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A British man was reportedly arrested by Kurdish militia on the Syrian border with Iraq last month
The video was posted on Twitter by the International Volunteers Report (IVR) – which describes itself as “an organisation founded to provide a...
24/09/2018 2 News
The CCA has called for “clarity and certainty” on the FMD as soon as possible
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will require every pharmacy in the UK to scan barcodes and check tamper-proof devices from February 9, 2019...
24/09/2018 0 News
More than 100 people attended C+D's careers event in London earlier this month
Pharmacists at all stages of their professional journey are invited to hear from an array of speakers from across the spectrum of pharmacy sectors at...
24/09/2018 0 News
Threadworm eggs can lodge under the fingernails and be transferred back to the mouth
From this pharmacy CPD module on threadworm you will learn about: What threadworm infection is and who is most likely to be infected The life cycle...
21/09/2018 0 CPD
Well has provided employees with additional training and support this flu season
The multiple has been in contact with “around four” surgeries to “discuss options to help them based on their specific needs, which includes...
21/09/2018 5 News
Khalid Ahmed (left), pictured with musician H-Dhami, uses the same skills in pharmacy and music
By day, Khalid Ahmed is in the dispensary. At night, he is in the DJ booth. He tells C+D that his unusual dual career – of pharmacist, DJ and music...
21/09/2018 2 Features
Tim Davies: The new Co-op healthcare platform could include a click-and-collect service
The Co-operative Group announced last week (September 14) its acquisition of healthcare technology start-up Dimec, a service that allows patients and...
21/09/2018 10 News
Lloydspharmacy suspended its NHS flu service for a day this week
On February 5, NHS England and Public Health England outlined in a letter to GPs and community pharmacies new guidance for the upcoming flu season....
20/09/2018 6 Features
Lloydspharmacy
The multiple suspended its flu service yesterday (September 19) across all its branches in England and Wales “until further notice”, after it...
20/09/2018 7 News
Lloyds teams have been told to direct patients requiring an NHS flu jab to alternative providers
Pharmacists at the multiple – the UK's second largest – will only be able to deliver flu vaccinations under private patient group directions (PGD),...
19/09/2018 25 News
GPhC: The analysis of the data on fitness-to-practise concerns is challenging
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) handled 681 concerns between April and June 2018, 14 more than in the three months to March 2018, and a 47...
19/09/2018 37 News
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Amisulpride 100mg tablets (60) £9.95 Amisulpride 50mg tablets (60) £5.29 Mometasone 0.1% cream (30) £2....
19/09/2018 0 News
Sheila Ryder: There is a skill in identifying what is at the root of a patient’s adherence issue
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart speaks to Sheila Ryder, associate professor in pharmacy practice at Trinity College Dublin, and discusses how...
18/09/2018 0 CPD
The Healthera app will remind patients exactly when to take their medication
NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG has partnered with digital health company Healthera, to provide mobile-based repeat prescription ordering and...
18/09/2018 12 News
All five organisations said they would consult with members and respond to the GPhC on staffing
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) wrote to five pharmacy organisations across the sector after evidence collected “over recent months”...
18/09/2018 10 News
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart (left), with the speakers at the London careers event
RPS president: “Anyone can do my job” Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) president Ash Soni told the room that “any one of you could do what I do...
17/09/2018 1 Features
NHS BSA: An online prescription returns process won't make payments faster but will prevent delays
The resubmissions, or “refer back process”, whereby prescription applications are sent back to pharmacies for more information before payment is...
17/09/2018 3 News
The lowest pass rate for first-time pre-registration candidates was 61% in 2017
The university had a pass rate of 57% – and was the only university where less than 60% of students sitting the exam for the first time passed,...
17/09/2018 8 News
RPS: Exceptions to the responsible pharmacist supervision rule should happen “only in emergencies”
In its response to a government consultation on the “roles and responsibilities of pharmacy owners, superintendents and responsible pharmacists” –...
14/09/2018 19 News
A broker firm says the average pharmacy now sells for £933,000
The current unprecedented financial challenges have forced some pharmacy owners to accelerate their plans to sell up and cash out. But, perhaps...
14/09/2018 8 Features
Join C+D at its next free careers event in Bradford on September 27
The C+D event – in association with Boots – brought pharmacists at all stages of their career together, to hear from leading figures across the...
13/09/2018 1 News
Professor Claire Anderson: The sector should find new ways of accrediting placements
Professor Claire Anderson, head of pharmacy practice and policy at the University of Nottingham, told C+D she is both “sad” and “disappointed”...
13/09/2018 4 News
NPA: The costs of regulatory burdens should be a matter for the government
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – created to prevent counterfeit medicines from entering the supply chain – will require every pharmacy in...
13/09/2018 15 News
Nice says honey and certain over-the-counter remedies "have some benefit for the relief of cough"
Coughs and colds are one of the most common reasons patients seek advice from community pharmacy – and even more so at this time of year. Therefore...
13/09/2018 3 Features
GPhC: Two of the disclosures ended with guidance given to the employer
The GPhC received the six reports between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 (see definition of whistleblowing below). Three of the cases were...
12/09/2018 8 News
Graham Phillips: Pharmacies can offer men advice, counselling and medicines use reviews
The action pharmacists take after enquiries from men interested in purchasing Viagra Connect can not only improve men’s health but also change the...
12/09/2018 0 News
Cervical cancer is the uncontrolled development of abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix
From this pharmacy CPD module on cervical cancer and HPV you will learn about: The risk factors associated with cervical cancer The symptoms and...
11/09/2018 0 CPD
Sarah Watkins has been waiting for her contraceptive prescription to be dispensed. As you hand it over, she says: “Did you see on the news that they...
11/09/2018 0 CPD
Noel Wicks is director of the 22-branch Right Medicine Pharmacy chain
Noel Wicks is the second member to step down from the board this year, following the resignation of south England representative Mike Hewitson in...
11/09/2018 3 News
C+D’s own survey from 2017 revealed an average technician's salary of £21,875
Of the 37 fitness-to-practise hearings of pharmacy technicians held by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) between 2012 and 2016, the PDA...
11/09/2018 11 News
This time of year allows me some time to reflect. While considering the ongoing cuts to pharmacy funding in England, and how it will affect me in my...
11/09/2018 3 Views
Marc Donovan: We're reducing the wrong selection of medicines with dramatic effect
Marc Donovan has seen the evidence of technology “directly and indirectly” improving patient safety in Boots branches, he told C+D last week (...
10/09/2018 4 News
AstraZeneca's Orlaith Condon is one of two new speakers added to Thursday's London lineup
C+D’s careers evening returns to London on the evening of September 13, where pharmacists at all stages of their professional journey are invited to...
10/09/2018 0 News
The Department of Health and Social Care’s board set up to ‘rebalance’ pharmacy legislation is currently consulting [until September 11] on a...
10/09/2018 2 Views
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The General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) premises standard of having “enough staff, suitably qualified and skilled, for the safe and effective...
07/09/2018 15 News
PSNC: Steve Brine is very supportive of pharmacies
PSNC's new chief executive Simon Dukes met with minister Steve Brine on Tuesday (September 4) to “explore [his] priorities and challenges, and to...
07/09/2018 3 News
What would you do if your pharmacist was on long-term sick leave?
One of your pharmacists has been on long-term sick leave for months. You have tried to stay in touch without pressuring them, but whenever you ask...
07/09/2018 0 Features
Seqirus: We have processed more than 8,500 orders of Fluad, totalling more than 9.3 million doses
Seqirus, the manufacturer of Fluad – the only vaccine pharmacies can offer over-65s, according to NHS England guidance – made the statement after...
06/09/2018 3 News
Last month, three judges dismissed both the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s (PSNC)...
06/09/2018 3 News
“We used to say, ‘our most valuable asset is our staff’, but studies prove that our most valuable asset is money. Apparently, money is really worth...
06/09/2018 1 Views
Scottish government will also “strengthen and refresh” its pharmacy chronic medication service
The country will be “developing and implementing a redesigned minor ailment and common conditions service available to all in the coming year,” the...
05/09/2018 2 News
Boots pharmacy's Marc Donovan at the FIP Congress, Glasgow
The multiple has spent “the last few years” investing in its pharmacy technician workforce, to enable pharmacists to deliver more patient-facing care...
05/09/2018 30 News
Contractors have criticised Capita's poor performance (credit: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com)
The NHS has a poor track record when it comes to outsourcing contracts to private sector providers, and NHS England’s 2015 contract with Capita, to...
05/09/2018 0 Features
C+D will be running pharmacy careers events in London and Bradford in September
C+D’s careers event returns to London next week (September 13), where pharmacists at all stages of their career are invited to hear from an array of...
04/09/2018 0 News
Ash Soni: Hosting the FIP world congress offers the RPS an opportunity for new partnerships abroad
Mr Soni was elected as one of three FIP vice presidents on September 1, in a role which he will take on alongside his duties as RPS president....
04/09/2018 0 News
The packs will be available “in all major retailers across the grocery and pharmacy channels” from September to December, the manufacturer said. For...
04/09/2018 1 News
Lloydspharmacy closed its branch in Sainsbury's Finchley Road store (credit: Local Data Company)
The multiple's parent company Celesio UK bought all 281 of Sainsbury’s pharmacies – consisting of 277 in-store branches and four hospital pharmacies...
04/09/2018 7 News
The “central focus” of the campaign will be a TV advert, running from September 17 to October 29, featuring testimonials from former smokers who have...
03/09/2018 0 News
“Leicester doctor convicted over death of six-year-old boy.” That was the headline splashed all over the newspapers back in 2014, outcry that...
03/09/2018 0 Views
This announcement is the fourth for the month, following eight prices announced on August 17, 10 on August 22 and another 18 on August 24. */...
03/09/2018 2 News
One Lloydspharmacy employee told C+D they will be seeking legal advice
Certain pharmacists and pharmacy managers who were awarded bonuses this year have been told to pay back “part of” the funds, after a calculation...
31/08/2018 20 News
PSNC looks to build on positive comments from ministers as it enters funding negotiations
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee's (PSNC) new CEO, Simon Dukes, suggested to C+D in June that the government may have been delaying...
31/08/2018 4 News
Last week, the Court of Appeal handed down its much-anticipated judgment declining to quash the 2015-16 decision to impose unprecedented funding cuts...
31/08/2018 1 Views
Boots: We are working through the MHRA's consultation on the FMD
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – created to prevent counterfeit medicines from entering the European supply chain – will require every...
30/08/2018 0 News
Under EU anticounterfeiting legislation the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), every pharmacy in the UK will be required to scan barcodes on...
30/08/2018 2 News
I travelled to a city last week to hear several speakers give a better explanation of the situation in pharmacy than I’ve heard for a long time. But...
30/08/2018 1 Views
Kieran Bailey hobbles in and sits down heavily in the chair at the end of the counter. You go over to ask if he needs anything in particular. “I...
29/08/2018 0 CPD
From this pharmacy CPD module on concussion you will learn about: The common causes and prevalence of concussion What symptoms should be expected...
29/08/2018 0 CPD
Patrick Campbell attacked Peter McDonagh – owner of James McDonagh Pharmacy on Falls Road, west Belfast – and locum pharmacist Peter Wright on April...
29/08/2018 1 News
Day Lewis: We are well progressed in planning for FMD implementation
Under EU anti-counterfeiting legislation the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), every pharmacy in the UK will be required to scan barcodes on...
29/08/2018 4 News

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