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Are pharmacy teams still asking visitors to wear face masks?

Mask wearing in pharmacies wasn’t compulsory at the beginning of the pandemic, but guidance has changed multiple times during the past 20 months. What are pharmacies expecting of patients today?

Businesses Premises

Does pharmacy have a drug and alcohol addiction problem?

Is addiction more prevalent among pharmacists than in the general population? And, either way, what more can be done to help those suffering?

Substance abuse GPhC
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VIDEO: PDA chair Mark Koziol on making pharmacy supervision fit for purpose

Following a panel discussion on pharmacy supervision at the Pharmacy Show in Birmingham last month, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) chairman Mark Koziol shared the organisation’s views on how the controversial issue could be solved. 

Medicines People

Aurelius Group takeover: the latest chapter in the Lloydspharmacy saga

Following the news that Lloydspharmacy’s parent company has been snapped up by a private equity firm, C+D looks back over 10 tumultuous years of buyouts, branch closures and an app that is shaking up the sector

Businesses Services
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VIDEO: AIMp CEO Leyla Hannbeck shares her views on pharmacy supervision

Following revived talks on modernising pharmacy supervision, C+D reporter Eliza Loukou interviewed the Association of Independent Multiple pharmacies (AIMp) CEO Leyla Hannbeck to get a flavour of what she'd like to bring to the discussion on behalf of her members.

Businesses Medicines

The ‘poisoned chalice’ of supervision: where are we today?

Following a panel on supervision at the 2021 Pharmacy Show in Birmingham in October, C+D gathered panellists and pharmacy body representatives to discuss their views on pharmacy supervision and how the debate around this historically controversial topic will evolve in the coming months as a new supervision discussion group is formed. 

Premises Services

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?

All Other Clinical GPhC

'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
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Opinion

‘The sector may rue Boots’s decision to cease pharmacy provision in 22 stores’

The news of Boots’s recent decision to cease pharmacy services in a number of stores may have passed some by, but the sector may regret the day patients become too comfortable not visiting bricks-and-mortar premises, warns The Area Manager

General Business Businesses

‘Paper prescriptions are highly susceptible to fraud – can pharmacy be part of the solution?’

Health technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but prescription writing still lags behind, Reece Samani says. How can pharmacy help tackle the issue? 

Digital Crime

NI protocol: ‘There will be generics shortages and price rises without UK-wide licenses’

The Northern Ireland protocol is already impacting generic medicines supply and shortages, and price rises will only worsen if a patient-centred approach isn’t agreed on fast, BGMA chief Mark Samuels has warned

Medicines Prescriptions
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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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C+D Awards 2021: Paydens scoops two trophies and your Above and Beyond winner revealed

Paydens Pharmacy was recognised in two categories at the C+D Awards 2021, while Shoaib Hussain received the most votes from C+D readers to be crowned the Above and Beyond winner.

General Business People
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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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Case Studies

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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