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.
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
‘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
Former Conservative leader William Hague has called for the UK to decriminalise drugs and follow Portugal’s lead on treating addiction primarily as a health problem, which has resulted in a fall in drug deaths. Pharmacist Sonia Quieros explains how Portugal did it and where pharmacy fits into the picture.
MPharm student Manjot Kaur sheds light on studying during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what she would like to be different going into her final year
Pharmacists, pre-regs and pharmacy staff, particularly those who were especially compassionate in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, who would otherwise have been overlooked will be at the top of my list, says C+D Awards 2021 judge Yasmine Haq.
A dearth of trained pharmacists, an expanding role in healthcare and rules around self-isolation are causing an epidemic of temporary pharmacy closures, says Victoria Steele
The last thing healthcare and pharmacy needs right now is major upheaval. That’s why we should push for a delay to the introduction of integrated care systems (ICSs), says Leyla Hannbeck
The regulatory body has approved new standards for handling fitness-to-practise (FtP) cases. Lawyer Susan Hunneyball sets out what changes we can expect to see.
A recent hit-piece by a GP showed some doctors need a real attitude adjustment when it comes to pharmacy if we are ever going to work well together, says pharmacist Tom Wilde.
For community pharmacies to be an effective part of a health service, they need to be paid for the value they provide patients, not just medicine they dispense, says Sónia Queirós.
The government published its proposed overhaul of health and care in England yesterday. Healthcare lawyer Noel Wardle picks out some of the key takeaways for community pharmacy
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