Analysis

Investigating committee guidance explained

Pharmacy Law practitioner Richard Hough summarises what new GPhC guidance for the investigating committee means in practice

Patients before politics

Exactly where do patients come in the row between the government and the British Medical Association? Our correspondent thinks he knows the answer.

Now or never, or maybe not

Up to 3,000 pharmacies to close – so what's new, asks Steve Bremer

A European solution for cutting medicine costs

Sid Dajani, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s elected representative on the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, discusses European spending issues

Funding cuts: vulnerable patients 'ultimate losers' say pharmacists

Pharmacies looking at variety of ways to reduce costs in light of proposed funding cuts

The trouble with technology

Claire Ward warns of the dangers of getting carried away with digital technology

Implications of the junior doctors' dispute

Onlooker considers the rights and wrongs of the junior doctors' dispute

A scary tale

Once upon a time, in England, as independent contractors around the country focused their skill and dedication on supporting the health of their patients during one of the busiest weeks of the year, a group of disingenuous civil servants somewhere in Whitehall were feeling a little guilty about the contrived letter they had told the intern to send to pharmacy bodies. They had typed it hastily between important meetings and hoped the fudge would go unnoticed ...

Local emergency supply scheme would save £120k

NHS-funded emergency supply scheme is a viable option to reduce NHS workload, concludes study

Cannabis conundrums

Certain medical products derived from cannabis are now available on prescription in the UK. Richard Hough examines a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for patients…

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