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Simon Dukes: We are very concerned about the difficult financial position many contractors are in
The price rise is “to correct a predicted shortfall in the margin delivery rate for the current financial year”, the Pharmaceutical Services...
15/07/2019 5 News
Around 10,000 community pharmacies are FMD compliant, according to SecurMed data
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which came into force on February 9 – requires all pharmacies to scan barcodes on medicines packaging at...
15/07/2019 1 News
Patient: “Alexa – I’ve woken up with a rash.” Alexa: “Urticaria – also known as hives, welts or nettle rash – is a raised, itchy rash. It may appear...
15/07/2019 2 Views
Pharmacists must use a DMIRS online system to record patient information during consultations
The next stage of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) sees GPs in pilot areas refer patients with low acuity conditions – such as...
12/07/2019 2 Features
Anne Higgins, Boots director of stores, and Mark Pitt, PDA Union assistant general secretary
The Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) Union now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate these terms – starting with the forthcoming annual...
12/07/2019 3 News
Whitworth's Richard Bradley: I doorstepped Matt Hancock (pictured) in the House of Commons (credit: Parliament)
Richard Bradley, co-owner of Whitworth Chemists, told C+D he “doorstepped” Mr Hancock on his way to a meeting in the House of Commons last month, to...
12/07/2019 11 News
Mrs Mitchell, a mother of three young children and a regular customer, comes into the pharmacy. “My youngest has just started teething,” she says. “...
11/07/2019 0 CPD
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: The main chronic complications of diabetes Prevention strategies How complications are treated...
11/07/2019 0 CPD
Eye drops
Glaucoma is the second-most common cause of blindness in the UK, according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Despite this, eye drop...
11/07/2019 0 Features
Boots: The most vulnerable patients will still receive deliveries free of charge
New patients must either pay a one-off fee of £5 or a 12-month subscription of £55 for delivery of prescriptions ordered in-branch, the multiple told...
11/07/2019 23 News
Olutayo Arikawe (centre left) and Ade Williams (centre right) (credit: Paul Heartfield)
Ms Arikawe, who the judges described as the “multi-award-winning superstar superintendent” pharmacist at The Priory Community Pharmacy in Dudley,...
11/07/2019 0 News
Amazon's Alexa algorithm will use information from the NHS website to answer health questions
As part of the collaboration, people will be able to access “NHS-verified health information in seconds” via internet giant Amazon’s voice-activated...
10/07/2019 16 News
Avicenna CEO Salim Jetha: I am truly delighted that Juno Health met all our buyer criteria
The acquisition of the entire Avicenna estate is expected to close “by late summer”, the organisations announced today (July 10). Avicenna will...
10/07/2019 0 News
I heard my receptionist say “the pharmacist will see you now” and shortly after there was a knock at my consultation room door. “Come in,” I called,...
10/07/2019 5 Views
Ash Soni has served as RPS president for three terms
Mr Soni was elected president in July 2017, having been elected for two prior terms. He was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to pharmacy and the...
09/07/2019 6 News
“I’d like an appointment. I’ve had a sore throat since yesterday.” My GP practice uses full telephone triage – if you want to see a GP, you have to...
09/07/2019 10 Views
The NHS BSA is looking for a digital company to analyse its pharmacy data over a two-year period
In a procurement notice posted on the government’s digital marketplace last week (July 4), the NHS BSA calls for a “predictive analytics partner” to...
09/07/2019 6 News
The service will see patients with low acuity conditons referred into community pharmacy
The next stage of NHS England's Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) pilot sees GPs refer patients with low acuity conditions – such as...
08/07/2019 5 News
Shaheen Bhatia of P&S Chemists in Essex is the lead pharmacist working on the pilot
Trialling in-pharmacy administration of Buvidal began in May 2019, with the aim of reducing the need for daily supervised buprenorphine treatment....
08/07/2019 2 News
gp pharmacist
There are strong suspicions of a significant overhaul ahead regarding new services for community pharmacy. They began with reports that members of...
08/07/2019 11 News
James Waldron interviewed Anne-Hélène Lebec at the PharmacyForum conference on June 12
It’s fair to say I hadn’t given much thought to how pharmacies operate across the channel until last year. But that all changed in October, when...
05/07/2019 4 Features
Kevin Birch will take over from retail and marketing director Nigel Swift
Mr Birch, who joined the company on Monday (July 1), formerly held the position of retail pharmacy operations director at Boots. Prior to that, he...
05/07/2019 1 News
The panel faced criticism from MPs over the "complicated" prescription exemption system
Pharmacists have a duty to provide “patient-centred care”, Keith Ridge stressed, which includes guiding patients “through the system” to help them...
05/07/2019 43 News
SLE is a remitting and relapsing illness that presents with non-specific symptoms, such as a rash
From this pharmacy CPD module on lupus you will learn about: Who is affected and how common the condition is The different forms and their causes...
04/07/2019 0 CPD
Mrs Creighton, 54, comes into the pharmacy and asks if she can have a private word with the pharmacist. You show her into the consultation room, and...
04/07/2019 0 CPD
Dear negotiators at the Department of Health and Social Care, In response to the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) letter to Pharmaceutical...
04/07/2019 8 Views
NHS England guidance for CCGs now lists 25 items which should not be routinely prescribed
The seven treatments are the latest to be added to NHS England’s growing list of medications and treatments which should not be prescribed in primary...
04/07/2019 3 News
Boots: Through PSNC, we’re debating funding with the government in a positive way
Discussing the multiple’s latest finances in a conference call last week (June 27) – in which he also discussed plans to close 200 low-performing...
04/07/2019 10 News
Nitin Sodha: It has been a pleasure and a privilege
Mr Sodha stepped down as chair on June 3 as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates allegations of collusion against a company in...
03/07/2019 6 News
I don’t understand why the announcement of a locum pharmacist appearing on Love Island was met with such surprise and incredulity. It’s almost as if...
03/07/2019 0 Views
The campaign will run over five months
The Support your local pharmacy campaign will see Numark pharmacies issued with a range of posters and leaflets to display, the buying group...
03/07/2019 44 News
Patients will be referred to a participating pharmacy via PharmOutcomes
NHS England announced last month that the next stage of its Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) pilot will see GPs refer patients with low...
02/07/2019 13 News
Mr Lee founded the company in 1999, and oversaw its growth into the UK’s largest online pharmacy. His departure is part of a “small handful of...
02/07/2019 2 News
We operate two community pharmacies, both in small rural market towns. One pharmacy is the only pharmacy for six miles in any direction, the other...
02/07/2019 11 Views
WaveData have been collecting information about the special offers made to pharmacies since the year 2000. Lots of special offer selling activity...
01/07/2019 0 Company
Boots: Many of the 200 pharmacies earmarked for closure are loss-making
In a conference call after its latest financial results were published last Thursday (June 27), Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance told...
01/07/2019 4 News
The tablets help patients over the age of 16 to “drift off to sleep” by “blocking the action of histamine” with 25mg of promethazine hydrochloride,...
01/07/2019 0 News
The two companies aim to expand the travel vaccination service across the UK
The multiple will pilot the service in five branches in the Liverpool area for six months from today (July 1), before rolling it out across the UK,...
01/07/2019 0 News
The NHS terms of service for pharmacies in England have been amended to enable medicines to be supplied under a serious shortage protocol (SSP)....
01/07/2019 4 Views
C+D's key account manager Dan Linton received the trophy at a central London ceremony last night
Mr Linton, who has worked at C+D for just under nine years, received the trophy at a ceremony in London last night (June 27). Explaining their...
28/06/2019 0 News
A PCN is a network of GP surgeries covering around 30,000-50,000 patients each. First announced as part of the NHS long-term plan, around 1,000 PCNs...
28/06/2019 4 Features
Contractor: Without stable funding, it's hard to see how we can focus on primary care networks
PCNs – groups of local GP practices covering an average of 50,000 people – will formally come into being next week. NHS England has described them as...
28/06/2019 4 News
An initial 11 price concessions for the month were announced on June 14 and a further 35 agreed last week (June 19). */ Drug Strength Form Price...
28/06/2019 0 News
Networks are the current hot topic in primary care – it’s impossible to miss them. The outcome of the GP contract negotiations for 2019-20 encourages...
28/06/2019 4 Views
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: What malabsorption syndrome is and the main causes of this disorder Symptoms suggestive of...
27/06/2019 0 CPD
Luke Palmer is at the counter, clutching his abdomen. “Are you OK, Luke?” you ask. “I’ve got terrible stomach ache,” he replies. “I think it’s...
27/06/2019 0 CPD
Walgreens Boots Alliance: Staff will be redeployed to nearby branches
Walgreens Boots Alliance is looking to “reduce [its] store count by 8%” in the UK through a “store optimisation programme” that targets around 200...
27/06/2019 17 News
The new Boots branch in Covent Garden, London, opened to the public today
The branch in Covent Garden, London opens to the public today (June 27) and contains express pick-up lanes, prescription collection lockers, extra...
27/06/2019 5 News
The long motorcade had just pulled up. It’s not often you see seven limousines, with accompanying police and helicopter escort, trying to fit in...
27/06/2019 1 Views
The immediate-release tablets can be used by adults to "facilitate sleep onset" and improve "quality of sleep", the manufacturer said. “Prior to...
26/06/2019 2 News
John Nuttall has led the business since 2002
After 17 years in the role, Mr Nuttall will leave Well Pharmacy to spend more time with his family and “transition into future non-executive director...
26/06/2019 10 News
Nat Mitchell vaccinating Labour MP Sue Hayman in September 2018
Community pharmacies in England delivered more than 1.4 million vaccinations for the 2018-19 national flu service, according to NHS Business Services...
26/06/2019 0 Features
The panel spoke on the importance of community-based healthcare in the NHS
Pharmacies provide a “shop front” into communities, which some of the most “vulnerable” communities rely on for access to healthcare services, Andrew...
26/06/2019 6 News
The product can be used by adults to “facilitate sleep onset” and improve “quality of sleep”, the manufacturer said. “Prior to this launch, licensed...
25/06/2019 1 News
The Co-operative Group is trialling the lockers in five of its food stores in north-west England
The Co-operative Group re-entered the pharmacy market last month with an app that allows patients to order prescriptions direct from their GP and...
25/06/2019 15 News
The chain is comprised of 58 18-carat gold panels (credit: Royal Pharmaceutical Society)
Allan Tierney was found guilty of burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Friday (June 7), after he “targeted” and stole the president’s chain of...
25/06/2019 0 News
GSK has extended the audience for its ‘health partner portal’ for healthcare professionals to include pharmacy teams, it said. The website offers...
24/06/2019 0 News
I have come to dread bank holidays. Firstly, as I work as a locum, I don't get to enjoy the feeling of having an exciting, paid holiday as many of...
24/06/2019 8 Views
Ade Williams and Olutayo Arikawe are in the running for NHS Parliamentary Awards
Ms Arikawe, superintendent pharmacist at The Priory Community Pharmacy in Dudley, has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Healthcare category, for...
24/06/2019 1 News
The unbleached bags are made from recycled brown paper with water-based inks
The multiple's single-use plastic retail carrier bags and standard white paper medicine bags will be replaced by unbleached, Forest Stewardship...
24/06/2019 5 News

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