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LPC claims CCG's app deal will take prescriptions away from pharmacies
NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG has partnered with digital health company Healthera, to provide mobile-based
Pharmacy recruitment issues may contribute to staffing level concerns
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) wrote to five pharmacy organisations across the sector after evidence
Pharmacies able to manage script submissions digitally by April 2019
The resubmissions, or “refer back process”, whereby prescription applications are sent back to pharmacies for more
One university had pass rate below 60% in June GPhC pre-reg exam
The university had a pass rate of 57% – and was the only university where less than 60% of students sitting the exam
Boots' independent prescribers help it to ace CQC inspection
In March, the CQC announced a "programme of inspections" into digital healthcare providers in the UK, which it said
Online pharmacy addresses CQC's warnings on patient safety
In March, the CQC announced a "programme of inspections" into "digital healthcare providers" in the UK, which will "
GPhC: Only 'trivial gifts' will avoid conflicts of interest
In a joint statement signed by the GPhC and eight other health regulators – including the General Medical Council (GMC
GPhC: Managers must prioritise patient safety over targets
In a consultation document published yesterday (July 20), the GPhC said managers have a “significant influence over the
UPDATED: August concessionary prices announced
Drug Strength Form Price Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £6.33 Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £11.05 Buspirone
July concessionary prices updated
Initial concessionary prices for July were announced last week. */ Drug Strength Form Price Olanzapine 7.5mg
C+D’s first impressions of the new BNF app
This free-to-download app – available since June 26, but officially launched yesterday (July 13) – replaces the
July concessionary prices announced
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £11.95 Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £5.85
Honey or OTC options – what does the new Nice guidance on cough say?
Coughs and colds are one of the most common reasons patients seek advice from community pharmacy – and even more so at
How will you handle parents still expecting free headlice treatments?
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions.
What can community pharmacy do to prevent a UK opioid epidemic?
In January, Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive
Was switching an antimalarial from POM to P med the right move?
In July 2017, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the switch of a atovaquone/
Fourth set of concessionary prices announced for August
This announcement is the fourth for the month, following eight prices announced on August 17, 10 on August 22 and
Third set of concessionary prices announced for August
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) £9.00 Lamotrigine
Further 10 items receive concessionary prices for August
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules (5) £16.56
HRA Pharma launches EllaOne campaign to remove EHC 'stigma'
The 'Morning After Manners' campaign – launched this month – aims to “encourage both men and women to make responsible
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How can technology help with medicines adherence?
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart speaks to Sheila Ryder, associate professor in pharmacy practice at Trinity College Dublin, and discusses how...
Why should your pharmacy team become 'dementia friends'?
With approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, it is important for pharmacy teams to consider their role in supporting those...
Have you considered pharmacy aesthetics?
Clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart sat down with Amar Suchde, the founder of PharmAesthetics UK – a company that trains pharmacists to become...
Clinical podcast: Statin use
You can listen to the podcast in full below. Alternatively, subscribe to all of C+D's podcasts on iTunes by clicking here or by searching 'Chemist+...
Clinical podcast: Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a real problem, but is it the apocalyptic scenario painted by the media and politicians? C+D spoke to Brendan Gilmore,...
CPD podcast: Advice on vitamin use
Following Public Health England's announcement last month (July 21) that everyone needs 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day, C+D spoke to dietitian Ms...
CPD Podcast: Understanding CBT
This clinical podcast examines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in an effort to better understand this treatment, which is recommended by the...
CPD podcast: Caring for Parkinson's patients
C+D has spoken to Stephanie Bancroft, community pharmacist and LPF lead for London Northwest, who has a special interest in Parkinson's disease. She...
New CPD podcast – dementia care
C+D spoke to Phil Freeman, exective lead for the Dementia Action Alliance, about the condition's prevalence in the UK, the Prime Minister's Dementia...
C+D Podcast: Travel health CPD
C+D talks to Fleet Street Clinic medical director Dr Richard Dawood about travel health, specifically antimalarial treatments, how to protect against...
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