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‘A minefield’: Contractors left in the dark over 'unfair' Wegovy stock quotas

Pharmacy contractors have expressed their frustration after facing “disgraceful” Wegovy purchasing quotas from a major wholesaler, while an online pharmacy has been able to purchase at least 10 times more stock.

Services Medicines

League table: Which pharmacy schools smashed the registration assessment?

How did students from Britain’s pharmacy schools fare in the June 2023 registration assessment? See C+D’s analysis of the results below…

Pharmacy schools Registration exam

Five things the Tories think are more important in healthcare than pharmacy

Find out which five things health secretary Steve Barclay decided are more important than community pharmacy in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference

Politicians Politics

Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care in pharmacy

Trauma is an almost universal experience and yet so often the signs remain invisible. As the gateway to care, community pharmacy should adopt a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed care.

Services Mental health

The pharmacist's role in suicide prevention

The community chemist is the first port of call for many minor ailments. However, listening to patients and asking the right questions can lead to the awareness and prevention of a more serious issue.

Mental health Services

Do online pharmacies face a profitable future?

Judging by the explosion of eCommerce during and since the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be assumed that online pharmacies face the same bright future. However, new figures go some distance to disprove this expectation, with profitability at the heart of the issue.   

Digital Money

How to optimise sleep services in your pharmacy

Three pharmacists tell Saša Janković how they recognise and support customers with sleep issues

Businesses General Business

Fit for a King: Which pharmacies serve Charles III?

C+D approached pharmacies with Royal Warrants to find out what it's like to provide healthcare to a monarch.

General Business People

Safety first: Medino’s superintendent on running an online pharmacy

Alessandro Grenci discusses the importance of safety in the digital age and why he thinks the GPhC’s approach to online pharmacy is “fair”

Digital People
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Pharmacists, are you ready for disruption?

A new report pushing for a shake-up in community pharmacy has James Stent scratching his head

Funding Lloydspharmacy

Lloydspharmacy quits the high street: It’s the end of the world as we know it

As what was once one of the largest community pharmacy chains in the UK announces it has exited the market, Beth Kennedy reflects on a turbulent year for Lloydspharmacy

Businesses General Business

Empowering pharmacy: Leading the charge against antimicrobial resistance

This World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Nonyelum Anigbo talks about the role of community pharmacy in combatting increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Antibiotics Immune system
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‘Very positive’ but ‘not perfect’: Contractors on recovery plan reforms

Despite generally welcoming the raft of upcoming changes to community pharmacy services in England, contractors who spoke to C+D raised concerns about consultation thresholds, IT developments and core funding. 

People Services

The problem unveiled: Reporting medicine shortages

Debra Ainge unpacks the problems leading to medicine shortages and offers some recommendations on what should be done to address the issue

General Business Manufacturers

All the headlines: Primary care recovery plan funding details revealed

Find out everything you need to know about how the government will split its £645 million investment into community pharmacy services – plus, the launch dates for Pharmacy First and a new contraception service.

Commissioning bodies Contract
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Are you ready for Pharmacy First? Deadlines for upfront cash announced

Pharmacies must sign up to deliver the new Pharmacy First service by the end of the year to receive a £2,000 cash injection in time for the service launch in February, the negotiator has announced. 

Funding Services

Pharmacies field calls from 'anxious' patients as ADHD med shortages persist

Pharmacy teams have reacted with dismay as an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) charity has revealed that supply issues for ADHD drugs will continue well into 2024.

Medicines Prescriptions

Most independents don’t think pharmacy negotiator is ‘representative’, says AIMp

The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) has called for Community Pharmacy England (CPE) to “adopt a model of proportionality” for its committee. 

Pharmacy organisations Multiples
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Case Studies

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

Businesses Money

The Lloydspharmacy we started out in went up for sale – so we rushed to buy it

Brothers James and Brendan Semple both spent their early careers at a former Lloydspharmacy branch in Renfrewshire. Little could they predict that they would buy it for themselves 30 years later

Lloydspharmacy Multiples

The independent pharmacy group with an army of vaccinators

C+D readers voted RJR Chem as their Above and Beyond Team of the year after they drafted in the military and local volunteers to help administer thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 CD Awards
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C+D Podcasts

Ex-Lloydspharmacy superintendent Victoria Steele lands new role in group

Lloydspharmacy’s former superintendent Victoria Steele has taken up the position of clinical director and chief pharmacist for Lloydspharmacy Healthcare Services, the multiple’s parent company has confirmed.

Lloydspharmacy People

Podcast – the state of the pharmacy market in 2023

C+D’s clinical and custom content editor Nana Ofori-Atta sat down with the team at specialist broker Christie & Co for an update on the pharmacy market this year in this exclusive podcast.

Funding Premises

Explained: Making your career in pharmacy work for you

There’s no one right way to have a successful career in pharmacy, as C+D found when it spoke to pharmacists and recruitment experts about their experiences

Businesses General Business
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