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Pharmacists should provide advice about avoiding contact with open flames or other sources of ignition, such as lit cigarettes
Helen Glover is at the counter, holding a bottle of Hedrin and talking to your dispensing assistant Anna. “I wish schools still had nit nurses,” you...
19/04/2018 0 CPD
Under FMD, every pharmacy will need to acquire at least one barcode scanner
There is less than a year to go before the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is implemented into UK law. FMD will start in all EU member states...
19/04/2018 0 Features
MHRA has stressed there is no evidence of defective medicines
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) first issued a partial suspension of the manufacturer’s licence in August 2017, after...
18/04/2018 3 News
Rekha Shah: Second phase will involve testing users' blood
The pilot ran across eight pharmacies from November 2017 to February 2018 in the boroughs of Westminster; Kensington and Chelsea; Hammersmith and...
18/04/2018 0 News
Benacort hay fever nasal spray
Launched in February, Benacort spray “helps to prevent hayfever symptoms before they start”, offering “24-hour continuous relief” from nasal...
18/04/2018 0 News
Prescription direction by distance-selling pharmacies wasn’t the only thing reviewed last month by the Department of Health and Social Care (DH). Its...
18/04/2018 10 Views
Viagra Connect became available from all pharmacies and wholesalers yesterday
In November, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that 50mg film-coated sildenafil tablets would be reclassified ...
17/04/2018 1 News
Well's iPhone app is currently being trialed by a "small group of participants" across England
The iPhone app was rolled out to “a small group of participants” in England – recruited via a blog post on the multiple’s website – earlier this...
17/04/2018 6 News
I hope C+D’s recent analysis of the difference in pay between male and female pharmacists – which found that the average male pharmacist's pay is...
17/04/2018 0 Views
Pharmacists will sit in clinical support hubs "strategically placed across Wales"
The NHS 111 service is currently available in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Carmarthenshire areas, after the service was launched as a pilot in 2016...
16/04/2018 0 News
The UK-wide defence from criminal prosecution for pharmacy professionals who make an inadvertent dispensing error became law today (April 16), after...
16/04/2018 2 News
The law creates two new defences of criminal breaches of two sections of the Medicines Act 1968
It took more than a decade for the new legal defence against criminal prosecution for an inadvertent dispensing error to be laid before parliament in...
16/04/2018 5 Features
Seb Miles
Seb Miles joined the company on March 7 from Shawbrook Bank, where he held the role of head of pharmacy and healthcare for just under three years....
16/04/2018 0 News
2017 C+D Awards winners
A 28-strong independent panel of judges whittled down 156 entries into a list of 97 finalists across 13 categories. C+D’s brand-new category, the...
13/04/2018 0 News
The former Lloydspharmacy on Charlotte Street, Macclesfield, is now trading as a Cohens
Ben Oliver confirmed to C+D that his branch on Charlotte Street, Macclesfield, ceased trading as a Lloydspharmacy on January 31 and reopened the next...
13/04/2018 0 News
Some distance-sellers receive majority of their prescriptions from a single general practice
Evidence submitted for the statutory review into the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 “demonstrated sudden...
12/04/2018 14 News
Opioid misuse
From this pharmacy CPD module on drug misuse and dependence you will learn about: The level of drug misuse in the UK Pharmacological management of...
12/04/2018 2 CPD
Hughes Pharmacy offers private blood tests for allergies and intolerances (credit: Kenneth Allen)
We are the only locally owned pharmacy in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. My family has owned the pharmacy for 61 years, and all the team are local...
12/04/2018 1 Features
The C+D Award-winning project – Capture AF – originally involved 10 community pharmacies in Hillingdon, London and the Royal Brompton and Harefield...
12/04/2018 0 News
Zameed Ghumra was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court (Credit: Alan Murray-Rust under CC BY-SA 2.0)
Zameer Abdul Majid Ghumra, registration number 2057494, was sentenced to six years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court in October last year for “...
11/04/2018 4 News
“Asking a patient or representative to confirm the address verbally when handing out dispensed prescription items can be deemed a breach of the...
11/04/2018 3 Views
Diazepam pack
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced in January that it had identified “an extensive network of criminality”...
11/04/2018 1 News
Hutchings Accountants are a leading name in the pharmacy sector for accountancy services, and also due to our affiliated pharmacy brokerage company...
10/04/2018 0 Company
Under GPDR, pharmacy owners will become data "controllers"
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across the European Union (EU) on May 25. The EU says the aim of the regulation is...
10/04/2018 0 Features
NHS Digital is also working to allow information sharing with GP practices
By summer, the “SCR 1-Click” update will provide pharmacies in England with access to the SCR “via the existing pharmacy system, avoiding the need to...
10/04/2018 4 News
More than 5,000 referrals were made to pharmacies in pilot's first four months
The Community Pharmacy Referral Service involves NHS 111 using PharmOutcomes or NHSmail to refer patients with “a range of low acuity conditions” to...
10/04/2018 0 News
The PDA and Lloydspharmacy met last month to discuss "topics of mutual interest"
The PDA said it has received “a number” of reports from members working part-time at the multiple who have been approached to “terminate their...
09/04/2018 12 News
More women work in community pharmacy, and recent research has found that of the 55,209 pharmacists registered with the General Pharmaceutical...
09/04/2018 0 Views
Pharmacist Veronica Sanna and the red bags in Headingly Pharmacy, Leeds
Pharmacies in six areas across the borough of Leeds are handing patients prescriptions in the red paper bags throughout April, campaign group...
09/04/2018 2 News
Male branch managers and employee pharmacists earn more than women doing the same job
For the third time in a row, the results of the C+D Salary Survey show that female pharmacy managers and employee pharmacists are paid less than...
06/04/2018 8 Features
The average male manager and employee pharmacist salary is 5% higher than femal equivalents
The responses to the survey – which ran throughout October 2017 – found the average salary of 243 male branch managers, and “second or non-manager...
06/04/2018 13 News
An email dropped into my inbox – an invitation to ‘boundaries training’. “Ooh,” I thought, “I wonder if that’s anything to do with the merger of our...
06/04/2018 6 Views
A ‘reflective account’ should describe how you met one of the GPhC’s standards
As of March 30, revalidation replaced prior forms of recording a pharmacy professional's continuing professional development (CPD) as the way in...
05/04/2018 3 Features
EHC morning-after pill
One of the pharmacists at your pharmacy is very religious and prefers not to supply emergency hormonal contraception (EHC). Previously, he has...
05/04/2018 23 Features
Companies with over 250 staff were required by law to publish gender pay gap reports by April 4
The 4,818-strong workforce at Rowlands is 80% female, the multiple said in its gender pay gap report published on Tuesday (April 3). Its mean pay...
05/04/2018 1 News
Mr Saeed-Khan's pharmacy in Harehills, Leeds (Credit: Local Data Company)
Mohammed Saeed-Khan, owner of Khan Pharmacy in the city’s Harehills area, was the subject of BBC programme The Sheriffs are Coming, broadcast on...
05/04/2018 5 News
The mean pay gap – based on the average hourly salary of staff – was 31% as of April 2017, Lloydspharmacy revealed in its gender pay gap report...
04/04/2018 13 News
PDA chairman Mark Koziol wrote to the pharmacy minister about the new defence
The “appointed day for the coming into force” of the long-awaited legal defence (read more below) is April 16, according to the government’s...
04/04/2018 2 News
Manufacturer: UK Fluad packaging will look very similar to US version (pictured)
NHS England and Public Health England wrote to pharmacists and GPs in February to tell them that the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) is “now the...
04/04/2018 5 News
NHS England: We refined our approach to focus on type of condition rather than products
The conditions identified – which include haemorrhoids, headlice, cystitis, and "aches and pains" (see full list below) – are considered “self-...
03/04/2018 15 News
Pharmacy care plans could reduce healthcare costs by up to 21%, the largest multiples claim
The Community Pharmacy Future (CPF) group – which consists of Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Rowlands and Well – said the care plan service they piloted “...
03/04/2018 5 News
Last week, there was some mixed news for community pharmacy in England. The announcement by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)...
03/04/2018 0 Views
Oilatum image
The image of a “protective” father “draws parallels with Oilatum, which protects a child’s eczema-prone skin from day one”, GSK claimed. The picture...
29/03/2018 0 News
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules (28) £5.86 Eplerenone 25mg tablets (28) £13.22 Eplerenone 50mg...
29/03/2018 0 News
A few weeks ago I read a C+D article in which England’s chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge showed uncharacteristic perception by acknowledging...
29/03/2018 3 Views
A Boots pharmacy
Pharmacy sales for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s retail pharmacy international division – which includes Boots – rose 0.6% between December 2017 and...
29/03/2018 11 News
RPS faculty chair Peter Kopelman
The society submitted recommendations for the foundation programme to the UK's four chief pharmaceutical officers at the end of January, RPS faculty...
29/03/2018 6 News
Cataracts
From this pharmacy CPD module on cataracts you will learn: About the different types of cataracts and their symptoms The risk factors for cataracts...
28/03/2018 0 CPD
Sensodyne toothpaste
Sensodyne Extra Fresh Rapid Relief – which launched at the “end of February” – will leave patients’ mouths “feeling clean and fresh” with its “...
28/03/2018 0 News
The debate around pharmacy supervision laws has been rumbling on for years. The rationale for change often cited is to allow a better skill mix and...
28/03/2018 13 Views
Ian Strachan: Some NPA members may struggle to meet the March 29 wholesaler payment date
While contractors in England are normally paid by the NHS on the first of the month, the Easter bank holiday means they will not be paid until April...
28/03/2018 8 News
Picking an item from the shelf
Anna, one of your staff, is undergoing her dispensing assistant training. So far, all has been going well, and you have been impressed with her...
28/03/2018 0 CPD
Steve Brine (centre) with Sigma Pharmaceutical's director Bharat Shah
Speaking to C+D at the opening of wholesaler Sigma Pharmaceutical’s new automated warehouse in Watford, Steve Brine said community pharmacies “have...
28/03/2018 16 News
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Aripiprazole 5mg tablets (28) £3.11 Aripiprazole 10mg tablets (28) £3.00 Aripiprazole 15mg tablets (28...
27/03/2018 0 News
PSNC: Government still not in a position to begin 2018-19 funding negotiations
There will be “no changes” to the single activity fee [of £1.29], establishment payments or the Pharmacy Access Scheme “for now”, the Pharmaceutical...
27/03/2018 2 News
A four-tablet pack of Viagra Connect will retail for £19.99
In November, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that 50mg film-coated sildenafil tablets would be reclassified ...
27/03/2018 9 News
PSNC: Contractors will get an estimated £7.71 for every Quality Payment Scheme "point" achieved
The points-based Quality Payments Scheme was introduced alongside the pharmacy funding cuts in England in December 2016, and offered pharmacies a...
26/03/2018 12 News
The investment was secured from healthcare-focused private equity firm G Square, the online pharmacy business announced today (March 26). The...
26/03/2018 10 News
This year, International Women's Day marked the centenary of women getting the right to vote in the UK, and saw an escalation of the #MeToo campaign...
26/03/2018 4 Views
Well CEO: A disproportionate number of women employed in store colleague roles
The mean pay gap – based on the average hourly salary of its staff – was 19.7% as of April 5, 2017, Well said in its gender pay report published...
23/03/2018 10 News

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