Views

Focus on flu

As the community pharmacy flu vaccination service season looms, Leanne Beverley urges pharmacy staff to get involved and make this the most successful year yet.

Supervision: part 1

In this, the first of two articles on supervision, Tess Fenn discusses why this issue is important and where it fits in with current policy

Here comes the sun

Travel PGDs offer pharmacy teams yet another way to engage with customers and highlight pharmacy as the first port of call for health, says the NPA.

The ins and outs of awareness campaigns

Participating in health campaigns is a great way for pharmacies to raise awareness of conditions and boost engagement with the community, says Leanne Beverley.

Let's celebrate

At a time of celebration in the pharmacy calendar, Tess Fenn considers the importance of recognising the work of pharmacy staff.

Supporting staff-led services

With community pharmacies under increasing pressure to offer more services, Leanne Beverley considers the crucial role of support staff.

Utilising pharmacy technicians

With more focus being put on the role of the pharmacy technician, Tess Fenn looks at how the profession can be best utilised to improve patient care.

GPhC revalidation explained

As the GPhC launches its consultation on revalidation, Tess Fenn looks at how the proposed changes will affect every registered pharmacy technician

Awards season is upon us…

Winning an award is a fantastic achievement, and it can also send your career in unexpected directions, as Leanne Beverley discovered.

Be media savvy

It’s important for pharmacy teams to get their voices heard and share their knowledge and experience both locally and nationally, says NPA’s head of communications Stephen Fishwick.

Pharmacy and social media

With social media becoming an ever-increasing part of life, Leanne Beverley considers the benefits and pitfalls of this modern medium.

Health hubs

There’s an opportunity for pharmacies to become public health and wellbeing centres, says Sue Hobdey, NPA head of learning and development.

Professional practice

Tess Fenn explains how APTUK gives pharmacy technicians the opportunity to network, keep abreast of changes and further their career

The Quality Payments Scheme

With Quality Payments on everyone’s minds, Leanne Beverley considers the importance of pharmacies and staff embracing the scheme.

Becoming a Dementia Friend

Joanne Taylor explores how becoming a Dementia Friend can help both your pharmacy and your community.

Adapting to change in the workplace

Joanne Taylor opens up about starting her new job and the difficulties involved in accepting change.

Community pharmacy in 2016 and beyond

The cuts to funding will have a direct impact on pharmacies. Joanne Taylor explores what needs to be done to ensure survival.

NPA Viewpoint: stand proud

In these uncertain times, NPA chairman Ian Strachan has this message for pharmacy teams.

Flu vaccinations: teamwork is key

This year’s national flu vaccination service is well underway. Joanne Taylor explores how the whole team can help make it a success.

CPD: how do you do yours?

Keeping a CPD record is mandatory for all pharmacy professionals. Joanne Taylor explores how best to manage it.
Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

Latest News

England MMR target met for first time

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the MMR1 vaccine by their fifth birthday has met the W...

Focus on dementia

The fear of developing dementia is the number one age-related concern for the over 55s in the UK, new research from Mint...

Popular Features

Charities call on government to do more for carers

With a survey suggesting that the work of the UK's 6.5million unpaid carers is not valued enough, charities are calling ...

Beware fraudulent callers claiming to be PPA

Some pharmacies have had callers claiming to be from 'Prescription Services' and asking for bank account details, PSNC a...

Public health impact focus for new toolkit

A new report – Everyday Interactions – and corresponding toolkit aim to support healthcare professionals to record a...