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We need action not radio shows

There needs to be more trust between community pharmacies in Northern Ireland and our paymasters, says Terry Maguire. 

Legal ripples over opioid use may spread from across the pond

It feels hypothetical right now but we should all keep a close eye on how this plays out in the US, says Neil Trainis.

Are perceptions starting to shift?

With pressures on primary care unrelenting, are local commissioners starting to appreciate pharmacies, asks Nick Kaye. 

Never ever again!

I am still haunted by the cases of wholly preventable deaths caused by methotrexate poisoning, says Mohammed Hussain.

We should follow Scotland, not throw money at general practice

Jeremy Meader warns the £250 million winter package will fail to give patients in England access to services they need.

Switch on…then switch off

It’s hard for independents to take a break but we must do so for the sake of our mental health, says Nick Kaye.  

Correlation versus causation

Getting the two confused is forgivable for a lay person but pharmacists should know the difference, says pharmacist Peter Kelly.

Is general practice our new competitor?

Pharmacy has always kowtowed to GPs but our failure to speak up is frankly unprofessional, says Terry Maguire.  

Run to a new you!

Running opened new doors in mental health and wellbeing, says London Marathon finisher Mohammed Hussain. 

Pharmacy must build on Covid vaccines rollout

Pharmacies in Northern Ireland must build on the work they have done during the pandemic, says Terry Maguire.  

Hub-and-spoke...questions, questions and more questions

Nick Kaye says it sounds like a great idea but it throws up all sorts of concerns for independents. 

Bloody pharmacy – in the name of patient care

Peter Kelly started to question why he decided to undertake phlebotomy training...but he soon had the answers. 

Pharmacy can help lead the green fight

We hear much about the impact of cars on the environment but little about that from pharmacy, says Mohammed Hussain. 

Our time is our biggest strength...and weakness

Nick Kaye: Making a Covid costs claim will feel alien.

We are not happy!

A WhatsApp chat revealed relentless workloads and nursing militancy. 

Socialising is a tonic for mental health

We must stop regarding our social lives as a luxury and see it like oxygen and water, says Peter Kelly. 

Automating for a brighter future

Mohammed Hussain has looked at automation for a couple of years to improve his business's efficiency. 

Pharmacies can take the lead post-pandemic

Pharmacy can help shape and influence the provision and commissioning of more public health services, says Jeremy Meader. 

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. 

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