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Nice says honey and certain over-the-counter remedies "have some benefit for the relief of cough"
Coughs and colds are one of the most common reasons patients seek advice from community pharmacy – and even more so at this time of year. Therefore...
13/09/2018 3 Features
What would you do if your pharmacist was on long-term sick leave?
One of your pharmacists has been on long-term sick leave for months. You have tried to stay in touch without pressuring them, but whenever you ask...
07/09/2018 1 Features
Contractors have criticised Capita's poor performance (credit: Casimiro PT /
The NHS has a poor track record when it comes to outsourcing contracts to private sector providers, and NHS England’s 2015 contract with Capita, to...
05/09/2018 0 Features
There are concerns contractors will not be able to deliver an efficient flu vaccination service
Accessibility, flexibility, convenience – just some of the reasons patients choose pharmacy to have their flu jabs. In 2015, NHS England launched a...
22/08/2018 2 Features
NHS England recommends wet-combing for headlice, reserving treatments for "exceptions" only
In March, NHS England published guidance advising GPs to “curb prescribing” of OTC treatments for certain conditions. Instead, it wants GPs to...
17/08/2018 4 Features
C+D is investigating the level of reporting to the MHRA’s ‘yellow card’ scheme. We would be grateful if you could take the time to answer the...
16/08/2018 2 Features
With a plethora of roles available to pharmacists, many are taking the time to consider their career options. C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart...
14/08/2018 0 Features
Ms Fairweather trained as a smoking cessation advisor – and trains colleagues to offer the service
In a financial climate where local authorities are cutting back on smoking cessation funding, it is reassuring to see pharmacy staff are still...
13/08/2018 13 Features
"This isn't a regular consultation a patient has with a pharmacist. It’s new, unique and exciting"
If I travelled back in time two and a half years and asked myself, “Ravinder, what’s an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP)?” I would have said...
09/08/2018 51 Features
The EU says scanning medicines "should happen as close to the patient as possible"
It looks like, whatever Brexit deal the UK ends up with, community pharmacies will be expected to comply with the EU’s anti-counterfeiting...
03/08/2018 9 Features