Tag: community pharmacy

Scientists have come to understand that digestive health is key to our overall wellness, and research into how the gut works has led to it being referred to as ‘the second brain’, as I discover in this feature for Training

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Pharmacy staff are increasingly likely to see customers who have lost a friend, colleague or loved one to COVID-19. I find out how pharmacy teams can support them in their grief, in this feature for Chemist + Druggist…

Robots have come into their own during the pandemic, supporting remote ordering and social distancing in community pharmacies, as I discover in this feature for P3 pharmacy management magazine…

The COVID-19 outbreak has put unprecedented pressure on healthcare services. Even with the impending roll-out of vaccines, as the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 settles in for the winter there is still no let up when it comes to the demands on

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A group of independent prescribers (IPs) in Kent have become the first community pharmacists to get involved with the initial NHS rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Last Friday (11 December) Kent LPC mobilised eight community pharmacist IPs to work

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GP surgeries have joined NHS 111 in being able to refer patients with ‘lower acuity conditions’ to their local community pharmacy for a consultation with a pharmacist. I find out how this will benefit patients, and how pharmacies can prepare,

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With the government set to supply free vitamin D supplements to people at risk of deficiency this winter, I explore the vital role of vitamin D in protecting bone and muscle health, as well as our immune systems, in this

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From blister packs to PPE, the range of pharmacy items that can now be recycled is growing all the time, as I discover in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

I discover the obvious wins – and unexpected surprises – that come from adding robots to the pharmacy team, in this feature for P3 Pharmacy magazine…

Covid-19 has created many challenges for health and social care, including how best to protect those working within it. I talk to some enterprising manufacturers who have stepped into the breach to meet the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE),

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