Tag: community pharmacy

A Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) report after its November planning meeting has reignited debate about the Government’s attitude to the number of community pharmacies and what pharmacy bodies should do to safeguard them, as I found out for this

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England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. I find out what we can do to help reverse this decline, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

The UK is well known as a nation of animal lovers. From agricultural livestock to household pets, this has created a growing niche sector for pharmacy, and I find out how you can get involved in this feature for The

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From calorie counters to ovulation prediction, there are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care and keep them well. But are these helpful, or might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their

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With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people. I found out how, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, but particularly so for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women and more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences. The up side is that pharmacy interventions

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Will embracing technology such as dispensing robots and pharmacy apps be the solution to the sector’s financial struggles? I talk to those in the know, in this feature for Chemist + Druggist…

In January, pharmacy minister Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to investigate why the prescribing of “addictive medicines” has risen by 3% over the past five years. I look at the role that community pharmacy can play in preventing

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Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others. I find out how pharmacy can

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Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) – or ‘the morning after pill’ – has been available in the UK for over 30 years, but its supply remains a contentious issue for many pharmacists, as I discover for this feature in The Pharmacist magazine…