Contractor views

Self-pay not self-pity!

Frustration with NHS waiting lists has seen more people pay for their own healthcare. Should pharmacies take note?

Here’s to a weird and wonderful 2019!

Nobody can guess the future because it is too volatile to predict, says Sid Dajani.

Long live the high street!

With proper leadership from government and pharmacy bodies, pharmacies’ place on the high street could be more secure, our correspondent suggests…

Pharmacist’s view: LPCs can reach STPs

Securing a place on STP boards is achievable for local pharmaceutical committees although it is hit and miss across the country. Richard Brown explains…

Neither rye nor reason

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

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.

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.

Living the scream

As Sid Dajani readies for the launch of his new travel service, he’s concerned how independents across the country will thrive in 2018.

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