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Public accept pharmacy as healthcare venue

Consumers increasingly willing to have care delivered in non-traditional settings by non-traditional providers

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

Cuts mechanism favours multiples, says Numark

"DH is throwing pharmacy to the wolves," says D'Arcy

Up to 3,000 pharmacies expected to close

Pharmacy minister Alistair Burt predicts that up to 3,000 pharmacies could close, with independents hit hardest

Strachan slams DH proposals as "nonsense"

Proposals are a "slur" on community pharmacy, says Strachan

RPS Scotland manifesto calls for greater use of pharmacists

RPS Scotland calls for pharmacists integration in health hubs and at point of admission to hospital

Pharmacy sales outstrip market performance

Nearly 80 per cent of demand for pharmacy purchases coming from first time buyers, says Christie & Co

PSNC fears further, larger, funding cuts in 2017/18

Further cuts to pharmacy funding could be on the way, warns PSNC

MHRA issues statement on halted French clinical trial

No clinical trials were taking place in UK using drug involved in the French trial suspended after fatality

Pharmacy could deliver Health Checks more efficiently, says study

NHS Health Checks helped prevent at least 2,500 heart attacks and strokes in five years

Alliance beats the weather with 99% of deliveries completed

Successful delivery rate shows extent of winter preparedness, says wholesaler

All doctors to take prescribing test from August

BMA expresses concern at new requirement for all doctors to pass prescribing test before qualifying

NPA calls on contractors to mobilise political opinion

Ian Strachan predicts "war of words" with government over cuts will soon enter new phase

PSNC advises contractors on dispensing antivirals

PSNC issues advise on dispensing, and ordering stock of oseltamivir and zanamivir

Lithium medication app available free to patients

New lithium app records patients' up-to-date blood test results

Apps for pharmacy guide: latest edition launched

Latest guide to useful apps for pharmacists now available from CPPE

NPA chairman's new year message

NPA chairman Ian Strachan expresses the Association's empathy and support for independents

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