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Laura McEwan-Smith: This apprenticeship is not being designed to replace existing training routes
Proposals for pharmacists to qualify through a five-year apprenticeship scheme led by employers have been drawn up in a consultation, which closes on...
12/04/2019 15 News
The consultation response document asks seven questions
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – an employer-led public body not affiliated with a government department – launched the 10...
12/04/2019 99 News
LGBT Foundation is thrilled that Dr Michael Brady has been appointed the new government advisor for LGBT health. We look forward to working...
12/04/2019 1 Views
Superdrug said it holds "regular events" to help women develop their careers
For the second year, Superdrug – part of the A.S. Watson Group – published joint gender pay gap data with UK discount chain Savers, which is also...
11/04/2019 0 News
*Cohens' mean gender pay gap has been updated due to an error in its pay gap report, which was rectified after this article was published. Cohens...
11/04/2019 1 News
From this CPD module you will learn about: The main types of warts and the virus that causes them The characteristic appearance of warts and how...
11/04/2019 0 CPD
Oh the joy, oh the ecstatic anticipation when my Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) membership card arrived in the post. Giddy with excitement I tore...
11/04/2019 4 Views
PSNC: We will continue to ensure that contractors do not suffer financially
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) director of pharmacy funding Mike Dent told C+D that, “while there have always been...
10/04/2019 7 News
Steve Double: We need to utilise pharmacy's ability to adapt and innovate in the wider NHS
The Conservative MP and vice chair of the all-party pharmacy group (APPG) said in years to come, the 2016 decision to cut pharmacy funding in England...
10/04/2019 5 News
March 12, 8.30am. Too early for work, too late to get a coffee. I sat in my car, waiting for the day to begin. Flicking through my phone to kill time...
10/04/2019 8 Views
Simon Dukes: There are going to be some difficult conversations over the coming months
The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) and NHS England have agreed a set of proposals for the 2019-20 pharmacy contract “and beyond”, the...
09/04/2019 6 News
GPhC: We expect inspectors to play a key role in any surveillance activities
The new powers to conduct “covert directed surveillance” were authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in July 2018 to be...
09/04/2019 5 News
The GPhC’s new Registered Pharmacies Enforcement Policy, relating to its powers to enforce compliance with its standards for registered pharmacies,...
09/04/2019 0 Views
The health check testing kits are currently only available to buy via the Boots website
Boots is offering 10 different kits from Nottingham-based testing company Medichecks, with prices ranging from £39 for a vitamin D test up to £79 for...
08/04/2019 0 News
Cathy Harrison: We need to consider implications of pharmacists moving into GP practices
The country’s Department of Health announced in November 2018 that £2.1 million would be allocated to launch a “Pharmacy First” minor ailments...
08/04/2019 0 News
Superintendent pharmacist Dipak Nandha outside Kanset Pharmacy in Ham, south-west London
In the fight against falling incomes, community pharmacies need effective ways to promote themselves, their products and services. Screens showing...
08/04/2019 3 Features
A 31-strong independent panel of judges whittled down 155 entries into a list of finalists across 14 categories. This year saw the return of the ...
05/04/2019 2 News
Ms Kennedy visited a pharmacy in her constituency in 2017. Credit: Joan Mary Burrows
Ms Kennedy was among 292 MPs who voted in March in favour of emergency powers to allow a pharmacist to dispense an alternative in the case of a...
05/04/2019 1 Features
Seema Kennedy took on the public health and primary care brief on April 4
Ms Kennedy – who has been MP for South Ribble, Lancashire, since 2015 – was confirmed as the new public health and primary care minister yesterday (...
05/04/2019 4 News
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed the five-year integrated programme for pharmacy students in a 12-week consultation that ended...
04/04/2019 12 News
Walgreens Boots Alliance: Boots' management comments were taken out of context
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced on Tuesday (April 2) that it was taking  “immediate action” to address financial results "much weaker than...
04/04/2019 8 News
“Type 1 diabetes is manageable, but this boy has a life-long condition to live with"
When a young boy and his mother visited their pharmacy to get passport photos, they were not expecting to receive some shocking blood test results....
04/04/2019 3 Features
The move to add more funding – a 1% increase on the current global sum of £144.3m – was announced by minister for health and social services Vaughan...
03/04/2019 3 News
The packaging for both creams was switched last month from a 500g pump to a 500ml airless pump dispenser, which Galen said would take up less shelf...
03/04/2019 0 News
Boots management has pledged "immediate action" to address financial results "much weaker than expected", its parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance...
03/04/2019 15 News
The High Court challenge by the Good Law Project to quash the serious shortage protocol (SSP) regulations allowing pharmacists to supply alternatives...
03/04/2019 4 Views
Well CEO: The multiple's gender pay gap continues to mirror similar pharmacy organisations
Well reported its mean pay gap – the difference in pay between the average male and female UK hourly rate – as 20.49% as of April 2018 in favour of...
02/04/2019 11 News
Boots' managing director: Among our pharmacists we have a positive pay gap for women
The mean pay gap – the difference in pay between the average male and female UK hourly rate – as of April 2018 was 19.5%, Boots said in a report...
02/04/2019 3 News
Dr Mahendra Patel: Blurred vision, fatigue and sore gums could be symptoms of type 2 diabetes
Do you know the factors that increase an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Should you advise patients on exercise and diet? How can...
02/04/2019 0 CPD
In October, the Home Office announced that from today (April 1) the drugs – used to treat anxiety, nerve pain and epilepsy – would be placed in...
01/04/2019 8 News
For far too long contractors have offered a fantastic service because they could just about afford to. However, recently my pharmacy stopped taking...
01/04/2019 7 Views
Everyone working in general practice will be automatically covered in relation to NHS services
The Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice will cover “all those carrying out activities in connection with the provision of NHS services...
01/04/2019 0 News
An initial 34 prices for the month were announced on March 20, followed by a further 20 prices on March 22. */ Drug Strength Form Price...
29/03/2019 2 News
Mr Stewart was handed his award by Grazia editor Hattie Brett, at a ceremony in London billed as “shining a light on the outstanding efforts and...
29/03/2019 0 News
Former pharmacy minister Steve Brine having a mock blood test for hepatitis C in London
The ever-expanding role of a pharmacist means new pilot schemes are popping up in community pharmacies throughout the UK, delivering care in areas...
29/03/2019 0 Features
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth: Many pharmacists do not want the powers
Fifty seven (48%) of the 118 respondents to a C+D poll – which ran on the C+D website from March 20-27 – said they would be happy to dispense an...
29/03/2019 2 News
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: The different causes of hayfever and why it occurs Its common symptoms and when they typically...
28/03/2019 0 CPD
I read about the MPs that recently left their parties to form The Independent Group, which has since announced a list of core values. These include...
28/03/2019 2 Views
Many of the multiples are rolling out FMD software integrated with their PMR systems
Boots said it has introduced a “standalone solution” into “some” of its pharmacies to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which...
28/03/2019 3 News
Leyla Hannbeck: Pharmacists need breathing space to plan for the future
Contractors in England have reported being “thousands of pounds out of pocket”, after receiving their balancing payments for January, National...
28/03/2019 3 News
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
27/03/2019 6 News
I found a lot to be excited about in the new GP contract, which was published in January. Although the full detail is still to be revealed, the huge...
27/03/2019 4 Views
Sandra Gidley RPS
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
27/03/2019 3 News
Mr Brine visited a pharmacy delivering a hepatitis C service last year
Mr Brine was appointed pharmacy minister in June 2017, replacing David Mowat, who lost his seat in the general election. Following the news of his...
26/03/2019 1 Features
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Steve Brine was appointed as pharmacy minister in June 2017
Mr Brine was one of three Conservative MPs to resign on Monday night – including former pharmacy minister Alistair Burt – to vote against the...
26/03/2019 6 News
Theresa May’s divisive Brexit strategy claimed another political casualty last night – this time in the form of the pharmacy minister. Since being...
26/03/2019 2 Views
Launched in February, the partnership aims to drive awareness of the brand on Disney Junior’s TV and YouTube channels, GSK said. The TV campaign...
25/03/2019 0 News
RPS: We operate an open election system for any RPS member to apply
As the next round of elections for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) national boards in England, Scotland and Wales begins, pharmacists took...
25/03/2019 0 News
Sector bodies have advised pharmacies to continue to dispense medicines as normal
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to scan barcodes on medicines...
25/03/2019 4 News
In the 2018 budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the “off payroll” rules, IR35, will extend to the private sector from April 2020 and...
25/03/2019 6 Views
An initial 34 prices were announced on March 20, including Losartan 100mg. */ Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £9.75...
25/03/2019 0 News
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 6 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 4 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 8 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

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