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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

Pre-reg Registration exam
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EVENT

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

Services Dermatology
EXCLUSIVE

How many community pharmacy registrants are undergoing primary care training in England?

As community pharmacies report recruitment challenges and losing team members to other pharmacy sectors, C+D looks at how many registrants are undergoing primary care training in England

Businesses People

Addicted, struck off, unemployed: one pharmacist’s candid tale of redemption

It’s taken Jamie Richardson nearly a decade to practise once again as a hospital pharmacist, after battling drug addiction and being struck off the register. Here he relives his journey in the hope others in a similar situation might seek help sooner

Mental health Substance abuse

Well Pharmacy CEO: ‘To find out what's going on, go to the frontline'

Well Pharmacy CEO Seb Hobbs discusses how the multiple has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, its competition and how he sees the company’s internal culture

Well Multiples
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Opinion

‘Community pharmacy should be front-and-centre during the COVID-19 inquiry’

Next year’s inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is pharmacy’s opportunity to show what it did well, and to suggest what might be done differently in the future, says pharmacy lawyer Noel Wardle.

Legal COVID-19

Practical advice for pre- and prov-regs after your GPhC exam results

After a turbulent year, pre- and provisionally registered pharmacists have now received their GPhC exam results. Pharmacist* Thorrun Govind gives her advice on next steps to take

GPhC Registration exam

‘The National Insurance rise is a temporary remedy to NHS finances; pharmacy must be involved in the long-term treatment’

The announcement of an increase to National Insurance contributions to fund the NHS following the COVID-19 pandemic may be a thorn in the public’s side, but it also won't solve the healthcare system’s finances, says Leyla Hannbeck

Funding Politicians
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Explainers

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

What do you need to know about the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

What do you need to know about the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 Vaccination

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
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Investigations
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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

Politics Money

Freestyle Libre and Apo-Go among first NI post-Brexit supply issues

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland have reported issues accessing at least three lines since the post-Brexit border agreement was enforced at the start of the year, C+D can reveal.

Politics
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Case Studies

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

How one pharmacy team rolled out an acute conditions service and bagged two C+D Awards in the process

The team at Fferyllwyr Llyn Cyf explains how their innovative acute conditions service led to a double win at the C+D Awards 2020  and what's next for this boundary-pushing pharmacy group

Businesses General Business

Podcast – Pharmacists after Hours Ep.3: The crime fiction author

In the latest episode of a new podcast series, which explores the interesting hobbies pharmacists get up to in their spare time, Northamptonshire pharmacist Graham Brack speaks to C+D about his passion for crime fiction.

People
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C+D Podcasts

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

Pre-reg Registration exam

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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