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I won't argue about masks, just serve patients and get them out

Pharmacist Peter Kelly talks to ICP editor Neil Trainis about masks and what the world will be like after July 19.

14 Jul 2021 , 1 Min Article

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The government won't fund us for all this extra work!

Pharmacist Peter Kelly talks to ICP editor Neil Trainis about the impact of GPs doing virtual consultations during Covid-19.

1 Min Article


I have a lot more jokes about illness and health than other comedians

Pharmacist Peter Kelly talks to ICP editor Neil Trainis about his stand-up comedy career, including getting brutally booed off at The Comedy Store.

03 Aug 2020 , 1 Min Article


Coronavirus - my wholesaler has run out of hand sanitisers

Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis and community pharmacist Peter Kelly examine the impact of coronavirus on community pharmacies and patients as the disease escalates.

12 Mar 2020 , 1 Min Article


I can't see private services being mainstream in community pharmacy

Community pharmacist Peter Kelly talks to Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis about services and funding.

06 Mar 2020 , 1 Min Article


We're comfortable talking about a broken leg. But mental health?

Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis talks to pharmacist Peter Kelly about the ability of community pharmacy teams to access mental health support.

27 Feb 2020 , 1 Min Article


GPs openly discuss contract and pharmacy doesn't. That's unjust.

In our latest podcast, the community pharmacist Peter Kelly tells Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis that the PSNC should put its contractual and funding proposals out for discussion at the LPC conference.

19 Feb 2020 , 1 Min Article


CPCS referrals have been slow but I hope it evolves

In the first of a series of podcasts, Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis talks to the London-based community pharmacist Peter Kelly on a range of issues impacting the pharmacy profession.

05 Feb 2020 , 1 Min Article


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Advising on acne

Bust the myths around acne causes so you can recommend effective products and self-care advice

30 May 2023 , 5 Min Article

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SMA Infant Feeding Resources

Work through the programme page and complete the infant health and feeding modules to develop your expertise and access exclusive learning resources, benefits and prizes

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Tackling fleas and ticks

This module will enable you to have confident conversations with customers, helping them manage fleas and ticks both on their pets and in the home.

17 May 2023 , 10 Min Article

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Fungal Nail Roundup

Complete this short interactive module to refresh your knowledge on identifying and treating fungal nail infections, and discover more about a product you can recommend to customers.

18 Apr 2023 , 5 Min Article

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Treating fungal nail infections

Understand how fungal nail infections develop and help manage customer expectations around treatment

18 Apr 2023 , 10 Min Article

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Managing fever in children

Get to grips with the current guidance on managing fever in children and how antipyretics can help, and discover products you can recommend.

18 Dec 2022 , 10 Min Article

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Supporting parents of babies with feeding issues

Common feeding feeding issues, including coloc, reflux and regurgitation, and some of the ways they can be managed

14 Nov 2022 , 10 Min Article

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Challenge your thinking on warts and verrucas

Discover different treatment options for warts and verrucas and when to recommend them to your customers, based on their individual needs

03 Oct 2022 , 10 Min Article

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What is Vaginal Atrophy

Update your knowledge on this common condition, who it affects and its impacts on quality of life

29 Jul 2022 , 10 Min Article

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Gina Supply Considerations

Recognise the contraindications and conditions that need GP referral when considering recommending Gina

28 Jul 2022 , 10 Min Article


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A guide to dilapidations

Bella Stuart-Bourne from Charles Russell Speechlys goes through the key considerations for pharmacy tenants.

15 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Navigating corporate legal matters in pharmacy

What are the key corporate matters you need to navigate to ensure you comply and protect your interests?

20 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


The pros and cons of artificial intelligence

We examine the advantages and risks of artificial intelligence on safety in the workplace.

06 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Are you considering buying a pharmacy?

Tertius Alberts at Charles Russell Speechlys answers some common questions to help inform independent buyers.

06 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Breaking a pharmacy lease

Lauren Kelly provides an insight into the legal factors pharmacists need to consider.

18 May 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Multiple opportunities for independent buyers?

Tertius Alberts looks at the key aspects to consider when assessing an opportunity to purchase a pharmacy from a multiple.

15 Mar 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Be prepared if you are selling a pharmacy

A buyer will want to understand the pharmacy’s relationships with staff, suppliers and customers, as Tertius Alberts explains.

20 Feb 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Ways to remove a company director

Katie Bewick examines the process for removing a director from a limited company - which should be exercised with caution.

17 Jan 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Appointments to the board

In the first of two articles, Katie Bewick looks at the legal procedures for appointing directors to a company board.

24 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Strong negotiating to seal the deal

This article examines rent reviews and considers whether a pharmacist can dispute an increase in their rent.

02 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article


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Financial covenants compliance

For owners who have variable loans, the rise in the base rate will impact not only on profits but cash flow, as Vinku Shah explains.

28 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Autumn statement: Living wage increase a ‘death blow’ to pharmacies

National Living Wage to rise by 10 per cent to £11.44 an hour, Hunt announces

22 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Doctors complain Pharmacy First will create ‘significant’ funding disparity

Pharmacies will get 'more than double' the per-consultation rate GPs receive, claims DAUK

21 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


CPE confirms £645m is new money but questions remain over IT

Company Chemists’ Association chief executive Malcolm Harrison said the launch of Pharmacy First was “a huge vote of confidence in the sector."

16 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Expenses can be a tricky business

It's important to ensure payments of business-related expenses are made through the company accounts, says Vinku Shah from Silver Levene.

06 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


Dispensing doctors facing ‘cashflow crisis’

Hundreds of dispensing doctor practices in England are facing cashflow problems after a sharp drop in fees.

27 Oct 2023 , 2 Min Article


Soni: Pharmacies must seek opportunities outside negotiated contract

A new contract may offer 'sustainability' but not necessarily profits, Ash Soni warns.

21 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


North-East pharmacy group placed into administration

Northcare Limited and Medway Limited, the holding companies for eight pharmacies, have faced financial challenges.

21 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article


Helping first-time independent buyers

Specialist advice can save pharmacy buyers time and help to avoid costly pitfalls, says Vinku Shah.

19 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Government’s £645m pharmacy services investment not enough, AIMp tells Treasury

Pharmacy First 'financially low viability' without additional core funding, officials told.

14 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

Clinical Focus

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Supplement your health offering

Demand for CBD supplements is growing but should pharmacists stock these products?

01 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article


On the colds, flu and Covid frontline

Since the pandemic, pharmacy has been at the forefront when it comes to offering OTC products and support for patients.

25 Oct 2023 , 1 Min Article


See the bigger picture through the smoke

Pharmacy teams need to understand the issues around, not only smoking, but vaping, NRT and heated tobacco.

17 Oct 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Menopause – what are women’s options?

The menopause happens as part of ageing with loss of ovarian follicular activity. But how can pharmacists support sufferers?

11 Oct 2023 , 1 Min Article


Returning to the classroom

Pharmacy teams are an important source of reassurance and advice, helping parents to manage a variety of common childhood conditions.

20 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


The challenges of childbirth...and what follows

Mental illness is not uncommon during pregnancy and there are many questions around skin care for newborns.

13 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article


Pharmacy visionaries

Eyelid conditions often need urgent attention, so having immediate access to support from pharmacy can be helpful for patients.

30 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article


One step at a time

Independents must be aware of how diabetes can affect the legs and feet.

22 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article


Not just a pain in the back

Sciatica can be severe and patients may need pharmacological or surgical intervention.

16 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article


Baby care independent pharmacy-style

We take a look at current guidance on breastfeeding and the introduction of complementary feeding.

09 Aug 2023 , 1 Min Article

Product Updates

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An all-in-one treatment for acute and IBS diarrhoea

Enterosgel is a clinically-proven OTC intestinal adsorbent gel composed of organic mineral and water.

28 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Doctor Gut offers a natural solution

Doctor Gut is a drug-free range of products that can help treat diarrhoea, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome.

28 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Sebamed baby - healthy skin, happy baby

Sebamed has dermatologically developed products specifically for a baby’s skin.

27 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Bloccs Cast and Dressing Covers

Bloccs are a certified Class 1 Medical Device and are suitable for both adults and children.

27 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Viagra Connect launches new TV campaign

Viagra Connect is available without prescription and can be taken daily.

18 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Advancing the management of dry eye

HydraMed eye drops contain a unique bi-polymer of two synergistic ingredients – sodium hyaluronate (HA) and TS-polysaccharide.

15 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Eight-in-one dry eye revolution

Rohto Dry Aid relieves eight symptoms of dry eye and helps hydrate, protect and restore the tear film.

04 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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‘Feel the shield’ with FUSION Allergy

Scope Healthcare has launched a natural and preservative-free hay fever treatment to relieve allergy symptoms.

04 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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HERPOtherm - combatting cold sores

HERPOtherm can be used as an alternative to creams and patches to combat cold sores.

04 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Deep Freeze Cold Patch

Deep Freeze Cold Patch is suitable for use during pregnancy, and is a convenient alternative to ice packs.

01 Aug 2022 , 1 Min Article