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PDA Union: Boots' pledge to launch alternative representation is a distraction
Boots pharmacists have until March 8 to cast their vote to decide if their pay, hours and holiday will be collectively negotiated by the PDA Union,...
18/02/2019 10 News
Theresa May: We want to build upon the innovative success of community pharmacy
In a letter expressing her support for the Sigma conference in Muscat, Oman, this week, Theresa May said the government wants to “build upon the...
18/02/2019 3 News
Community pharmacy has had a very challenging couple of years, with funding cuts, category M changes, Brexit uncertainty and the Falsified Medicines...
18/02/2019 0 Views
NHS Digital: 64 GP practices can now send schedule 2 and 3 drugs via the EPS
Sixty four GP practices across England can now send schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs via the electronic prescription service (EPS), following a...
15/02/2019 10 News
Christie & Co: More collaborative funding in Scotland and Wales has resulted in fewer sales
Andy Harwood, director of Pharmacy Seekers, said: “The big multiples aren’t buying [pharmacies] at the moment.” Following Lloydspharmacy’s decision...
15/02/2019 7 News
"My focus is to show a different side of pharmacy and what we can provide beyond just medicines"
Elizabeth Lawless stepped up as full-time pharmacist manager at The Health Dispensary in Neath, South Wales – after four years working there part-...
15/02/2019 1 Features
From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn: What deep vein thrombosis is and its risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis How it is treated and the...
14/02/2019 0 CPD
Up to 8,000 fixed-time appointments are available at 30 pharmacies until September
Under the GP2Pharmacy pilot – which launched last month and will run until September – patients are triaged by their GP practice and offered one of 8...
14/02/2019 14 News
NPA: A lack of staff is forcing pharmacists to self-check
The number of reports citing “work and environment factors” as the main contributor rose by 2% in the three months to December – compared with July-...
14/02/2019 18 News
23% of adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not visit the dentist every two years
Poor oral health costs the NHS. The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that 150 procedures to extract teeth are performed each day under...
14/02/2019 0 Features
67% of audited pharmacies offer a blood pressure service, most likely for free (Image credit: CCA)
Pharmacy teams had 221,091 interactions with patients regarding their blood pressure over a one week period in 2017, the Company Chemists’...
13/02/2019 4 News
MHRA: Diversion of diazepam 10mg is down 73% thanks to our investigation
The investigation into “an extensive network of criminality” diverting POMs to be sold illegally online was first announced by the Medicines and...
13/02/2019 8 News
The sector is entering a new era of unannounced inspections. The landscape has been changing for some time within pharmacy regulation – the General...
13/02/2019 8 Views
The partnership – announced last month – aims to raise awareness of the importance of good foot health, manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said....
13/02/2019 0 News
All EMIS practices will issue paper FP10 prescriptions for pregabalin and gabapentin by February 15
The drugs – used to treat anxiety, nerve pain and epilepsy – will be placed in schedule 3 under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, but will be ...
12/02/2019 13 News
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) came into force on February 9, and requires community pharmacies to verify and decommission medicines before...
12/02/2019 0 News
The length of the appointments will be decided “on a case-by-case basis”
The multiple first announced the specialist pharmacist practitioner title last week, which will be handed to pharmacists who “combine the highest...
12/02/2019 7 News
Pharmacy contractors in England have experienced unprecedented challenges in terms of workload, increasing regulation, professional and contractual...
12/02/2019 9 Views
Philip Galt: This scanning technology will have huge benefits for patient safety in the long term
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes on...
11/02/2019 4 News
Olutayo Arikawe: All of the staff have the opportunity to contribute their ideas
When pharmacist Olutayo Arikawe joined The Priory Community Pharmacy in 2012, it had just one other full-time member of staff to serve a deprived...
11/02/2019 2 Features
The Boots joint negotiation committee would be "fully funded and independent"
Boots pharmacists have until March 8 to vote on whether their pay, hours and holiday should be collectively negotiated by the PDA Union, following...
11/02/2019 16 News
I am both disappointed and saddened by the response of Dr Andrew Green, the British Medical Association's (BMA) GP committee clinical and prescribing...
08/02/2019 7 Views
There are currently very few FMD-compliant medicine packs for pharmacy staff to scan
The EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which requires all pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes on...
08/02/2019 22 News
Ealing Pharmacy is one of the 19 branches bought by Enimed. Credit: © 2019 Google, image capture: February 2019
The sale of the Manichem pharmacies – predominantly located in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, England – was completed last week (January 31), brokers...
08/02/2019 3 News
 From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about: Causes and symptoms of pneumonia and who is most likely to be affected Diagnosis, management...
07/02/2019 0 CPD
During the launch of revalidation the GPhC received almost double the usual number of calls
A total of 1,500 requests from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be removed from the register were processed between October and December 2018...
07/02/2019 20 News
The Community Pharmacy Referral Service won the Health Initiative of the Year Award
In 2016, NHS 111 call centres in the north-east of England received more than 300,000 calls over a six month period. Many of these calls were for...
07/02/2019 1 Features
BMA: Pharmacists should not be allowed to change a patient's prescription without authorisation
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which comes into force on Saturday (February 9) – includes provisions to allow pharmacists...
07/02/2019 33 News
NHS England reminded pharmacies to only use fax when no other communication is available
The hotel group – the name of which NHS England’s corporate information governance team did not share with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating...
06/02/2019 19 News
Well: We have contacted the majority of affected data subjects by email or post
In December, a document – which included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and some payroll numbers of 24,099 employees and locums –...
06/02/2019 23 News
Pharmacies in England can earn funding through the Quality Payments Scheme, which is part of the community pharmacy contractual framework. This ...
06/02/2019 0 Features
You are struggling to recruit staff for your pharmacy. You need a pharmacist, a dispensary assistant and a manager for the sales team. The right...
05/02/2019 7 Features
From this unplanned CPD you will learn about: Medicines that are associated with sore throat symptoms Who is likely to be affected and when to...
05/02/2019 0 CPD
The role will be handed to pharmacists who “combine the highest level of clinical competence, with a drive to innovate at pharmacy level”, the...
05/02/2019 19 News
Steve Brine: A national, clinically chaired group will advise ministers
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which comes into force on Saturday (February 9) – includes provisions to allow pharmacists...
05/02/2019 4 News
Mike Keen: I haven't seen it, but I wouldn't be surprised if patients were stockpiling
Contractors told C+D last month that shortages of a growing range of medicines, including Adalat and naproxen, were costing pharmacies' precious time...
04/02/2019 10 News
MHRA: We intend to work with stakeholders to help them achieve compliance
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires all UK pharmacies to be able to scan barcodes and check tamper-proof devices on medicines packaging...
04/02/2019 4 News
As a contractor, the only thing I’ve done to prepare for the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is go to a meeting held by my local pharmaceutical...
04/02/2019 9 Views
McKesson: Reimbursement cuts in England were greater than we planned for
McKesson announced that adjusted operating profits for its European pharmaceutical solutions division – which includes Lloydspharmacy and wholesaler...
01/02/2019 7 News
An initial 30 prices for the month were announced on January 21, followed by a further 23 prices on January 25. C+D reported last week that...
01/02/2019 7 News
In this pharmacy CPD module about antimicrobial resistance you will learn about: The promotion of self care for self-limiting conditions The...
31/01/2019 0 CPD
Simon Harris explores whether pre-regs can benefit from social media and if there are any pitfalls
Simon Harris, head of education and training at Green Light Campus – the training arm of Green Light Pharmacy – tells C+D clinical editor Kristoffer...
31/01/2019 2 Features
NHS England has called the contract the “first major pillaring of the NHS long-term plan”
GP funding has been increased by £4.5 billion, some of which will be used to recruit an “army” of staff to help practices work together as part of...
31/01/2019 27 News
Carers Trust pharmacist
The video – released today (January 31) to mark Young Carers Awareness Day – shows Sussex community pharmacist Penny Woodgate (pictured) speaking...
31/01/2019 0 News
Since joining Medipharmacy in 2013, Sandeep Khosla has helped modernise the business his parents founded in south-west London in the late 1980s. Most...
31/01/2019 2 Features
Tesco said it expects around 90 stores to close their food counters
Tesco is cutting up to 9,000 roles, although as many as half of these could be redeployed to other customer-facing positions, it said in a statement...
31/01/2019 11 News
C+D analysed pharmacists’ responses to its Salary Survey over the past five years
Exclusive data compiled by C+D has revealed for the first time that stress among community pharmacists has risen six percentage points over the past...
30/01/2019 17 News
C+D's briefing document was handed to Keith Ridge on January 10
A briefing document – compiled by C+D from the past five years of Salary Survey data – revealed that stress levels among UK pharmacists rose six...
30/01/2019 22 News
What effect is the rising level of stress at work – which C+D has shown increased from affecting 68% of community pharmacists to 74% in three years...
30/01/2019 4 Views
Just 17 Rowlands pharmacies will be live with the FMD on February 9
Rowlands is “making [its] best endeavours to be fully compliant” with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which will require all pharmacies to...
29/01/2019 2 News
Some Boots and Lloydspharmacy branches will be FMD compliant by February 9
Boots said it is “continuing [its] journey” to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – which will require all pharmacies to be able to...
29/01/2019 27 News
As a pharmacist who has worked in both community and general practice, one thing I’m very aware of is that not all our skills and activities are...
29/01/2019 4 Views
Leyla Hannbeck: Patients receiving medicines under a protocol would be closely monitored
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which is scheduled to come into force next week (February 9) – includes provisions to allow...
28/01/2019 12 News
Isabel Finch (centre) was praised for her investigation into alleged pharmacy fraud
Isabel Finch was crowned Newcomer of the Year, with judges commending her for securing exclusive comments from pharmacy minister Steve Brine –...
28/01/2019 2 News
An initial 30 items received concessionary prices on January 21, including packs of 56 naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets. */ Drug Strength...
28/01/2019 9 News
“I feel really stupid,” said Fiona. She’s not, of course, because Fiona is a 50-year-old ex-nursery school assistant who came to us a couple of...
28/01/2019 1 Views
Oluyomi Olugbenga Adenaike (2037153) had not faced fitness-to-practise proceedings before
Oluyomi Olugbenga Adenaike, registration number 2037153, left either a pharmacy technician or the pharmacy's director in charge of the premises on “...
25/01/2019 11 News
As an accuracy checking technician (ACT), I have always felt that if I made an error, this is something I am responsible for. Once a pharmacist has...
25/01/2019 9 Views
Community pharmacists will work with prescribers to review antimicrobial prescriptions
In its five-year plan on tackling antimicrobial resistance in the UK, published today (January 24) the Department of Health and Social Care (DH)...
24/01/2019 3 News
Pharmacy owner Indira Panchal (centre): We’re having to turn prescriptions away
Indira Panchal, who owns four pharmacies in Bedford, told C+D this week (January 22) that she has experienced shortages of naproxen. The supply...
24/01/2019 16 News

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