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In its latest medication safety officer's report, the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) referred to “a number of errors” by pre-registration...
22/11/2017 0 Views
Kevin Barron: I am not passing the buck. That is the reality of the situation
Pharmacists and their representatives need to develop a “single voice”, as greater recognition for the sector will not come from “the centre”, APPG...
21/11/2017 3 News
The 2017 autumn budget is less than a day away and the rumour mills are churning with speculation of what chancellor Philip Hammond will include in...
21/11/2017 3 Views
Warburton's, Fleetwood; one of O'Brien's six branches. Credit: © 2017 Google, image capture: July 2016
Fylde and Wyre CCG announced on October 31 that it will stop pharmacies from ordering repeat prescriptions for most patients, in a bid to save an...
21/11/2017 32 News
This morning I received a text from a company delivering my new sunglasses. I was able to select a day and time when it suited me to receive the...
20/11/2017 14 Views
Lloydspharmacy: Independents may choose to follow our lead
The multiple is also “planning a pilot for charging all customers” for deliveries, it added. Update: Costs confirmed The delivery charges for new...
20/11/2017 26 News
The lowest Lloydspharmacy bonus reported to the PDA is £1,000
The PDA has apparently received 33 reports of bonuses from its Lloydspharmacy members, following the announcement last month that 190 of the multiple...
17/11/2017 6 News
During a debate in the House of Lords last month, the health minister, Lord O’Shaughnessy, stated that community pharmacy must “play its part” in...
17/11/2017 16 Views
The service – which went live yesterday (November 16) – is available to men aged 18 years and above and “covers most aspects of men’s sexual health...
17/11/2017 9 News
Keith Ridge made the comments at an NHS England Pharmacy Integration event in London
The Department of Health (DH) set aside a £300m Pharmacy Integration Fund in May 2016, to be invested over five years, with £42m eventually allocated...
16/11/2017 21 News
I sit at the panel of a pharmacy control room. Although 450 miles away, I watch on the external camera as two patients approach the pharmacy, causing...
16/11/2017 2 Views
Boots: We respect our colleagues' rights to be represented by union of their choice
Six Boots pharmacists launched a legal challenge in July to formally "derecognise" Boots' own union, the Boots Pharmacists’ Association (BPA). The...
15/11/2017 6 News
Jay Badenhorst: Drug prices are changing on an hourly basis
Jay Badenhorst – who is also managing director of the 35-branch Whitworth Chemists – told C+D on Monday (November 13) he had identified 221 items...
15/11/2017 48 News
The Home Office is consulting on three options to reclassify pregabalin and gabapentin
The 10-week Home Office consultation – which launched on Monday (November 13) – proposes three options for the reclassification of the two drugs....
15/11/2017 13 News
Common ear problems otitis media externa and ear wax
From this pharmacy CPD module on common ear problems you will learn about: The causes and risk factors in the development of otitis externa, otitis...
15/11/2017 0 CPD
Tees LPC chief officer Sandie Hall collects the C+D Training and Development Award
In 2015, the community pharmacists at Tees local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) faced a major problem: the local authority's public health team had...
15/11/2017 3 Features
C+D has asked for a time frame now that the order has been placed before parliament
The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018 includes new defences relating to preparation and dispensing of...
14/11/2017 5 News
concessionary prices november
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £9.25 Amlodipine 5mg tablets (28) £3.75 Anastrozole 1mg tablets (28) £11.99...
14/11/2017 4 News
C+D has reported on minor ailments schemes being decommissioned across England
Peter Burrows, pharmacist and director of 11-strong chain M & B Healthcare, told C+D last week (November 10) a digital alternative to existing...
14/11/2017 6 News
Pharmacy owner Stuart Gale and pharmacy manager Noha El Gamel outside Marston Pharmacy
Marston Pharmacy – part of the Frosts Pharmacy Group – has expanded its Old Marston Road premises to make room for a GP surgery that would have been...
13/11/2017 4 News
Manchester's Crofts Bank Road branch is closing. Credit: © 2017 Google, image capture: June 2016
Lloydspharmacy is “in the process of closing” one branch each in Grimsby, Manchester and Sandhurst, it confirmed to C+D last Friday (November 10)....
13/11/2017 8 News
You may well wonder how casino gambling is possibly related to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or professional discipline proceedings....
13/11/2017 0 Views
James Kingsland GP NAPC CCG minor ailments
Responding to reports of individual CCGs stopping the routine prescribing of certain treatments, such as over-the-counter medicines and gluten-free...
10/11/2017 9 News
Health boards across Scotland will provide the antibiotics service in time for winter
The Pharmacy First initiative – which is based on a pilot that ran in NHS Forth Valley last year – enables community pharmacists to treat "...
10/11/2017 12 News
Community pharmacy faces a real and urgent need to transform or be eliminated from the NHS equation. The NHS is undergoing an unprecedented...
09/11/2017 63 Views
Caerphilly pharmacist Elin Hooper collects the C+D Award on behalf of Mayberry Pharmacy
In the digital age, it’s no longer enough for community pharmacies to just put up a few posters or point-of-sale leaflets and expect the general...
09/11/2017 0 Features
lloyds lloydspharmacy closing selling affected branches
Lloydspharmacy is in “the process of closing” three branches in south and west London, it confirmed exclusively to C+D yesterday (November 8). It is...
09/11/2017 1 News
The eleventh annual awards will take place at the Intercontinental hotel on Park Lane, London
Following two years at the five-star Celtic Manor resort in Wales, the eleventh annual awards will take place at the glamorous Intercontinental hotel...
09/11/2017 0 News
how to use eye drops
From this CPD module on helping patients with their dry and watering eyes you will learn about: The symptoms and causes of dry and watering eyes...
08/11/2017 0 CPD
Jeremy Meader had been sales director at Phoenix for three years
Mr Meader will take up the position of director on February 1, as Mr D’Arcy retires from the position after a decade with the buying group, it...
08/11/2017 0 News
Lloydsphamacy on Malabar Road, Leicester. Credit: © 2017 Google, image capture: October 2016
Lloydspharmacy parent company Celesio UK told C+D yesterday (November 7) that it is “engaged in an active process” to “try and find an alternative...
08/11/2017 19 News
You suspect that something has happened in your dispensary assistant’s personal life. You know her to be quite a private person, but recently she has...
08/11/2017 2 Features
Rajiv Shah: Only use wholesalers who are transparent
Contractors have reported that other wholesalers are “stockpiling” medicines to drive up the price, as shortages mean stocks are “nowhere near enough...
07/11/2017 9 News
Sometimes you need a little distance from the everyday hustle and grind, to gain a new perspective on a situation. The recent Avicenna conference –...
07/11/2017 2 Views
Pupinder Ghatora: I never thought I’d sell my community pharmacy in a million years
Pupinder Ghatora – the owner of Woodlands Pharmacy in Oxford for 12 years – told C+D last week (November 3) that he made the decision to sell his...
07/11/2017 60 News
Sue Sharpe: Key expenditures included High Court case and PricewaterhouseCoopers report
After an “extraordinary year of spend and loss” the negotiator’s budget was left in the red by £597,483, Sue Sharpe told contractors at the local...
06/11/2017 6 News
Leyla Hannbeck: Controlled drugs continue to be one area pharmacists "still a bit unsure of"
Antidepressant escitalopram and proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole were the third most commonly confused medicines dispensed in pharmacies in the...
06/11/2017 4 News
Everyone makes mistakes. But when errors are made by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals, the consequences of a moment’s distraction can...
06/11/2017 0 Views
Mentoring
Mentoring can be offered as an opportunity after career junctions ­– for example, during a pre-registration year, after joining the register, or...
03/11/2017 8 Features
superdrug pre-reg registration exam pass rate gphc
A spokesperson told C+D yesterday (November 2) that the company had achieved the best results of the larger community pharmacy training providers...
03/11/2017 0 News
Sue Sharpe: 15p advance payment rise alleviated worst of the cash flow dip for some
Market volatility went “completely berserk” over the summer, with price rises, drug shortages, and the number of concessionary prices hitting an “all...
03/11/2017 15 News
Cormac Tobin had been with the Celesio group for more than 10 years
His departure comes just one week after Mr Tobin – who had been with the Celesio group for more than 10 years – told Lloyds employees that 190 “...
02/11/2017 26 News
Jay Patel: Relocating community pharmacists is a draconian measure
Jay Patel argued that “leveraging” the technology that already exists in community pharmacy, and giving pharmacists more say in the design of new...
02/11/2017 28 News
aspirin reye's syndrome
From this CPD module on Reye’s syndrome you will learn about: The theories of what causes this syndrome The symptoms and complications, and how it...
02/11/2017 0 CPD
There is nothing like the feeling of seeing a drug arrive in the delivery that you don’t remember checking, but you do remember checking a very...
02/11/2017 9 Views
BGMA is working with the DH to tackle "shocks and unexpected pressures" in the generics market
The negotiator announced last week (October 23) that pharmacy minister Steve Brine had agreed to an “unprecedented” 15p-per-item increase in advance...
01/11/2017 2 News
In her open letter – which has been posted and emailed to the BMA today (November 1) – Ms Collins argues that both professions should work together...
01/11/2017 6 News
For the last few years, around the same time, I’ve received a WhatsApp message from my mum – who is also a registered carer – letting me know she’s...
31/10/2017 1 Views
Pharmacy minister Steve Brine attended the all-party pharmacy group (APPG) meeting last night
Minister Steve Brine was asked by Labour MP Paula Sherriff yesterday (October 30) what the government is doing to “specifically buck the trend” of...
31/10/2017 25 News
Keith Ridge: Having chats about the Murray review was an important contribution
The review, commissioned by England’s chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge and led by the King’s Fund director of policy Richard Murray, was...
31/10/2017 5 News
Kevin Barron MP had hoped minister Steve Brine would look into the Lloydspharmacy closures
Lloydspharmacy parent company Celesio UK announced last week (October 26) it will cease trading in 190 “commercially unviable” branches across...
31/10/2017 8 News
HR dilemma
Your pharmacy has just been through a tough time financially. While you now have it under control and cashflow for the future is looking OK, this...
31/10/2017 3 Features
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Diamorphine 30mg powder for solution for injection ampoules £16.52 Levetiracetam 1g tablets (60) £69.85...
30/10/2017 0 News
Kevan Jones MP "raised concerns" about Boots after a pharmacist's suicide [Credit: Parliamentlive.tv]
Alison Stamps – a Boots pharmacist working in County Durham – tragically took her own life in May 2015 by overdosing on tricyclic antidepressant...
30/10/2017 17 News
Well is taking different approach to funding pressures, chief executive has said
Lloydspharmacy parent company Celesio UK announced last week (October 26) it will cease trading in 190 “commercially unviable” branches across...
30/10/2017 2 News
The chewable, mint flavoured tablets give "fast and effective relief" from "three of the most common digestive health ailments", the manufacturer...
30/10/2017 0 News
This week I read the news about Lloydspharmacy ceasing to trade in 190 locations across England with the same shock as everyone else. And that...
30/10/2017 6 Views
Lloydspharmacy parent company Celesio UK announced yesterday (October 26) it will cease trading in 190 “commercially unviable” branches across...
27/10/2017 11 News
september pre-reg exam results pass rate gphc
Almost six in 10 (58%) students who sat the assessment passed, compared with four in 10 (41%) students who passed in the September 2016 exam. A...
27/10/2017 0 News

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