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The expansion of pharmacy services will “improve the customer journey”, Boots has said.
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.
27/01/2020 0 News
Amazon has filed for an"Amazon Pharmacy’” trademark in the UK, Canada and Australia
Retail giant Amazon has filed a trademark for the name “Amazon Pharmacy” in the UK, Canada and Australia.
27/01/2020 3 News
The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) could land a pharmacist in legal trouble if red flag symptoms are missed, warns lawyer Noel Wardle
27/01/2020 13 Views
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.
24/01/2020 0 News
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.
24/01/2020 47 News
In his final day at C+D, editor James Waldron looks back at eight years covering community pharmacy – and introduces his successor
24/01/2020 3 Views
Left to right: Abbey Chemist pharmacy technician Peter Finlayson, dispenser Anne Woods, pharmacy manager Abdal Alvi, counter assistant Jean McGovern, nurse Jacqueline Rolland
Community pharmacies are preventing patients’ deaths through distributing take-home naloxone kits and occasionally administering them
23/01/2020 2 Features
Any Boots pharmacist earning less than £38k will also receive a salary increase in August
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union and Boots have agreed that the salary for newly qualified pharmacists will increase to £36,600 in February.
23/01/2020 5 News
Pharmacists help people manage health issues every day, but what do you do when you or your staff are unwell?
23/01/2020 0 CPD
Pharmacist Harpreet Chana talks openly about her mental health struggles
23/01/2020 0 CPD
The redesign of Nathan Raymond's pharmacy has boosted dispensing volume
One pharmacy responded to its staff needs with a design update that includes some medicinal decorations, winning a C+D Award for its efforts
22/01/2020 1 Features
Nice: Healthcare practitioners should promote services offered by local pharmacies
The perception of community pharmacists as “mainly responsible for dispensing” is a barrier to the profession expanding its role, Nice has warned.
22/01/2020 14 News
Pharmacists are frustrated by the daytime TV comments, but perhaps they can lead to positive action, says C+D clinical editor Naimah Callachand
22/01/2020 5 Views
The UK must not miss out on EU initiatives to help ease medicine supply pressures after Brexit, says HDA executive director Martin Sawer
21/01/2020 6 Views
AIMp: Prime Minister learned about importance of pharmacies in keeping people fit
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.
21/01/2020 18 News
Boots: National living wage increase "may result in a further shrinking of the UK high street"
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.
21/01/2020 4 News
RPS: Community pharmacies can contribute to the PCNs’ “enhanced health in care homes” specification
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.
20/01/2020 1 News
The programme was broadcast on the morning of Friday, January 17
ITV faced a backlash from pharmacists and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) last week following “outdated” comments about the profession on This Morning.
20/01/2020 39 News
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
20/01/2020 4 Views
The DH recorded 178 medicine shortages in England from January – November 2019
C+D speaks to the experts to find out why medicine shortages have become such a widespread problem
17/01/2020 5 Features
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.
17/01/2020 1 News
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.
17/01/2020 1 News
Nice has updated its guidance on the identification and management of depression in children and young people
16/01/2020 0 CPD
The MHRA has released an alert that Accord phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules will be out of stock until May 2020
16/01/2020 0 CPD
Hemant Patel: Concept is about how to better use pharmacists’ clinical and public health skills.
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.
16/01/2020 12 News
The DH advised epilepsy patients to discuss alternatives with a pharmacist
Accord's phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules are out of stock until May, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has said.
16/01/2020 3 News
C+D spoke to Mikin Patel, lead gastroenterology pharmacist at Imperial College NHS Trust, to learn more about opioid-induced constipation
16/01/2020 0 CPD
Superintendent pharmacist Emily Howlett has "amazing" input into GP prescribing
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
16/01/2020 3 Features
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has added Cushion and Comfort denture adhesive to its Poligrip range.
15/01/2020 0 News
Mr Ojela’s pharmacy was buying large quantities of controlled drugs including diazepam
A pharmacist who illegally supplied controlled drugs to “criminal associates” on the black market has been sentenced to 28 months in prison.
15/01/2020 8 News
Pharmacy teams can benefit from improving their understanding of maternal mental health issues, says superintendent pharmacist Marvin Munzu
15/01/2020 2 Views
RPS: Pharmacies should deliver a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination service
Community pharmacies could become cancer diagnosis hubs over the next decade, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has suggested.
15/01/2020 10 News
Mark Lyonette: National Pharmacy Association is “delighted” by CPCS data
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.
14/01/2020 4 News
NHS 111 referrals to a number of pharmacies in Kent increased dramatically after four GP practices were suspended by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
14/01/2020 0 News
Linking pharmacy staffing levels to prescription volume would hamper progress, says legal expert David Reissner
14/01/2020 6 Views
Superdrug has “launched this initiative to encourage expectant parents to quit smoking”
Superdrug is offering a 20% discount on Nicorette nicotine replacement products (NRPs) to pregnant women and new mothers to help them quit smoking.
13/01/2020 0 News
North-west England saw the highest number of referrals under the service
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.
13/01/2020 5 News
Not all patients may be willing to pay for private urinary tract infection (UTI) tests in community pharmacies, says GP Toni Hazell
13/01/2020 8 Views
PSNC advised pharmacists to refer any affected patients back to their prescriber
Community pharmacies are facing weeks-long waits for the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system following supply problems.
10/01/2020 5 News
62% of patients who got their flu jab in community pharmacy were aged 65 or over
Community pharmacists in England have already administered almost 1.5 million flu vaccines, topping last year’s total.
10/01/2020 1 News
The company said it “expects profitability to increase” in 2019-20
Pharmacy2U reported a £16 million loss for the previous financial year, despite adding 330,000 new NHS patients, its most recent financial statements reveal.
10/01/2020 25 News
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched a marketing campaign to help young smokers cut down or quit with its Nicotinell brand.
09/01/2020 0 News
What are the risks and considerations when switching antidepressants?
09/01/2020 0 CPD
Do you know what action to take if you suspect a patient is at risk of suicide or self-harm?
09/01/2020 0 CPD
Walgreens Boots Alliance "continuing to review our UK store portfolio"
Boots’ parent company has already shut 28 of 200 pharmacies it plans to close in the UK by the end of the year.
09/01/2020 5 News
Sandra Gidley: Framework will help community pharmacists in particular
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.
09/01/2020 1 News
Mark Donaghy (far right) and the Kamsons pre-reg cohort
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
09/01/2020 3 Features
Walgreens Boots Alliance: UK saw increased sales of services
Boots’ parent company has attributed a 3.6% drop in its adjusted gross profit to lower retail sales and margin in its UK pharmacies.
08/01/2020 5 News
A Canada-style incorporation of technology into the dispensing process could help improve patient safety in the UK, argues Stephen Gabell
08/01/2020 7 Views
A Nurofen-funded survey has revealed the pains and emotional challenges faced by children aged 7-15, manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has said.
07/01/2020 0 News
GPhC: "We need fees that reflect the true cost of regulation"
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is consulting on proposals to increase pharmacy premises fees by more than £100.
07/01/2020 17 News
Pharmacy professionals need to make the time to switch off from workplace pressures, which Laura Buckley did through playing a sport
07/01/2020 3 Views
Lloydspharmacy: Final Brexit deal may “impact employee retention"
Brexit may impact the ability of Lloydspharmacy to retain and recruit staff, the multiple has predicted.
07/01/2020 7 News
Lloydspharmacy has increased its efforts to retain patients in the face of “aggressive” marketing by mail order competitors, its financial documents have revealed.
07/01/2020 3 News
Heath Pharmacy remained open for patients despite the attack
A pharmacy in Halifax, West Yorkshire opened as usual on Friday despite being attacked with petrol bombs hours earlier.
06/01/2020 2 News
Minister for health Vaughan Gething said the increase in trainee pharmacists is “great news”
The number of pre-registration pharmacists accepting placements in Wales has reached a record high of 155 for 2020-21, meaning 97% of places have been filled.
06/01/2020 0 News
Pharmacists need strong leadership to drive a vital conversation about competence, argues the GP Pharmacist
06/01/2020 1 Views
Professor David Wright: "We have agreed a way forward for the review”
The first independent review into the work of local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) is underway.
03/01/2020 1 News
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
03/01/2020 3 Views