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Neither rye nor reason

Steve Ainsworth explores the origins of the compound ergot, which in modern times became a source for pharmaceutical drugs

Under pressure

Building resilience and managing stress has never been more important, says Deborah Evans.

The best-laid plans

Our correspondent wonders if the ‘10-year Plan’ will offer any new solutions.

Gearing up for FMD

Amid the Brexit chaos, our correspondent believes that community pharmacists need to focus on what they can control.

A game of cat and mouse?

Our correspondent wonders what the implications of the consultation on the role of the responsible pharmacist will be.

Family ties

Pharmacy is frequently positioned as a good career choice for women, but is it? asks Deborah Evans. 

Who’d have thought it?

Our correspondent discovers some surprising similarities with the dental profession.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Dilip Joshi, former LPC chairman and NPA board member, bids a fond farewell to friends, colleagues and ICP readers.

Changing of the guard

Our correspondent is intrigued by changes at the top of two of the profession’s industry bodies. 

No time to rest on our laurels

LPC chairman and NPA board member Dilip Joshi reflects on pharmacy’s ongoing challenge to gain public recognition and attends the opening of a new clinical pharmacy skills suite

Convoluted conversations

Our correspondent discovers that when it comes to genomics, it appears that the genie’s out of the bottle.

Keep calm and carry on

When it comes to emergency situations, strong leadership is crucial, says Sid Dajani.

At your service

LPC chairman and NPA board member Dilip Joshi seeks clarification over EHC provision and is inspired by pharmacy practice north of the border.

Pause for thought

Sid Dajani believes ‘thoughtfulness’ should be the new ‘mindfulness’.

Opportunity knocks

Community pharmacy would do well to heed the example of retail specialists, says Mukesh Lad.

Withering's Wisdom - Savings time

Our correspondent wonders who at the DHSC is doing the maths when it comes to balancing investment against efficiency savings.

The sun always shines on TV?

The media spotlight falling on pharmacy twice in the past few weeks has made for some uncomfortable viewing

Quantum leap

Sid Dajani finds similarities between the complexities of quantum mechanics and the NHS.

Hard times

LPC chairman and NPA board member Dilip Joshi hopes that a fundamental review of pharmacy’s contractual framework happens sooner rather than later.

Triumphs and tribulations

LPC chairman and NPA board member Dilip Joshi suggests hypertension gets the flu jab treatment and is bemused by different justification for the decommissioning of MAS.

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