On 19 February 2019, Hazel Smith from Health Education England wrote to hospital chief pharmacists about cuts to funding for the training of hospital preregistration pharmacists for the second time in six weeks.
Independents: services central to the futureSubscription
Independent community pharmacies are focusing on services as a way of surviving the financial turmoil.
Large multiples: feeling the financial squeezeSubscription
How the UK’s four largest community pharmacy chains are coping with the current financial climate and the strategies they are employing to tackle the challenges it brings.
Small multiples: thriving or surviving?Subscription
Small multiples are growing and exploring life outside the NHS, but they are still far from being in an ideal position in 2019’s financial climate.
The warning lights are flashing, but 2019 could mark a turning point.
The pharmacy regulator must be more transparent about how it conducts fitness-to-practise investigations if trust in its ability to do a fair job is to be maintained.
Hospital trust bureaucracy and doctors’ ignorance are to blame for the lack of prescriptions for medical cannabis being issued on the NHS, despite its reclassification for medical use in November 2018.
As Rowlands Pharmacy puts 70 pharmacies up for sale, its managing director Kenny Black speaks about how the business will change and the threats from online pharmacies and Brexit.
Oral ulceration: causes and managementSubscription
Patients often present in community pharmacy with mouth ulcers. This article describes the aetiology, presentation and treatment options for six types.
The risk factors for suicide, and the psychological frameworks and practical tools to use when dealing with disclosure of suicidal ideation.
A day in the life of a head of pharmacovigilance Subscription
Deji Alli details a typical day as head of pharmacovigilance and Responsible Person for the largest clinical homecare provider in the UK.
Thousands more people could be eligible for blood pressure treatment under new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence draft guidance.
A community pharmacy-run minor ailments scheme covering 14 London boroughs which was due to be wound up at the end of March 2019, has won a second reprieve.
A quarter of respondents to a General Pharmaceutical Council survey said they do not feel the regulator listens to the feedback they provide in consultation responses.
The Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board is currently “not actively considering” pharmacy supervision, Ken Jarrold, the board’s chair, has said.
Boots has told its employees of proposed plans to cut up to 350 jobs from the company’s head office in Nottingham in an effort to save money.
The first Home Office-licensed clinic that field tests street drugs has opened in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset.