Analysis

Meeting the standards

The GPhC recently unveiled new standards for pharmacy technician training. But what are they, why are they being implemented and how will it all work?

Untapped potential

Pharmacies are doing a lot for patients, but have the potential to provide so much more in terms of diagnostic services.

Health champions: a key role in the success of HLP

With the introduction of Quality Payments in April, Healthy Living Pharmacies and health champions are once again in the spotlight.

Training comes first

Even if your pharmacy is lacking resources or you are short of time, training must remain a priority  

Cut to the future

With the pharmacy cuts going ahead, what does the future of community pharmacy look like?

Frontline leaders

Leadership training is not just for pharmacists, pharmacy staff are equally able to develop the relevant qualities and skills.

Pharmacy cuts: uncertain times

The funding cuts are still causing shockwaves throughout pharmacy. What could they mean for pharmacy staff?

Pharmacy funding cuts: explained

Pharmacy teams may well have heard the news that pharmacy funding has been cut in England. But what has happened and why?

#jointheconversation

How can pharmacies use this and other social media platforms to their advantage?

Time for change?

Is pharmacy assistant training fit for purpose?

Clearly defined role is crucial

Greater clarity is needed regarding the role and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians.

Sales pitch

Is pharmacy's retail heritage something that should be consigned to the past, or an integral part of the future?

Change comes but slowly...

What do pharmacy technicians think about their professional status? 

Turning the tide

Following the Which? report that highlighted poor service, has the root of the problem been found? 

What's in a name ?

Since pharmacy technicians registered, there have been questions over roles, responsibilities and accountability.

Vaccination in practice

During 2012/13, only 50 per cent of at-risk patients in England were vaccinated against flu

Secrets of success: EHC

The evaluation of the HLP programme in England highlighted the vital role that pharmacy teams play.

Upping the ante on medicines advice

What progress has been made in improving medicines advice?

Confused and underused

A recent study has thrown into question the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy support staff.

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