Tag: pharmacy

Since the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS) launched last October, the benefits have been unsurprising but there have been some unexpected challenges, as I find out in this feature for Independent Community Pharmacist magazine…

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, I find out how community pharmacy has increasing opportunities to help this patient group, in this feature for Training Matters…

Pharmacists help people look after their health issues every day, but what do they do when they – or their staff – are unwell? I look at how to recognise when something in wrong, and strategies for coping, in this

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Disgruntled supermarket shoppers have been making the news for leaving unwanted excess packaging at the till while bagging up their groceries. With so many kinds of packaging and containers still not widely accepted by household recycling waste schemes, I find

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Pharmacist Roz Gittins tells me about her route to her latest role as director of pharmacy for Humankind, a national third sector provider specialising in substance misuse, in this feature for The Pharmacist magazine…

If the immediate care and prevention initiatives promised in the NHS Long Term Plan begin to drive more people into pharmacies, how will staff meet their need for services , especially with prescription volumes at the current level? Investing in

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Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support from friends, family or professionals. I find out how healthcare professionals can address this problem, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Around 10% of fathers experience mental health difficulties during the period around the birth of their child, according to NHS England. But while post-natal depression (PND) and mental health issues have become more recognised and supported in mothers, they remain

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Pharmacy locums are more than just a spare pair of hands for busy times. If you want a successful and profitable business, they can be one of the best investments you make, as I find out in this feature for

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Cuts in public health funding have left sexual health and contraception services in crisis. I find out how community pharmacy can bear the load, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…