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A member of the RPS English board has shared C+D’s data on pharmacist stress with doctors and physicians at a medical conference.
Pharmacy owners now have two weeks to update their standard operating procedures (SOPs), after which 70% of MURs must involve high-risk or hospital discharge patients.
Boots' plans to close up to 200 branches while transforming its other pharmacies could lead some patients to migrate to independents, predicts The Contractor
A community pharmacist, contractor and pharmacy body explain the reality of workplace pressures in the sector
The University of Central Lancashire and the University of Wolverhampton recorded pass rates below 50% in the June pre-reg exam, according to the GPhC.
In a heartfelt article, community pharmacist Harpreet Chana explains the toll depression and insomnia took on her personal and professional life – and why she now helps others
Students witnessing the increasing workplace pressures in community pharmacies are being “put off” joining the sector, the BPSA has told C+D.
Respondents to a GPhC consultation have broadly welcomed the proposal to combine the pharmacy degree and pre-registration training.
In the first of a new series, C+D gives you the key takeaway points from the latest Nice guidance
Struggling with what to talk about in your first peer review discussion? Hear an example from two community pharmacists
Pharmacists could have a wider role in the health service if they were not "bearing the brunt" of NHS pressures, MPs have told C+D.
A Conservative MP – who was recently appointed to the DH – has explained to the pharmacy minister that the sector needs to be better resourced, he has told C+D.
An anonymous contractor is inspired by C+D’s parliamentary event on pharmacy pressures to describe how tough life has become for her family business
The chief executive of Well Pharmacy’s parent company Bestway Group has been appointed to the House of Lords.
Teva UK has launched a website to support patients with chronic conditions as part of a visual identity change that includes a new logo.
C+D and Pharmacist Support gathered MPs, sector leaders and pharmacists at a parliamentary event to raise awareness of the growing pressures on pharmacy teams.
The charity Pharmacist Support is “bracing itself” for an increase in its workload, as 61% of pharmacists responding to its survey call for help with stress at work.
Read editor James Waldron’s full speech from C+D and Pharmacist Support’s parliamentary event yesterday to raise awareness of growing pressures on pharmacy teams
It is “crucial” that every contractor responds to the government’s drug reimbursement consultation to ensure the survival of community pharmacy, a wholesaler has stressed.
Boots has confirmed four branches in Belfast, Brighton, Coventry and Yorkshire will shut before November, following June's announcement it will close around 200 in total.
Moving the preparation of medicine trays from branches to a central, automated system “has been a challenge”, Rowlands managing director has told C+D.
Boots will trial an NHS service in one of its pharmacies that allows patients to have GP consultations via video, before launching a private version in another branch.
Rowlands’ newly appointed managing director Mark Bather talks branch sales, automation and transforming the UK's fourth largest pharmacy chain
Pharmacies could be paid up to £220 a day to prescribe treatments for minor illnesses, including UTIs and impetigo, as part of an initiative in North Wales.
A Muslim parent is concerned that her child will be receiving a vaccine containing pork gelatine. What advice can you give?
High-dose statins could be reclassified to enable pharmacies to supply them without a prescription, NHS England has announced.
Community pharmacies should return to their chemistry roots by dispensing safe chemicals to encourage young people to carry out experiments, says Malcolm Brown
The government should recognise the essential role pharmacies play in communities by repaying their business rates, says the National Pharmacy Association's Raj Patel
Pharmacy owners will have to make some “difficult decisions” to adapt to the five-year funding deal, including the possibility of closing or merging branches, PSNC has warned.
A local pharmaceutical committee (LPC) has created a tool for pharmacy owners to navigate the “obscure” finances outlined in the five-year funding contract.
Community pharmacists can join a healthcare nerd tribe on social media to promote the profession, but they must remain ethical, says Laura Dowling aka the Fabulous Pharmacist
Rowlands’ parent company has opened a new hub-and-spoke dispensing facility, which it hopes will be able to assemble 16 million of the multiple's repeat prescriptions a year.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has introduced the first adult pharmacy (P) medicine decongestant nasal spray to its Otrivine range.
A pharmacy service to identify undiagnosed CVD is “still in the planning stages”, PSNC has explained following national media coverage of NHS England's plans.
Pharmacies across England will receive £14 for each consultation resulting from a referral from NHS 111 under a new advanced service launching at the end of October.
C+D's editor gives his initial take on the rollout of the latest advanced service for England's community pharmacies to deliver
As shortages of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products continue, C+D spoke to pharmacists from each UK country to understand the toll they are taking
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union has seen an increase in Boots employees signing up since it won the right to represent the multiple’s pharmacists.
Pharmacists need mentoring and clinical experience to reach the necessary level of competence to provide services, says prescribing pharmacist Faheem Ahmed
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has written to the chancellor suggesting that emergency Brexit funding could be used to commission a pharmacist-led medicines service.
Not only does Well have no “strategic programme” for shutting its own pharmacies, but it hopes to “mop up the extra volume of work” from any other closures across the sector.
With more pharmacies considering reducing their services to survive, legal expert David Reissner sets out the issues to consider
The plan to revamp NHS health checks is an opportunity for pharmacy, but it will be a "waste of money" if the checks do not lead to behaviour change, an LPC secretary has said.
Two pharmacists receiving digital referrals from GPs as part of NHS England’s DMIRS pilot have identified issues that need “tinkering with”.
PharmaDoctor has launched a “suite of free clinical service packages” for every UK pharmacist.
GPs must trust their receptionists to send patients to pharmacies otherwise the new referral service will fail, says Xrayser
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following seven items for August 2019 prescriptions.
One pre-registration tutor was “caught off guard” by the low pass rate for June’s exam, while another was “surprised” by the result.
Epilepsy patients are stockpiling medicines as social media amplifies fear of further shortages, a charity has told C+D.
The 200 Boots branch closures may be the start of more pharmacies shutting as the sector crumbles due to insufficient funding, warns pharmacist Laura Buckley
There will “definitely” be more closures across the sector, Lloydspharmacy’s CEO has told C+D, but he could not confirm if this would include more of the multiple’s branches.
The new five-year funding contract brings a welcome shift towards services, but its lack of investment in the sector will not ease staffing problems, says Nahim Khan
The morale of independent pharmacy teams has dropped and pessimism is increasing in the face of ongoing financial pressures, analysis of an NPA survey has revealed
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 20 items for August 2019 prescriptions.
The RPS has joined 16 other health organisations in writing to the Prime Minister warning of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit and calling for provision for the flu season.