A prescription for progress   

We need to have a grown-up conversation about independent prescribing in community pharmacy, says Nick Kaye.

A perspective on transgender culture wars 

We all fight to be our true selves but we can learn and benefit from the struggle of transgender people, says Peter Kelly. 

The Covid vaccination experience 

People booking then not turning up, clotting concerns, missing patients, bribery…Terry Maguire thought he had seen it all.

Seeing the big picture

A vote in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections will not bring change, says Mohammed Hussain.

Pharmacists playing key Covid vaccine role

Jawn Jiang and Natasha Jones are two of many tireless pharmacists who continue to provide Covid vaccines.

Grasping the Discharge Medicines Service nettle 

Tanpreet Kaur says 75 per cent of Discharge Medicines Service referrals she receives require some form of intervention.

The pharmacy hashtag craze

The theme for #Pharmacy24 this year is pharmacy in a pandemic, says Mohammed Hussain.

The great public health revival

The products we sell in our pharmacies could make it difficult for us to help people live healthy lives, says Terry Maguire.  

The certainty of the five-year contract is disappearing

We are all tired and so are our teams. This makes the additional financial pressures and uncertainties cruel, says Nick Kaye.

Pharmacists need to prove their worth 

The pharmacy profession needs a much more comprehensive social media strategy and media infrastructure, says Peter Kelly.

We don’t deserve the uncertainty!

I'm worried about investing in my business because of the threat of the £370 million in advanced payments. 

Doing business in the pandemic 

I have been exploring business opportunities during the pandemic without much success.

Be careful what you wish for 

Friendly fire in warfare is known as ‘unintended consequences' in the NHS, says Martin Bennett.

Long Covid scares me 

I am bemused by patients who have no fear of Covid and are blasé about protecting themselves and others, says Peter Kelly. 

Covid vaccines are one of the best things I’ve done

Pharmacist Leah Davies tells ICP how she supported the Covid vaccine programme at her local independent pharmacy.

GPhC got its pre-reg exam approach wrong 

Forcing an exam on prov-regs who have worked as pharmacists during a pandemic was a failure, says Mohammed Hussain.

Brexit will be biggest disruption I've ever had in pharmacy

The supply of medicines to Northern Ireland will change dramatically and could result in less availability, says Terry Maguire. 

Pharmacies must have clinical as well as funding recognition

A lack of funding will be a major challenge for pharmacies in 2021 but that is not the only issue that needs addressing.

Why I no longer talk to vaccine conspiracy theorists

The Covid pandemic has made me realise that I have friends who believe in conspiracy theories, says pharmacist Peter Kelly.

Pharmacies can deliver Covid vaccines but where’s the clarity? 

Pharmacies can provide Covid vaccines but they are unclear when they will be called on or by whom, says Mohammed Hussain.

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