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The number of enquiries made to Pharmacist Support increased by 35% to 1,099 in 2016, with growth expected to continue this year, the independent...
25/09/2017 0 News
Mr Rudkin: People being inspected may be more aware of these issues
Asda pharmacy manager David Gallier-Harris told C+D earlier this month that during a recent inspection, he was asked “direct questions” about any “...
25/09/2017 6 News
nicotinell stoptober
Nicotinell will feature the Stoptober logo on its patch, lozenge and gum products and host Stoptober-themed digital banners on its Facebook account,...
25/09/2017 0 News
For a 'wet cough', expectorants such as guaifenesin can loosen airway secretions
Coughs and sore throats are extremely common illnesses that are seen all the time in community pharmacy. While patients with these symptoms may feel...
25/09/2017 0 Features
14 Dr Reddy's products are currently not being dispatched to the UK
PSNC is seeking “immediate action” from the DH following inspections by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which found last month that a Bristol...
22/09/2017 8 News
Clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart told newly-qualified pharmacists the theme was "opportunities"
The C+D event – in association with C+D Jobs – brought newly-qualified, pre-registration and student pharmacists together, to hear from leading...
22/09/2017 3 News
It’s becoming increasingly important for all pharmacists to bridge the gap between the online and offline world. One way to do this is by using...
22/09/2017 2 Views
Symptoms and complication of diabetes
From this pharmacy CPD module on the symptoms and complications of diabetes you will learn: What leads to an individual developing diabetes The...
21/09/2017 0 CPD
Gary Jones estimates the app has saved his pharmacy up to £3,000 a year
C+D and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have joined forces to launch Pharmacy Show and Tell – an initiative aimed at gathering fresh evidence...
21/09/2017 0 Features
As a journalist, I believe in openness and transparency. But I also understand the need for off-the-record conversations, which allow individuals to...
21/09/2017 8 News
In its new vision for the sector – launched at a CPS event yesterday evening (September 20) – the representative body said it "recognises the need to...
20/09/2017 3 News
DH: Only after consultation will proposals go to ministers
The DH programme board responsible for "rebalancing" medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation "will consult...a range of pharmacy stakeholders,...
20/09/2017 35 News
CPA's letter was signed by pharmacist representatives in four Commonwealth countries
C+D exclusively revealed last week (September 13) that detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising...
20/09/2017 16 News
In late February, I arrived at C+D to take charge of the features section, while deputy editor Lilian Anekwe was on a leave of absence. I’d worked...
20/09/2017 2 Views
Drug Strength Form Price Duloxetine 30mg capsules (28) £5.99 Duloxetine 40mg capsules (56) £7.75 Desogestrel 75mcg tablets (84) £2.99...
20/09/2017 1 News
GPhC: Drop could also be attributed to new English language requirements
The number of European Economic Area (EEA) pharmacists registering in the UK dropped from 166 in April-June 2016, to just 30 in the same period this...
19/09/2017 20 News
University College London researchers predict nationwide version could prevent 1,700 strokes
The pilot launched in 16 pharmacies in the capital last year, as part of NHS England’s “test-beds programme” to “test the treatments and care models...
19/09/2017 2 News
The non-medicated patch provides up to eight hours of low-level heat, which targets pain in the back and muscles, GSK said. It works by “increasing...
19/09/2017 0 News
Keloid scar tissue
A patient, Gary, comes into your pharmacy and asks to speak to you in private. You usher him into the consultation room and ask how you can help. He...
19/09/2017 0 CPD
hr dilemma stock workplace
You have found out that one of your young counter assistants has been giving away stock – specifically, sanitary products. She says she has done this...
19/09/2017 9 Features
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable chatted to the NPA about pharmacy delivery services
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and deputy leader Jo Swinson were just two of the MPs to visit the NPA's stand in the first two days of the party...
18/09/2017 4 News
Hunt denied the government had brought forward any pharmacy supervision proposals
C+D exclusively revealed last week (September 13) that detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising...
18/09/2017 16 News
Ethan Hunt held his breath and watched as a bead of perspiration dripped from his forehead. It twinkled in the light and plummeted to the floor of...
18/09/2017 3 Views
James Waldron explained pharmacists are "very concerned" about exclusive wholesaler deals
C+D was contacted by Radio 4 in the wake of the week-long delays to Alliance Healthcare deliveries to some pharmacies, sparked by an “air...
15/09/2017 4 News
The NPA said it reacted with “alarm” to detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising the supply of...
15/09/2017 8 News
PDA is part of a wider stakeholder group which contributes to DH programme board work
C+D exclusively revealed on Wednesday (September 13) that detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for...
15/09/2017 12 News
Drug Strength Form Price Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £6.25 Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £8.84 Dapsone 50mg tablets (28) £39.52...
15/09/2017 1 News
The events – taking place across England from September 13 (see below) – will cover: the advantages of accreditation; motivating a team to maintain...
15/09/2017 0 News
Pharmacies in the UK are paid on the basis of a global sum. This results in the same amount of money being available irrespective of numbers of...
15/09/2017 4 Views
C+D exclusively revealed yesterday (September 13) that detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising...
14/09/2017 20 News
RPS: We would expect a single pharmacist to have responsibility for a single pharmacy
C+D exclusively revealed yesterday (September 13) that detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising...
14/09/2017 27 News
warfarin and oral anticoagulant therapy
From this pharmacy CPD module on the role of the pharmacist in warfarin therapy you will learn: How long patients will be on warfarin therapy What...
14/09/2017 0 CPD
Wholesaler has added 100 personnel to its service centres to help clear backlog
Pharmacies were left without much-needed medicine over the weekend after Alliance Healthcare suffered "an air conditioning outage in the server...
14/09/2017 1 News
DH working group to “probe” the “types of activity” pharmacy technicians could supervise
Detailed proposals for pharmacy technicians to be handed legal responsibility for supervising the supply of prescription-only medicines have been...
13/09/2017 8 News
The proposals have been “accepted in principle” by a Department of Health programme board
A working group established by the UK’s four chief pharmaceutical officers has suggested amending current legislation to allow a “registered pharmacy...
13/09/2017 111 News
The new flavour of Gabapentin Colonis 50mg/ml comes after “a number” of requests to manufacture an alternative to the original aniseed flavour, which...
13/09/2017 0 News
The negotiator strongly advises contractors to analyse potential impacts on their finances
Over the past few months, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has received a lot of queries from contractors concerned about...
13/09/2017 0 Features
The average pass rate this year was 17 percentage points lower than 2016
Kingston had a pass rate of 61% – the only university to score below 70% – among its students sitting the exam for the first time, according to GPhC...
12/09/2017 1 News
Drug Strength Form Price Anastrozole 1mg tablets (28) £14.45 Atorvastatin 80mg tablets (28) £2.20 Buspirone 10mg tablets (30) £9.00...
12/09/2017 2 News
PDA Union: The strength of support is a "huge vote of confidence"
Six Boots pharmacists launched a legal challenge in July to have their pay, hours and holiday collectively negotiated by the PDA Union. The challenge...
12/09/2017 4 News
Jeremy Hunt’s statement last month that the government has "no plans to allow pharmacy technicians to supervise pharmacies" would have been more...
12/09/2017 1 Views
Matthew Boyd: Knowledge gaps are generally around how things work
Speaking exclusively to C+D after his session at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's annual conference in Birmingham last week (September 4), Matthew...
11/09/2017 5 News
I welcome the acknowledgement by Steve Brine – in response to C+D’s letter – of the vital services provided by community pharmacy, and his intention...
11/09/2017 0 Views
Alliance: Delays due to server outage and IT issues
The delays – which left pharmacies without much-needed medicine over the weekend (see below) – were caused by "an air conditioning outage in the...
11/09/2017 23 News
Wholesale business for sale Hertfordshire registered with MHRA and trading for 8 months. Small warehouse split over 2 levels with office. E-commerce...
08/09/2017 0 Company
The PHE report laid out 14 areas where community pharmacies can improve public health
The report – published on Wednesday – "sets out opportunities" for community pharmacy teams to "play an even bigger part in helping the public better...
08/09/2017 2 News
Mandeep Mudhar: BMA's comments are inflammatory and inaccurate
Andrew Green, GP clinical and prescribing policy lead at the BMA, accused the pharmacy flu service of “undermining good working relationships”...
08/09/2017 8 News
I’m pleased to report that our latest supervised consumption patient only lasted two weeks before I received the call from a local prison to say he...
08/09/2017 1 Views
PHE: Flu jab is ineffective for the elderly as they have weaker immune systems
In a report – published last week (August 31) – on vaccine effectiveness during the 2016-17 season, Public Health England (PHE) said the jab had “no...
07/09/2017 2 News
After a summer of suspense, we finally get our first words from the pharmacy minister about the longer-term funding for community pharmacies in...
07/09/2017 0 Views
Warfarin decreases the body's ability to form blood clots
From this CPD module on warfarin and INR testing you will learn: What warfarin is used for How the dose of warfarin is determined and target...
07/09/2017 0 CPD
For patients seeking decongestant action, there are two basic options
The common cold is one of the illnesses pharmacists are most often asked for advice about. Decongestants are a popular suggestion – so what is the...
07/09/2017 0 Features
C+D editor James Waldron wrote an open letter to Mr Brine in July, setting out three priorities for the minister, including “working with the...
07/09/2017 7 News
Can this patient buy calcipotriol from the pharmacy?
Lauren, one of your counter assistants, comes into the dispensary with something in her hand. “Moira Kemble is at the counter and is asking to buy...
06/09/2017 0 CPD
Lloyds will remind its teams to ensure all services are appropriate for the patient
A locum – who wishes to remain anonymous – photographed the notice below in a Lloydspharmacy branch in south-east England last month....
06/09/2017 76 News
Hunt: We can do better at using electronic prescribing
The secretary of state for health – who announced the initiative in a comment piece for the Health Service Journal  on Monday (September 4) – said...
06/09/2017 4 News
HR Healthcare Ltd asked to extend its suspension to address the CQC's concerns
After an inspection in November 2016, the CQC said it was “concerned” at some of the prescribing decisions made by staff at HR Healthcare Ltd –...
05/09/2017 2 News
Dr Ridge: It can look like pharmacy is not open to change
Speaking at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference in Birmingham yesterday (September 4), Keith Ridge said that although pharmacists...
05/09/2017 19 News
A pharmacist being prosecuted for a dispensing error strikes cold, hard fear into the hearts of the profession. So pharmacist Martin White’s four-...
05/09/2017 7 Features

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