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Boots has plans to expand its pharmacy services, despite its parent company highlighting the tough market conditions in the UK in its most recent financial report.
Retail giant Amazon has filed a trademark for the name “Amazon Pharmacy” in the UK, Canada and Australia.
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) could land a pharmacist in legal trouble if red flag symptoms are missed, warns lawyer Noel Wardle
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 31 items for January 2020 prescriptions.
Elderly patients took to the BBC to accuse Boots of discriminatory delivery fees this week, while ITV attempted to counter a previous controversial segment on pharmacists.
In his final day at C+D, editor James Waldron looks back at eight years covering community pharmacy – and introduces his successor
Community pharmacies are preventing patients’ deaths through distributing take-home naloxone kits and occasionally administering them
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union and Boots have agreed that the salary for newly qualified pharmacists will increase to £36,600 in February.
Pharmacists help people manage health issues every day, but what do you do when you or your staff are unwell?
Pharmacist Harpreet Chana talks openly about her mental health struggles
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One pharmacy responded to its staff needs with a design update that includes some medicinal decorations, winning a C+D Award for its efforts
The perception of community pharmacists as “mainly responsible for dispensing” is a barrier to the profession expanding its role, Nice has warned.
Pharmacists are frustrated by the daytime TV comments, but perhaps they can lead to positive action, says C+D clinical editor Naimah Callachand
The UK must not miss out on EU initiatives to help ease medicine supply pressures after Brexit, says HDA executive director Martin Sawer
Boris Johnson visited a community pharmacy in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency to learn how the sector can ease pressure on other NHS services.
Boots and Lloydspharmacy have warned that the combination of a living wage increase and current business rates will result in more “unsustainable” high-street locations.
The service objectives for England’s primary care network’s (PCN) have been criticised as a “missed opportunity” for failing to reflect community pharmacies’ role.
ITV faced a backlash from pharmacists and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) last week following “outdated” comments about the profession on This Morning.
The government must use its £33.9 billion NHS pledge to end austerity if it wants to stop pharmacies closing, says Phoenix UK's Steve Anderson
C+D speaks to the experts to find out why medicine shortages have become such a widespread problem
There were 178 medicine shortages officially recorded by the government from January-November 2019, an increase on the previous year, a C+D investigation has revealed.
The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 23 items for January 2020 prescriptions.
The MHRA has released an alert that Accord phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules will be out of stock until May 2020
A new concept positioning community pharmacy as "high street clinics" at the heart of the health system has been launched by North East London local pharmaceutical committee.
Accord's phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules are out of stock until May, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has said.
C+D spoke to Mikin Patel, lead gastroenterology pharmacist at Imperial College NHS Trust, to learn more about opioid-induced constipation
A pharmacy explains how having full read-write medical record access has benefitted its relationship with a neighboring GP surgery, as well as winning it a C+D Award
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has added Cushion and Comfort denture adhesive to its Poligrip range.
A pharmacist who illegally supplied controlled drugs to “criminal associates” on the black market has been sentenced to 28 months in prison.
Pharmacy teams can benefit from improving their understanding of maternal mental health issues, says superintendent pharmacist Marvin Munzu
Community pharmacies could become cancer diagnosis hubs over the next decade, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has suggested.
Pharmacy organisations have praised the figures from the first two months of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), with the NPA “delighted” by the data.
NHS 111 referrals to a number of pharmacies in Kent increased dramatically after four GP practices were suspended by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Linking pharmacy staffing levels to prescription volume would hamper progress, says legal expert David Reissner
Superdrug is offering a 20% discount on Nicorette nicotine replacement products (NRPs) to pregnant women and new mothers to help them quit smoking.
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) has seen more than 100,000 patients referred from NHS 111 into community pharmacies in its first two months.
Not all patients may be willing to pay for private urinary tract infection (UTI) tests in community pharmacies, says GP Toni Hazell
Community pharmacies are facing weeks-long waits for the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system following supply problems.
Community pharmacists in England have already administered almost 1.5 million flu vaccines, topping last year’s total.
Pharmacy2U reported a £16 million loss for the previous financial year, despite adding 330,000 new NHS patients, its most recent financial statements reveal.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched a marketing campaign to help young smokers cut down or quit with its Nicotinell brand.
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Boots’ parent company has already shut 28 of 200 pharmacies it plans to close in the UK by the end of the year.
The RPS’s new competency framework for independent prescribers will help community pharmacists who have struggled to find a supervisor, president Sandra Gidley has said.
Kamsons Pharmacy reveals how it achieved a clean sweep of registration pass rates two years in a row and bagged the C+D Training and Development Award in the process
Boots’ parent company has attributed a 3.6% drop in its adjusted gross profit to lower retail sales and margin in its UK pharmacies.
A Canada-style incorporation of technology into the dispensing process could help improve patient safety in the UK, argues Stephen Gabell
A Nurofen-funded survey has revealed the pains and emotional challenges faced by children aged 7-15, manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has said.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is consulting on proposals to increase pharmacy premises fees by more than £100.
Pharmacy professionals need to make the time to switch off from workplace pressures, which Laura Buckley did through playing a sport
Brexit may impact the ability of Lloydspharmacy to retain and recruit staff, the multiple has predicted.
Lloydspharmacy has increased its efforts to retain patients in the face of “aggressive” marketing by mail order competitors, its financial documents have revealed.
Pharmacists need strong leadership to drive a vital conversation about competence, argues the GP Pharmacist
The first independent review into the work of local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is underway.
From a reinvigorated pharmacy services agenda to rising shortages and stress, C+D’s editor looks at the biggest issues facing the sector in 2020