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Revealed: Impact of remote GP consultations on pharmacies

Virtual GP consultations are causing a massive spike in pharmacy workload and sparking patient safety concerns, an exclusive survey shows. 

Boots partners with private electronic prescriptions provider

Boots UK is partnering with online GP consultation provider Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) in a London pilot.

Boots trials in-store GP video service

Boots UK has begun trialling an in-store video service giving patients access to GP consultations.

GP video consultations set to mushroom

Nearly 2 million more NHS patients in England will have access to video consultations with a doctor.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

An institutional prejudice

Seeing an article in the Daily Telegraph of December 27, 2016 by the chief nursing officer at NHS England (Jane Cummings) about doing more to treat patients at home made me wonder whether Keith Ridge, the chief pharmaceutical officer, would be able to write an equivalent piece. Ms Cummings makes much of the great pressures the NHS is facing and about it having to adapt to meet the ever-growing demands on it. She talks of more resources going into general practice and other facilities. What would Dr Ridge be able to write?

Survey: people still reluctant to visit pharmacy first

More needs to be done to increase awareness of self care via pharmacy, report finds

Add it up

Claire Ward suggests a little more teamwork could go a long way

Silly season frustrations

It is the season of sunburn, bites, stings, hayfever, burnt sausages and badly cooked chicken. Or – as we call it in the trade – Imodium Season! Soon the flu season will be upon us, but it always feels like the silly season because you just cannot prepare for the random or silly things that people do. A lady brought in a urine sample for a pregnancy test in a sealed plastic takeaway box wanting me to verify what she had tested at home. It was half full!

Your questions, answered

The local surgery is issuing prescriptions on a prescription pad for a GP who has left the practice; is this allowed

Pharmacy flu vaccination service recommissioned

Recommissioning of pharmacy flu vaccination service proves controversial with GPs

GP Forward View gets mixed reaction

Investment in GPs could be better spent on pharmacy, say professional bodies

Writing to GPs shown to cut antibiotic prescribing

Study across 1,500 GP practices produced savings of over £92,000 in antibiotic prescription costs

Public accept pharmacy as healthcare venue

Consumers increasingly willing to have care delivered in non-traditional settings by non-traditional providers

Reaching for the unachievable

Let’s say you were responsible for running pharmacy UK and developing the vision. Just pretend. Imagine you are in your mahogany-lined office on the 35th floor and you hear a timid knock on the door. Enter the chief executive officer. Slightly stooped, he produces a spotless, freshly ironed handkerchief and nervously polishes his gold, round-framed spectacles. He slides a spreadsheet across your desk, clears his throat and murmurs: “These are the pharmacy numbers for the last quarter.”



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