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Pharmacy Product of the Year 2020

Vote in the Pharmacy Product of the Year Awards and be in with the chance to win an iPad Min

Well to dispense 43 million prescriptions from central hub

Well Pharmacy expects to dispense about 43.2 million prescriptions annually via a central hub based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Cochrane: Community pharmacy health promotion benefits patients

Health promotion in pharmacies “probably” improves patient health outcomes while being cost-effective, says Cochrane.

Online pharmacy can access SCR, Gidley says after codeine death

RPS president Sandra Gidley said online pharmacies can check medicines prescribed to patients after the death of a woman.

Pharmacists help CCG save £44k on insulin needles

Pharmacists assessing needle use in diabetics helped Isle of Wight CCG make an annual saving of £44,000.

Prescribing rates of vitamin D high for children

Prescribing rates of high doses of vitamin D are at an all-time high for British children.

“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

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Capacity and workforce - not in the contract

Capacity and workforce are not covered in any contract framework but they could be the next big problems for the sector.

GPhC training requirements to cover all support staff

The GPhC has agreed new education, training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.

Sore throats and antibiotic resistance

This module will help you to understand and educate customers about the risks of antibiotic resistance, and recommend products to help them effectively manage their sore throat symptoms.  

Over a fifth of pharmacists dissatisfied in role, reveals GPhC survey

More than a fifth of pharmacists on the GPhC register who responded to a study said they are dissatisfied in their role.

Commuters link public transport and winter illness

The study of 2,000 people found that 66 per cent are worried they will catch a sore throat or cough while using public transport. 

Two more medicines subject to export ban

An export ban on colestyramine sachets and fluticasone propionate nasules came into effect on December 5.

Co-ordinated approach to PCN engagement needed, says Patel

Local approaches to PCNs should be co-ordinated, says North East London LPC chief officer Hemant Patel. 

Illegal diazepam sold by online pharmacies seized by Border Force

The UK’s Border Force seized 1.3 million illegal diazepam tablets last year - some supplied by online pharmacies.

Locum app secures £1m in growth funding

The team behind an online job booking platform for locum healthcare professionals have secured £1m in equity funding.

Hub and spooked?

Are hub and spoke models the way forward in improving standards in dispensing and pharmacy healthcare generally? 

Clear approach to expertise in clinical settings needed

The rules of a GP practice are different to those in a pharmacy. Community pharmacists need to be aware of this.

Final November drug concession announced on December 3

The Department of Health and Social Care issued the final price concession for November - on December 3.

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