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From this pharmacy CPD module on dementia you will learn about: Who is affected by dementia What changes occur in the brain to lead to the symptoms...
18/07/2018 0 CPD
Sadly, we’ve seen a number of pharmacy doors close recently, in some cases permanently. In others, we’ve seen investors deciding to try and transform...
18/07/2018 0 Views
Salim Jetha: The 17p-per-item price drop for July is a step too far
Salim Jetha made the comments as contractors face an additional 17p-per-item price drop across all category M items for July. Contractors have “...
18/07/2018 0 News
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received 24 complaints from the public and one from the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) in relation to...
18/07/2018 6 News
Following the publication of C+D’s interview with Nitin Sodha earlier this month – in which the NPA chair raised concerns about pharmacies “picking...
17/07/2018 2 News
Bruce Warner: Nobody is suggesting UK will move entirely to an online pharmacy model
People will “continue to want the classic community pharmacy” offering, Sir Chris Wormald told the Public Accounts Committee – the parliamentary...
17/07/2018 1 News
Should you tell your pre-reg they are not cut out for a career in pharmacy?
You have serious concerns about a pre-registration trainee who works in your pharmacy. He is disorganised, and your system of checks has revealed...
17/07/2018 1 Features
Contractor: Pharmacy hasn't hit its lowest point yet
Pharmacy owners in England are currently facing a 17p-per-item price drop across all category M items for July. It comes on top of the ongoing...
16/07/2018 12 News
Over the weekend I read the C+D article about the petition protesting the “unsuitable” June pre-registration exam, which apparently has received more...
16/07/2018 10 Views
DH: Revealing commercially sensitive data could damage our ability to set reimbursement prices
A National Audit Office (NAO) report into last year’s “unexpected increase” in generics prices – published last month (June 8) – referred to...
16/07/2018 10 News
The petition's author claims the exam questions were misleading and ambiguous
The petition – launched on Wednesday (July 11) by a pre-reg trainee who wishes to remain anonymous – claims that pharmacy students are “being set up...
13/07/2018 43 News
“We need to be disruptive if we want to change things.” This was the challenge set at the very beginning of a recent seminar to discuss leadership...
13/07/2018 1 Views
Independent prescriber Crispin Bliss says patients "love the model"
A National Pharmacy Association (NPA) report published last week (July 3) cited the “enormous potential” of a partnership between a GP practice and...
13/07/2018 5 News
From this pharmacy CPD module on lower back pain and sciatica you will learn about: What conditions can cause lower back pain and when patients...
12/07/2018 0 CPD
Raj Radia: Every single independent contractor is feeling the pinch
Last week, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) announced pharmacy owners in England will face an additional 17p-per-item price...
12/07/2018 19 News
DH was among organisations called to face a government committee over generics price increases
Representatives from pharmacy, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) and NHS England were called in front of the Public Accounts Committee –...
12/07/2018 2 News
NHS England has listed 35 conditions where OTC sales should replace prescriptions
Guidance published by NHS England in March advises GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
12/07/2018 0 Features
The number of fitness-to-practise concerns raised has climbed steadily over the last six years
A total of 2,333 concerns were reported to the GPhC between March 2017 and March 2018, an increase of 444 – or 23.5% – compared to the same period in...
11/07/2018 3 News
The MHRA has advised pharmacies to stop supplying the product and quarantine remaining stock
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a recall yesterday (July 10) of all batches of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide...
11/07/2018 0 News
Suffolk LPC: We hope Mr Hancock will have more time to visit a pharmacy in his new role
Suffolk LPC has been in contact with Mr Hancock – who was appointed secretary of state for health and social care on Monday (July 9) –  “on several...
11/07/2018 10 News
PSNC's Simon Dukes
For nearly five years, Simon Dukes was chief executive of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, where he oversaw complex investigations into...
11/07/2018 3 Features
Mr Hunt, the longest-serving secretary of state for health, had a fraught relationship with the sector
Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday (July 9) means that Jeremy Hunt has left the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) after...
10/07/2018 5 Features
Mr Hancock replaced Jeremy Hunt as health secretary last night (Credit: CC BY 3.0)
Mr Hancock – who was appointed secretary of state for health and social care last night (July 9) – has consistently voted to reform the NHS to allow...
10/07/2018 6 News
Mr Hunt: I know some staff haven't found me the easiest health secretary
Mr Hunt is leaving the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) to become foreign secretary, replacing Boris Johnson, who resigned this afternoon in...
09/07/2018 4 News
The Boots branch in Amesbury is one of five areas cordoned off as part of the investigation
The branch on Stonehenge Walk, Amesbury, closed on Friday (July 6) as a “precautionary measure at the request of the police, as part of their...
09/07/2018 5 News
Superdrug: Investing in stores and online has helped us avoid the impact of the funding cuts
Superdrug posted profits of £72.8 million for 2017 – an 8.2% increase on the previous year, the group said in its financial report published last...
09/07/2018 3 News
I was reading the NHS Principles this week and, as you’d expect, they are full of words like ‘respect’, ‘dignity’ and ‘compassion’. There's also “...
09/07/2018 7 Views
“The NPA is not in aggression mode at all, but I will also not let things go”
Nitin Sodha’s appointment as National Pharmacy Association (NPA) chair in April was somewhat overshadowed by board member Mike Hewitson’s resignation...
07/07/2018 35 Features
Dorset contractor Mike Hewitson resigned from the NPA board in April in protest over the appointment of Nitin Sodha – who is managing director of...
06/07/2018 21 News
MHRA said it will continue to undertake an urgent review of the valsartan products affected
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a recall yesterday (July 5) for all batches of valsartan-containing medicines...
06/07/2018 0 News
Lloydspharmacy's parent company says category M clawback will “negatively influence” planning
Mckesson Europe – formerly Celesio AG – announced that its overall earnings before interest and taxes for April 2017 to March 2018 were €126.6...
06/07/2018 13 News
From this pharmacy CPD module on HIV treatments you will learn: The range of treatment strategies and classes of antiretroviral therapy available...
05/07/2018 0 CPD
Sharon, one of your technicians, comes in for her evening shift. She’s normally very cheerful and chatty, but today she is almost silent. “...
05/07/2018 0 CPD
All the C+D Awards winners at last night’s sold-out ceremony
Haroon ‘Harry’ Mahmood (pictured below), relief manager at a Well branch in Darlaston, West Midlands was voted by C+D readers as the winner of the...
05/07/2018 0 News
Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley will meet CPNI's Gerard Greene today
The ‘save your local community pharmacy’ petition – launched by CPNI in May – has been signed by 70,500 patients and customers in person and...
04/07/2018 0 News
O'Briens in Fleetwood Health Centre was one of the first pharmacies to offer the service (credit: © 2018 Google, image capture: March 2017)
Fylde and Wyre clinical commissioning group (CCG) announced last month (June 7) that it would stop its ‘Pharmacy+’ minor ailments service on July 1,...
04/07/2018 16 News
I had my fair share of gripes when I was employed full time in a pharmacy. They are, no doubt, faced by many of you: a lack of staff, demands to...
04/07/2018 3 Views
Dr Bawa-Garba's case prompted backlash from the medical profession (credit: Steven Scott Taylor / Alamy Stock Photo)
The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group made the comments in its contributions submitted to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review of gross...
03/07/2018 4 News
Approximately 85% of the annual turnover comes from dispensing (credit: Local Data Company)
The acquisition of RS McPherson Pharmacy in Broughty Ferry in Dundee by Davidsons Chemists last month (June 1) brought the group’s total number of...
03/07/2018 4 News
The High Court ruled that Dr Bawa-Garba must be struck off to maintain "public confidence"
The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba shook the medical profession, and the outcome of a review of the case has implications for the whole of healthcare,...
03/07/2018 0 Features
YouGov: 97% of over-65s want a pharmacy on their ideal high street
Ninety-one per cent of the 3,273 respondents across England, Scotland and Wales said they would like to see pharmacies on their ideal high street, in...
02/07/2018 10 News
It’s becoming a strange summer, with unremittingly sunny weather and uncharacteristic English sporting success. But of course some things never...
02/07/2018 5 Views
PSNC: New item prices reflect reduction in manufacturers’ sales prices
The “approximate” 17p-per-item reduction across all category M items from July reflects a reduction in manufacturers’ sales prices from January to...
02/07/2018 38 News
This announcement is the fourth for the month, following 13 prices on June 15, 14 announced on June 20 and another 14 announced two days later....
02/07/2018 0 News
Nadia Bukhari
Achieving “gender equality” at the RPS by 2020 will be “a key strategic goal”, according to a draft charter – which the organisation will consult on...
29/06/2018 5 News
CPNI: Swift resolution needed to address £20m funding gap
Ms May said she recognises “the value of community pharmacies”, when asked by Ian Paisley – Democratic Unionist Party MP for North Antrim – in...
29/06/2018 3 News
Amazon announced its acquisition of PillPack yesterday
The delivery giant announced yesterday (June 28) that it had agreed to acquire PillPack, a US online pharmacy business licensed to deliver pre-sorted...
29/06/2018 20 News
C+D AOP awards 2018
The team received the trophy at the Association for Online Publishing (AOP) Digital Publishing Awards in London last night (June 27). Explaining...
28/06/2018 4 News
The drop follows a 2.8% fall in retail sales from December 2017 to February 2018
The multiple’s parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance saw a 1.7% drop in pharmacy sales in its retail pharmacy international division – which...
28/06/2018 33 News
Steve Brine: We know opioid addiction is a huge problem in countries like the United States
In January, Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive medicines” has risen by 3% over the...
28/06/2018 0 Features
From this pharmacy CPD module on managing patient stress you will learn about: the definition of stress and associated disorders some of the signs...
27/06/2018 0 CPD
In April, with the subject of equal pay and gender equality high on the national agenda, C+D exclusively revealed that there is an equal pay gap – in...
27/06/2018 9 Features
Simon Dukes: A good relationship with government is essential
Simon Dukes – who joined the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) as chief executive last month – told C+D the organisation is “ready...
27/06/2018 12 News
Theresa May has pledged £20.5 billion to NHS England over five years
Prime Minister Theresa May announced last week (June 18) that the budget for NHS England will increase by £20.5bn over the next five years. However...
27/06/2018 2 News
Lloydspharmacy: We're very sorry for the delay
Approximately 3,200 staff received their payment “towards the end of the day” yesterday (June 25) instead of “in the early hours of the morning”, as...
26/06/2018 3 News
The GPhC is concerned that it can be too easy to obtain certain medicines online
In proposed updates to its guidance for distance-selling pharmacies, published today (June 26), the regulator listed four medicines categories (see...
26/06/2018 2 News
Part one of the GPhC pre-reg assessment is made up of 40 calculation questions
Your pre-reg has their GPhC registration exam this week, so you decide to give them two calculation questions to complete. After checking their...
26/06/2018 1 Features
One of the former Lloydspharmacies on Aylestone Road in Leicester (credit: Local Data Company)
C+D reported in January that the independent group had bought three Lloydspharmacies in Dudley – part of the 190 “commercially unviable” branches...
25/06/2018 10 News
Oliver Jones
The organisation is “in the process of going to our members and trying to gauge what they feel” about supervising POM supply, the association’s...
25/06/2018 0 News

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