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Michelle Georgian (second from left) convinced NHS England to permit the move with a survey
Hele Pharmacy in Torquay, Devon moved 482 metres to Chelston Hall Surgery earlier this month, where it now operates as Barton Pharmacy, pharmacist...
19/02/2018 0 News
Which? mystery shoppers requested both both ibuprofen and Sudafed Sinus Pressure and Pain
The consumer charity sent undercover researchers into 78 pharmacies – 12 multiples, 18 supermarkets and six independents – to buy both ibuprofen and...
19/02/2018 1 News
When I first registered as a pharmacist, my favourite book was called Minor illness or major disease. This over-the-counter prescribing guide gave...
19/02/2018 1 Views
pharmacy buy sale midcounters cooperative 100-hour
Idris Karimjee closed his White Pearl Pharmacy as “part of [a] deal” to buy three branches from the Midcounties Co-operative in the town of Caldmore...
16/02/2018 3 News
Ade Williams (centre) personally picked up two trophies at last year's C+D Awards
As superintendent pharmacist at Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol, Ade Williams manages what he refers to as a “small and relatively young pharmacy team...
16/02/2018 0 Features
Peter Ballard: Raising generics prices during shortages is necessary
According to a survey of “around 80%” of British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) members, concessionary prices for October 2017 were on...
16/02/2018 3 News
From this pharmacy CPD module on acute coronary syndromes you will learn about the: Differences between unstable angina, NSTEMI and STEMI Role of...
15/02/2018 0 CPD
Established in Yorkshire over 15 years ago, PJS have built an enviable reputation as one of the leading providers of CCTV Security, Access Control...
15/02/2018 0 Company
A dozen dental factsheets are available for pharmacy teams (credit: Atif Shamim/HEE LaSE)
Community pharmacist Atif Shamim is on a mission to create new “avenues” for the sector to work with dentists. He and a team at Health Education...
15/02/2018 0 Features
From left: dispensers Alicia Martin and Magda Wojtala, with pharmacy manager Krishan Modi
Jardines Pharmacy – which now operates 21 branches in a 30-mile radius of Milton Keynes, as well as an internet pharmacy – bought a Lloydspharmacy...
15/02/2018 12 News
Peter Ballard: Manufacturers looking to spread the costs of the EU medicines scanning directive
Under the falsified medicines directive (FMD), all community pharmacies in the UK will have to scan medicines at the point of dispensing from...
15/02/2018 4 News
nicotinell 204 lozenge stop smoking cessation
The lozenges – now available in packs of 204 – can be purchased in nicotine strengths of 1mg or 2mg across “icemint”, mint, fruit, and liquorice...
14/02/2018 0 News
Sandra Gidley: The more evidence we can get that pharmacists can do this, the better
One hundred and eighty pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians will be deployed in care homes to aid residents’ medicines optimisation, according to...
14/02/2018 7 News
Carole Alexandre: Everyone else is doing many more MURs than independents
NHS Business Services Authority data shows that 87% of independent pharmacies were claiming for less than the annual maximum of 400 paid MURs in the...
14/02/2018 27 News
The Bedminster Pharmacy team collecting their C+D Award at the 2017 ceremony
At Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol, they know a thing or two about good teamwork. Having bagged an impressive four gongs between them at last year's...
14/02/2018 2 Features
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14/02/2018 0 News
Carole Alexandre: Market share of "managed pharmacy chains" decreased over same period
Iqvia – formally IMS Health – used data from wholesalers and the NHS Business Services Authority to plot how independents performed in the 12 months...
13/02/2018 6 News
A local councillor is "deeply saddened" by Allerton Road closure (credit: The Local Data Company)
C+D can confirm the four branches closed in the city last month – at 114 Allerton Road; 17 Woolton Street; 9 Townsend Lane; and 249-251 County Road...
13/02/2018 6 News
Grey. We like grey. Squirrels are grey, many cars are grey, and numerous pulses have been set racing by Fifty Shades of Grey. There’s a lot to be...
13/02/2018 5 Views
An initial 54 items received concessionary prices for January, followed by a further 16 items in a separate announcement last week. */ Drug...
12/02/2018 7 News
Steve Brine: Community pharmacy faces exceptional circumstances (image credit: DH)
In a pre-recorded video address to Sigma Pharmaceuticals’ annual conference in Borneo this morning (February 12), Mr Brine said the initiative will “...
12/02/2018 4 News
Mark Lyonette: It's an honour to serve thousands of independent community pharmacies
Mr Lyonette is currently chief executive of the Association of British Credit Unions. He has worked for the organisation – a “leading voice on issues...
09/02/2018 8 News
C+D joined Shirley Jamieson while she delivered medicines to patients in Bristol
Pharmacists are usually keenly aware of the important role their staff play in helping them provide excellent care for their patients. But sometimes...
09/02/2018 1 Features
A pharmacy manager working for Tesco in West Yorkshire – who wishes to remain anonymous – has claimed that they are left to run the pharmacy “...
09/02/2018 64 News
More than 390 pharmacies have signed up to deliver the service so far
The Community Pharmacy Referral Service (CPRS) – which launched on December 4 across Durham, Darlington, Tees, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear –...
09/02/2018 4 News
Motor neurone disease
From this pharmacy CPD module on motor neurone disease you will learn about: What motor neurone disease (MND) is, and the different forms it takes...
08/02/2018 0 CPD
Lloydspharmacy at 62 High Street, Leiston, closed on January 31. Credit: The Local Data Company
Suffolk LPC chief executive Tania Farrow told C+D yesterday (February 7) that the two branches – at 62 High Street, Leiston, and in The Guineas...
08/02/2018 12 News
The PDA has focused on issues raised by their members who are employed by Boots
When it comes to the sector’s big talking points, there’s no denying that the Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) has certainly been in the thick...
08/02/2018 8 Features
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron tabled the proposal for a debate last week
Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West who is sponsoring the proposal for a debate – known as an early day motion – said yesterday...
08/02/2018 29 News
Julie Wood: Many CCGs have gone further than DH's decision to reduce gluten-free options
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided last week that gluten-free “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available on...
07/02/2018 4 News
The High Court ruled last week (January 25) in favour of a General Medical Council (GMC) appeal that Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba be removed from the medical...
07/02/2018 7 News
Parent and child
One of your dispensary assistants has told you she is becoming a foster carer and will shortly need time off to look after her first foster child. Do...
07/02/2018 1 Features
NHS flu vaccination poster
In a letter sent to GPs and community pharmacists yesterday (February 5), NHS England asked “clinicians” to “ensure their influenza vaccine orders...
06/02/2018 2 News
Methadone
These included “a patient [being] given another patient’s supervised dose” and “patients [receiving a] standard methadone oral solution” instead of...
06/02/2018 37 News
Like many C+D readers, I watched last month's BBC Inside Out investigation into staffing levels at Boots wondering: “Is there a smoking gun?”....
06/02/2018 9 Views
PSNC is “providing information” to the National Audit Office's investigation into Capita's contract
In a statement last week (January 31) on its outlook for 2018, Capita said “delays in decision making and weakness in new sales”, meant there is "...
05/02/2018 1 News
An initial 40 items received concessionary prices on January 29. Announcing the latest concessions last Friday (February 2), the Pharmaceutical...
05/02/2018 3 News
A six-week television campaign will air from February 19 across "main broadcast channels", focusing on Dermalex’s eczema treatment, Perrigo said....
05/02/2018 0 News
I try to be a good member of the local health community, I really do. Our clinical commissioning group (CCG) practice pharmacists are good enough to...
05/02/2018 1 Views
Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership: We invite any pharmacist with concerns to contact our medicines management team
Raza Ali, director and superintendent at Riverside Pharmacy in Nottingham, has claimed his local clinical commissioning group's (CCG) decision to...
02/02/2018 32 News
HDA: Our members only supply medicines to those who have a legal right to dispense to patients
BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme – which aired on Tuesday (January 30) – aimed to investigate the “extensive network of criminality involving...
02/02/2018 5 News
Adam Patel
Later this year, former community pharmacist Adam Patel will appear in London’s West End – as a magician. Since leaving pharmacy nearly three years...
02/02/2018 6 Features
Over 1,000 healthcare professionals responded to the consultation on gluten-free prescribing
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) decided that “bread and [flour] mixes only” should remain available across England, it announced today...
01/02/2018 17 News
Celine Padlow is at the pharmacy counter. You ask how long she has left before her due date, and she laughingly tells you that although she can’t...
01/02/2018 0 CPD
Reports that the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is considering negotiating a service-based contract with the Department of...
01/02/2018 13 Views
NHS 111 pharmacist: On average 70% of calls we handle are resolved by prescribing or advice alone
The ‘transition programme pilot’ – launched on January 15 – is designed to support pharmacists moving into the NHS 111 work environment in Wales, the...
01/02/2018 4 News
From this pharmacy CPD module on time management you will learn: About using a log to better understand how you spend your time How some tasks are...
31/01/2018 0 CPD
MHRA: Pregabalin is one of the drugs being diverted onto the black market
BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme – which aired last night – aimed to investigate the “extensive network of criminality involving businesses such as...
31/01/2018 17 News
Yorkshire LPC PSNC drug concessionary prices
Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire LPC chief executive officer Jack Davies told C+D last week (January 25) that pharmacy staff work for an estimated...
31/01/2018 3 News
January concessionary prices department off health
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £4.62 Amlodipine 5mg tablets (28...
30/01/2018 7 News
When you first applied for your job in a pharmacy, I'm fairly sure your job description didn’t say: “You must exceed the expectations of your...
30/01/2018 4 Views
Perrigo nytol anti-snoring spray tv
The advert will run for three weeks during January and February on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, the manufacturer said, showing a man sleepless with worry...
30/01/2018 0 News
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has identified “an extensive network of criminality”, with businesses diverting POMs...
30/01/2018 24 News
C+D news editor Grace Lewis and deputy editor Lilian Anekwe with their Avicenna trophies
C+D news editor Grace Lewis was crowned Pharmacy Writer of the Year, with judges commending her investigation into the extent and severity of crime...
29/01/2018 2 News
The post-registration training is one of eight HEE "strands" rolled out across community pharmacy
The master's degree-level courses cover five “strands” – “service improvement, extended skills, patient activation, delivering medicines optimisation...
29/01/2018 4 News
There’s much talk over the past year about robots taking over everyone’s role, with auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers suggesting more than 10 million...
29/01/2018 3 Views
Lloyds confirmed the pilot has been running since the beginning of this year
Lloydspharmacy revealed to C+D in November that it would start charging new customers for medicines deliveries to their homes, and added that it was...
26/01/2018 18 News
Ash Soni: Pharmacy has a key role to play in helping to reduce health inequalities
C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart interviewed Ash Soni at a joint RPS and UCL school of pharmacy event – Reducing health inequalities – in...
26/01/2018 6 News

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