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Lloydspharmacy’s “difficult” decision to charge patients for diabetes screening and blood pressure checks this week won’t come as a surprise to many...
24/05/2019 0 Views
Sudocrem's TV advert features three pandas
The 'soothing families' campaign began on May 11 and will continue in bursts until October, manufacturer Teva UK said. The campaign celebrates how...
24/05/2019 0 News
Manufacturers Alliance Pharmaceuticals, Focus Pharmaceuticals and Medreich, along with wholesaler Lexon UK, agreed not to compete for the supply of...
24/05/2019 9 News
The health and beauty giant’s free online NHS repeat prescription service – which has launched via the Boots app and website – will use the expertise...
24/05/2019 17 News
An initial 27 prices for the month were announced yesterday (May 23). */ Drug Strength Form Price Bumetanide 1mg tablets (28) £1.85...
24/05/2019 0 News
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £9.49 Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £2.61 Candesartan 8mg tablets (28) £2.50...
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Patients will be charged £5 for diabetes screening and £3 to have blood pressure checked
As of yesterday (May 22), patients are being charged £5 for diabetes screening and £3 to have their blood pressure checked. Customers who pay for one...
23/05/2019 22 News
I remember clearly when we introduced our diabetes and blood pressure checks in Lloydspharmacy. At the time, I was an area manager and I recall there...
23/05/2019 0 Views
From this CPD module you will learn: The different types of pain that can occur What the patient pain consultation should include How pain scales...
23/05/2019 0 CPD
The board "decided that the proposal is not ready to go through to development"
A level 7 apprenticeship, equivalent to a master’s degree, where pharmacists would train as apprentices on placements hosted by pharmacy companies,...
22/05/2019 28 News
Sarah Summers asks for a quiet word, so you invite her into the consultation room. “I’ve been diagnosed with a prolapse,” she starts. “I’ve been...
22/05/2019 0 CPD
Boots opened the branch on Stephen Street, Hull, last Wednesday (May 15)
The branch, on Stephen Street, Hull, is one of 24 stores that have been updated as part of the beauty-focused transformation, Boots UK managing...
22/05/2019 3 News
The BMA’s GP committee’s clinical and prescribing lead, Dr Andrew Green, called for the blacklist in response to General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC...
21/05/2019 8 News
Customer anger about the use of plastic bags, issued from its Preston dispensing hub to 380 Boots branches across the country, made national...
21/05/2019 8 News
Mr Hancock (centre front, right) and French health minister Agnès Buzyn (centre front, left) last week
Mr Hancock talked about the country’s pharmacies with his “French counterpart”, Agnès Buzyn, “only last week”, he told C+D on Twitter yesterday. The...
21/05/2019 3 News
Rachael Clarke: Co-op has no plans to open any bricks-and-mortar pharmacies
The app – which officially launched on Saturday (May 18) – enables patients registered with a GP in England to order their medication directly from...
20/05/2019 22 News
One of the branches, on Fircroft Road, Ipswich (Credit: © 2018 Google, image capture: July 2017)
The East of England Co-op – which is “owned by over 275,000 members” and provides “stores and services…across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and...
20/05/2019 0 News
Pharmacies still had to perform standard exemption checks in more than half of piloted cases
The real-time exemption checking (RTEC) system – which is currently being used in four pharmacies in Manchester, Oldham, Leeds and Cleethorpes –...
17/05/2019 13 News
GPhC: UK-wide pre-reg assessment would "harmonise" the training requirements for pharmacists
According to notes from a workshop held in April, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI...
17/05/2019 2 News
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn: The common symptoms of acne rosacea What causes the condition and triggers symptoms How it can be...
17/05/2019 0 CPD
Patients taking a loop diuretic can be considered relevant for a medicines use review (MUR) if they fall into the national target group of patients...
16/05/2019 1 Features
Pharmacists James Tibbs (right) and Liam O'Sullivan run a travel clinic in AR Pharmacy
Travel health clinics can boost the income of pharmacies, while supporting patients. But to remain relevant they need to adapt to changes in their...
16/05/2019 0 Features
Any pharmacy owners who have been reading C+D will know by now that the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s (PSNC) negotiations with the...
16/05/2019 2 Views
Funding negotiations for the 2019-20 pharmacy contract officially began last month
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has spent the past year “rebuilding constructive relationships” with the Department of...
16/05/2019 10 News
Dr Andrew Green: It would be better to blacklist the online supply of high-risk drugs
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s guidance – issued last month – includes the safeguard that a prescriber at an online pharmacy should...
15/05/2019 7 News
Left to right: Secretary of state for Wales Alun Cairns, Matt Hancock, CPW director of contractor services Judy Thomas, CPW chief executive Russell Goodway
Mr Hancock said he was “very interested to explore what contribution pharmacy can make to the NHS”, CPW chief executive Russell Goodway told C+D...
15/05/2019 4 News
Chief executive Danielle Hunt: It is important to us that we remain relevant
The first major survey in 10 years by the charity seeks the views of pharmacists nationwide from all sectors, including former pharmacists, MPharm...
14/05/2019 0 News
NHS estimates it lost £212m in 2017-18 from people incorrectly claiming exemption
The number of prescription checks has “significantly increased” over the past five years – from 750,000 in 2014-15 to 24 million by 2018-19 –...
14/05/2019 12 News
Boots’ operating profit for the year ending August 31, 2018 was £391 million, a £112m drop from the £503m recorded for the previous 12 months, the...
14/05/2019 17 News
The Measles Clinical Support Package guides pharmacists through each step of a patient consultation and then determines their eligibility for the...
13/05/2019 0 News
Voting for the category will close on Sunday, May 26
The C+D Above and Beyond Award – sponsored by Accord – is returning for a second year, and once again gives C+D readers the opportunity to vote for...
13/05/2019 0 News
203 pharmacists and technicians have been employed to work in care homes across England so far
NHS England started recruiting in 2018, with 203 pharmacists and technicians employed to work in care homes across England so far, it told C+D last...
13/05/2019 4 News
Anna Soubry: We made a big mistake when I was in government with changes to pharmacy
The former Conservative MP – who stepped down in February to join the newly-formed Change UK party – used the BBC One programme last night (May 9) to...
10/05/2019 6 News
Readers were asked whether the cap on the number of paid MURs should be amended
When asked whether the cap on the number of paid MURs should be amended, 61% – 68 of the 112 respondents to a poll, which ran on the C+D website from...
10/05/2019 47 News
Many pharmacists say MURs benefit patient care, but could be improved
MURs may have been introduced in 2005 to boost patients’ medicine compliance, but many pharmacists think that while they offer value to patients,...
09/05/2019 18 Features
Atorvastatin, digoxin, metformin and NSAIDs all have diarrhoea as a possible side effect
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: The main mechanisms of action that cause this reaction The impact of the disruption of the...
09/05/2019 0 CPD
McKesson chief financial officer Britt Vitalone: We’re working to accelerate our UK restructuring
US company McKesson, which owns Lloydspharmacy, referred to “expected further closures of retail pharmacy stores across Europe”, in slides to...
09/05/2019 4 News
Taking services out of the pharmacy helps Mr Williams connect with hard-to-reach patients
For this podcast, editor James Waldron spoke to Ade Williams, superintendent of the multi-C+D Award winning Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol, to...
09/05/2019 5 Features
Seema Kennedy: There is enough Sabril nationally
Seema Kennedy was responding to a parliamentary question from Labour MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston Justin Madders on Tuesday (May 7), who said his...
09/05/2019 5 News
McKesson said it expects to see “modest improvement” in the UK business in 2020
Adjusted operating profit for McKesson’s European pharmaceutical solutions division – which includes Lloydspharmacy – in the first three months of...
08/05/2019 9 News
The last time I wrote about the serious shortage protocol (SSP), Mr Justice Supperstone had just refused to give not-for-profit organisation the Good...
08/05/2019 1 Views
Richard Corbridge was chief digital and information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Richard Corbridge, who officially started in the newly-created role last week, is “charged with reimagining the future of Boots from a customer...
08/05/2019 6 News
The NAWP was founded in London in 1905 (source: NAWP website)
The decision – made at the association's annual general meeting on April 30 – was a result of “numerous social changes”, it explained yesterday (May...
07/05/2019 0 News
CCG teams are switching patients from Lantus to Abasaglar insulin as a cost-saving measure
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has received between two and three reports of patient safety incidents resulting from CCG medicines...
07/05/2019 0 News
Some jokes just write themselves, such as the time parliament was evacuated owing to a sewerage leak in 2015, or any time that Viagra comes up in...
07/05/2019 1 Views
Paul Day: Responses to the 10-day consultation on the proposals should be made public
“Given the controversy” surrounding proposals to introduce a five-year apprenticeship scheme, and “that more than 10% of the current profession felt...
03/05/2019 4 News
A study examined prescribing of four drug classes, including statins
In the UK, almost one in eight (13%) general practices dispense medicines. In sparsely populated rural areas, dispensing doctors are sometimes the...
03/05/2019 20 Features
NHS England says hub-and-spoke will increase the efficiency of dispensing
Rumours have swirled around the possibility of NHS England making a renewed push to expand the use of hub-and-spoke dispensing since the start of the...
03/05/2019 7 Features
Anne Marie Morris MP: Government must ensure sufficient clinical input has been sought
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force in February – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense an...
02/05/2019 7 News
The self-test kits have been available to buy in certain Boots stores since Sunday
The Boots branches, spread across the UK and Republic of Ireland, began stocking the BioSure kits last Sunday (April 28). Boots UK chief pharmacist...
02/05/2019 3 News
“It’s the pharmacist on the phone. There’s a shortage of naproxen, could you suggest an alternative?” There are few things more likely to wind me up...
02/05/2019 8 Views
Leyla Hannbeck: Reclassification of pregabalin and gabapentin could lead to fewer prescriptions
Gabapentin and pregabalin continue to be among the most commonly confused medicines in pharmacies, Leyla Hannbeck's revealed in her latest MSO report...
01/05/2019 9 News
HRT preparations are a common source of 'look-alike, sound-alike' errors
Speaking exclusively to C+D yesterday (April 30), Leyla Hannbeck said: “Dealing with ongoing medicine shortages on a daily basis puts additional...
01/05/2019 1 News
Research has shown that the phenomenon I refer to as the ‘fear of finding out’ is a major psychological barrier that prevents people from seeking...
01/05/2019 0 Views
From this CPD module you will learn about: What you should recommend to patients about missed doses Risks associated with taking oral...
01/05/2019 0 CPD
Nicotine addiction can be so tough to beat, but have you considered how Niquitin's NRT can play a vital role in helping smokers quit? Nicotine...
01/05/2019 0 Hosted Content
An initial 30 prices for the month were announced on April 16, followed by a further 25 prices on April 18. Drug Strength Form Price Bumetanide...
30/04/2019 3 News
DH: Pharmacies will be able to plug into the fibre optic network to boost their internet speeds
All hospitals and GP practices will soon have the fastest fibre optic broadband “to support radical improvements in the range and quality of digital...
30/04/2019 4 News

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