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Amazing news for pharmacy technicians or a disaster waiting to happen?

Pharmacy is in reform. Potential is everywhere and profitability looks set to benefit. But does this latest move jeopardize patient safety?

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Podcast: My life as a serial entrepreneur pharmacy owner

In the latest episode of the A Coffee With... podcast series, co-owner of four independent pharmacies Sobha Sharma Kandel tells C+D about her path to entrepreneurship and the importance of community pharmacy for people facing barriers to healthcare

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What is life really like working at the sector’s biggest employers?

See how pharmacy workers at the largest multiples fared in terms of pay rises, bonuses, work-life balance, stress levels and workload during 2023, according to data from the C+D Salary Survey

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Podcast: How to have a portfolio career in pharmacy

From paediatric specialist hospital pharmacist to lecturer to podcaster - with a spell at pharmacy services for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix thrown in - multihyphenate pharmacy professional Anisha Patel discusses her unconventional path through pharmacy in this week’s ‘A Coffee With…’ podcast

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Podcast: Women in leadership roles and mental health

Danielle Hunt, chief executive of Pharmacist Support, tells C+D about her experience of becoming a leader and offers some insight into female pharmacists and mental health.

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Podcast: Inspiring the next generation of female leaders in pharmacy

Janet Morrison, CEO of Community Pharmacy England, talks to C+D about her career to date, and offers advice to other women wanting to step up to a leadership role within the pharmacy industry.

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‘Soul destroying’: C+D survey reveals contractors in crisis mode

Pharmacy owners are crushed by work as C+D’s annual Salary Survey reveals that more than four in ten contractors want out of the profession

Businesses People

Podcast: What female pharmacists of the past can teach the industry today

Pharmacy historian Briony Hudson discusses the importance of women in pharmacy dating back centuries for breaking down doors for the female pharmacists of today in the latest episode of A Coffee With…podcast series

General Business People
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At a glance: How do locum rates vary across Great Britain?

Use C+D's interactive chart to compare locum pharmacists' average hourly rate across Great Britain over the last four years 

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Opinion

Opinion: Even the cleverest analysis will only prolong the medicine shortage

It’s been a while since I was dragged in front of the B-word, but thanks to the medicine shortage, here we are. Remember those grotesque days in 2016? All those odious ageing chancers on the make. What a cast of horrors. 

Businesses General Business

Will expanding access to naloxone OTC be the right move?

The government’s proposal to expand naloxone accessibility to OTC ran from January 24 2024 to March 6 2024. It marks a commendable effort to address the opioid crisis, says C+D’s Nana Ofori-Atta.

Substance abuse Public Health

Opinion: Antisemitism ruling is illogical and disturbing

It was obvious to me that Mr Ali’s words were antisemitic and, although I have spent a lifetime defending pharmacists in fitness to practise cases, I found the Committee’s decision so disturbing that I complained to the Professional Standards Authority...

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Explainers

Turning over a new leaf

As Rokshaw Laboratories rebrands its medical cannabis division to Curaleaf Laboratories, managing director Richard Hodgson tells Saša Janković what this means for pharmacists and patients.

Businesses Digital

PDA airs ‘role substitution’ fears amid pharmacy technician reforms

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) will submit a motion  to a group of Scottish trade unionists that "underqualified staff " should not be pressured to take on responsibilities for which they are not adequately trained.

People Services

Xrayser: Error! The page you requested cannot be found

This month, Xrayser talks about another IT fail by Pharmacy First as community pharmacy pushed through Maundy Thursday

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Investigations

Community pharmacist named new Cegedim Rx UK managing director

Former superintendent pharmacist and National Pharmacy Association (NPA) director Phil Galt has been appointed the new UK managing director of Cegedim Rx. 

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March 2025 hearing set for former Lloydspharmacy staff redundancy row

Former Sainsbury’s workers claiming enhanced redundancy from the Lloydspharmacy estate will have their case heard in March 2025, despite a possible victory offering “no realistic hope” of full compensation.

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Revealed: Locations of 245 Boots store closures over the last year

C+D can exclusively reveal the locations of 245 Boots branches that have closed in England over the last year - use our interactive map to see where they are. 

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Case Studies

How pharmacists can boost their business in 2024

Introducing new services, embracing technology, and collaborating with the local community are just some of the ways pharmacists can increase their business and their profits. Frontline community pharmacists share the ways they are increasing profits this year.

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How to motivate your pharmacy team

With pharmacy under increasing pressure, team motivation has never been more important. Here's how you can boost morale and ensure individuals feel valued

Businesses General Business

How to optimise the COVID-19 vaccination service in your pharmacy

Four industry insiders explain why they are providing NHS COVID-19 vaccines this season – despite a challenging backdrop of funding pressures and capacity constraints

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C+D Podcasts

Marathon effort kicks off Pharmacist Support fundraising drive

Pharmacist Support’s team and trustees will run, bike and dog walk over 26 miles as part of an anniversary fundraising drive this week, the charity has announced.

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Superdrug gender pay gap widens to 11%

Superdrug’s pay gap increased by almost five percentage points in the last financial year, while Boots maintained equal pay, new reports show.

Businesses People

Podcast: My life as a serial entrepreneur pharmacy owner

In the latest episode of the A Coffee With... podcast series, co-owner of four independent pharmacies Sobha Sharma Kandel tells C+D about her path to entrepreneurship and the importance of community pharmacy for people facing barriers to healthcare

Businesses People
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