepare for the biggest flu season ever, will community pharmacists, staff and locums be offered free vaccinations?

Flu Vaccination

GPhC registration exam results – what are your next steps?

Community pharmacist* Thorrun Govind shares her advice on what to do after receiving your registration exam results

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C+D survey: Pharmacists want ‘unified approach’ to amending scripts when there are shortages

The majority of community pharmacists want a UK-wide approach where they can make minor amendments to prescriptions for medicines suffering from shortages without a protocol being in place, according to results from a C+D survey.

Medicines Prescriptions
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Less than 2% of pharmacy’s 2019/20 and 2020/21 SSP funding pots spent on that purpose

The vast majority of the £10 million set aside each year for serious shortage protocol (SSP) fees has been “redistributed” across the pharmacy funding contract since the funding pool was introduced, a C+D investigation can reveal.

All Other Clinical Medicines

Here’s what the public thinks of pharmacy’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pharmacies in England have been praised for their accessibility during the pandemic, but there are calls from the general public for better promotion of what pharmacists and staff can do.

General Business People
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Racism in pharmacy: We're all accountable for tackling the lack of progress

It’s not enough to just not be racist when it comes to tackling racism in pharmacy – everyone has a role to play in turning words into action, C+D’s panel of experts have concluded

Businesses People

Eczema, rashes and shingles: Pharmacy’s growing role in helping patients with skin conditions

Contractor Mike Hewitson has seen patients presenting with a variety of dermatology conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but stresses pharmacy teams have an important role to play in this area far beyond the pandemic

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Opinion

Flu vaccinations and the tricky issue of consent – where do pharmacy professionals stand?

As the flu season ramps up, pharmacy professionals shouldn’t become blasé to the fact that obtaining written patient consent is no longer a requirement, advises Thorrun Govind

Businesses Services

What you need to know about new patient data safety recommendations

Legal expert David Reissner runs through new guidance recommending the appointment of Caldicott Guardians, who are responsible for advising organisations on the ways they hold and process confidential patient information

Legal General Regulation

‘I couldn’t have survived the pandemic without pharmacy colleagues, family and a positive mindset’

Pharmacy London’s CEO Amit Patel may have had a very different 18 months to many, but his own personal wellbeing journey has been supported by colleagues, friends, family and a positive mindset

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Explainers

What you need to know about new patient data safety recommendations

Legal expert David Reissner runs through new guidance recommending the appointment of Caldicott Guardians, who are responsible for advising organisations on the ways they hold and process confidential patient information

Legal General Regulation

Everything pharmacy teams need to know about COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating news at breakneck speed, C+D presents all the essential information on the topic to help pharmacists manage the crisis

COVID-19 Clinical

The pharmacy COVID lateral flow device distribution service explained

A pharmacy lateral flow device distribution service has been launched in England. C+D unpacks what the Pharmacy Collect service entails.

COVID-19 Contract
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Investigations
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Revealed: Locations of the 60 Well pharmacies offering COVID booster jabs

Well Pharmacy has confirmed the locations of the 60 branches where patients will be able to get their COVID-19 booster jab.

Premises Services
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Revealed: The most commonly dispensed medicines under SSPs over 18 months

A C+D investigation can reveal the medicines that were most commonly dispensed as alternatives to drugs in short supply between October 2019 and April 2021.

Businesses
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Revealed: BAME staff face high levels of racism from patients

The majority of pharmacy workers from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background have experienced racial abuse from patients in the past six months, a C+D survey has revealed.

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Meet the pharmacists proving why this year's World Pharmacists Day theme is spot on

From vaccinations and medicines optimisation, to spotting cancer symptoms and providing mental health support, these are just some of the activities pharmacists do to prove that pharmacy can always be trusted for your health

Businesses CD Awards

Podcast - Pharmacists After Hours Ep.5: Crocheting rays of sunshine to brighten up a dark lockdown day

In the latest episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, pharmacy professor Parastou Donyai speaks to C+D about how knitting helped provide silver lining through the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education providers General Business

Podcast – Pharmacists after Hours Ep.4: The underwater photography enthusiast

In the latest episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, Devon-based pharmacist Dany Ros takes a deep dive into the world of underwater photography. 

People
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C+D Podcasts

'From job highs to personal lows – how my experiences have shaped my varied pharmacy career'

From hospital to community, from high-profile national leadership roles to starting her own business – Harpreet Chana explains how her personal highs and lows have shaped her pharmacy career

People Mental health

Podcast - Pharmacists After Hours Ep.5: Crocheting rays of sunshine to brighten up a dark lockdown day

In the latest episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, pharmacy professor Parastou Donyai speaks to C+D about how knitting helped provide silver lining through the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education providers General Business

GPhC registration exam results – what are your next steps?

Community pharmacist* Thorrun Govind shares her advice on what to do after receiving your registration exam results

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