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James Waldron interviewed Anne-Hélène Lebec at the PharmacyForum conference on June 12
It’s fair to say I hadn’t given much thought to how pharmacies operate across the channel until last year. But that all changed in October, when...
05/07/2019 2 Features
Kevin Birch will take over from retail and marketing director Nigel Swift
Mr Birch, who joined the company on Monday (July 1), formerly held the position of retail pharmacy operations director at Boots. Prior to that, he...
05/07/2019 1 News
The panel faced criticism from MPs over the "complicated" prescription exemption system
Pharmacists have a duty to provide “patient-centred care”, Keith Ridge stressed, which includes guiding patients “through the system” to help them...
05/07/2019 38 News
SLE is a remitting and relapsing illness that presents with non-specific symptoms, such as a rash
From this pharmacy CPD module on lupus you will learn about: Who is affected and how common the condition is The different forms and their causes...
04/07/2019 0 CPD
Mrs Creighton, 54, comes into the pharmacy and asks if she can have a private word with the pharmacist. You show her into the consultation room, and...
04/07/2019 0 CPD
Dear negotiators at the Department of Health and Social Care, In response to the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) letter to Pharmaceutical...
04/07/2019 5 Views
NHS England guidance for CCGs now lists 25 items which should not be routinely prescribed
The seven treatments are the latest to be added to NHS England’s growing list of medications and treatments which should not be prescribed in primary...
04/07/2019 2 News
Boots: Through PSNC, we’re debating funding with the government in a positive way
Discussing the multiple’s latest finances in a conference call last week (June 27) – in which he also discussed plans to close 200 low-performing...
04/07/2019 10 News
Nitin Sodha: It has been a pleasure and a privilege
Mr Sodha stepped down as chair on June 3 as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates allegations of collusion against a company in...
03/07/2019 6 News
I don’t understand why the announcement of a locum pharmacist appearing on Love Island was met with such surprise and incredulity. It’s almost as if...
03/07/2019 0 Views
The campaign will run over five months
The five-month Support your local pharmacy campaign will see Numark pharmacies issued with a range of posters and leaflets to display, the buying...
03/07/2019 40 News
Patients will be referred to a participating pharmacy via PharmOutcomes
NHS England announced last month that the next stage of its Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) pilot will see GPs refer patients with low...
02/07/2019 12 News
Mr Lee founded the company in 1999, and oversaw its growth into the UK’s largest online pharmacy. His departure is part of a “small handful of...
02/07/2019 2 News
We operate two community pharmacies, both in small rural market towns. One pharmacy is the only pharmacy for six miles in any direction, the other...
02/07/2019 10 Views
WaveData have been collecting information about the special offers made to pharmacies since the year 2000. Lots of special offer selling activity...
01/07/2019 0 Company
Boots: Many of the 200 pharmacies earmarked for closure are loss-making
In a conference call after its latest financial results were published last Thursday (June 27), Boots’ parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance told...
01/07/2019 4 News
The tablets help patients over the age of 16 to “drift off to sleep” by “blocking the action of histamine” with 25mg of promethazine hydrochloride,...
01/07/2019 0 News
The two companies aim to expand the travel vaccination service across the UK
The multiple will pilot the service in five branches in the Liverpool area for six months from today (July 1), before rolling it out across the UK,...
01/07/2019 0 News
The NHS terms of service for pharmacies in England have been amended to enable medicines to be supplied under a serious shortage protocol (SSP)....
01/07/2019 4 Views
C+D's key account manager Dan Linton received the trophy at a central London ceremony last night
Mr Linton, who has worked at C+D for just under nine years, received the trophy at a ceremony in London last night (June 27). Explaining their...
28/06/2019 0 News
A PCN is a network of GP surgeries covering around 30,000-50,000 patients each. First announced as part of the NHS long-term plan, around 1,000 PCNs...
28/06/2019 4 Features
Contractor: Without stable funding, it's hard to see how we can focus on primary care networks
PCNs – groups of local GP practices covering an average of 50,000 people – will formally come into being next week. NHS England has described them as...
28/06/2019 4 News
An initial 11 price concessions for the month were announced on June 14 and a further 35 agreed last week (June 19). */ Drug Strength Form Price...
28/06/2019 0 News
Networks are the current hot topic in primary care – it’s impossible to miss them. The outcome of the GP contract negotiations for 2019-20 encourages...
28/06/2019 4 Views
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: What malabsorption syndrome is and the main causes of this disorder Symptoms suggestive of...
27/06/2019 0 CPD
Luke Palmer is at the counter, clutching his abdomen. “Are you OK, Luke?” you ask. “I’ve got terrible stomach ache,” he replies. “I think it’s...
27/06/2019 0 CPD
Walgreens Boots Alliance: Staff will be redeployed to nearby branches
Walgreens Boots Alliance is looking to “reduce [its] store count by 8%” in the UK through a “store optimisation programme” that targets around 200...
27/06/2019 17 News
The new Boots branch in Covent Garden, London, opened to the public today
The branch in Covent Garden, London opens to the public today (June 27) and contains express pick-up lanes, prescription collection lockers, extra...
27/06/2019 5 News
The long motorcade had just pulled up. It’s not often you see seven limousines, with accompanying police and helicopter escort, trying to fit in...
27/06/2019 1 Views
The immediate-release tablets can be used by adults to "facilitate sleep onset" and improve "quality of sleep", the manufacturer said. “Prior to...
26/06/2019 2 News
John Nuttall has led the business since 2002
After 17 years in the role, Mr Nuttall will leave Well Pharmacy to spend more time with his family and “transition into future non-executive director...
26/06/2019 10 News
Nat Mitchell vaccinating Labour MP Sue Hayman in September 2018
Community pharmacies in England delivered more than 1.4 million vaccinations for the 2018-19 national flu service, according to NHS Business Services...
26/06/2019 0 Features
The panel spoke on the importance of community-based healthcare in the NHS
Pharmacies provide a “shop front” into communities, which some of the most “vulnerable” communities rely on for access to healthcare services, Andrew...
26/06/2019 6 News
The product can be used by adults to “facilitate sleep onset” and improve “quality of sleep”, the manufacturer said. “Prior to this launch, licensed...
25/06/2019 1 News
The Co-operative Group is trialling the lockers in five of its food stores in north-west England
The Co-operative Group re-entered the pharmacy market last month with an app that allows patients to order prescriptions direct from their GP and...
25/06/2019 15 News
The chain is comprised of 58 18-carat gold panels (credit: Royal Pharmaceutical Society)
Allan Tierney was found guilty of burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Friday (June 7), after he “targeted” and stole the president’s chain of...
25/06/2019 0 News
GSK has extended the audience for its ‘health partner portal’ for healthcare professionals to include pharmacy teams, it said. The website offers...
24/06/2019 0 News
I have come to dread bank holidays. Firstly, as I work as a locum, I don't get to enjoy the feeling of having an exciting, paid holiday as many of...
24/06/2019 8 Views
Ade Williams and Olutayo Arikawe are in the running for NHS Parliamentary Awards
Ms Arikawe, superintendent pharmacist at The Priory Community Pharmacy in Dudley, has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Healthcare category, for...
24/06/2019 1 News
The unbleached bags are made from recycled brown paper with water-based inks
The multiple's single-use plastic retail carrier bags and standard white paper medicine bags will be replaced by unbleached, Forest Stewardship...
24/06/2019 5 News
It was good to see the letter sent to C+D by the pharmacy minister, Seema Kennedy, last week. We all broadly welcome the commitment to an expanded...
24/06/2019 3 Views
Seema Kennedy made her first pharmacy appearance at the NPA annual conference
Ms Kennedy had “seen and heard” the calls from community pharmacy to do more to support patients with a wide range of health issues, and “this is a...
21/06/2019 3 News
CBD products in a glass-fronted cabinet in Bannside Pharmacy, Northern Ireland
Changes in regulation relating to medicinal cannabis, and the increasing popularity of CBD products, have led to a grey area around how pharmacists...
21/06/2019 6 Features
Matt Hancock: NHS should draw on pharmacists' invaluable human connection with patients
Mr Hancock wants “to trust and empower community pharmacists to provide more urgent care services, like they do in France”, he said in a video...
21/06/2019 11 News
Tim Farron MP visiting a pharmacy in his south Cumbria constituency last year
Tim Farron asked whether Ms Kennedy would “introduce an Essential Community Pharmacies Scheme to support rural pharmacies, such as those in Cumbria,...
20/06/2019 2 News
An initial 11 price concessions for the month were announced on June 14. */ Drug Strength Form Price Bumetanide 1mg tablets (28) £1.65...
20/06/2019 1 News
At the heart of ongoing negotiations for the 2019-20 pharmacy contract in England is a desire for the sector to do more. Discussions between the...
20/06/2019 1 Features
The acquisition is part of McKesson UK's new digital healthcare strategy
The company announced this afternoon (June 19) it had bought Echo – which allows patients to order their repeat prescriptions and have them delivered...
19/06/2019 10 News
In a letter to C+D, sent yesterday (June 18), Ms Kennedy said she is “committed to delivering an expanded role for community pharmacy”. “I hope to...
19/06/2019 5 News
From this pharmacy CPD module on travel sickness you will learn about: Causes and symptoms of travel sickness Who is most likely to be affected and...
19/06/2019 0 CPD
Manufacturer King Pharmaceuticals, along with wholesalers Alissa Healthcare and Lexon UK, exchanged commercially sensitive information, including...
19/06/2019 1 News
Although I tried to read Ms Kennedy’s letter to C+D yesterday with a healthy amount of journalistic scepticism, I found plenty to be optimistic about...
19/06/2019 2 Views
In April 2018, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released a drug safety update, warning that valproate medicines must no longer...
19/06/2019 0 CPD
"The decision to implicate community pharmacies without evidence was, in my view, irresponsible"
Last night (June 17) saw the safety of prescription drugs being brought into question by Channel 4’s Dispatches: How safe are your medicines?...
18/06/2019 14 News
Rekha Shah: Drug users in our pilot said they would prefer to access treatment in a pharmacy
The London Joint Working Group (LJWG) – a group of clinicians and voluntary sector representatives working to eliminate the virus in drug users in...
18/06/2019 0 News
“I’ve made you an appointment at 3.20 this afternoon – you’re seeing the locum.” The surgery receptionist who, a few years ago, said this to a...
18/06/2019 10 Views
Reporter Antony Barnett is presenting the Dispatches investigation
The Dispatches: How safe are your medicines? documentary – due to air on Channel 4 tonight (June 17) at 8pm – will reveal how criminal gangs linked...
17/06/2019 14 News
Superdrug offers Botox and dermal fillers from £99 in two stores in London and Manchester
There are now 61 nurse clinics located in Superdrug stores offering specialist health services, such as travel vaccinations, sexual health testing...
17/06/2019 1 News
*/ Drug Strength Form Price Amiloride 5mg tablets (28) £9.49 Betahistine 8mg tablets (84) £2.34 Betahistine 16mg tablets (84) £3.20...
17/06/2019 0 News
Let’s talk about medicines shortages. Something which only community pharmacists seem to know about, along with their disgruntled patients. GPs think...
14/06/2019 4 Views

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