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NHS survey paints complex picture of pharmacist vacancies

Vacancies have doubled, but the number of FTE pharmacists per pharmacy has also risen.

Smoke free living starts with pharmacy

Understand your vital role in supporting smokers to quit with appropriate NRT recommendations

Insomnia and stress – unwanted bedfellows

Sleep is essential for humans to function while chronic stress can be the enemy of good health. 

Boots to cut 'supplementary' trading hours across a number of stores

Boots confirms plans to cut back on hours outside contractual obligations with NHS in some stores.

Women across UK failing to get menopause support at work, study shows

Over one million women said they are struggling in the workplace because of symptoms.

GPhC urges 63 'provisional' pharmacists to apply as deadline approaches

The provisional register is to close in less than two weeks, the regulator warns.

Meningitis rates rise sharply after 'historic low' during pandemic

The return of face-to-face teaching saw the rate increase between September 1 and November 30 last year.

Appetite for lending in pharmacy sector remains strong, says new report

Christie & Co's price index for pharmacy rose 4.3 per cent in 2021, its new report shows.

In the air that we breathe…

Air pollution is largely unseen but can have a major impact on patients with respiratory conditions. 

More than period pain

Endometriosis affects around one in 10 women in the UK, yet many cases remain undiagnosed. 

Half of all UK pharmacies provide domestic abuse scheme

The Ask for ANI initiative has provided support to 100 people during its first 12 months.

NHS 111 to boost pharmacy referrals as CPCS scope widens

Three new condition types have been added to the NHS 111 referral arm of the CPCS.

Boots commits to maintaining palliative drug supplies at 2,000 stores

Boots partners with Macmillan on scheme aimed at improving access to end-of-life drugs.

Omnicell acquires Hub and Spoke Innovations

Automated systems provider picks up Pharmaself24 prescription collection kiosks for undisclosed sum.

CPD module: autism

We take a look at the autism spectrum condition and how community pharmacists can offer support.

A team approach to tackling tough times

Independent Pharmacist of the Year John-Paul Mackie has invested in automation to greatly improve patients' experience. 

Our profession will never be the same

Pharmacists will play a key role as part of a broader collaboration of community-placed healthcare teams, says Jeremy Meader.

A new year and new opportunities

I'm pleased to say we have an exciting new service in Cornwall - a walk-in pharmacist consultation service, says Nick Kaye. 

Minister wants a 'direct' Pharmacy First model for England

Caulfield indicates the need for patients to be referred to pharmacies may come under review.

Pharmacy-led Covid sites delivered 22 million vaccines in 12 months

There was a 50 per cent rise in pharmacies providing boosters between October 2021 and January this year.

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