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Redeployment or redundancy: what's on the cards for pharmacists in 22 Boots stores?

Lawyer Benjamin Bull uses Boots’ decision to remove pharmacy provision from 22 of its branches to remind all pharmacists of the importance of understanding their rights when it comes to redundancy

Businesses People

‘Posters asking patients to treat pharmacy staff with respect just don’t cut it’

Unpacking the initial results of a C+D investigation into the levels of crime and violence pharmacy teams are subjected to, digital reporter Emily Stearn asks what more evidence is needed before policy makers take meaningful action to protect pharmacy teams?

Crime People

‘Pharmacy is reaching a state of critical emergency with COVID-19 pressures’

With mammoth COVID-19 vaccination efforts and staff absences on top of already burgeoning workloads, pharmacy is reaching a crisis point. But the pandemic has also brought out the best in some, says Salim Jetha

Businesses Services

'All pharmacy needs for Christmas is a national COVID-19 jab programme'

It's ludicrous that space isn't being made for more community pharmacies to join the COVID-19 vaccination programme at this critical point in the pandemic, says Beth Kennedy

COVID-19 Vaccination

‘Pharmacy will compromise too much by scrapping the 15-minute post COVID jab wait’

Pharmacy has already jumped through hoops and compromised enough during the pandemic, says Nana Ofori-Atta. That’s why I think we should reject the plan to scrap the 15-minute wait post COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination Symptoms

‘From community pharmacy to primary care – why I made the move’

A want to be involved in prescribing decisions and to have a more immediate impact on patient outcomes helped convince Danny Bartlett to make the move to primary care, he says

All Other Clinical People

‘Pharmacy has a can-do record and should be bold with its clinical offering’

Pharmacy’s future is clinical, says Andrew Lane, and independents are up to the challenge 

General Business Services

‘Change is inevitable, but how pharmacy reacts to it will determine the sector’s success’

Funding cuts, an overhauled contract and then a global pandemic: pharmacy’s reaction to these pressures will determine the sector’s future, says Scott Hayton

Businesses Premises

‘It’s easier to get a burger delivered home than it is urgent medication. That has to change’

I might be biased, says Graham Smith upfront, but community pharmacy could easily capitalise on its many strengths by honing its medicines delivery services

Businesses Digital

‘Pandemic-tinted lenses have made me reconsider the pharmacist apprenticeship plans’

Working through the pandemic, seeing the current pharmacy workforce challenges and noting the reaction from doctors, I’ve begun to reconsider the idea of a pharmacist apprenticeship, says Sean Quay

Businesses People

‘Like being punched from all sides’ – share your tales from the frontline of the COVID-19 vaccination service

Pharmacist Sid Dajani explains why he has joined forces with a volunteer and retired teacher to gather tales from the frontline of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts, in the hopes of documenting these historic times

People Services

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

The news of Boots’ 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

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