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Pharmacy technicians visited schools to vaccinate 4-11-year-olds (source: Shutterstock)
Boots pharmacy technicians visited schools on the Isle of Wight to administer the vaccinations to children aged 4-11 years, the multiple explained...
22/03/2019 6 News
The PhSC has a “serious and realistic concern” regarding the “uncertainty” of funding
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is suggesting combining academic study and pre-registration training into a five-year integrated programme...
22/03/2019 4 News
Researchers: Promote pharmacy services via national campaigns on TV and radio
There has been much discussion recently about community pharmacy’s potential to expand its role in the management of long-term conditions, with...
22/03/2019 3 Features
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Alverine 60mg capsules (100) £2.82 Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops (5ml) £3.20 Bumetanide 1mg tablets (28) £1...
21/03/2019 1 News
Sandra Goodman is at the counter, waving a prescription and clearly irate. “I hate that out-of-hours service!” she declares. “You spend ages trying...
21/03/2019 0 CPD
Lloydspharmacy: We are confident the IT issues are now resolved
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes on...
21/03/2019 8 News
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
21/03/2019 7 News
From this CPD module you will learn about: The conditions that NOACs are indicated for The advice you should give if patients forget to take a dose...
20/03/2019 0 CPD
Richard Bradley: Some pharmacists are doing roles that fundamentally didn’t exist five years ago
The multiple formally announced the role last month, to recognise pharmacists who deliver “enhanced clinical care” in the community. See more on the...
20/03/2019 11 News
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
20/03/2019 1 News
Every day the public benefits from the vital role that pharmacies play in delivering care, helping people to maintain and improve their health and...
20/03/2019 9 Views
Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price: This isn't pharmacists getting prescribing rights by the back door
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
19/03/2019 20 News
The poll ran on the C+D website between January 22 and March 18
Fifty one of 128 respondents to the poll – which ran on the C+D website from January 22 to March 18 – said they had either seen or had evidence of...
19/03/2019 0 News
In a number of conversations with pharmacy owners in England over the past six months, I’ve had a similar experience. We may start the conversation...
19/03/2019 0 Views
Richard Bradley: Boots' UTI test and treat service is also going really well
NHS England announced in 2016 it was backing the “scaling” up of an on-the-spot sore throat swab service in pharmacies – first piloted by Boots in...
18/03/2019 2 News
Hemant Patel: With read-write access to the ePLR we can improve patient outcomes
The East London Patient Record (ePLR) currently covers a population of almost 1.5 million people in the east London area, and is shared between four...
18/03/2019 0 News
As a contractor who never really saw the “good times”, the category M clawbacks have been immensely tough on our business. The recent announcement...
18/03/2019 3 Views
“We’re doing high volumes and being hammered – there’s no other way to describe it”
Contractors in England had been warned about it by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee as early as October 2018, but there was little...
15/03/2019 5 News
The UK is still set to leave the European Union on 29th March [although MPs voted this week to ask the EU for an extension]. The government’s...
15/03/2019 3 Views
syndol tablets
Sanofi reintroduced the tablets at the end of February, after a five-year absence, in response to “high customer demand”, it said. The tablets “...
15/03/2019 1 News
Baroness Manzoor: Some suppliers have increased their prices to unwarranted levels
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) was granted powers in July 2017 to impose changes to medicine prices when it thinks “inappropriate...
15/03/2019 6 News
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: The causes, risk factors and symptoms of neuropathic pain How the condition is diagnosed and...
14/03/2019 0 CPD
Toby Anderson: We are being forced to remove vital services from communities
Community pharmacy is being “attacked” from all angles – with Brexit uncertainty, the Falsified Medicines Directive and “the vagaries of category M...
14/03/2019 14 News
It is a turbulent time for British business. We still don’t know what will happen with Brexit. The planning for a potential ‘no deal’ requires...
14/03/2019 2 Views
PSNC: Plastic cards are being replaced by double-sided A4 paper certificates
The NHS Business Standards Authority (BSA) began the process of phasing out plastic exemption cards for prescription prepayment certificates and...
14/03/2019 7 News
Well: A number of changes have been made to our processes to ensure all data is safe
In December 2018, Well said it was “truly sorry” after a document – which included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and some payroll...
13/03/2019 13 News
The Good Law Project launched legal proceedings claiming the DH's consultation was unlawful
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
13/03/2019 8 News
It’s only a been a few weeks since the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order came into force, which allows pharmacists to supply an...
13/03/2019 1 Views
"The PDA Union has won a big prize with the outcome of the Boots ballot"
Boots pharmacists can now choose to be represented by a trade union that is independent of the company. Over 92% of registered and pre-registration...
12/03/2019 3 Features
Paul Day: I now expect a number of Boots pharmacists who have not done so already to join us
A total of 3,229 registered and pre-registration Boots pharmacists voted in favour of Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) Union representation –...
12/03/2019 3 News
Just 266 Boots pharmacists voted not to be represented by the PDA Union
A total of 3,229 registered and pre-registration Boots pharmacists voted in favour, with just 266 rejecting Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA)...
12/03/2019 15 News
GPhC: New fee for pharmacists will still be below 2011 level
It will also increase premises renewal fees by £21 to £262 and pharmacy technician fees by £3 to £121 from July, it announced on Friday (March 8)....
11/03/2019 5 News
Umesh Modi: The funding policy needs to be reversed, and sooner the better
Funding for England’s pharmacies will remain at its current level of £2.592 billion from April, but category M prices "will increase by £10 million...
11/03/2019 7 News
Approaching negotiations for a new pharmacy contract for England presents an opportunity for community pharmacists to reduce NHS pressures, costs and...
11/03/2019 5 Views
PSNC: Contractors will be capped at 200 MURs until September
The number of MURs contractors can deliver will be capped at 200 from April 1 to September 30, as part of interim funding arrangements announced by...
08/03/2019 23 News
Simon Dukes: We welcome the £10 million monthly increase in category M prices
Funding for England’s pharmacies will remain at its current level of £2.592 billion on an interim basis, but category M prices will increase "as...
08/03/2019 4 News
Anna Maxwell: Embrace switches to encourage investment in pharmacy
Ms Maxwell has analysed over 30 medicine reclassifications, from prescription-only medicine (POM) to one available to purchase in pharmacies (P), she...
08/03/2019 1 Features
NPA: Pharmacists and their teams should ensure prescriber details are authentic
Greater Manchester Police has told the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) that a number of pharmacies in South Manchester – “particularly [in]...
07/03/2019 17 News
Richard Bradley: As a pharmacy chain, you have to move to where the people are
In December 2018, Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance announced plans to “improve operational performance” in the UK, as part of a $1...
07/03/2019 6 News
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn: What PTSD is How it can present and differential diagnoses General principles of care and how it is...
07/03/2019 0 CPD
Kareena Kapoor walks into the pharmacy, pushing a pram. You exclaim your congratulations at the safe arrival of her baby boy and ask how she is doing...
07/03/2019 0 CPD
Launched in February, the daily-use spray follows the reclassification of Nasonex, from prescription-only medicine to a pharmacy medicine in 2017....
07/03/2019 0 News
Boots has recently announced a new role for its pharmacists to sink their teeth into. On the surface, it seems like very encouraging news, but the...
07/03/2019 0 Views
A bomb disposal robot was deployed to move the suspicious package (credit: Khalid Khan)
Townfield Pharmacy in Birkenhead, Merseyside, was quiet when its staff heard about a suspicious package. At around 2.30pm on Wednesday, February 13...
06/03/2019 0 Features
Warwick Smith: I suspect the FMD is having an impact already
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes on...
06/03/2019 13 News
Pharmacist Support: Employment issues topped the list of calls to our 'Listening Friends' helpline
Enquiries to the charity rose from 1,099 in 2016 to 1,412 in 2018, Pharmacist Support told C+D, mirroring a six percentage point rise in stress...
06/03/2019 4 News
The GPhC moved to 25 Canada Square in Canary Wharf in 2014 (credit: Kurkoe under CC BY-SA 3)
In a consultation – which ran from November 2018 to January 2019 – the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed increasing pharmacist renewal...
05/03/2019 17 News
NHS Digital: National rollout follows a pilot across 64 GP practices in England last year
GP practices in England using either the TPP SystmOne or Vision systems will be able to send all schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs electronically –...
05/03/2019 7 News
Our wholesaler driver arrived smiling, usually a worrying sign. “I'm super speedy this afternoon,” he announced. “The personal digital assistant...
05/03/2019 17 Views
When I joined C+D in March 2016, it was just three months after the Department of Health (as it was then) had announced that it would slash the...
04/03/2019 1 Views
warwick smith BGMA director
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
04/03/2019 8 News
The car crashed into Hawkley Pharmacy after an elderly gentleman lost control
Pete Burrows, director of M&B Healthcare Group – which operates 11 pharmacies across north-west England – told C+D the car crashed into Hawkley...
04/03/2019 8 News
The focus on the UK’s impending exit from the European Union has generated significant and widespread planning and preparation, particularly around...
01/03/2019 0 Views
february concessionary prices
This batch brings the total number of prices for the month up to 90 – one less than November 2017’s record of 91. An initial 28 prices were...
01/03/2019 0 News
Richard Bradley: We need to address the causes of stress as well as the symptoms
Exclusive data from the C+D Salary Survey – presented to England’s chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge last month – revealed that stress among...
01/03/2019 17 News
Well: C+D's survey data is "really important" for monitoring stress levels
Exclusive data from the C+D Salary Survey – presented to England’s chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge last month – revealed that stress among...
01/03/2019 9 News
From this article you will learn about: Some of the key features of skin reactions patients may experience when taking their medicines Mechanisms...
28/02/2019 0 CPD
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn: What peripheral arterial disease is and its risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis How it is treated...
28/02/2019 0 CPD
Hutchings Consultants: The branches are located in medical centres and on the high street
The chain has placed the standard-hour pharmacies – located across the Midlands and the surrounding areas – through Hutchings Consultants, under the...
28/02/2019 4 News
The pharmacy phone rang, and it was the team doctor from a local sports ground. He wasn’t happy. He was phoning to complain about my treatment of one...
28/02/2019 0 Views

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