This Saturday will mark the final print issue of C+D. In many ways, this is a piece of history in its own right, and while we will continue to publish online, bigger and better than ever, we thought the final magazine would be the perfect time to reflect on C+D’s colourful 157-year journey.
Revisiting the C+D story so far, I had the strong sense its Victorian founders would have approved of our decision to reflect changing reading patterns by moving online. It was these entrepreneurs after all, who first saw a gap in the market for a publication that reflects the business interests of “chemists and druggists”.
Of course, it’s sad to say goodbye to the magazine in its traditional format. As I said in my original announcement back in October, the print version of C+D holds a special place in my heart, as I know it does in many of yours. But with so many exciting online projects coming up, it’s impossible to wallow for long.
In the next few months alone, we’ll be launching the C+D Salary Survey 2017 – continuing to provide the UK’s most detailed assessment of your pay, working conditions, hopes and fears. We will also be announcing the shortlist for the landmark 10th annual C+D Awards (so get your entries in now). And we’ll see the return of the much-missed Pharmacy 50 app – handing you the power to pick the most influential players across the sector.
But before that, we’ve brought you a final magazine jam-packed with all your favourite features: from a pharmacy team who put up plastic toys and broke down language barriers to scoop a C+D Award, to our roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly across the sector over the last 12 months. As always, all of these articles – and much more – will be up on the C+D website, so make sure to take a look and leave us your comments or suggestions.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support, comments and contributions throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you all online – whether you read C+D on your desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or through our revamped C+D app (watch this space for more news).
In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at C+D, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.