As the flu season ramps up, pharmacy professionals shouldn’t become blasé to the fact that obtaining written patient consent is no longer a requirement, advises Thorrun Govind
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
Pharmacy London’s CEO Amit Patel may have had a very different 18 months to many, but his own personal wellbeing journey has been supported by colleagues, friends, family and a positive mindset
Contractors should plan now how to tackle the UK-wide 1.25% NIC rise commencing in April 2022, a pharmacy accountant has advised
'Merge and close arrangements don't give the certainty pharmacy craves, as a recent Rowlands case shows'
Community pharmacy has needed certainty over market entry since the regulations were changed in 2016 – but a recent rejected Rowlands merger shows this is still lacking, says David Reissner
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
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